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This Day In History: June 13

This Day in History

1381: In Tyler's Rebellion, English laborers storm London and, after much looting and killing, force King Richard II to make concessions.
1966: In the case of Miranda v. Arizona,the Supreme Court rules that before being questioned, suspects in custody must be informed that they have the right to remain silent and to have counsel.
1967: Thurgood Marshall is appointed to the Supreme Court, becoming the first black justice.
1971: The New York Times begins to publish the classified Pentagon Papers on U.S. involvement in Vietnam.
1983: The unmanned space probe Pioneer 10, launched in 1972, crosses the orbit of Neptune and exits the planetary system.
2000: The leaders of North and South Korea meet for the first time ever, beginning a 3-day summit meant to foster an eventual rapprochement.
2002: Months after a U.S.-led war topples the ruling Taliban, Hamid Karzai is reappointed to head the interim government of Afghanistan by a loya jirga, or grand council.

Today's Birthdays

1786: Winfield Scott, general (Petersburg, VA; died 1866)
1831: James Clerk Maxwell, physicist (Edinburgh, Scotland; died 1879)
1865: William Butler Yeats, poet/dramatist (Dublin, Ireland; died 1939)
1893: Dorothy L. Sayers, mystery writer (Britain; died 1957)
1897: Paavo Nurmi, Olympic champion track star (Finland; died 1973)
1903: Red Grange, football player (Forksville, PA; died 1991)
1915: Don Budge, tennis champion (Oakland, CA; died 2000)
1935: Christo (Javacheff), conceptual artist (Babrovo, Bulgaria)
1937: Eleanor Holmes Norton, U.S. House delegate from the District of Columbia (Washington, D.C.)
1943: Malcolm McDowell, actor (Leeds, England)
1951: Richard Thomas, actor (New York, NY)
1953: Tim Allen, comedian/actor (Denver, CO)
1962: Ally Sheedy, actress (New York, NY)
1986: Ashley Olsen, actress (Los Angeles, CA). Mary-Kate Olsen, actress (Los Angeles, CA)


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