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 - Brian Wilson
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1942: Singer-songwriter and musician Brian Wilson, best known as a founding member of The Beach Boys, is born in Inglewood, California. Besides being their primary composer, he also functioned as the band's main producer and arranger. He wrote or co-wrote more than two dozen top 40 hits for the band, including "Good Vibrations," "I Get Around," "Help Me, Rhonda" and "California Girls," before his role in the band diminished starting in the late 1960s over his deteriorating mental health. He launched a solo career in 1988 and briefly reunited with The Beach Boys for a 50th anniversary reunion tour in 2012.

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