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This day in history

Thursday, June 20, is the 171st day of 2013. There are 194 days left in the year. Summer arrives Friday at 1:04 a.m.

Today’s birthdays: Actor Martin Landau is 85. Actress Olympia Dukakis is 82. Actor Danny Aiello is 80. Actor John Mahoney is 73. Director Stephen Frears is 72. Singer-songwriter Brian Wilson is 71. Singer Anne Murray is 68. TV personality Bob Vila is 67. Rhythm-and-blues singer Lionel Richie is 64. Actor John Goodman is 61. Actress Nicole Kidman is 46. Rock singer Grace Potter is 30. Actor Chris Mintz-Plasse is 24.

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In 1782, Congress approved the Great Seal of the United States, featuring the bald eagle.

In 1837, Queen Victoria acceded to the British throne following the death of King William IV.

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In 1863, West Virginia became the 35th state.

In 1893, a jury in New Bedford found Lizzie Borden not guilty of the ax murders of her father and stepmother.

In 1963, the US and Soviet Union agreed to set up a ‘‘hot line’’ between the two superpowers.

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In 1967, boxer Muhammad Ali was convicted in Houston of violating Selective Service laws by refusing to be drafted. (Ali’s conviction was ultimately overturned by the Supreme Court).

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