Historic meeting between North and South Korean leaders: 13 June 2000 – This Day in History

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.

More Events on this day:

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.

1967: Thurgood Marshall was nominated as justice to the U.S. Supreme Court by President Lyndon B. Johnson.

1966: The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favour of Ernesto Miranda in Miranda v. Arizona, affirming that constitutional guarantees against self-incrimination include restrictions on police interrogation of an arrested suspect.

1878: The Congress of Berlin met to sign the Treaty of Berlin to replace the Treaty of San Stefano, which had been signed by Russia and Turkey (March 3, 1878) at the conclusion of the last of the Russo-Turkish wars.

323 : The king of Macedonia, Alexander the Great, died in Babylon.

Source: Encyclopædia Britannica Online Daily

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