Today is Sunday, June 13, the 165th day of 2004. There are 201 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On June 13, 1966, the Supreme Court issued its landmark Miranda decision, ruling that criminal suspects had to be informed of their constitutional rights prior to questioning by police.
On this date:
In 1888, Congress created the Department of Labor.
In 1900, China's Boxer Rebellion targeting foreigners, as well as Chinese Christians, erupted into full-scale violence.
In 1927, aviation hero Charles Lindbergh was honored with a ticker-tape parade in New York City.
In 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt created the Office of War Information, and appointed radio news commentator Elmer Davis to be its head.
In 1944, Germany began launching flying-bomb attacks against Britain during World War II.
In 1967, President Johnson nominated Solicitor-General Thurgood Marshall to become the first black justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.
In 1971, The New York Times began publishing the Pentagon Papers, a secret study of America's involvement in Vietnam.
In 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.
In 1983, the U.S. space probe Pioneer Ten, launched in 1972, became the first spacecraft to leave the solar system as it crossed the orbit of Neptune.
In 1993, Canada's Progressive Conservative Party chose Defense Minister Kim Campbell to succeed Brian Mulroney as prime minister; she was the first woman to hold the post.
Ten years ago: O.J. Simpson was questioned for several hours by Los Angeles police following the slashing deaths of his ex-wife, Nicole, and her friend, Ronald Goldman.
Five years ago: NATO soldiers shot dead two armed men as peacekeepers tried to contain new violence in Kosovo; Russian troops, meanwhile, blocked British troops from entering the airport in Pristina, the capital of Kosovo.
One year ago: U.S. forces killed 27 Iraqi fighters after the Iraqis attacked an American tank patrol north of Baghdad. Israel broadened its campaign against Palestinian militants, saying it would strike political as well as military leaders who targeted Israel with terrorism. Hundreds of pro-cleric militants and security forces in Tehran clashed with Iranians throughout the capital.
Today's Birthdays: T.V. host Ralph Edwards is 91. Singer Bobby Freeman is 64. Actor Malcolm McDowell is 61. Singer Dennis Locorriere (Dr. Hook) is 55. Actor Richard Thomas is 53. Actor Jonathan Hogan is 53. Actor Stellan Skarsgard is 53. Comedian Tim Allen is 51. Actress Ally Sheedy is 42. "The Early Show" co-host Hannah Storm is 42. Rock musician Paul deLisle (Smash Mouth) is 41. Singer David Gray is 36. Rhythm and blues singer Deniece Pearson (Five Star) is 36. Rock musician Soren Rasted (Aqua) is 35. Actor Jamie Walters is 35. Singer-musician Rivers Cuomo (Weezer) is 34. Actor Steve-O ("Jackass") is 30. Actor Ethan Embry is 26. Actress Sarah Schaub is 21. Singer Raz B is 19. Actress Kat Dennings is 18. Actress Ashley Olsen is 18. Actress Mary-Kate Olsen is 18.
Thought for Today: "Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness." - Bertrand Russell, English mathematician and philosopher (1872-1970).