Today in history

Content by F T.Bear

Good morning! Rise and shine!

Today in history is a place for you early risers to exercise your brains as you wait for the day to begin. Please, by all means, bring your own bits of history to the comments section and add your memories of what YOU did on this day however many years ago.

The beauty of an early morning historical post is that the date can mean the event happened today “our time” or today “other side of the world” time.

From the life and death of Plato through to the latest most recent history as it happens, we intend on bringing you stimulating and educational historical knowledge.

13th June

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.

1983.  Pioneer 10 departs the solar system, Launched in 1972 the probe is currently heading towards another star, Ross 246, where it will arrive in about 34.600AD.

323. Alexander the Great dies aged 33. Born in Macedonia, he would go on to control the largest empire in the history of the world. After his death, it would all fall apart with his armies breaking into warring factions.

1920.  The US Post Office Department rules that children may NOT be sent by parcel post.

1940.  Paris is evacuated as German forces advance on the city.