updated 6/13/2006 1:26:09 PM ET 2006-06-13T17:26:09

Today is Tuesday, June 13th, the 164th day of 2006. There are 201 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History:
On June 13th, 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 1886, King Ludwig the Second of Bavaria drowned in Lake Starnberg.

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 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 1944, Germany began launching flying-bomb attacks against Britain during World War Two.

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 1981, a scare occurred during a parade in London when a teen-ager fired six blank shots at Queen Elizabeth the Second.

In 1986, Benny Goodman, the clarinet-playing “King of Swing,” died in New York at the age of 77.

Ten years ago: 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. The Supreme Court placed greater limits on congressional districts intentionally drawn to get more minorities elected to Congress.

Five years ago: President Bush met behind closed doors with NATO leaders in Brussels, Belgium, where he pitched his missile defense plans.

One year ago: A jury in Santa Maria, California, acquitted Michael Jackson of molesting a 13-year-old cancer survivor at his Neverland ranch. The Supreme Court warned prosecutors to use care in striking minorities from juries, siding with black murder suspects in Texas and California who contended their juries had been unfairly stacked with whites. The Senate apologized for blocking anti-lynching legislation in the early 20th century, when mob violence against blacks was commonplace.

Today’s Birthdays: Artist Christo is 71. Artist Jeanne-Claude is 71. Magician Siegfried (Siegfried & Roy) is 67. Singer Bobby Freeman is 66. Actor Malcolm McDowell is 63. Singer Dennis Locorriere (Dr. Hook) is 57. Actor Richard Thomas is 55. Actor Jonathan Hogan is 55. Actor Stellan Skarsgard is 55. Comedian Tim Allen is 53. Actress Ally Sheedy is 44. “The Early Show” co-host Hannah Storm is 44. Rock musician Paul deLisle (Smash Mouth) is 43. Singer David Gray is 38. Rhythm-and-blues singer Deniece Pearson (Five Star) is 38. Rock musician Soren Rasted (Aqua) is 37. Actor Jamie Walters is 37. Singer-musician Rivers Cuomo (Weezer) is 36. Country singer Susan Haynes is 34. Actor Steve-O (“Jackass”) is 32. Actor Ethan Embry is 28. Actor Chris Evans is 25. Actress Sarah Schaub is 23. Singer Raz B is 21. Actress Kat Dennings is 20. Actress Ashley Olsen is 20. Actress Mary-Kate Olsen is 20.

Thought for Today: “What intellectual snobs we have become! Virtue is now in the number of degrees you have — not in the kind of person you are or what you can accomplish in real-life situations.” — Eda J. LeShan, American educator.

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