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On this day: June 20

Published On: Jun 18 2013 05:25:54 PM CDT   Updated On: Jun 20 2013 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 - Andrea Yates
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2001: Andrea Yates drowns her five children, who ranged in age from 6 months to 7 years, in the bathtub in her family's home in Houston, Texas. Yates, who had been suffering from very severe postpartum depression and postpartum psychosis, was initially found guilty and sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 40 years. However, that sentence was later overturned on appeal and after a new trial in 2006 she was found not guilty by reason of insanity. Since then, she has been committed to mental hospitals in Texas.

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