Today in history
Today is Wednesday, June 13, the 164th day of 2018 and the 86th day of spring.
Today’s Highlights in History: In 1966, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Miranda v. Arizona that police must inform suspects of their rights before questioning them. In 1967, Thurgood Marshall became the first African-American to be nominated as a Supreme Court justice. In 1971, The New York Times began publishing excerpts from the Pentagon Papers. In 1996, the Montana Freemen surrendered after an 81-day standoff with federal agents outside Jordan, Montana.
Today’s fact: Ananya Vinay, a 12-year-old from Fresno, California, successfully spelled the word “marocain” to win the 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee in 2017.
Today’s sports: In 1948, Babe Ruth appeared at Yankee Stadium for the last time, on the occasion of the New York Yankees’ Silver Anniversary Day, during which his No. 3 jersey was ceremonially retired.
Today’s number: 1,722 – depth (in feet) of the now-inactive Mirny mine in Eastern Siberia, Russia, the 4th deepest mine in the world. Diamondbearing deposits were first discovered at the site on this day in 1955.
Today’s moon: New moon (June 13).