On this day: June 20

Published: Jun 18 2013 06:25:54 PM EDT   Updated On: Jun 20 2014 02:00:00 AM EDT

Lizzie Borden is acquitted of giving her mother "40 whacks," the U.S. Army Air Force is formed, the "red telephone" hotline is established, "Leave it to Beaver" airs its final episode, and "Jaws" has moviegoers reconsidering their beach vacations, all on this day.

OTD June 20 - LeRoy Neiman
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2012: American painter LeRoy Neiman, known for his brilliantly colored, expressionist paintings and screen prints of athletes, musicians and sporting events, dies at the age of 91 in New York City. Neiman is seen here in 2004, at left, with boxer Bernard Hopkins holding up a portrait of himself painted by the artist.

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