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    On June 20, 1782, Congress approved the Great Seal of the United States, featuring the emblem of the bald eagle.

    In 1791, King Louis XVI of France and his family attempted to flee in the so-called “Flight to Varennes,” but were caught.

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

    In 1863, West Virginia became the 35th state.

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

    In 1921, U. S. Rep. Alice Mary Robertson, R-Okla., became the first woman to preside over a session of the House of Representatives.

    In 1947, President Harry S. Truman vetoed the Taft-Hartley Act, which was designed to restrict the power of labor unions, but had his veto overridden by Congress.
    Gangster Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel was shot dead at the Beverly Hills, California, home of his girlfriend, Virginia Hill, apparently at the order of mob associates.

    In 1966, the Beatles album “Yesterday and Today” was released by Capital Records, initially with its notorious “butcher” cover photo which ended up being replaced.

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