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 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

  • 1774
    Rhode Island becomes the first of Britain’s North American colonies to ban the importation of slaves.
  • 1881
    The USS Jeannette is crushed in an Arctic Ocean ice pack.
  • 1898
    Yukon Territory is formed, with Dawson chosen as its capital.
  • 1917
    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.
  • 1927
    Aviator Charles Lindbergh receives a ticker-tape parade down 5th Avenue in New York City.
  • 1969
    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.
  • 1977
    Convicted Martin Luther King Jr. assassin James Earl Ray is recaptured after escaping from prison three days before.
  • 1997
    Uphaar cinema fire, in New Delhi, India, killed 59 people, and over 100 people injured.
  • 2005
    A jury in Santa Maria, California acquits pop singer Michael Jackson of molesting 13-year-old Gavin Arvizo at his Neverland Ranch.
  • 2007
    The Al Askari Mosque is bombed for a second time.

Who were born on June 13?

  • 823
    Charles the Bald, Holy Roman Emperor and King of the West Franks (d. 877)
  • 1595
    Jan Marek Marci, Bohemian doctor and scientist (d. 1667)
  • 1773
    Thomas Young, English scientist (d. 1829)
  • 1876
    William Sealey Gosset, English chemist, statistician (d. 1937)
  • 1909
    E. M. S. Namboodiripad, Indian politician (d. 1998)
  • 1950
    Michael Stark, Australian actor
  • 1965
    Vassilis Karapialis, Greek footballer
  • 1973
    Tanner Foust, American racing driver
  • 1975
    Ante Covic, Australian footballer
  • 1976
    Kym Marsh, English singer, actress and T.V. presenter

Who died on June 13?

  • 1036
    Ali az-Zahir, caliph (b. 1005)
  • 1784
    Henry Middleton, American president of the Continental Congress (b. 1717)
  • 1886
    King Ludwig II of Bavaria (b. 1845)
  • 1918
    Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich of Russia, younger brother of Tsar Nicholas II (b. 1878) (murdered)
  • 1930
    Henry Segrave, British racing driver who held land speed records and the water speed record (b. 1896)
  • 1951
    Ben Chifley, Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1885)
  • 1982
    Peter Maivia, wrestler (b. 1935)
  • 2004
    Dick Durrance, American skier (b. 1914)
  • 2006
    Charles Haughey, Taoiseach (b. 1925)
  • 2008
    Tim Russert, American television host, NBC News Meet the Press moderator (b. 1950)

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