Today in History: 06-12-14

Today is Friday, June 13, the 164th day of 2014. There are 201 days left in the year.
Today’s Highlight in History:
On June 13, 1944, Germany began launching flying-bomb attacks against Britain during World War II.
On this date:
In 1927, aviation hero Charles Lindbergh was honored with a ticker-tape parade in New York City.
In 1935, James Braddock claimed the title of world heavyweight boxing champion from Max Baer in a
15-round fight in Long Island City, New York.
In 1942, the first of two four-man Nazi sabotage teams arrived in the United States during World War II.
(The eight were arrested after one of them went to U.S. authorities; six of the saboteurs were
In 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.
In 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.
In 1971, The New York Times began publishing excerpts of the Pentagon Papers, a secret study of America’s
involvement in Vietnam from 1945 to 1967 that had been leaked to the paper by military analyst Daniel
In 1983, the U.S. space probe Pioneer 10, launched in 1972, became the first spacecraft to leave the
solar system as it crossed the orbit of Neptune.
In 1996, the 81-day-old Freemen standoff ended as 16 remaining members of the anti-government group
surrendered to the FBI and left their Montana ranch.
Ten years ago: In Iraq, gunmen assassinated a senior Education Ministry official (Kamal al-Jarah).
Five years ago: Opponents of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad clashed with police in the heart of Tehran after the
Iranian president claimed a re-election victory. Hundreds gathered at a
One year ago: The White House said it had conclusive evidence that Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime
had used chemical weapons against opposition forces seeking to overthrow the government.