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One hundred years ago, on June
13th, 1900, China's Boxer Rebellion targeting
foreigners, as well as Chinese Christians,
erupted into full-scale violence.
On this date:
In 1886, King Ludwig the Second of
Bavaria drowned in Lake Starnberg.
In 1888, Congress
created the Department of Labor.
In 1898, the Yukon
Territory of Canada was organized.
In 1927, aviation
hero Charles Lindbergh was honored with a
ticker-tape parade in New York City.
In 1942, President
Roosevelt created the Office of War Information,
and appointed radio news commentator Elmer Davis
to be its head.
In 1944, Germany
began launching flying-bomb attacks against
Britain during World War Two.
In 1966, the
Supreme Court issued its landmark
"Miranda" decision, ruling that
criminal suspects had to be informed of their
constitutional rights prior to questioning by
In 1967, President
Johnson nominated Solicitor-General Thurgood
Marshall to become the first black justice on the
US Supreme Court.
In 1971, The New
York Times began publishing the Pentagon Papers,
a secret study of America's involvement in
In 1977, James
Earl Ray, the convicted assassin of civil rights
leader Dr. Martin Luther King Junior, was
recaptured following his escape three days
earlier from a Tennessee prison.
Ten years ago:
Secretary of State James A. Baker the Third,
testifying before the House Foreign Affairs
Committee, urged Israel to accept a US plan for
peace talks. (Baker gave out the telephone number
for the White House switchboard, telling the
Israelis publicly, "When you're serious
about this, call us.")
Five years ago:
President Clinton proposed a ten-year plan for
balancing the federal budget, saying in a
televised address his proposal would cut spending
by $1.1 trillion. France announced it would
abandon its 1992 moratorium on nuclear testing
and conduct eight more tests between September
One year ago: NATO
soldiers shot dead two armed men as peacekeepers
tried to contain new violence in Kosovo; Russian
troops, meanwhile, blocked British troops from
entering the airport in Pristina, the capital of
"Of all forms of
caution, caution in love is perhaps the most
fatal to true happiness."
Bertrand Russell, English mathematician and