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UPI Almanac for Sunday, June 16, 2024

On June 16, 1999, police arrested Sara Jane Olson, formerly known as Kathleen Ann Soliah, a member of the terrorist Symbionese Liberation Army that kidnapped newspaper heiress Patty Hearst.

By United Press International
On June 16, 1999, police arrested Kathleen Ann Soliah, a member of the terrorist Symbionese Liberation Army, which kidnapped newspaper heiress Patty Hearst. She pleaded guilty to planting bombs and a role in killing a bank customer during a robbery. Soliah, who later changed her name to Sara Jane Olson, was released from prison in 2009. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
1 of 3 | On June 16, 1999, police arrested Kathleen Ann Soliah, a member of the terrorist Symbionese Liberation Army, which kidnapped newspaper heiress Patty Hearst. She pleaded guilty to planting bombs and a role in killing a bank customer during a robbery. Soliah, who later changed her name to Sara Jane Olson, was released from prison in 2009. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

Today is Sunday, June 16, the 168th day of 2024 with 198 to follow.

Today is Father's Day.

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The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Neptune and Saturn.


Those born on this date are under the sign of Gemini. They include golf legend Old Tom Morris in 1821; American Indian leader Geronimo in 1829; actor Stan Laurel in 1890; newspaper publisher Katharine Graham in 1917; actor Eileen Atkins in 1934 (age 90); actor Bill Cobbs in 1934 (age 90); author Joyce Carol Oates in 1938 (age 86); musician Billy Crash Craddock in 1939 (age 85); actor Joan Van Ark in 1943 (age 81); actor Geoff Pierson in 1949 (age 75); boxer Roberto Duran in 1951 (age 73); musician Gino Vannelli in 1952 (age 72); actor Laurie Metcalf in 1955 (age 69); actor Arnold Vosloo in 1962 (age 62); actor Danny Burstein in 1964 (age 60); musician MC Ren, born Lorenzo Patterson, (N.W.A.) in 1969 (age 55); actor Clifton Collins Jr. in 1970 (age 54); golfer Phil Mickelson in 1970 (age 54); musician Tupac Shakur in 1971; actor John Cho in 1972 (age 52); actor Eddie Cibrian in 1973 (age 51); actor Daniel Brühl in 1978 (age 46); actor Sibel Kekilli in 1980 (age 44); actor Missy Peregrym in 1982 (age 42); comedian Abby Elliott in 1987 (age 37); actor Anna Cathcart in 2003 (age 21).

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On this date in history:

In 1883, the New York Giants had the first Ladies' Day baseball game.

In 1909, President William Howard Taft, in a message to Congress, recommended the adoption of a constitutional amendment giving the federal government the right to levy and collect an income tax.

In 1940, Marshal Henri-Philippe Petain became prime minister of the Vichy government in France.

In 1963, the Soviet Union put the first woman into space, cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova.

In 1999, police arrested Sara Jane Olson, formerly known as Kathleen Ann Soliah, a member of the terrorist Symbionese Liberation Army that kidnapped newspaper heiress Patty Hearst. After more than 20 years on the run, Olson pleaded guilty to planting bombs and a role in killing a bank customer during a robbery. Soliah, who later changed her name to Sara Jane Olson, was released from prison in 2009.

In 2005, Sgt. Leigh Ann Hester, 23, of Bowling Green, Ky., became the first female soldier to receive the Silver Star for bravery in combat in the Iraq war.

In 2011, U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., announced he would resign after admitting he sent sexually suggestive photos on social networks Facebook and Twitter. He left office the following week.

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In 2012, Saudi Arabia announced the death of Crown Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz al-Saud eight months after he became heir to the throne. He was succeeded as crown prince by Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud.

In 2023, dozens of schoolchildren were among those slain by suspected Islamic State-aligned rebels in an attack on a secondary school in Mpondwe, Uganda.


A thought for the day: "Common sense is seeing things as they are and doing things as they ought to be." -- American writer/abolitionist Harriet Beecher Stowe

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