What happened this day in history June 13

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, 433,440 hours 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

  • 1373
    Anglo-Portuguese Alliance between England (succeeded by the United Kingdom) and Portugal is the oldest alliance in the world which is still in force.
  • 1777
    American Revolutionary War: Marquis de Lafayette lands near Charleston, South Carolina, in order to help the Continental Congress to train its army.
  • 1898
    Yukon Territory is formed, with Dawson chosen as its capital.
  • 1927
    Aviator Charles Lindbergh receives a ticker-tape parade down 5th Avenue in New York City.
  • 1967
    U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson nominates Solicitor-General Thurgood Marshall to become the first black justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.
  • 1970
    “The Long and Winding Road” becomes the Beatles’ last Number 1 song.
  • 1983
    Pioneer 10 becomes the first man-made object to leave the central Solar System when it passes beyond the orbit of Neptune (the furthest planet from the Sun at the time).
  • 1994
    A jury in Anchorage, Alaska, blames recklessness by Exxon and Captain Joseph Hazelwood for the Exxon Valdez disaster, allowing victims of the oil spill to seek $15 billion in damages.
  • 2002
    The United States withdraws from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty.
  • 2002
    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?

  • 1775
    Antoni Radziwiłł, Polish politician (d. 1833)
  • 1926
    Paul Lynde, American actor (d. 1982)
  • 1941
    Esther Ofarim, Israeli singer
  • 1947
    A. G. Lafley, American executive director
  • 1955
    Leah Ward Sears, Chief Justice Georgia Supreme Court
  • 1968
    Denise Pearson, British singer (Five Star)
  • 1972
    Natalie MacMaster, Canadian musician
  • 1976
    Kym Marsh, English singer, actress and T.V. presenter
  • 1979
    Nila Håkedal, Norwegian beach volleyball player
  • 1980
    Florent Malouda, French footballer

Who died on June 13?

  • 1645
    Miyamoto Musashi, Japanese swordsman
  • 1784
    Henry Middleton, American president of the Continental Congress (b. 1717)
  • 1918
    Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich of Russia, younger brother of Tsar Nicholas II (b. 1878) (murdered)
  • 1951
    Ben Chifley, Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1885)
  • 1982
    Peter Maivia, wrestler (b. 1935)
  • 1982
    Riccardo Paletti, Formula One driver (b. 1958)
  • 1993
    Gérard Côté, Canadian runner (b. 1913)
  • 2003
    Malik Meraj Khalid, Former caretaker Prime Minister of Pakistan (b. 1916)
  • 2004
    Dick Durrance, American skier (b. 1914)
  • 2008
    Tim Russert, American television host, NBC News Meet the Press moderator (b. 1950)

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