Today is Tuesday, June 30, the 182nd day of 2020. There are 184 days left in the year.
Today’s highlight in history
On June 30, 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.
On this date
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 1934, Adolf Hitler launched his “blood purge” of political and military rivals in Germany in what came to be known as “The Night of the Long Knives.”
In 1963, Pope Paul VI was crowned the 262nd head of the Roman Catholic Church.
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.
In 1982, the proposed Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution expired, having failed to receive the required number of ratifications for its adoption, despite having its seven-year deadline extended by three years.
In 1994, the U.S. Figure Skating Association stripped Tonya Harding of the national championship and banned her for life for her role in the attack on rival Nancy Kerrigan.
In 1997, the Union Jack was lowered for the last time over Government House in Hong Kong as Britain prepared to hand the colony back to China at midnight after ruling it for 156 years.
Ten years ago
President Barack Obama talked about the economy at a town hall in Racine, saying, “We got it moving again,” and that he intended to get “our debt and our deficits under control,” but warned he wouldn’t slash spending at the expense of the economic rebound.
Five years ago
An Indonesian Air Force transport plane crashed, killing more than 120 people on board and 22 on the ground.
One year ago
President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un met at the heavily fortified Demilitarized Zone between North and South Korea, and agreed to revive talks on the North’s nuclear program. (A working-level meeting in Sweden in October would break down over what the North Koreans described as the Americans’ “old stance and attitude.”)
Editor’s note: Due to earlier newspaper deadlines, Sunday’s lottery drawings appear in today’s Leader-Telegram.
The winning numbers for Sunday:
SuperCash: 1-2-3-19-23-27. Doubler: Y
Daily Pick 4: midday 4-4-4-0; evening 1-4-8-1
Daily Pick 3: midday 1-4-8; evening 4-5-3
Badger 5: 7-11-24-26-31
All or Nothing: midday 1-6-8-9-11-13-16-17-20-21-22; evening 1-3-4-5-7-11-13-14-15-17-19