June 20th- This Day In History

posted by Harold Mann - 

June 20 is the 171st day of the year. There are 194 days remaining until the end of the year.

+ 1782 – The U.S. Congress adopts the Great Seal of the United States.

+ 1877 – Alexander Graham Bell installs the world's first commercial telephone service in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

+ 1893 – Lizzie Borden is acquitted of the murders of her father and stepmother.

+ 1975 – The film Jaws is released in the United States, becoming the highest-grossing film of that time and starting the trend of films known as "summer blockbusters".

+ 1979 – ABC News correspondent Bill Stewart is shot dead by a Nicaraguan soldier under the regime of Anastasio Somoza Debayle. The murder is caught on tape and sparks an international outcry against the regime.

+ 2003 – The Wikimedia Foundation is founded in St. Petersburg, Florida.

( Births )

 

+ 1935 – Len Dawson, American football player and sportscaster

+ 1942 – Brian Wilson, American singer-songwriter and producer

+ 1945 – Anne Murray, Canadian singer and guitarist

+ 1949 – Lionel Richie, American singer-songwriter, pianist, producer, and actor

+ 1952 – John Goodman, American actor

+ 1967 – Nicole Kidman, American-Australian actress

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