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 - Jaws
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1975: The thriller "Jaws," starring Roy Scheider, Richard Dreyfuss and Robert Shaw, and directed by Steven Spielberg, premieres in theaters. The movie was an instant box office success, becoming the highest-grossing film in history at the time. It would remain the most successful motion picture of all time until "Star Wars" and helped establish summer as the season dominated by Hollywood blockbusters.

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