Historical Events on June 13

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  • 1325 Ibn Battuta begins his travels, leaving his home in Tangiers to travel to Mecca (gone 24 years)
  • 1373 Anglo-Portuguese Treaty of Alliance (world's oldest extant) signed in London
  • 1392 Assassination attempt on Pierre de Craon Van Clisson of France fails
  • 1547 King Ferdinand of Austria subjects himself on Turkish sultan Suleiman
  • 1611 John Fabricius dedicates earliest sunspot publication
  • 1655 Adriana Nooseman-van de Bergh is 1st actress in Amsterdam theater
  • 1665 Battle of Lowestoft, off Suffolk, England: English fleet beats Dutch
  • 1707 Hungary declares itself independent under Ferenc Rákóczi II
  • 1721 England signs Treaty of Madrid
  • 1727 Spain underwrites Preliminairy of Paris
  • 1753 Austria, England & Modena sign secret military treaty
  • 1774 Rhode Island becomes first colony to prohibit importation of slaves
  • 1777 Leonard Norcross patents a submarine diving suit
  • 1777 Marquis de Lafayette lands in US
  • 1789 Mrs Alexander Hamilton serves ice cream for dessert to Washington
  • 1792 King Louis XVI dissmisses French government
  • 1798 Mission San Luis Rey de Francia founded in California

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1828 Simon Bolívar proclaimed dictator

Military and Political Leader Simon Bolívar
Military and Political Leader
Simon Bolívar
  • 1837 1st Mormon missionaries to British Isles leave Kirtland, Ohio
  • 1855 Opera "Les Vêpres Sicilenne" is produced (Paris)
  • 1863 Second Battle of Winchester VA
  • 1863 Samuel Butler publishes 1st part of "Erewhon", Christchurch, NZ
  • 1863 Skirmish at Berryville Virginia

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1865 President Andrew Johnson proclaims reconstruction of confederate states

17th US President Andrew Johnson
17th US President
Andrew Johnson
  • 1866 US House of representatives passes 14th Amendment (Civil rights)
  • 1868 Oscar J Dunn (a black) is elected Lt Governor of Louisiana
  • 1871 Hurricane kills 300 in Labrador
  • 1874 8th Belmont: G Barbee aboard Saxon wins in 2:39.5
  • 1878 Congress of Berlin redraws the terms of Treaty of San Stefano to give Russia less influence in old Ottoman empire
  • 1881 The USS Jeannette, under the command of George Washington De Long, sinks in the Arctic circle following 21 months of drifting after becoming trapped in the ice
  • 1886 Fire destroys nearly 1,000 buildings in Vancouver, BC
  • 1886 King Ludwig II of Bavaria found dead in Lake Starnberg south of Munich at 11:30 PM at 40. Builder of palace of Neuschwanstein and patron of Wagner
  • 1888 US Congress creates Department of Labor
  • 1889 2' of snow accumulates in Rawlins, Wyoming
  • 1889 23rd Belmont: W Hayward aboard Eric wins in 2:47.25
  • 1890 Eagle Ave in the Bronx is cut out & named
  • 1890 4th U.S. Women's National Championship: Ellen Roosevelt beats Bertha Townsend (6-2, 6-2)
  • 1895 Emile Levassor wins 1st Paris-Bordeaux-Paris auto race (24 kph)
  • 1895 35th British Golf Open: J.H. Taylor shoots a 322 at St Andrews
  • 1896 36th British Golf Open: Harry Vardon shoots a 316 at Muirfield
  • 1898 Yukon Territory of Canada organized, Dawson chosen as capital
  • 1900 In China, Baron von Kettler, the German minister to China, beats two young Boxers with his walking stick; when word of this circulates, rioting and arson spread throughout Peking during the night.
  • 1902 Prussian Upper house gives 350 million marks to Poland
  • 1905 NY Giant Christy Mathewson 2nd no-hitter, beats Chicago Cubs, 1-0
  • 1907 Lowest temp ever in 48 US states for June, 2°F in Tamarack Calif

