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This Day in History for June 13 – Thurgood Marshall Nominated and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1900 – The Boxer Rebellion begins in China (More info)

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

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This Day in History for June 12 – Iran Election Sparks Protests and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1942 – Anne Frank receives a diary for her 13th birthday (More info)

1963 – Civil rights leader Medgar Evers is assassinated in front of his Mississippi home by Ku Klux Klan member Byron De La Beckwith (More info)

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Celebrity Birthdays for June 12 – Jim Nabors, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and More

Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Jim Nabors
Age: 82
Occupation: Actor and Singer
Known For: Playing Gomer Pyle on ‘The Andy Griffith Show’ and its spin-off ‘Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.,’ appearing in movies including ‘The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas’ and ‘Stroker Ace,’ and having a surprisingly rich, baritone voice that he lent to 28 albums and numerous singles

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Olaf Growald, Wikimedia Commons
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This Day in History for June 11 – Timothy McVeigh Executed and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1962 – Frank Morris, John Anglin and Clarence Anglin allegedly become the only prisoners to escape from the prison on Alcatraz Island (More info)

1963 – Alabama Gov. George Wallace unsuccessfully tries to physically block two black students from registering at the University of Alabama (More info)

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Frederick M. Brown / Florian Seefried, Getty Images
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Celebrity Birthdays for June 11 – Gene Wilder, Shia LaBeouf and More

Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Gene Wilder
Age: 79
Occupation: Actor, Writer and Activist
Known For: His many awesome collaborations with Mel Brooks like ‘The Producers’ and ‘Young Frankenstein,’ playing the title character in ‘Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory,’ several films with Richard Pryor including ‘Stir Crazy,’ and co-founding Gilda’s Club after his wife, legendary comedienne Gilda Radner, died of ovarian cancer

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Celebrity Birthdays for June 7 – Prince, Michael Cera and More

Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Prince
Age: 54
Occupation: Singer and Musician Extraordinaire
Known For: Dozens of hit singles and zillion-selling albums, starring in the movie ‘Purple Rain,’ playing so many instruments that some of them haven’t even been invented yet, working with countless other artists including Sheila E. and Chaka Khan, once changing his name to an unpronounceable symbol, and being one of the sexiest men on earth despite also being pocket-sized

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PaddyBriggs, Wikimedia Commons
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This Day in History for June 7 – Graceland Opens and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1776 – Richard Henry Lee introduces a resolution proposing a Declaration of Independence (More info)

1892 – Homer Plessy is arrested for refusing to leave his seat in the “whites-only” car of a train, leading to the landmark Plessy v. Ferguson court case (More info)

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Jamie McCarthy / Pascal Le Segretain, Getty Images
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Celebrity Birthdays for June 6 – Sandra Bernhard, Paul Giamatti and More

Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Sandra Bernhard
Age: 57
Occupation: Actress, Singer and Comedian
Known For: Her stand-up routines in which she critiques celebrity culture and political figures, several albums combining music and comedy, her close friendship with Madonna, and appearing in movies like ‘Zoolander’ and on TV shows including ‘Roseanne’ and ‘The L Word’

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This Day in History for June 6 – D-Day and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1844 – The Young Men’s Christian Association, aka YMCA, is founded in London (More info)

1944 – Gen. Eisenhower gives the go-ahead for the Allied invasion of northern France, code named D-Day (More info)

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This Day in History for June 5 – Apple II Goes On Sale and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1933 – The United States takes itself off the gold standard (More info)

1947 – US Secretary of State George Marshall calls for economic aid to war-torn Europe in what would come to be known as the Marshall Plan (More info)

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John Sciulli / Michael Buckner, Getty Images
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Celebrity Birthdays for June 5 – Kenny G, Mark Wahlberg and More

Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Kenny G
Age: 56
Occupation: Musician and Songwriter
Known For: Being the biggest-selling instrumental musician of the modern era, with global sales totaling more than 75 million albums and hit singles including ‘Don’t Make Me Wait for Love’ and ‘Songbird,’ his curly mane of hair, and often being a pop-culture punchline

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Dan Kitwood / Alberto E. Rodriguez, Getty Images
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Celebrity Birthdays for June 4 – Angelina Jolie, Russell Brand and More

Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Angelina Jolie
Age: 37
Occupation: Actress, Humanitarian and Alleged Husband-Stealer
Known For: Her Oscar-winning performance in ‘Girl, Interrupted,’ starring in the ‘Lara Croft’ film franchise, her work with various humanitarian causes, being actor Jon Voight’s daughter, her long relationship with Brad Pitt, and collecting kids like trading cards

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