Today is Tuesday, June 13th, the 164th day of 2017. There are 201 days left in the year.
Today’s Highlights in History:
1942: A four-man Nazi sabotage team arrived on Long Island, New York, during World War II, three days before a second four-man team landed in Florida. (All eight were arrested after two members of the first group decided to defect and cooperate with U.S. authorities; they were ultimately spared while the other six were executed.) President Franklin D. Roosevelt created the Office of Strategic Services, a wartime intelligence agency, and the Office of War Information, headed by radio news commentator Elmer Davis.
1842: Queen Victoria became the first British monarch to ride on a train, traveling from Slough Railway Station to Paddington in 25 minutes.
1886: King Ludwig II of Bavaria drowned in Lake Starnberg.
1917: During World War I, a group of German Gotha bombers attacked London, killing 162 people. The Phillips Petroleum Co. was incorporated in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. (Phillips merged with Conoco in 2002.)
1927: Aviation hero Charles Lindbergh was honored with a ticker-tape parade in New York City.
1935: James Braddock claimed the title of world heavyweight boxing champion from Max Baer in a 15-round fight in Queens, New York. “Becky Sharp,” the first movie photographed in “three-strip” Technicolor, opened in New York.
1957: The Mayflower II, a replica of the ship that brought the Pilgrims to America in 1620, arrived at Plymouth, Massachusetts, after a nearly two-month journey from England.
1966: The Supreme Court ruled in Miranda v. Arizona that criminal suspects had to be informed of their constitutional right to consult with an attorney and to remain silent.
1967: President Lyndon B. Johnson nominated Solicitor-General Thurgood Marshall to become the first black justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.
1977: James Earl Ray, the convicted assassin of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., was recaptured following his escape three days earlier from a Tennessee prison.
1981: A scare occurred during a parade in London when a teenager fired six blank shots at Queen Elizabeth II.
1992: Democratic presidential candidate Bill Clinton stirred controversy during an appearance before the Rainbow Coalition by criticizing rap singer Sister Souljah for making remarks that he said were “filled with hatred” toward whites.
1997: A jury voted unanimously to give Timothy McVeigh the death penalty for the Oklahoma City bombing that killed 168 people. The Chicago Bulls captured their fifth professional basketball championship in seven years with a 90-86 victory over the Utah Jazz in Game 6.
Actor Bob McGrath is 85.
Artist Christo is 82.
Magician Siegfried (Siegfried & Roy) is 78.
Actor Malcolm McDowell is 74.
Former U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is 73.
Singer Dennis Locorriere is 68.
Actor Richard Thomas is 66.
Actor Jonathan Hogan is 66.
Actor Stellan Skarsgard is 66.
Quotes Of The Day:
Cutting people from your life does not mean you hate them, it simply means, you respect yourself.
I really can't wait for the day that someone looks at me like I’m their everything and wants to keep hold of me forever.