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 - Battle of the Philippine Sea
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U.S. Navy

1944: The Battle of the Philippine Sea concludes with a decisive U.S. naval victory that eliminated the Imperial Japanese Navy's ability to conduct large-scale carrier actions. Here the Japanese aircraft carrier Zuikaku (center) and two destroyers maneuver while under attack by U.S. Navy carrier aircraft during the battle.

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