Today is Thursday, June 13, the 164th day of 2019. There are 201 days left in the year.

Today in history

On June 13, 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.

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In 1842, Queen Victoria became the first British monarch to ride on a train, traveling from Slough Railway Station to Paddington in 25 minutes.

In 1935, James Braddock claimed the title of world heavyweight boxing champion from Max Baer in a 15-round fight in Queens, N.Y. ... “Becky Sharp,” the first movie photographed in “three-strip” Technicolor, opened in New York.

In 1942, a four-man Nazi sabotage team arrived on Long Island, N.Y., three days before a second four-man team landed in Florida. (All eight men were arrested after two members of the first group defected.) ... President Franklin D. Roosevelt created the Office of Strategic Services and the Office of War Information.

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.

Fun fact

Horses have the ability to travel as much as 100 miles in a day.

Record setters

The world’s rarest big cat is the Amur, or Manchurian, leopard (Panthera pardus orientalis), of which only 65 to 69 individuals are estimated to exist, according to the most recent census data from 2015. Native to the mountainous forests on the border of northeastern China and the Russian Far East, it is currently classed as critically endangered.

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“Malism:” noun; (ma·​lism). Definition: The doctrine that the world is evil.

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Today’s birthdays

Actor Bob McGrath is 87. Artist Christo is 84. Magician Siegfried (Siegfried & Roy) is 80. Actor Malcolm McDowell is 76. Singer Dennis Locorriere is 70. Actor Richard Thomas is 68. Actor Jonathan Hogan is 68. Actor Stellan Skarsgard is 68. Comedian Tim Allen is 66. Actress Ally Sheedy is 57. TV anchor Hannah Storm is 57. Rock musician Paul deLisle (Smash Mouth) is 56. Actress Lisa Vidal is 54. Singer David Gray is 51. Rhythm and blues singer Deniece Pearson (Five Star) is 51. Rock musician Soren Rasted (Aqua) is 50. Actor Jamie Walters is 50. Singer-musician Rivers Cuomo (Weezer) is 49. Country singer Susan Haynes is 47. Actor Steve-O is 45. Country singer Jason Michael Carroll is 41. Actor Ethan Embry is 41. Actor Chris Evans is 38. Actress Sarah Schaub is 36. Actresses Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen are 33. Actor Aaron Johnson is 29.

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