On this day: June 20

Published On: Jun 18 2013 05:25:54 PM CDT   Updated On: Jun 20 2016 01:00:00 AM CDT

Lizzie Borden is acquitted of giving her mother "40 whacks," the U.S. Army Air Force is formed, the "red telephone" hotline is established, "Leave it to Beaver" airs its final episode, and "Jaws" has moviegoers reconsidering their beach vacations, all on this day.

OTD June 20 - Bugsy Siegel
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1947: Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel, a mobster with the Genovese crime family and a driving force behind the development of the Las Vegas Strip, is shot dead at the Beverly Hills home of his girlfriend. No one was charged with the murder, and the crime remains officially unsolved.

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