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 165th day of the year 2024 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, 2024 – a Thursday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 28,637,280 minutes 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 ‘hectahexacontapentagon’ day.

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 230 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 4,192 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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June 13 Historical Events

  • 1886
    King Ludwig II of Bavaria is found dead in Lake Starnberg south of Munich at 11:30 PM.
  • 1893
    Grover Cleveland undergoes secret, successful surgery to remove a large, cancerous portion of his jaw; operation not revealed to US public until 1917, nine years after the president’s death.
  • 1910
    The University of the Philippines College of Engineering is established. This unit of the university is said to be the largest degree granting unit in the Philippines.
  • 1934
    Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini meet in Venice, Italy; Mussolini later describes the German dictator as “a silly little monkey”.
  • 1944
    World War II: German combat elements - reinforced by the 17th SS Panzergrenadier Division - launch a counterattack on American forces near Carentan.
  • 1966
    The United States Supreme Court rules in Miranda v. Arizona that the police must inform suspects of their rights before questioning them.
  • 1967
    U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson nominates Solicitor-General Thurgood Marshall to become the first black justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.
  • 1978
    Israeli Defense Forces withdraw from Lebanon.
  • 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).
  • 2000
    Italy pardons Mehmet Ali Agca, the Turkish gunman who tried to kill Pope John Paul II in 1981.

Who were born on June 13?

  • 1870
    Jules Bordet, Belgian immunologist and microbiologist, Nobel laureate (d. 1961)
  • 1894
    Dr. Leo Kanner, Austrian-American physician (d. 1981)
  • 1915
    Don Budge, American tennis player (d. 2000)
  • 1929
    Alan Civil, English French horn player (d. 1989)
  • 1939
    Tom Cheek, American baseball broadcaster (d. 2005)
  • 1969
    Svetlana Krivelyova, Russian athlete
  • 1974
    Selma Björnsdóttir, Icelandic singer
  • 1974
    Steve-O, American stunt performer and television personality
  • 1979
    Nila Håkedal, Norwegian beach volleyball player
  • 1986
    Keisuke Honda, Japanese footballer

Who died on June 13?

  • 1930
    Henry Segrave, British racing driver who held land speed records and the water speed record (b. 1896)
  • 1954
    Henry Blogg, English lifeboatman, George Cross and British Empire Medal recipient (b. 1876)
  • 1972
    Georg von Békésy, Hungarian biophysicist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1899)
  • 1979
    Darla Hood, American actress (b. 1931)
  • 1979
    Demetrio Stratos, Italian musician (b. 1945)
  • 1993
    Gérard Côté, Canadian runner (b. 1913)
  • 1997
    Nguyen Manh Tuong, Vietnamese lawyer and intellectual (b. 1909)
  • 2004
    Ralph Wiley, American journalist and writer (b. 1952)
  • 2005
    Jonathan Adams, English actor (b. 1931)
  • 2007
    Walid Eido, Lebanese MP (b. 1942)

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