On this day: June 13

Published On: Jun 11 2013 12:43:07 AM CDT   Updated On: Jun 13 2016 01:00:00 AM CDT

The Beatles score their last No. 1 hit in America, the New York Times begins printing the Pentagon Papers, Pioneer 10 bids adieu to the Solar System, and Michael Jackson is found not guilty, all on this day.

OTD June 13 - Pioneer 10
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1983: Pioneer 10 becomes the first manmade object to leave the central Solar System when it passes beyond the orbit of Neptune, which was the furthest planet from the sun at the time. The robotic space probe, launched in March 1972, had earlier completed the first mission to the planet Jupiter. Communication was lost on Jan. 23, 2003, due to power constraints, with the probe at a distance of 12 billion kilometers from Earth.

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