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This day in history: June 13

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All of the events below occurred on the same day, June 13.

1777: Marquis de Lafayette arrives in Charleston, S.C. to help the Continental Congress train its army.

1926: Actor, comedian and game show celebrity Paul Lynde is born in Mount Vernon, Ohio.

1927: Aviator Charles Lindbergh is given a ticker tape parade in New York City for his solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean.

1948: An ailing Babe Ruth bids farewell to baseball in a ceremony at Yankee Stadium. He dies two months later.

1967: President Lyndon Johnson nominates Solicitor-General Thurgood Marshall to become the first black justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.

1970: "The Long and Winding Road" tops the U.S. charts, becoming The Beatles' last #1 single.

2008: News journalist and Meet the Press host Tim Russert dies in Washington, D.C. at age 58.

2010: Country singer and sausage maker Jimmy Dean, 81, dies in Varina, Virginia.

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