Robert La Follette Sr. Dead, Red Telephone, 18½-Minute Gap

On This Progressive Day: June 20
Lizzie Borden is acquitted for the murders of her father and stepmother (1893)

The so-called "red telephone" is established between the Soviet Union and the U.S. following the Cuban Missile Crisis (1963)

An 18½-minute gap appears in the tape recording of the conversations between President Richard Nixon and his advisers made by Rose Mary Woods, regarding the recent arrests of his operatives while breaking into the Watergate complex (1972)

b: Wilhelm Zaisser (1893); d: Robert La Follette, Sr. (1925)

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