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Tuesday, June 13, 2006

ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY (An audio Podcast)

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On this date in:

1886 King Ludwig II of Bavaria drowned in Lake Starnberg.

1888 Congress created the Department of Labor.

1898 Yukon Territory was formed, with Dawson chosen as its capital.

1900 China's Boxer Rebellion against foreigners and Chinese Christians erupted.

1927 Aviator Charles Lindbergh was honored with a ticker-tape parade in New York City.

1935 In one of the biggest upsets in championship boxing, underdog James J. Braddock defeated Max Baer to become the heavyweight champion of the world.

1966 The Miranda v. Arizona ruling established the Miranda warning.

1967 President Lyndon B. Johnson nominated Solicitor-General Thurgood Marshall to become the first black justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.

1971 The New York Times began publishing the Pentagon Papers, a secret study of America's involvement in Vietnam.

1981 A teen-ager fired six blank shots at Queen Elizabeth II during a parade in London.

1983 The U.S. space probe Pioneer 10 became the first spacecraft to leave the solar system as it crossed the orbit of Neptune.

1986 Benny Goodman, the clarinet-playing ''King of Swing,'' died at age 77.

1994 A jury in Anchorage, Alaska, blamed recklessness by Exxon Corp. and Capt. Joseph Hazelwood for the Exxon Valdez disaster, allowing victims of the nation's worst oil spill to seek $15 billion in damages.


67 Siegfried Magician (Siegfried & Roy)
66 Bobby Freeman R&B singer
63 Malcolm McDowell Actor
55 Richard Thomas Actor (''The Walton's 'Johnboy''')
53 Tim Allen Actor-comedian (''Home Improvement'')
44 Ally Sheedy Actress



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