13th June

The events happened on 13th June are :

2000 : Historic meeting between North and South Korean leaders : On this day in 2000, South Korean President Kim Dae Jung met North Korean leader Kim Jong Il in a summit that marked the first meeting between heads of the two countries, helping earn Kim Dae Jung the Nobel Peace Prize.

1971 : The New York Times began publishing the “Pentagon Papers”—a series of articles based on a study of the U.S. role in Indochina from World War II until May 1968.

1967 : Thurgood Marshall was nominated as justice to the U.S. Supreme Court by President Lyndon B. Johnson.

1966 : The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favour of Ernesto Miranda in Miranda v. Arizona, affirming that constitutional guarantees against self-incrimination include restrictions on police interrogation of an arrested suspect.

1913 : Hudson Stuck and Harry Karstens led a mountaineering party to the south peak, the true summit of Mount McKinley, becoming the first people to ascend North America's highest peak (6,194 metres [20,320 feet]).

1897 : Finnish track athlete Paavo Nurmi—who dominated long-distance running in the 1920s, capturing nine gold medals in three Olympic Games (1920, 1924, 1928)—was born.

1878 : The Congress of Berlin met to sign the Treaty of Berlin to replace the Treaty of San Stefano, which had been signed by Russia and Turkey (March 3, 1878) at the conclusion of the last of the Russo-Turkish wars.

323 : The king of Macedonia, Alexander the Great, died in Babylon.

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