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
King Charles I marries Henrietta Maria of France, Princess of France
American Revolutionary War: Marquis de Lafayette lands near Charleston, South Carolina, in order to help the Continental Congress to train its army.
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.
Aviator Charles Lindbergh receives a ticker-tape parade down 5th Avenue in New York City.
Vietnam War: The New York Times begins publication of the Pentagon Papers.
Fahd becomes King of Saudi Arabia upon the death of his brother, Khalid.
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).
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.
The United States withdraws from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty.
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?
James Clerk Maxwell, Scottish physicist (d. 1879)
Nora Kovach, Hungarian-born American ballerina (d. 2009)
Bobby Freeman, American soul singer
Andrzej Lepper, Polish politician
Naoki Hattori, Japanese racing driver
Denise Pearson, British singer (Five Star)
Spike Breakwell, British comedian
Søren Nystrøm Rasted
Rivers Cuomo, American musician (Weezer)
Filipe Albuquerque, Portuguese racing driver
Who died on June 13?
Henry Middleton, American president of the Continental Congress (b. 1717)
Josef Skoda, Czech physician (b. 1805)
Edwin Keppel Bennett, British writer (b. 1887)
Dündar Taşer, Turkish nationalist (b. 1925)
Demetrio Stratos, Italian musician (b. 1945)
Walter Rodney, Guyanese historian and political figure (b. 1942)
Riccardo Paletti, Formula One driver (b. 1958)
António Variações, Portuguese hairdresser and musician (b. 1944)
Geraldine Page, American actress (b. 1924)
Charles Haughey, Taoiseach (b. 1925)
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