Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Date, June 13

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Date, June 13

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1870 Pittsburgh's first paid fire department was organized.

1966 The Supreme Court ruled in Miranda v. Arizona that criminal suspects had to be informed of their constitutional right to consult with an attorney and to remain silent.

1971 The New York Times began publishing excerpts of the Pentagon Papers, a secret study of America's involvement in Vietnam from 1945 to 1967 that had been leaked to the paper by military analyst Daniel Ellsberg.

1974 Gulf Building in Pittsburgh was shaken by a dynamite explosion. No one was hurt. A caller identifying himself as a member of the terrorist Weather Underground said the bomb had been planted by his group. Another caller told the Associated Press that the bombing was to protest Gulf's "racist policies" in the Portuguese colony of Angola. …

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