TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

The Middletown Press (Middletown, CT) - - Kickoff -

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.

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.

1983

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.

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