History Blog

June 21

Happy Birthday RIP Ernestine Jane Russell(1921–2011) Lois Maureen Stapleton(1925–2006) ; Bernard “Bernie” Kopell–91 Monty Markham–89 Ronald Ely–86 Mary Loretta “Mariette” Hartley–84 Raymond Davies–80 Meredith Baxter–77 Michael Gross–77 Douglas Savant–60 Lana Wachowski–59 James Breuer–57 Juliette Lewis–51 Christopher Pratt–45 Prince William Windsor, Duke of Cambridge–42 Edward Snowden–41 ; 1973 – In handing down the decision in Miller v. California 413 US 15, the Supreme Court of the United States establishes the Miller Test for obscenity in U.S. law (The test for determining whether speech or expression can be labeled obscene, in which case it is not protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and can be prohibited). This is very difficult to prove and rarely goes to higher courts.