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 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 201 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is May 31, 2020 – a Saturday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 1,592,006,400 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 ‘hectahexacontapentagon’ 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 244 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 2,731 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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June 13 Historical Events
Rhode Island becomes the first of Britain’s North American colonies to ban the importation of slaves.
The USS Jeannette is crushed in an Arctic Ocean ice pack.
Yukon Territory is formed, with Dawson chosen as its capital.
World War I: the deadliest German air raid on London during World War I is carried out by Gotha G bombers and results in 162 deaths, including 46 children, and 432 injuries.
Aviator Charles Lindbergh receives a ticker-tape parade down 5th Avenue in New York City.
Governor of Texas Preston Smith signs a bill into law converting the former Southwest Center for Advanced Studies, originally founded as a research arm of Texas Instruments, into the University of Texas at Dallas.
Convicted Martin Luther King Jr. assassin James Earl Ray is recaptured after escaping from prison three days before.
Uphaar cinema fire, in New Delhi, India, killed 59 people, and over 100 people injured.
A jury in Santa Maria, California acquits pop singer Michael Jackson of molesting 13-year-old Gavin Arvizo at his Neverland Ranch.
The Al Askari Mosque is bombed for a second time.
Who were born on June 13?
Charles the Bald, Holy Roman Emperor and King of the West Franks (d. 877)
Jan Marek Marci, Bohemian doctor and scientist (d. 1667)
Thomas Young, English scientist (d. 1829)
William Sealey Gosset, English chemist, statistician (d. 1937)
E. M. S. Namboodiripad, Indian politician (d. 1998)
Michael Stark, Australian actor
Vassilis Karapialis, Greek footballer
Tanner Foust, American racing driver
Ante Covic, Australian footballer
Kym Marsh, English singer, actress and T.V. presenter
Who died on June 13?
Ali az-Zahir, caliph (b. 1005)
Henry Middleton, American president of the Continental Congress (b. 1717)
King Ludwig II of Bavaria (b. 1845)
Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich of Russia, younger brother of Tsar Nicholas II (b. 1878) (murdered)
Henry Segrave, British racing driver who held land speed records and the water speed record (b. 1896)
Ben Chifley, Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1885)
Peter Maivia, wrestler (b. 1935)
Dick Durrance, American skier (b. 1914)
Charles Haughey, Taoiseach (b. 1925)
Tim Russert, American television host, NBC News Meet the Press moderator (b. 1950)
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