On this day: June 13

Published: Jun 11 2013 01:43:07 AM EDT   Updated On: Jun 13 2014 02:00:00 AM EDT

The Beatles score their last No. 1 hit in America, the New York Times begins printing the Pentagon Papers, Pioneer 10 bids adieu to the Solar System, and Michael Jackson is found not guilty, all on this day.

OTD June 13 - Jimmy Dean
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2010: Country singer, TV host and actor Jimmy Dean dies of natural causes at the age of 81 in Varina, Virginia. Dean had a hit in 1961 with the song "Big Bad John," starred in his own television variety show and appeared in the movie "Diamonds Are Forever" and the TV series "Daniel Boone" and "Fantasy Island." He is perhaps best known today as the creator of the Jimmy Dean Sausage Company, which he founded in 1969. He's seen here in 1966.

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