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 - Pentagon Papers
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1971: The New York Times begins publication of the Pentagon Papers, a top-secret Pentagon study of U.S. government decision-making in relation to the Vietnam War. Parts of the study, ordered in secret by Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara, was leaked to the press by former military analyst Daniel Ellsberg. The full report was declassified and publicly released in June 2011.

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