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 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 201 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is May 31, 2022 – a Monday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,655,078,400 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 ‘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 223 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 3,461 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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June 13 Historical Events

  • 1625
    King Charles I marries Henrietta Maria of France, Princess of France
  • 1777
    American Revolutionary War: Marquis de Lafayette lands near Charleston, South Carolina, in order to help the Continental Congress to train its army.
  • 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.
  • 1927
    Aviator Charles Lindbergh receives a ticker-tape parade down 5th Avenue in New York City.
  • 1971
    Vietnam War: The New York Times begins publication of the Pentagon Papers.
  • 1982
    Fahd becomes King of Saudi Arabia upon the death of his brother, Khalid.
  • 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
    President Kim Dae Jung of South Korea meets Kim Jong-il, leader of North Korea, for the beginning of the first ever inter-Korea summit, in the northern capital of Pyongyang.
  • 2002
    The United States withdraws from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty.
  • 2005
    A jury in Santa Maria, California acquits pop singer Michael Jackson of molesting 13-year-old Gavin Arvizo at his Neverland Ranch.

Who were born on June 13?

  • 1831
    James Clerk Maxwell, Scottish physicist (d. 1879)
  • 1931
    Nora Kovach, Hungarian-born American ballerina (d. 2009)
  • 1940
    Bobby Freeman, American soul singer
  • 1954
    Andrzej Lepper, Polish politician
  • 1966
    Naoki Hattori, Japanese racing driver
  • 1968
    Denise Pearson, British singer (Five Star)
  • 1968
    Spike Breakwell, British comedian
  • 1969
    Søren Nystrøm Rasted
  • 1970
    Rivers Cuomo, American musician (Weezer)
  • 1985
    Filipe Albuquerque, Portuguese racing driver

Who died on June 13?

  • 1784
    Henry Middleton, American president of the Continental Congress (b. 1717)
  • 1881
    Josef Skoda, Czech physician (b. 1805)
  • 1958
    Edwin Keppel Bennett, British writer (b. 1887)
  • 1972
    Dündar Taşer, Turkish nationalist (b. 1925)
  • 1979
    Demetrio Stratos, Italian musician (b. 1945)
  • 1980
    Walter Rodney, Guyanese historian and political figure (b. 1942)
  • 1982
    Riccardo Paletti, Formula One driver (b. 1958)
  • 1984
    António Variações, Portuguese hairdresser and musician (b. 1944)
  • 1987
    Geraldine Page, American actress (b. 1924)
  • 2006
    Charles Haughey, Taoiseach (b. 1925)

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