This Week in History


June 13

Rudy Johnson was born.

Sandi Rose was born.

Vicky Bacalles Comianos was born.


1966 - The U.S. Supreme Court set forth in Miranda v. Arizona that the police must advise suspects of their rights upon taking them into custody.

1983 - The U.S. space probe Pioneer 10, launched in 1972, became the first spacecraft to leave the solar system.


June 14

1775 - The United States Army was founded.

1954 - President Eisenhower signed the order inserting the words, "Under God," into the Pledge of Allegiance.




Marni Rhyne was born.

Luke Raphael Tomassetti  was born.


1215 - King John sealed the Magna Carta.

1923 - Lou Gehrig made his New York Yankee debut as a pinch runner.


June 16

Suntan Dan Edwards was born.

Nicole Taylor-Lang was born.

Shane Shackelford was born.

John Ayrey was born.

Christine Slowey was born.

Mikey McElhatton was born.


1858 - Senate candidate Abraham Lincoln declared, "a house divided against itself cannot stand."

2004 - The 9/11 Commission determined that Saddam Hussein had no strong links to al-Qaeda, contradicting White House beliefs.


June 17

Brendan Brosh  was born.

Michael Reinhardt was born.


1775 - The Battle of Bunker Hill took place during the American Revolution.

1994 - O. J. Simpson's slow-speed chase by the police, watched by millions on TV, ended in his arrest.


June 18

1983 - Sally Ride became the first American woman in space.


June 19

Tom Long was born.

Tom Kushner was born.

Rockaway Rod was born.


1964 - The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was approved.

1977 - Pope Paul VI proclaimed John Neumann, the first male saint from the United States.