On this day: June 20

Posted: 6:25 PM EDT Jun 18, 2013   Updated: 2:00 AM EDT Jun 20, 2015

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
1 / 43
Jemal Countess/Getty Images

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.


Most Viewed on WFMZ.com


Slideshow Of The Day

On this Day

  • Great Chicago Fire, 1871 drawing

    Public domain

    On this day: October 8

    Chicago burns, Don Larsen is perfection in the World Series, Jerry Lee Lewis records his biggest hit, and Martha Stewart reports to prison, all on this day.