Today in History (June 13)

Today is Monday June 13, day 164 of 2022. This is Today in History.

Local news

  • In 2013, the popular TV show “How it’s Made” came to Pittsburgh to showcase the making of Apex Stage’s mobile hydraulic stages.
  • In 2015, Westar Energy dropped plans for three new energy efficiency programs.
  • In 2018, Branco Enterprises in Neosho, Missouri celebrated 85 years of operation.

World News

  • In 1977, James Earl Ray, the convicted murderer 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 2005, a jury in Santa Maria, California acquitted Michael Jackson of sexually abusing a 13-year-old cancer survivor at his Neverland Ranch.


  • In 1865, Nobel Prize-winning poet and playwright William Butler Yeats was born in Dublin, Ireland.
  • In 1971, The New York Times began publishing excerpts from the Pentagon Papers, a secret study of US involvement in Vietnam from 1945 to 1967 that military analyst Daniel Ellsberg had leaked to the newspaper.
  • 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 1966, the Supreme Court ruled in Miranda v. Arizona that criminal suspects should be informed of their constitutional right to consult with an attorney and remain silent.
  • In 1967, President Lyndon B. Johnson nominated Attorney General Thurgood Marshall to become the first black justice on the United States Supreme Court.
  • In 2020, the Atlanta police chief resigned, hours after the fatal police shooting of Rayshard Brooks; Protests over the shooting turned turbulent, and the Wendy’s restaurant at the scene of the shooting was destroyed by flames.


Actor Bob McGrath is 90 years old. Actor Malcolm McDowell is 79. Former UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is 78. Singer Dennis Locorriere is 73. Actor Richard Thomas is 71. Actor Jonathan Hogan is 71. Actor Stellan Skarsgard is 71. Comedian Tim Allen is 69 years old. North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper, 65. Actor Ally Sheedy, 60. TV host Hannah Storm, 60. Rock musician Paul De Lisle (deh-LYL’) (Smash Mouth) is 59. Actress Lisa Vidal, 57. Singer David Gray is 54 years old. R&B singer Deniece Pearson (Five Star) is 54. Rock musician Soren Rasted (Aqua) is 53. Actor Jamie Walters is 53. Singer/musician Rivers Cuomo (Weezer) is 52. Country singer Susan Haynes is 50. Actor Steve-O is 48 years old. Country singer Jason Michael Carroll is 44. Actor Ethan Embry is 44. Actor Chris Evans is 41. Actress Sarah Schaub is 39. Singer Raz B is 37. Actress Kat Dennings is 36. Actress Ashley Olsen is 36. Actress Mary-Kate Olsen is 36 years old. DJ/producer Gesaffelstein is 35. Actor Aaron Johnson is 32.

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