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6/13/2013 1:50:00 PM
World Almanac for June 13

Today is the 164th day of 2013 and the 86th day of spring.

TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1934, German Chancellor Adolf Hitler and Italian Prime Minister Benito Mussolini met in Venice, Italy, prompting Mussolini to later refer to Hitler as "a silly little monkey."

In 1966, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Miranda v. Arizona that police must inform suspects of their rights before questioning them.

In 1967, Thurgood Marshall became the first African-American Supreme Court justice.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: William Butler Yeats (1865-1939), poet/dramatist; Harold "Red" Grange (1903-1991), football player; John Forbes Nash Jr. (1928- ), mathematician; Christo (1935- ), artist; Ban Ki-moon (1944- ), U.N. secretary-general; Stellan Skarsgard (1951- ), actor; Tim Allen (1953- ), actor; Chris Evans (1981- ), actor; Kat Dennings (1986- ), actress; Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen (1986- ), actresses.

TODAY'S FACT: Snigdha Nandipati, a 14-year-old from San Diego, won the 85th Scripps National Spelling Bee in 2012 by correctly spelling the word "guetapens," a French-derived word that means "ambush, snare or trap."

TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1948, Babe Ruth appeared at Yankee Stadium for the last time, on the occasion of the New York Yankees' Silver Anniversary Day, during which his No. 3 jersey was ceremonially retired.TODAY'S QUOTE: "People who lean on logic and philosophy and rational exposition end by starving the best part of the mind." -- William Butler Yeats

TODAY'S NUMBER: 73.7 million -- estimated combined population of North and South Korea in mid-2013.

TODAY'S MOON: Between new moon (June 8) and first quarter moon (June 16).

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