Today in History: June 13

Today in History:June 13

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1777

The Marquis de Lafayette arrives in the American colonies to help in their rebellion against Britain.

1863

Confederate forces on their way to Gettysburg clash with Union troops at the Second Battle of Winchester, Virginia.

1920

The U.S. Post Office Department rules that children may not be sent by parcel post.

1923

The French set a trade barrier between occupied Ruhr and the rest of Germany.

1940

Paris is evacuated as the Germans advance on the city.

1943

German spies land on Long Island, New York, and are soon captured.

1944

The first German V-1 buzz-bomb hits London.

1949

Installed by the French, Bao Dai enters Saigon to rule Vietnam.

1971

The New York Times begins publishing the Pentagon Papers.

1978

Israelis withdraw the last of their invading forces from Lebanon.

1979

Sioux Indians are awarded $105 million in compensation for the 1877 U.S. seizure of the Black Hills in South Dakota.

1983

Pioneer 10, already in space for 11 years, leaves the solar system.