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"When we ask for advice, we are usually looking for an accomplice." — Saul Bellow (1915-2005).


Today is MONDAY, JUNE 10, the 161st day of 2019. There are 204 days left in the year.


Highlight in History

Israeli soldiers collect water in jerry cans from a small stream during a lull in the fighting with the Syrians in the heat, June 10, 1967. (AP Photo/Kurt Strumpf)

On June 10, 1967, six days of war in the Mideast involving Israel, Syria, Egypt, Jordan and Iraq ended as Israel and Syria accepted a United Nations-mediated cease-fire.


JAMES VON BRUNN, an 88-year-old white supremacist, opened fire in the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., killing security guard Stephen T. Johns. (Von Brunn died at a North Carolina hospital in January 2010 while awaiting trial.)


• In 1692, the first execution resulting from the Salem witch trials in Massachusetts took place as Bridget Bishop was hanged.

• In 1977, James Earl Ray, the convicted assassin of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., escaped from Brushy Mountain State Prison in Tennessee with six others; he was recaptured June 13.

• In 1978, Affirmed, ridden by Steve Cauthen, won the 110th Belmont Stakes to claim horse racing's 11th Triple Crown. (Alydar was second while Darby Creek Road came in third in a five-horse field.)

• In 1991, 11-year-old Jaycee Dugard of South Lake Tahoe, California, was abducted by Phillip and Nancy Garrido; Jaycee was held by the couple for 18 years before she was found by authorities.

• In 2001, the Supreme Court, without comment, turned down a request to allow the videotaping of Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh's execution, scheduled for the following day.


• Britain's Prince Philip is 98.

• Attorney F. Lee Bailey is 86.

• Actor Andrew Stevens is 64.

• Model-actress Elizabeth Hurley is 54.

• Actor Doug McKeon is 53.

• Rhythm and blues singer JoJo is 48.

• Former Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is 48

• Country singer Lee Brice is 40.

• Olympic gold medal figure skater Tara Lipinski is 37.

• Sasha Obama is 18.