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Monday, June 13, 2005

On this Day

Monday, June 13th
The 164th day of 2005
There are 201 days left in the year

Today's Highlights in History

On June 13, 1966, the Supreme Court issued its landmark Miranda vs. Arizona decision, ruling that criminal suspects must be informed of their constitutional rights prior to questioning by police. (Go to article.)

On June 13, 1865, William Butler Yeats, the Irish Nobel Prize-winning writer and poet was born. Following his death on Jan. 28, 1939, his obituary appeared in The Times. (Go to obit. Other Birthdays)

On June 13, 1908, Harper's Weekly featured a cartoon about the presidential election of 1908. (See the cartoon and read an explanation.)

Reference: The New York Times

The following via Iraq War Today

Today in History

1774 - Rhode Island becomes the first colony to prohibit the importation of slaves.
1777 - Marquis de Lafayette lands in the U.S.
1866 - The 14th Amendment passes the House (due process).
1888 - The Department of Labor is created.
1927 - NYC welcomes Charles Lindbergh with a ticker-tape parade.
1940 - Paris evacuates ahead of the German advance.
1942 - The first V-2 rocket launched (Germany) reaches 1.3 kilometers.
1944 - Nazi Germany begins V-1 (Fieseler Fi-103) buzz-bomb attacks.
1966 - The Supreme Court rules that a suspect must be informed of his / her rights (Miranda decision).
1967 - Thurgood Marshall is nominated as the first black Supreme Court justice.
1980 - Representative John Jenrette Jr. (SC) is indicted in the "Abscam" investigation.
1981 - A teenager fires six blanks at Queen Elizabeth II.
1982 - Fahd becomes king of Saudi Arabia following the death of King Khalid.
1983 - Pioneer 10 becomes the first man-made object to leave the Solar System.

40 - Gnaeus Julius Agricola Roman general; conquered Wales, No. England
823 - Charles II (the Bald) king of France (843-77), emperor (875-77)
1786 - Winfield Scott American army general/presidential candidate
1911 - Luis W Alvarez physicist (Nobel-1968)
1945 - Ronald J Grabe NYC, Col USAF/astronaut (STS 51-J, STS 30, STS 42)

323 -BC- Alexander the Great dies of fever at Babylon
1886 - King Ludwig II of Bavaria drowns
1977 - Tom C Clark former Supreme Court Justice, dies in NY at 77

Reported Missing in Action

Burkart, Charles W., USAF (NY); B57 disappeared in bad weather
Gierak, George G., Jr., USN (NY); RA3B shot down, KIA, body not recovered
Glantville, John T., Jr., USN (NJ); RA3B shot down, KIA, body not recovered
Kerr, Everett O., USAF (MA); B57 disappeared in bad weather
Lurie, Alan P., USAF (OH); F4C shot down, released by DRV February, 1973-alive as of 1998
Lambton, Bennie R., USN (IN); RA3B shot down, KIA, body not recovered
Pyle, Darrel E., USAF (CA); F4C shot down, released by DRV February, 1973-killed in plane crash in AK, 1974

Carter, James D., US Army (MI); UH1D collided with USAF O2, remains returned 1993, ID'd September, 1995

Story, James C., US Army (IL); convoy ambushed, KIA, body not recovered
Ward, Neal, USAF (TX); A1H crashed
Fulton, Richard J., USAF (AZ); F4E shot down, released by DRV March, 1973
Hanson, Gregg O., USAF (IL); F4E shot down, released by DRV March, 1973-alive as of 1998