This day in history
Today is Thursday, June 13, the 164th day of 2019. There are 201 days left in the year.
Birthdays: Actor Bob McGrath (Bob in “Sesame Street’’) is 87. Artist Christo is 84. Magician Siegfried is 80. Actor Malcolm McDowell is 76. Former UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon is 75. Actor Richard Thomas is 68. Actor Stellan Skarsgard is 68. Comedian Tim Allen is 66. Actress Ally Sheedy is 57. TV anchor Hannah Storm is 57. Singer David Gray is 51. Weezer singer-songwriter Rivers Cuomo is 49. Actress Ashley Olsen is 33. Actress Mary-Kate Olsen is 33.
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 Queens. ‘‘Becky Sharp,’’ the first movie photographed in ‘‘three-strip’’ Technicolor, opened in New York.
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 1967, President Lyndon B. Johnson nominated Solicitor General Thurgood Marshall to become the first black justice on the Supreme Court.
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 US space probe Pioneer 10, launched in 1972, became the first spacecraft to leave the solar system as it crossed the orbit of Neptune.
In 2005, a jury in Santa Maria, Calif., acquitted Michael Jackson of molesting a 13-year-old cancer survivor at his Neverland ranch.
In 2008, Tim Russert, moderator of NBC’s ‘‘Meet the Press,’’ died suddenly while preparing for his weekly broadcast; he was 58.
Last year, President Trump declared that his summit with Kim Jong Un had ended any nuclear threat from North Korea, though the meeting had produced no details on how or when weapons might be eliminated or reduced. On the eve of the start of the World Cup in Russia, FIFA voters chose to award the 2026 World Cup to North America.