Obituaries

This day in history

Today is Wednesday, June 13, the 164th day of 2018. There are 201 days left in the year.

Birthdays: “Sesame Street’’ actor Bob McGrath is 86. Artist Christo is 83. Magician Siegfried is 79. Actor Malcolm McDowell is 75. Former UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon is 74. Actor Richard Thomas is 67. Comedian Tim Allen is 65. North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper is 61. Actress Ally Sheedy is 56. TV anchor Hannah Storm is 56. Singer David Gray is 50. Weezer singer-songwriter Rivers Cuomo is 48. Actresses Ashley and Kate Olsen are 32. Actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson is 28.

In 1911, the ballet ‘‘Petrushka,’’ with music by Igor Stravinsky and choreography by Michel Fokine, was first performed in Paris by the Ballets Russes, with Vaslav Nijinsky in the title role.

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In 1927, aviation hero Charles Lindbergh was honored with a ticker-tape parade in New York City.

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In 1935, James Braddock claimed the title of world heavyweight boxing champion from Max Baer in a 15-round fight in Queens, N.Y.

In 1957, the Mayflower II, a replica of the ship that brought the Pilgrims to America in 1620, arrived at Plymouth 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 1967, the Mystic River Bridge was rededicated as Maurice J. Tobin Memorial Bridge.

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.

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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 2008, Tim Russert, moderator of NBC’s ‘‘Meet the Press,’’ died suddenly while preparing for his weekly broadcast; he was 58.

In 2013, the White House said it had conclusive evidence Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime had used chemical weapons against opposition forces. The US Supreme Court unanimously threw out attempts to patent human genes.

Last year, a comatose Otto Warmbier, released by North Korea after more than 17 months in captivity, arrived in Cincinnati aboard a medevac flight; the 22-year-old college student, who had suffered severe brain damage, died six days later.