Today is Sunday, June 13, the 164th day of 2021. There are 201 days left in the year.
The highlight of today’s history:
On June 13, 1966, the Supreme Court ruled in Miranda v. Arizona that suspects should be made aware of their constitutional right to see a lawyer and to remain silent.
To this date :
In 1842, Queen Victoria became the first British monarch to board a train, traveling from Slough Station (slow as a cow) to Paddington in 25 minutes.
In 1911, the ballet “Petrushka”, with music by Igor Stravinsky and choreography by Michel Fokine, was premiered in Paris by the Ballets Russes, with Vaslav Nijinsky in the title role.
In 1927, aviation hero Charles Lindbergh was honored with a ticker parade in New York City.
In 1942, a four-man Nazi sabotage team arrived in Long Island, New York, three days before a second four-man team landed in Florida. (The eight men were arrested after two members of the first group defected.) President Franklin D. Roosevelt created the Office of Strategic Services and the Office of War Information.
In 1967, President Lyndon B. Johnson appointed Solicitor General Thurgood Marshall to become the first black judge on the Supreme Court of the United States.
In 1971, the New York Times began publishing excerpts from the Pentagon Papers, a covert study of America’s involvement in Vietnam from 1945 to 1967 that had been leaked to the newspaper by military analyst Daniel Ellsberg.
In 1977, James Earl Ray, the convicted assassin of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., was recaptured after his escape three days earlier from a Tennessee prison.
In 1983, the US space probe Pioneer 10, launched in 1972, became the first spacecraft to leave the solar system through the orbit of Neptune.
In 1992, Democratic presidential candidate Bill Clinton sparked controversy in an appearance before the Rainbow Coalition when he criticized rap singer Sister Souljah for making comments he deemed “full of hatred” towards whites.
In 1996, the Freemen’s 81-day standoff came to an end when 16 remaining members of the anti-government group surrendered to the FBI and left their Montana ranch.
In 1997, a jury voted unanimously to sentence Timothy McVeigh to the death penalty for his role in the Oklahoma City bombing. The Chicago Bulls won their fifth NBA Championship in seven years with a 90-86 victory over the Utah Jazz in Game 6.
In 2005, a jury in Santa Maria, California acquitted Michael Jackson of assaulting a 13-year-old cancer survivor at his Neverland ranch. The Supreme Court has warned prosecutors to be cautious in hitting minorities on juries, siding with black murder defendants in Texas and California who have argued their juries have been unfairly stacked with whites.
Today’s Birthdays: Actor Malcolm McDowell is 78 years old. Actor Stellan Skarsgard is 70 years old. Comedian Tim Allen is 68 years old. Actor Ally Sheedy is 59. Rock musician Paul DeLisle (deh-LYL ‘) (Smash Mouth) is 58 years old. Singer David Gray is 53 years old. Singer-musician Rivers Cuomo (Weezer) is 51 years old. Actor Steve-O is 47 years old. Actor Ethan Embry is 43 years old. Actor Chris Evans is 40 years old. Actor Kat Dennings is 35 years old. Actor Ashley Olsen is 35 years old. Actor Mary-Kate Olsen is 35 years old.