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 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, 1,560,384,000 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 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

  • 1373
    Anglo-Portuguese Alliance between England (succeeded by the United Kingdom) and Portugal is the oldest alliance in the world which is still in force.
  • 1805
    Lewis and Clark Expedition: scouting ahead of the expedition, Meriwether Lewis and four companions sight the Great Falls of the Missouri River.
  • 1881
    The USS Jeannette is crushed in an Arctic Ocean ice pack.
  • 1886
    A fire devastates much of Vancouver, British Columbia.
  • 1898
    Yukon Territory is formed, with Dawson chosen as its capital.
  • 1952
    Catalina affair: a Swedish Douglas DC-3 is shot down by a Soviet MiG-15 fighter.
  • 1955
    Mir Mine, the first diamond mine in the USSR, is discovered.
  • 1982
    Fahd becomes King of Saudi Arabia upon the death of his brother, Khalid.
  • 1996
    The Montana Freemen surrender after an 81-day standoff with FBI agents.
  • 2002
    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?

  • 1773
    Thomas Young, English scientist (d. 1829)
  • 1894
    Jacques Henri Lartigue, French photographer (d. 1986)
  • 1910
    Gonzalo Torrente Ballester, Galician writer (d. 1999)
  • 1910
    Mary Whitehouse, British campaigner (d. 2001)
  • 1927
    Slim Dusty, Australian Singer (d. 2003)
  • 1931
    Irvin D. Yalom, American psychotherapist
  • 1940
    Bobby Freeman, American soul singer
  • 1948
    Garnet Bailey, Canadian ice hockey player and executive (d. 2001)
  • 1974
    Selma Björnsdóttir, Icelandic singer
  • 1983
    Jason Spezza, Canadian hockey player

Who died on June 13?

  • 1943
    Kočo Racin, Macedonian poet (b. 1908)
  • 1958
    Edwin Keppel Bennett, British writer (b. 1887)
  • 1972
    Clyde McPhatter, American musician (b. 1932)
  • 1984
    António Variações, Portuguese hairdresser and musician (b. 1944)
  • 1993
    Deke Slayton, astronaut (b. 1924)
  • 1993
    Gérard Côté, Canadian runner (b. 1913)
  • 2002
    John Hope, American meteorologist (b. 1919)
  • 2003
    Malik Meraj Khalid, Former caretaker Prime Minister of Pakistan (b. 1916)
  • 2005
    David Diamond, American composer (b. 1915)
  • 2009
    Mitsuharu Misawa, Japanese professional wrestler (b. 1962)

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