Today in History - June 20

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Detective Sgt. John Hankins points to five holes made by bullets fired at Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel when the 41-year-old gambling figure was slain in a home in Beverly Hills, Calif., June 20, 1947. Some of the bullets passed through Siegel's body before going into the wall. (AP Photo)

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The last phrase of the fight by the Nationalists for Bilbao. Nationalist troops in foreground and shells bursting on Bilbao in background, in Spain, on June 20, 1937. (AP Photo)

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Fifteen low-flying communist aircraft bombed the port city of Inchon, near Seoul, June 20, 1953, the night of June 16th and set off a giant fire with a hit on a fuel dump. Leaping flames from the burning petroleum, oil and lubrication dump lighted the sky for more that 20 miles. Fifth Air Force said the damage done by the fire was undetermined so far. The firemen and soldiers help in trying to douse the immense flame billowing into the dark night sky. (AP Photo)

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Adjutant Mrs. Henry H. Hubbard, an observer with the all-women’s Civil Air Patrol, communicates with a plane at Hartung Airport in Detroit on June 20, 1942. Women members who do not hold pilot’s licenses comprise a corps of observers and radio operators on the ground and in the air. (AP Photo)

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King Carol II of Romania shown around June 20, 1930. He is shown wearing Military uniform with decorations and medals. (AP Photo)

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A “stick” of airborne infantry drops from an AAF Troop Carrier Command Transport to meet the enemy on June 20, 1944. (AP Photo)

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The dramatic scene in front of the Bilbao Government building as women, children and men rush forward to embrace the first Nationalist troops entering Bilbao, on June 20, 1937. (AP Photo)

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A Sherman Beach Armoured Recovery Vehicle towing a Bedford Articulated Vehicle across a Normandy beach on June 20, 1944. (AP Photo)

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This is a general view of Tops Diner in Jonestown, Pa., on June 20, 1952. This streamlined, chromium steel diner is typical of the hundreds of new air conditioned beaneries which have sprung up along the nation's major highways since World War II. (AP Photo)

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Swiss expedition leader Albert Eggler, right, and Climber Fritz Luchsinger, pet native puppies which they will be taking home to Switzerland from Namche Bazar, at the foot of Everest at Katmandu, Nepal on June 20, 1956. The Swiss team twice topped Mount Everest, and also climbed Lhotse, until then the world's highest unclimbed mountain. (AP Photo)

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Mary Heaton Vorse, a magazine writer, seen June 20, 1937, suffered a head injury in last night's fatal rioting at the Republic Steel Plant in Youngstown, Ohio. "A truck of about 20 deputies came by," she said as blood streamed down her face. "I can't say exactly what happened , but apparently the deputies were shooting at the strikers and a bullet somehow glanced and hit me." (AP Photo)

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”Whoooooooooeeeee, pig, pig, pig” yells lusty-lunged Fred Shaw shown June 20, 1947, national hog-caller champion of Memphis, Tennessee for two years who has decided not to defend his title this year. His decision to retire was made following an exchange of bellows via transatlantic telephone with England’s prize towncrier, James Morris, of Cornwell, England. (AP Photo/AWS)

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Former pesident and Mrs. Harry S. Truman spent the night in Decatur, June 20, 1953. They had just completed the first leg of a motor to visit his friends in Washington and to fulfill speaking engagements in Philadelphia and New York. Mr. Truman indicated it was good to be a private citizen again but would like a little more privacy. (AP Photo/Robert E. Strongman)

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U.S. Army’s new 2 ½-ton amphibious lorry, loaded with full-equipped troops, running along a Florida beach on June 20, 1943, during a series of trials. (AP Photo)

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A Soviet soldier is flattened after fainting at a parade of Russian soldiers at Brandenburg airfield in East Germany, June 20, 1956. The ceremonies were connected with the withdrawal of a promised 33,500 Russian troops from East Germany. (AP Photo)

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The Aquazanies, hilarious water clowns of the “Aquashow,” take their death-defying plunges from a 40-foot diving platform during a dress rehearsal in New York, June 20, 1956. The show, a New York summer spectacle, will open its 12th season at Flushing Meadow Park. (AP Photo/Carl Nesensohn)

