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    On June 13, 1842, Queen Victoria became the first British monarch to ride on a train, traveling from Slough Railway Station to Paddington in 25 minutes.

    In 1917, during World War I, a group of German Gotha bombers attacked London, killing 162 people.
    The Phillips Petroleum Co. was incorporated in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. (Phillips merged with Conoco in 2002.)

    In 1927, aviation hero Charles Lindbergh was honored with a ticker-tape parade in New York City.

    In 1935, James Braddock claimed the title of world heavyweight boxing champion from Max Baer in a 15-round fight in Queens, New York.
    “Becky Sharp,” the first movie photographed in “three-strip” Technicolor, opened in New York

    In 1942, a four man Nazi sabotage team arrived on Long Island, New York, during World War II, three days before a second four-man team landed in Florida. (All eight were arrested after two of the first group decided to defect and cooperate with U.S. authorities; they were spared while the other six were executed.)

    In 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.

    In 1981, a scare occurred during a parade in London when a teenager fired six blank shots at Queen Elizabeth II.

    In 1997, a jury voted unanimously to give Timothy McVeigh the death penalty for the Oklahoma City bombing that killed 168 people.
    The Chicago Bulls captured their fifth professional basketball championship in seven years with a 90-96 victory over the Utah Jazz in Game 6.

    In 2012, A Houston jury convicted a man of shooting to death his neighbor during a confrontation outside the neighbor’s home two years earlier, rejecting his claim that he was within his rights under Texas’ version of a stand-your-ground law. (Paul Rodriguez was later sentenced to 40 years in prison for killing Kelly Danaher.)
    Matt Cain pitched the 22nd perfect game in major league history and the first for the San Francisco Giants, beating the Houston Astros 10-0.

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