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
Anglo-Portuguese Alliance between England (succeeded by the United Kingdom) and Portugal is the oldest alliance in the world which is still in force.
American Revolutionary War: Marquis de Lafayette lands near Charleston, South Carolina, in order to help the Continental Congress to train its army.
Yukon Territory is formed, with Dawson chosen as its capital.
Aviator Charles Lindbergh receives a ticker-tape parade down 5th Avenue in New York City.
U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson nominates Solicitor-General Thurgood Marshall to become the first black justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.
“The Long and Winding Road” becomes the Beatles’ last Number 1 song.
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).
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.
The United States withdraws from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty.
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?
Antoni Radziwiłł, Polish politician (d. 1833)
Paul Lynde, American actor (d. 1982)
Esther Ofarim, Israeli singer
A. G. Lafley, American executive director
Leah Ward Sears, Chief Justice Georgia Supreme Court
Denise Pearson, British singer (Five Star)
Natalie MacMaster, Canadian musician
Kym Marsh, English singer, actress and T.V. presenter
Nila Håkedal, Norwegian beach volleyball player
Florent Malouda, French footballer
Who died on June 13?
Miyamoto Musashi, Japanese swordsman
Henry Middleton, American president of the Continental Congress (b. 1717)
Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich of Russia, younger brother of Tsar Nicholas II (b. 1878) (murdered)
Ben Chifley, Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1885)
Peter Maivia, wrestler (b. 1935)
Riccardo Paletti, Formula One driver (b. 1958)
Gérard Côté, Canadian runner (b. 1913)
Malik Meraj Khalid, Former caretaker Prime Minister of Pakistan (b. 1916)
Dick Durrance, American skier (b. 1914)
Tim Russert, American television host, NBC News Meet the Press moderator (b. 1950)
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