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This Day in History: June 13

June 13: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?

(Page last edited 10/12/2017)

  1. In 1789, General George Washington was served a new dessert, ice cream, by Mrs. Alexander Hamilton.
  2. In 1966 , the Supreme Court ruled that criminal suspects must be informed of their constitutional rights prior to questioning by police in Miranda v. Arizona.
  3. In 1967, Thurgood Marshall is appointed to the Supreme Court.
  4. In 1979, the Sioux Indians are awarded $105 million in compensation for the seizure of their Black Hills in South Dakota by the United States in 1877.
  5. In 2004, the former president, George H.W. Bush, celebrates his 80th birthday with a parachute jump over his presidential library in Texas.
  6. Famous Birthdays: James C. Maxwell, scientist; William Butler Yeats, Irish poet; Don Budge, tennis champion; Richard Thomas, actor; Michel Jazy, track.

For famous birthdays and other daily events in history, visit our Daily Dose Activities.

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