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 THIS DAY IN HISTORY
1966
The Miranda rights are established
On this day in 1966, the Supreme Court hands down its decision in Miranda v. Arizona, establishing the principle that all criminal suspects must be advised of their rights before interrogation. Now considered standard police procedure, "You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can, and ... read more »
American Revolution
1777
Lafayette arrives in South Carolina to serve alongside Gen. Washington »
Art, Literature, and Film History
1893
Crime writer Dorothy L. Sayers is born »
1962
Stanley Kubrick's "Lolita" released »
1975
Linda Ronstadt has her first #1 hit on the country-music charts »
Civil War
1864
Gen. Grant swings toward Petersburg »
Crime
2006
Jurors begin deliberations in Susan Polk trial »
Disaster
1972
Hurricane Agnes forms in Mexico »
General Interest
323
Alexander the Great dies »
1381
Peasant army marches into London »
1967
Thurgood Marshall appointed to Supreme Court »
1983
Pioneer 10 departs solar system »
1986
Desmond Tutu meets with South African president P.W. Botha  »
Inventions & Science
1895
First auto race held from Paris-Bordeaux-Paris »
Presidential
1807
Thomas Jefferson subpoenaed in Aaron Burr's treason trial »
Sports
1905
Christy Mathewson throws second no-hitter »
Vietnam War
1971
The New York Times publishes the "Pentagon Papers" »
1973
Kissinger and Le Duc Tho sign new peace agreement »
Westward Expansion
1805
Meriwether Lewis reaches the Great Falls »
World War I
1914
Kaiser Wilhelm concludes meeting with Archduke Franz Ferdinand »
World War II
1944
Germans launch V-1 rocket attack against Britain »