Today in History Today is Sunday, June 13, the 164th day of 2021. There are 201 days left in…
Today in history
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 “Petrouchka”, 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 the defection of two members of the first group.) 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.
Ten years ago: facing New Hampshire, the Republican hopes of the White House condemned the management of the economy by President Barack Obama from the first moments of their first big debate of the 2011-2012 campaign season, and have made a firm commitment to repeal his historic one-year health. overhaul of care.
Five years ago: A day after the nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida that claimed 49 lives, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton came up with radically different proposals to stem the threat of terrorism and gun violence; Trump has focused heavily on the country’s immigration system (even though the gunman was born in the United States) and redoubled his call for a temporary ban on Muslims in the United States, while Clinton said that ‘As president, she would prioritize stopping “lone wolf” attackers from banning assault weapons.
A year ago: the Atlanta police chief resigned, hours after the fatal shooting of Rayshard Brooks; protests against the shooting became rowdy, and Wendy’s restaurant at the scene of the shooting was burned down. As the nation continued to grapple with its racial past, President Donald Trump urged West Point graduates to “never forget” the legacy of soldiers before them who fought to “extinguish the evil of slavery. “; the remarks came as Trump’s relationship with the military was strained over the response to protests after George Floyd’s death. New Orleans bar owners have started admitting customers for the first time in months, with capacity capped at 25% and live music still banned. Drug maker AstraZeneca has reached an agreement to deliver up to 400 million doses of an investigational COVID-19 vaccine to countries in the European Union.
Today’s birthdays: Actor Bob McGrath is 89 years old. Actor Malcolm McDowell is 78 years old. Former UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is 77 years old. Singer Dennis Locorriere is 72 years old. Actor Richard Thomas is 70 years old. Actor Jonathan Hogan is 70 years old. Actor Stellan Skarsgard is 70 Comedian Tim Allen is 68. North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper is 64. Actor Ally Sheedy is 59. TV host Hannah Storm is 59. Rock musician Paul DeLisle (deh-LYL ‘) (Smash Mouth) is 58 years old. Actor Lisa Vidal is 56. Singer David Gray is 53 years old. R&B singer Deniece Pearson (Five Star) is 53 years old. Rock musician Soren Rasted (Aqua) is 52 years old. Actor Jamie Walters is 52 years old. Singer-musician Rivers Cuomo (Weezer) is 51 years old. Country singer Susan Haynes is 49 years old. Actor Steve-O is 47 years old. Country singer Jason Michael Carroll is 43 years old. Actor Ethan Embry is 43 years old. Actor Chris Evans is 40 years old. Actor Sarah Schaub is 38 years old. Singer Raz B is 36 years old. Actor Kat Dennings is 35 years old. Actor Ashley Olsen is 35 years old. Actress Mary-Kate Olsen is 35 years old. DJ / producer Gesaffelstein is 34 years old. Actor Aaron Johnson is 31 years old.
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