by the associated press
Today’s Highlights in History:
On June 13, 1967, President Lyndon B. Johnson nominated Attorney General Thurgood Marshall to become the first black justice on the United States Supreme Court.
In this day:
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 created the Office of Strategic Services and the Office of War Information.
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 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 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 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 1986, the movie “Back to School” was released in theaters.
In 1996, the 81-day Freemen standoff ended when the remaining 16 members of the anti-government group surrendered to the FBI and abandoned 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 victory over the Utah Jazz in game six.
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 2016, a day after the Orlando, Florida, nightclub shooting that claimed 49 lives, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton offered radically different proposals to stop the threat of terrorism and gun violence; Trump focused heavily on the nation’s immigration system (despite the fact that the shooter was born in the US) and doubled down on his call to temporarily ban Muslims from entering the US, while Clinton said that as president she would prioritize stopping “lone wolf” attackers and reiterated her call to ban assault weapons.
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.
Ten years ago: Federal prosecutors dropped all charges against former Democratic vice presidential candidate John Edwards after his corruption trial ended the previous month with 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 aboard a medevac flight; the 22-year-old college student, who had suffered severe brain damage, died six days later. Rolling Stone magazine has agreed to pay $1.65 million to settle a defamation lawsuit brought by a University of Virginia fraternity over a discredited story about a campus rape.
One 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 into opposition; Naftali Bennett, a longtime ally of Netanyahu, became prime minister after the 60-59 vote. Character actor Ned Beatty, whose films included “Deliverance,” “Network” and “Superman,” died at his home in Los Angeles at 83 years old. Novak Djokovic came back after losing the first two sets to beat Stefanos Tsitsipas at the French Open. final for his 19th Grand Slam title. A Pekingese named Wasabi won Best in Show at the Westminster Kennel Club, scoring a fifth win for the toy breed. (Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the event was held outdoors in a New York suburb in June instead of at Madison Square Garden in February, and was closed to the public.)
Today’s Birthday: Actor Bob McGrath is 90 years old. Actor Malcolm McDowell is 79. Former UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is 78.
Singer Dennis Locorriere (Dr. Hook) 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 years old. North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper is 65 years old. Actor Ally Sheedy is 60 years old. TV presenter Hannah Storm is 60 years old. Rock musician Paul De Lisle (deh-LYL’) (Smash Mouth) is 59 years old. Actress Lisa Vidal is 57. Singer David Gray is 54. 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. Country singer Jason Michael Carroll is 44. Actor Ethan Embry is 44. Actor Chris Evans is 41. actress Sarah Schaub is 39 years old. Singer Raz B is 37 years old. Actress Kat Dennings is 36 years old. Actress 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.