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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 - West Virginia
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West Virginia state seal

1863: After breaking away from Virginia during the American Civil War, West Virginia is admitted as the 35th U.S. state. West Virginia was the only state to form by seceding from a Confederate state and was one of two states formed during the American Civil War, with the other being Nevada.

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