6/13/14

A Silly Little Monkey, Miranda Rights, ABM Exit

On This Progressive Day: June 13
Hitler and Mussolini meet in Venice, Italy; Mussolini later describes the German dictator as "a silly little monkey" (1934)

The SCOTUS rules in Miranda v. Arizona that the police must inform suspects of their rights before questioning them (1966)

The Montana Freemen surrender after an 81-day standoff with FBI agents (1996)

Italy pardons Mehmet Ali Agca, the Muslim Turkish gunman who tried to assassinate Pope John Paul II in 1981 (2000)

The U.S. withdraws from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty (2002)

President B. Hussein Obama speaks at the LGBT Pride Month celebration in the East Room of The White House (2013)

b: Anton Drexler (1884); d: Stephanie von Hohenlohe (1972), Tim Russert (2008)
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