spotlight Today In History, June 13: R. Kelly Jun 13, 2019 Facebook Twitter SMS Email Print Save Today is Thursday, June 13.Today's Highlight in History: 1842: Queen Victoria In 1842, Queen Victoria became the first British monarch to ride on a train, traveling from Slough Railway Station to Paddington in 25 minutes. AP 1927: Charles Lindbergh In 1927, aviation hero Charles Lindbergh was honored with a ticker-tape parade in New York City. AP 1935: James Braddock & Max Baer In 1935, James Braddock (left) claimed the title of world heavyweight boxing champion from Max Baer (right) in a 15-round fight in Queens, New York. AP 1942: Franklin D. Roosevelt In 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt created the Office of Strategic Services and the Office of War Information. AP 1966: Miranda v. Arizona On June 13, 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. AP 1967: Thurgood Marshall In 1967, President Lyndon B. Johnson nominated Solicitor-General Thurgood Marshall to become the first black justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. AP 1977: James Earl Ray In 1977, James Earl Ray, the convicted assassin of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., was recaptured following his escape three days earlier from a Tennessee prison. AP 1983: Pioneer 10 In 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. AP 1993: Donald K. "Deke" Slayton In 1993, astronaut Donald K. "Deke" Slayton died in League City, Texas, at age 69. AP 1993: Kim Campbell In 1993, Canada's Progressive Conservative Party chose Defense Minister Kim Campbell to succeed Brian Mulroney (muhl-ROO'-nee) as prime minister; she was the first woman to hold the post. AP 1997: Chicago Bulls In 1997, the Chicago Bulls captured their fifth professional basketball championship in seven years with a 90-to-86 victory over the Utah Jazz in game six. AP 1997: Timothy McVeigh In 1997, a jury voted unanimously to give Timothy McVeigh the death penalty for his role in the Oklahoma City bombing. AP 2005: Michael Jackson In 2005, A jury in Santa Maria, California, acquitted Michael Jackson of molesting a 13-year-old cancer survivor at his Neverland ranch. AP 2008: R. Kelly In 2008, R. Kelly was acquitted of all charges in his child pornography trial in Chicago, ending a six-year ordeal for the R&B superstar. AP 2008: Tim Russert In 2008, Tim Russert, moderator of NBC's "Meet the Press," died suddenly while preparing for his weekly broadcast; he was 58. AP 2009: David Carradine Ten years ago: Hundreds gathered at a sprawling hillside cemetery in Los Angeles to attend a funeral for David Carradine, more than a week after the 72-year-old actor was found hanging in a Bangkok hotel room. AP 2009: Tehran, Iran Ten years ago: Opponents of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (ah-muh-DEE'-neh-zhahd) clashed with police in the heart of Tehran after the Iranian president claimed a re-election victory. AP 2014: Chuck Noll Five years ago: Hall of Fame football coach Chuck Noll, 82, died in Sewickley, Pennsylvania. AP 2014: Internal Revenue Service Five years ago: The Internal Revenue Service told Congress it had lost a trove of emails to and from Lois Lerner, a central figure in the agency's tea party controversy, sparking outrage from congressional investigators. AP 2014: Los Angeles Kings Five years ago: The Los Angeles Kings won the Stanley Cup for the second time in three years with a 3-2 victory over the New York Rangers in Game 5. AP 2018: Donald Trump & Kim Jong Un One year ago: President Donald Trump declared that his summit with Kim Jong Un had ended any nuclear threat from North Korea, though the meeting had produced no details on how or when weapons might be eliminated or reduced. AP 2018: World Cup One year ago: On the eve of the start of the World Cup in Russia, FIFA voters chose to award the 2026 World Cup to North America. AP Tags Wire Timegoggles Sweeps As featured on +20 Today's Birthdays, June 13: Tim Allen Today is Thursday, June 13. +16 Birthday Highlight: Chris Evans Actor Chris Evans is 38 today, so here's a quick slideshow of some career highlights from th… Facebook Twitter SMS Email Print Save Recommended View All Promotions promotion spotlight What should you get Dad for Father's Day? promotion spotlight Who said it: Belichick or Churchill? More Latest Local Offers Grizzly Lawn Care and Landscape The grass is always greener on your side... with Grizzly Lawn Care's irrigation systems! Nancy Serba - Gold Wellness Advocate doTERRA Be more proactive in your healthcare & learn how to help yourself and your family with natural options!