June 13: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?
(Page last edited 10/12/2017)
- In 1789, General George Washington was served a new dessert, ice cream, by Mrs. Alexander Hamilton.
- 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.
- In 1967, Thurgood Marshall is appointed to the Supreme Court.
- 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.
- In 2004, the former president, George H.W. Bush, celebrates his 80th birthday with a parachute jump over his presidential library in Texas.
- Famous Birthdays: James C. Maxwell, scientist; William Butler Yeats, Irish poet; Don Budge, tennis champion; Richard Thomas, actor; Michel Jazy, track.
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