This Week in History

June 20, 1975

Director Steven Spielberg releases Jaws, the story of a great white shark that terrorizes the fictional New England town of Amity. Millions of people never swim again.

June 22, 1775

Colonial leaders release $2 million in American paper currency, known as “Continentals.”

June 24, 1953

After dating for two years, Jacqueline Bouvier and Senator John F. Kennedy announce their engagement. They marry in Rhode Island on September 12.


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