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Today in History

Today is Monday, June 13, the 164th day of 2022. There are 201 days left in the year.

Today’s highlight in the story:

On June 13, 1967, President Lyndon B. Johnson nominated Solicitor General Thurgood Marshall to become the first black justice on the United States Supreme Court.

To this date :

In 1865, Nobel Prize-winning poet and playwright William Butler Yeats was born in Dublin, Ireland.

In 1942, a four-man Nazi sabotage team arrived on 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 established the Office of Strategic Services and the Office of War Information.

In 1966, the Supreme Court ruled in Miranda v. Arizona that suspects should be informed of their constitutional right to consult with counsel and to remain silent.

In 1971, The New York Times began publishing excerpts from the Pentagon Papers, a secret study of America’s involvement in Vietnam from 1945 to 1967 that had been leaked to the paper 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 1981, a scare occurred during a parade in London when a teenager fired six blank shots at Queen Elizabeth II.

In 1983, the American space probe Pioneer 10, launched in 1972, became the first spacecraft to leave the solar system by crossing the orbit of Neptune.

In 1996, the 81-day standoff between Freemen ended 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 give Timothy McVeigh the death penalty for his role in the Oklahoma City bombing. The Chicago Bulls captured their fifth NBA championship in seven years with a 90-86 win 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.

In 2016, a day after the Orlando, Florida nightclub shooting that killed 49 people, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton offered starkly different proposals to stem the threat of terrorism and gun violence; Trump focused heavily on the country’s immigration system (even though the shooter was born in the United States) and redoubled his call to temporarily ban Muslims from the United States, while Clinton said that in As president, she would prioritize stopping “lone wolf” attackers and reiterated her call for a ban on assault weapons.

In 2020, Atlanta’s police chief resigned, hours after the fatal police shooting of Rayshard Brooks; protests over the shooting became tumultuous, and the Wendy’s restaurant at the scene of the shooting was engulfed in flames.

A decade ago: Federal prosecutors dropped all charges against former Democratic vice presidential nominee John Edwards after his corruption trial ended the previous month before a deadlocked jury. Matt Cain pitched the 22nd perfect game in major league history and the first for the San Francisco Giants, beating the Houston Astros 10-0.

Five years ago: A comatose Otto Warmbier (WARM’-beer), released by North Korea after more than 17 months in captivity, arrived in Cincinnati on a medical evacuation flight; the 22-year-old student, who had suffered severe brain damage, died six days later. Rolling Stone magazine has agreed to pay $1.65 million to settle a libel lawsuit brought by a University of Virginia fraternity over a debunked story of a campus rape.

A year ago: Israel’s parliament narrowly approved a new coalition government, ending Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s historic 12-year rule and sending the polarizing leader to the opposition; Naftali Bennett, a former Netanyahu ally, became prime minister after the 60-59 vote. Character actor Ned Beatty, whose films included ‘Deliverance’, ‘Network’ and ‘Superman’, has died at his Los Angeles home at 83. Novak Djokovic returned after dropping the first two sets to beat Stefanos Tsitsipas at Roland Garros. final for his 19th Grand Slam title. A Pekingese named Wasabi won the Best Show award at the Westminster Kennel Club, picking up a fifth win for the toy breed. (Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the event was held outdoors in a New York City suburb in June instead of Madison Square Garden in February, and it was closed to the public.)

Today’s birthdays: Actor Bob McGrath turns 90. Actor Malcolm McDowell is 79 years old. Former UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is 78 years old. Singer Dennis Locorriere is 73 years old. Actor Richard Thomas is 71 years old. Actor Jonathan Hogan is 71 years old. Actor Stellan Skarsgard is 71 years old. Comedian Tim Allen is 69. North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper is 65. Actor Ally Sheedy is 60 years old. TV presenter Hannah Storm is 60 years old. is 57 years old. Singer David Gray is 54 years old. R&B singer Deniece Pearson (Five Star) is 54 years old. Rock musician Soren Rasted (Aqua) is 53 years old. Actor Jamie Walters is 53 years old. Singer-musician Rivers Cuomo (Weezer) is 52 years old. Country singer Susan Haynes is 50 years old. Actor Steve-O is 48 years old. Country singer Jason Michael Carroll is 44 years old. Actor Ethan Embry is 44 years old. Actor Chris Evans is 41 years old. Actor Sarah Schaub is 39 years old. Singer Raz B is 37 years old. Actor Kat Dennings is 36 years old. Ashley Olsen is 36 years old. Actress Mary-Kate Olsen is 36 years old. DJ/producer Gesaffelstein is 35 years old. Actor Aaron Johnson is 32 years old.


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