Welcome to your weekend. As we continue to live and write our own history, here is a peek back on other things that June 13th has marked in days past.

On this day:

In 1888, Congress created the Department of Labor. 

In 1927, the American flag was displayed from the right hand of the Statue of Liberty for the first time.

In 1966, the United States Supreme Court handed down what would become known as the Miranda Decision.  The ruling gave individuals the right to remain silent after being taken into custody by police. 

In 1977, James Earl Ray, the man convicted in the assassination of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., was recaptured after escaping from a Tennessee prison three days earlier. 

In 2004, a day after celebrating his 80th birthday, former President George H.W. Bush successfully completed a skydive at the Texas A&M campus in College Station, Texas.  Bush performed a tandem jump with a member of the Army’s Golden Knight’s skydiving team.

In 2016, for the first time in Tony Award history, all four musical acting awards went to black actors.  “Hamilton” also won big, taking home eleven awards out of 16-nominations.

What ever your day brings you, wishing you a safe and happy weekend.

-715 Newsroom

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