This day in history, June 20

This day in history, June 20

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.

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