June 20 is the 171st day of the year. There are 194 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Monday, Wednesday or Saturday (58 in 400 years each) than on Thursday or Friday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Tuesday or Sunday (56).
+ 1782 – The U.S. Congress adopts the Great Seal of the United States.
+ 1840 – Samuel Morse receives the patent for the telegraph.
+ 1893 – Lizzie Borden is acquitted of the murders of her father and stepmother.
+ 1963 – Following the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Soviet Union and the United States sign an agreement to establish the so-called "red telephone" link between Washington and Moscow.
+ 1972 – Watergate scandal: An 18½-minute gap appears in the tape recording of the conversations between U.S. President Richard Nixon and his advisers regarding the recent arrests of his operatives while breaking into the Watergate complex.
+ 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".
( Births )
+ 1924 – Chet Atkins, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 2001)
+ 1925 – Audie Murphy, American lieutenant and actor Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1971)
+ 1935 – Len Dawson, American football player and sportscaster
+ 1945 – Anne Murray, Canadian singer and guitarist
+ 1949 – Lionel Richie, American singer-songwriter, pianist, producer, and actor (Commodores)
+ 1952 – John Goodman, American actor