To­day in his­tory

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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).

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