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"Scarface" Al Capone, who must vacate his gangland throne for a stretch in Leavenworth, caused quite a furor among the 40,000 persons in attendance at the American Derby, Washington Park Track in Chicago, June 20, 1931. Capone is shown to the right of lady in clubhouse box, wearing light gray suit. (AP Photo)

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Mrs. Hammond, squadron commander and a mother of three children, who holds a commercial pilot’s license, is at the left instructing patrol members in the use of radio equipment in Detroit on June 20, 1942. The only women’s Civil Air Patrol squadron in the state, and one of the few such in the country, is expanding its services so that members will have a knowledge of radio. The girls who hold either private or commercial pilot licenses are studying the principles of radio so that they may pass the Federal Communication Commission’s examination and become third-class radio-telephone operators. (AP Photo)

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As in most other places, this bridge in Montmedy, France, a strong pillar of the Maginot Line, has been blasted, but this did not deter the German infantry from reaching the other side of the river on June 20, 1940. (AP Photo)

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U.S. Army’s new 2 ½-ton amphibious lorry, loaded with full-equipped troops, cruising along off the Florida craft on June 20, 1943, during a series of trials. (AP Photo)

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Thousands of people gather to welcome aviator Amelia Earhart Putnam at the Battery in New York City on June 20, 1933. The crowd cheered Earhart, who flew her plane from Newfoundland to Ireland in 15 hours one month ago. (AP Photo)

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Ingemar Johansson, the world's heavyweight boxing champion until this moment, starts toward the canvas after catching Floyd Patterson's left in fifth round at Polo Grounds in New York, June 20, 1960. Patterson thus regained the championship he lost to Johansson a year ago. (AP Photo)

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Members of an anti-aircraft unit in the London area stand at attention, June 20, 1941, while their mascot, Larry the lamb, soberly marches along their file. The animal has been the mascot of the unit since it was born a year ago. (AP Photo)

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E.J. Filby very much in action at Wimbledon, London, England, on June 20, 1938, in play against H.W. Austin. While the camera never lies, it has certainly played a peculiar trick here. Events are said to cast their shadows, Filby certainly has a racket according to the shadow. But has he? (AP Photo)

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Marlene Dietrich, just returned from a lengthy overseas tour to entertain boys at the battlefronts, appeared, Milton Berle's radio program, “Let Yourself Go”, after setting foot in New York, Tuesday, June 20, 1944 to demonstrate her ability with the musical saw, which she played on her tour. The lovely “Legs” is pictured here, saw and all, with Berle holding her music while another guest, Lippy Durocher, manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers baseball team, and star of stage and screen, looks on. (AP Photo/Charles Lucas)

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American golfer Bobby Jones with British Open Golf trophy at the Hoylake Golf Course on June 20, 1930. (AP Photo)

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Crown Princess Juliana of the Netherlands plays with her two children, Princess Irene, on swing, and Princess Beatrix, at the Seigniory Club in Montebello, Quebec, where she has been living since seeking refuge from the war in Europe, June 20, 1940. (AP Photo)

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Noel Coward and Jane Powell relax in the sun at Las Vegas, Nevada, June 20, 1955, where the Hollywood actress closed and where the English playwright and actor is currently appearing in his first night club appearance. (AP Photo)

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Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire film at the foot of the Eiffel Tower during a scene from the new American movie "Funny Face" in Paris on June 20, 1956. (AP Photo)

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A group of Work Service men carry shovels on their shoulders marching through the streets of Berlin, June 20, 1934. (AP Photo)

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American golfer Bobby Jones is presented with the British Open Championship Cup by the captain of the Hoylake Club at Royal Liverpool in Hoylake, England, on June 20, 1930. Jones completed the final round of the British Open with a total of 291. (AP Photo)

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Behind the sunglasses is one of the Italian black shirt captains held prisoner by the British in Asmara, Eritrea, June 20, 1942. He is an Italian Nobleman, and acts as one of the interpreters in the Italian prison camp in Asmara. (AP Photo/Weston Haynes)

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Britain's King George V and Queen Mary ride in a open carriage at Ascot Race Course on Royal Hunt Cup Day on June 20, 1934. (AP Photo/Staff/Putnam)

