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