TODAY IN HISTORY
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT June 13, 1978
The movie musical “Grease,” starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, had its world premiere in New York.
ON THIS DATE 1842
Queen Victoria became the first British monarch to ride on a train, traveling from Slough Railway Station to Paddington in 25 minutes.
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.
The U.S. space probe Pioneer 10, launched in 1972, became the first spacecraft to leave the solar system as it crossed the orbit of Neptune.