Tuesday, June 13, 2017
History for June 13 - On-This-Day.com:
Winfield Scott 1786 - United States Army General, James C. Maxwell 1831 - Scottish theoretical physicist and mathematician, William Butler Yeats 1865 - Poet, dramatist
Richard Thomas 1951 - Actor ("The Waltons"), Tim Allen 1953 - Comedian, actor ("Home "), Ally Sheedy 1962 - Actress
1415 - Henry the Navigator, the prince of Portugal, embarked on an expedition to Africa.
1825 - Walter Hunt patented the safety pin. Hunt then then sold the rights for $400.
1866 - The 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was passed by the U.S. Congress. It was ratified on July 9, 1868. The amendment was designed to grant citizenship to and protect the civil liberties of recently freed slaves. It did this by prohibiting states from denying or abridging the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States, depriving any person of his life, liberty, or property without due process of law, or denying to any person within their jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
1900 - China's Boxer Rebellion against foreigners and Chinese Christians erupted into violence.
1912 - Captain Albert Berry made the first successful parachute jump from an airplane in Jefferson, Mississippi.
1966 - The landmark "Miranda v. Arizona" decision was issued by the U.S. Supreme Court. The decision ruled that criminal suspects had to be informed of their constitutional rights before being questioned by police.
1989 - The Detroit Pistons won their first National Basketball Association title. They beat the L.A. Lakers in four games.
1992 - Future U.S. President Bill Clinton criticized rap singer Sister Souljah for making remarks "filled with hatred" towards whites.