Each of the events below occurred on the same date of the month, June 20.
1782: Congress approves the Great Seal of the United Sates.
1837: Queen Victoria ascends to the British throne upon the death of her uncle, William IV.
1863: West Virginia is admitted as the 35th U. S. state.
1925: Actor and decorated World War II soldier Audie Murphy is born in Kingston, Texas.
1948: Ed Sullivan's The Toast of the Town variety show debuts on CBS Television.
1963: The "red telephone" link is established between the U.S. and Soviet Union following the Cuban Missile Crisis.
1972: An 181⁄2 minute gap appears in the White House tapes of President Richard Nixon discussing the Watergate break-in with his advisers.
1975: Steven Spielberg's Jaws is released and is a box office hit. It becomes the first film to gross $100 million in U.S. theatrical rentals.