What are the important events that happened on June 13? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.
June 13: Facts & Myths About This Day
June 13 is the 164th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 201 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is May 31, 2019 – a Thursday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 1,560,384,000 seconds has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.
Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘hectahexacontatetragon’ day.
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Gemini is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Pearl is the modern birthstone for this month. Moonstone is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 226 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.
The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 2,365 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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June 13 Historical Events
Anglo-Portuguese Alliance between England (succeeded by the United Kingdom) and Portugal is the oldest alliance in the world which is still in force.
Lewis and Clark Expedition: scouting ahead of the expedition, Meriwether Lewis and four companions sight the Great Falls of the Missouri River.
The USS Jeannette is crushed in an Arctic Ocean ice pack.
A fire devastates much of Vancouver, British Columbia.
Yukon Territory is formed, with Dawson chosen as its capital.
Catalina affair: a Swedish Douglas DC-3 is shot down by a Soviet MiG-15 fighter.
Mir Mine, the first diamond mine in the USSR, is discovered.
Fahd becomes King of Saudi Arabia upon the death of his brother, Khalid.
The Montana Freemen surrender after an 81-day standoff with FBI agents.
Two 14-year-old South Korean girls are struck and killed by a United States Army armored vehicle, leading to months of public protests against the US.
Who were born on June 13?
Thomas Young, English scientist (d. 1829)
Jacques Henri Lartigue, French photographer (d. 1986)
Gonzalo Torrente Ballester, Galician writer (d. 1999)
Mary Whitehouse, British campaigner (d. 2001)
Slim Dusty, Australian Singer (d. 2003)
Irvin D. Yalom, American psychotherapist
Bobby Freeman, American soul singer
Garnet Bailey, Canadian ice hockey player and executive (d. 2001)
Selma Björnsdóttir, Icelandic singer
Jason Spezza, Canadian hockey player
Who died on June 13?
Kočo Racin, Macedonian poet (b. 1908)
Edwin Keppel Bennett, British writer (b. 1887)
Clyde McPhatter, American musician (b. 1932)
António Variações, Portuguese hairdresser and musician (b. 1944)
Deke Slayton, astronaut (b. 1924)
Gérard Côté, Canadian runner (b. 1913)
John Hope, American meteorologist (b. 1919)
Malik Meraj Khalid, Former caretaker Prime Minister of Pakistan (b. 1916)
David Diamond, American composer (b. 1915)
Mitsuharu Misawa, Japanese professional wrestler (b. 1962)
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