Today in history – June 13, 2019

1777 – Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette lands near Charleston, South Carolina, to help the Continental Congress to train its army.

1966 – The Supreme Court rules in Miranda v. Arizona that the police must inform suspects of their rights before questioning them.

1967 – President Lyndon B. Johnson nominates Solicitor-General Thurgood Marshall to become the first black justice on the Supreme Court.

1971 – The New York Times begins publication of the Pentagon Papers.

1983 – Pioneer 10 becomes the first man-made object to leave the central solar system when it passes beyond the orbit of Neptune.

1996 – The Montana Freemen surrender after an 81-day standoff with FBI agents.

1997 – A jury sentences Timothy McVeigh to death for his part in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.

2005 – Pop superstar Michael Jackson was acquitted by a California jury on charges of child molestation.