It’s a mostly sunny Thursday with a high of seventy-four ahead for Whitewater. Sunrise was at 5:16 a.m., sunset will be at 8:35 a.m., and the Moon is a waxing crescent with 22% of its visible disk illuminated.
On this day in 1966, the Supreme Court hands down its decision in Miranda v. Arizona, establishing the principle that all criminal suspects must be advised of their rights before interrogation. Now considered standard police procedure, “You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can, and will, be used against you in court of law. You have the right to an attorney. If you cannot afford one, one will be appointed to you,” has been heard so many times in television and film dramas that it has become almost cliche.
1923 – Platteville beaten by Chicago Union Giants
On this date, Platteville’s baseball team was defeated by the Chicago Union Giants, a member of the Negro League. The team, known at this time as the Gilkerson Union Giants, toured Wisconsin and the upper midwest each summer, playing local teams from small towns. The team was so good “that beating them made the season for local teams.” [Sources: Wisconsin Stories and Negro League Baseball Players Association]
Puzzablity has a new weekly theme for June 10-14: “Paternity Test
There’s a bit of a generation gap this Father’s Day week. Each day’s clue is a series of words, each with one letter replaced by a dash. Fill in the missing letters one way to get the first (or only) name of a famous father, real or fictional, then fill them in another way to get the name of a child of his.”
ADO-E / HO-SEFLY / PA-PER / CHE-K / CHE-RY
ADOBE HORSEFLY PAUPER CHECK CHEERY
ADORE HOUSEFLY PAMPER CHEEK CHERRY
Bruce & Rumer (Willis)
Here’s June 13th’s puzzle:
-INX / OVERT-RE / CA-TOR / CONV-CTION / UP-IGHT / -ERILY / W-ISTBAND