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Shortly after officer prisoners were moved from Compound 66 to their new compound near Compound 85 in June 20, 1952 on South Korea's Koje Island, the prisoners in 85 put on a performance on an improvised stage. Some of the POWs dressed as women, others as Russian men, supposedly in typical Russian costumes, doing Russian dances. (AP Photo)

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Examples of the old and new Japan are seen as a rickshaw operator rests behond an auto, and the movie houses on the other side of the street show Japanese and American movies, on June 20, 1948. Kimonos have all but disappeared from the streets for ordinary occasions in Tokyo . (AP Photo)

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St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 102 years old, was gutted by fire with unofficial damage of $250,000, June 20, 1947. Two Dayton, Ohio, visiting clerics Rev. W.J. Goldschmidt and Sub-Deacon Carl Will, swathed in damp cloths ignored flames to recover sacred altar vessels. (AP Photo)

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Hungary's third goal is score past German goalkeeper Heinz Kwiatowski during the Football World Cup match at Basel, Switzerland, on June 20, 1954. Hungary won the match 8-3. (AP Photo)

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The British liner Queen Mary swarms with American servicemen and women as she arrives in New York, June 20, 1945. The soldiers, part of the contingent of 14,526 returning from Europe, packed every inch of the Queen Mary’s decks as she steamed into New York harbor. This was the former luxury liner’s first voyage to America since V-E-day. (AP Photo)

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Otis Barton, who descent 3,028 feet in Beebe's bathysphere in 1934 off Bermuda, gets some final instruction from Dr. Maurice Nelles before being sealed into the bell of the University of Southern California Benthoscope at Long Beach, Calif., on June 20, 1949. (AP Photo)

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Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt, center, of New York is shown with two of his classmates in the class of 1904 having lunch during the reunion at Harvard's commencement in Cambridge, Mass., June 20, 1929. Left to right are; Edward C, Rust of Boston, Governor Roosevelt and Carl B. Marshall of Providence, R.I. (AP Photo)

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Lancaster aircraft of RAF Bomber Command attacked the 2nd and 9th S.S. Panzer Divisions moving up through villers Bocage 14 miles S.Q. of Caen of the fighting zone just north on June 20. A really good concentration of bomb bursts round the target area, with Lancasters passing over it in France on July 9, 1944. (AP Photo)

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A medical detachment leaves fox holes in the side of a hill overlooking the Normandy beach for their march inland in the wake of advancing forces, on June 20, 1944. (AP Photo)

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Honorary degrees were conferred upon 12 men by Pres. James B. Conant at the 299th Annual Commentement Exercises at Harvard University on June 20, 1935 at Cambridge, Mass. Those who received degrees are, left to right (front row) Norman David; William Allen White, Albert Einstein, President Conant, Henry A. Wallace, and Thomas Mann (back row) William Allan Neilson, Charles Schuchert, Albert Sauveur, Waldema Lindgren , George Sarton, John Merriam and Walter P. Bowers. (AP Photo)

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Gen, Jonathan Wainwright, wearing his MacArthur for President button, acknowledges chears of the crowd outside convention headquarters on arrival for the Republican National Convention in Philadelphia, Pa., June 20, 1948. (AP Photo)

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In this image provided by the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. troops returning from Europe pack the decks of the British luxury liner-turned-troopship HMS Queen Mary as she steams into New York Harbor June 20, 1945 with some 14,000 troops aboard. This was the ship's first voyage to America since V-E Day. (AP Photo/U.S. Coast Guard)

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American soldiers, part of the 14,000 contingent returning from Europe, packed every inch of the Queen Mary’s decks as she steamed up New York Bay on June 20, 1945. This was the former British luxury liner’s first voyage to America since VE-Day. (AP Photo)

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The crew of the government yacht Sequoia presents arms as President Franklin Roosevelt leaning on the arm of his son James Roosevelt, goes on board at New Haven, Conn., on June 20, 1934, to sail to New London, Conn., for the Harvard-Yale regatta. The president attended the annual commencement at Yale University where he received the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws. (AP Photo)

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Ever curious, as every American knows, Tokyoites block through fare to watch the Toho movie studio do a on the spot shot of a movie with part of its locale on the Ginza, Tokyo’s main shopping center on June 20, 1948. (AP Photo)

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View of boxing match between Joe Louis vs Billy Conn at New York's Yankee Stadium, June 20, 1946. (AP Photo)

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