This Day in History: June 13

Kim Dae-Jung and Kim Jong Il

2000 – Historic meeting between North and South Korean leaders. On this day in 2000, South Korean President Kim Dae-Jung met North Korean leader Kim Jong Il in a summit that marked the first meeting between heads of the two countries, helping earn Kim Dae-Jung the Nobel Peace Prize.

Thurgood Marshall

1967 – Thurgood Marshall was nominated as justice to the U.S. Supreme Court by President Lyndon B. Johnson; he became the Court’s first African American member.

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1971 – The New York Times began publishing the “Pentagon Papers”—a series of articles based on a study of the U.S. role in Indochina from World War II until May 1968; the papers added to the growing opposition to the Vietnam War.

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