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Today is Tuesday, June 30, the 182nd day of 2020. There are 184 days left in the year.
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In 1971, the Supreme Court ruled, 6-3, that the government could not prevent The New York Times or The Washington Post from publishing the Pentagon Papers.
In 1865, eight people, including Mary Surratt and Dr. Samuel Mudd, were convicted by a military commission of conspiring with John Wilkes Booth, the assassin of President Abraham Lincoln. Four defendants, including Surratt, were executed; Mudd was sentenced to life in prison, but was pardoned by President Andrew Johnson in 1869.
In 1971, a Soviet space mission ended in tragedy when three cosmonauts aboard Soyuz 11 were found dead of asphyxiation inside their capsule after it had returned to Earth.
Actor Vincent D’Onofrio is 61. Rock musician Tom Drummond (Better Than Ezra) is 51. Actress Monica Potter is 49. Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps is 35. Actor Sean Marquette (TV: “The Goldbergs”) is 32.
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