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This Day in History – June 13, 2011

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1774 Rhode Island becomes 1st colony to prohibit importation of slaves 1777 Marquis de Lafayette lands in US 1789 Mrs Alexander Hamilton serves ice cream for dessert to Washington 1866 House passes 14th Amendment 1888 Congress creates the Department of Labor 1889 2′ of snow accumulates in Rawlins Wyoming 1907 Lowest temp ever in 48 US states for June, 2øF in Tamarack Calif 1927 Ticker-tape parade welcomed Charles A Lindbergh to NYC 1933 1st sodium vapor lamps installed (Schenectady NY) 1933 Federal Home Owners Loan Corporation authorized 1948 Babe Ruth’s final farewell at Yankee Stadium, he dies Aug 16th 1955 Mercedes racing car kills 77 at Le Mans France 1966 Supreme Court’s Miranda decision; suspect must be informed of rights 1967 Thurgood Marshall nominated as 1st black Supreme Court justice 1969 Mick Taylor leaves John Mayall Band & joins the Rolling Stones 1971 NY Times began publishing “The Pentagon Papers” 1977 Convicted assassin James Earl Ray recaptured 1980 UN Security Council calls for South Africa to free Nelson Mandela 1981 Teenager fires 6 blanks at Queen Elizabeth II 1981 Tom Snyder interviews Charles Manson on “Tomorrow” 1983 Pioneer 10 becomes 1st man-made object to leave Solar System 1986 President Reagan criticizes South African state of emergency 1988 US Supreme Court refuses to hear Yonkers argument they aren’t racist 1990 Boeing 767 sets nonstop commercial flight, Seattle to Narobi Kenya 1990 Wash DC mayor Marion Barry announces he will not seek a 4th term.]]]]> ]]>

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