Today's History Trivia for June 13
2005 Michael Jackson The King of Pop is acquitted of all charges of child molestation in the Gavin Arviso case.
1993 First woman prime minister of Canada 46-year-old Defense Minister Kim Campbell wins the party race to succeed Brian Mulroney after he resigned.
1981 A 17-year-old shoots blanks at Queen Elizabeth II as she was horseback riding in London.
1977 First U.S. policewoman to shoot and kill someone in the line of duty, Janice Gray.
1971 Pentagon Papers The New York Times begins publishing of the classified papers on U.S. involvement in Vietnam.
1971 Mrs. Geraldine Brodrick delivers nine babies tie for the highest number medically recorded for a single birth, Sydney, Australia.
1967 James Bond You Only Live Twice premiers in the U.S., 5th in the James Bond series, it starred Sean Connery as 007.
1967 First Black U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall is appointed.
1966 Miranda Decision U.S. Supreme Court rules that a suspect must be advised before questioning of his right to remain silent and to an attorney.
1944 Germany launches its first V-1 rockets striking London during World War II.
1933 Home Owner's Loan Act Authorized the Federal Savings and Loan Association - the first of which was First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Miami, Florida, chartered August 8th.
1835 First Wall Street financial article The New York Herald starts a trend that will be followed by many papers to come.
Today's Birthdays for June 13
1986 Mary-Kate Olsen American actress, half of the Olsen Twins. TV: Full House (1987-95). Video: The Adventures of Mary-Kate & Ashley.
1986 Ashley Olsen American actress, half of the Olsen Twins. TV: Full House (1987-95). Video: The Adventures of Mary-Kate & Ashley.
1962 Ally Sheedy (Alexandra Sheedy), American actress. Film: Bad Boys (1983), WarGames (1983), The Breakfast Club (1985), St. Elmo's Fire (1985), and Short Circuit (1986). At age 12 wrote the best-selling children's book She Was Nice to Mice.
1953 Tim Allen American actor, comedian. TV: Home Improvement (Tim the fix-it guy). He served 2.5 years in prison for selling drugs.
1951 Richard Thomas American Emmy-winning actor. TV: The Waltons (John Boy).
1943 Malcolm McDowell (Malcolm John Taylor), English actor. Film: A Clockwork Orange (1971, Alex), Cat People (1982), and Star Trek: Generations (1994, Dr. Tolian Soran).
1939 Siegfried Fischbacher German-born American magician with Siegfried and Roy. Their magic act, known for its flash and use of animals, was the highest-grossing production in Las Vegas history. His partner, Roy, was severely injured in 2003 by a white tiger during one of their performances. In Texas Hold'em, two queens as hole cards are referred to as a "Siegfried & Roy."
1926 Paul Lynde d. 1982 American comedian. TV: Bewitched (Uncle Arthur) and a regular on Hollywood Squares.
1915 Donald J. Budge d. 2000 American tennis Hall of Famer, first to win the tennis Grand Slam (1938). He was the World No. 1 ranked player for five years.
1913 Ralph Edwards d. 2005 American Radio Hall of Fame radio and TV host. TV: Truth or Consequences and This Is Your Life.
1903 Harold "Red" Grange d. 1991 American football player, the "Galloping Ghost." He and C.C. Pyle formed the first American Football League (AFL) in 1926, although it folded a year later.
1884 Burrill Bernard Crohn d. 1983 American gastroenterologist. For whom Crohn's disease is named.
1854 Sir Charles Parsons d. 1931 British engineer, invented the modern steam turbine (1884), making turbines practical. In 1897, he built a turbine-powered ship capable 34½ knots.
1786 Winfield Scott d. 1866 American general, noted for his service during the War of 1812 and the Mexican War. He was the last Whig presidential candidate (1852, losing to Franklin Pierce).
Deaths for June 13
1861 Richard Lawrence b. circa 1800 American would-be assassin. He is the first person to attempt to assassinate a U.S. president. In 1835 he tried to shoot Pres. Andrew Jackson but his gun misfired. He was declared insane and spent the rest of his life in an insane asylum.
2010 Jimmy Dean b. 1928 (Seth Ward), American Grammy-winning country singer, sausage maker. Music: Big Bad John (1961, #1).
2005 Jonathan Adams b. 1931 British actor. Film: The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975, Dr. Everett Von Scott - Great Scott!). He was also the narrator in the original London production of the Rocky Horror Show.
1993 Donald "Deke" Slayton b. 1924 American astronaut, one of NASA's original seven Project Mercury astronauts (1959). He made his only space flight on the Apollo-Soyuz mission (1975).
1989 Fran Allison b. 1907 American actress. TV: Kukla, Fran, & Ollie (1947-57).
1986 Benny Goodman b. 1909 (Benjamin David Goodman), American band leader, called "The King of Swing."
1977 Tom Campbell Clark b. 1899 American lawyer, U.S. Attorney General (1945-49), and U.S. Supreme Court Justice (1949-67).