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1908 Tommy Burns KOs Bill Squires in 8 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Tommy Burns
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Tommy Burns
  • 1910 Pilot Charles Hamilton makes 1st 1-day round-trip from NY to Phila
  • 1910 William D Crum, a South Carolina physician, appointed minister to Liberia
  • 1912 NY Giant Christy Mathewson wins his 300th game
  • 1913 45th Belmont: Roscoe Troxler aboard Prince Eugene wins in 2:18
  • 1913 Yanks win 13th game of year after losing 36 games
  • 1914 Eleftherios Venizelos annouces that Greece intends to annex Chios and Mytilene, two large islands off the Turkish coast; Greece and Turkey have been heading towards conflict for months over claims to Aegean islands
  • 1914 28th U.S. Women's National Championship: Mary Browne beats Marie Wagner (6-2, 1-6, 6-1)
  • 1915 29th U.S. Women's National Championship: Molla Bjurstedt beats Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman (4-6, 6-2, 6-0)
  • 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.
  • 1918 Phillies & Cards tie 8-8 in 19 innings
  • 1920 Post Office says children could not be sent by parcel post
  • 1921 Yanks' pitcher Babe Ruth hits 2 HRs beating Tigers 11-8
  • 1922 Longest attack of hiccups begins: Charlie Osborne gets the hiccups and continues for 68 years, dies 11 months after it stops
  • 1924 Bene Berak Palestine founded
  • 1924 Gaston Doumergue elected as 1st protestant French premier
  • 1924 Yanks win by forfeit over Tigers, their 3rd forfeit win
  • 1925 57th Belmont: Albert Johnson aboard American Flag wins in 2:16.8
  • 1925 Charles Jenkins demonstrates the transmission of synchronized pictures and sound (early television)

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1927 Ticker-tape parade welcomes Charles A Lindbergh to NYC

  • 1930 1st Nudist Colony opens
  • 1930 22 people killed by hailstones in Siatista Greece
  • 1931 63rd Belmont: Charley Kurtsinger aboard Twenty Grand wins in 2:29.6
  • 1932 Great Britain & France sign peace treaty
  • 1933 1st sodium vapor lamps installed (Schenectady NY)
  • 1933 Federal Home Owners Loan Corporation authorized

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1933 German Secret State Police (Gestapo - Geheime Staats Polizei) established by Hermann Goering

Nazi Politician Hermann Goering
Nazi Politician
Hermann Goering
  • 1935 Hammond scores his 100th hundred, 116 for Gloucs v Somerset
  • 1935 James J Braddock beats Max Baer in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1936 2nd Belgian government of Van Zealand forms

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1937 Joe DiMaggio hits 3 consecutive HRs against St Louis Browns

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player
Joe DiMaggio

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1937 Stalin executes Russian officers Tuchachevski, Jakir, Putna & Uberevitch

Soviet Union Premier Joseph Stalin
Soviet Union Premier
Joseph Stalin
  • 1938 Great Cricket innings of 232 by Stan McCabe v England at Trent Bridge
  • 1938 Jews injured & property destroyed in Przemyal, Poland
  • 1940 Paris evacuates before German advance
  • 1942 1st V-2 rocket launch, Peenemunde, Germany; reached 1.3 km

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1942 FDR creates Office of War with Elmer Davis as head

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • 1942 Germany puts 4 saboteurs on Long Island
  • 1942 US Office of Strategic Services (OSS) formed
  • 1942 The United States opens its Office of War Information.
  • 1944 German counter attack on Villers-Bocage, Normandy
  • 1944 Nazi Germany begins V-1 (Fieseler Fi-103) flying bomb (doodle-bugs) attacks
  • 1945 Heerjansdam soccer team forms
  • 1945 Orokoe peninsula Okinawa captured, with 6,000 dead
  • 1946 1st transcontinental round-trip flight in 1-day, California-Maryland
  • 1946 King Umberto II of Italy abdicates
  • 1947 1st night game at Fenway Park (Red Sox 5, White Sox 3)

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1948 Babe Ruth's final farewell at Yankee Stadium, he dies Aug 16th

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 1950 South African parliament accept "Groups Area Act"
  • 1951 UN arm forces reach Pyongyang Korea
  • 1952 Soviet fighters shoot Swedish Dakota down over East Sea, kills 8

Sport awardGolf Major

1953 53rd US Golf Open: Ben Hogan shoots a 283 at Oakmont CC in Oakmont PA

Golfer Ben Hogan
Ben Hogan
  • 1953 85th Belmont: Eric Guerin aboard Native Dancer wins in 2:28.6
  • 1953 Alec Bedser takes 14-99 (7-55 & 7-44) v Australia
  • 1953 Jim Peters runs world record marathon (2:18:40.2)
  • 1953 KOAA TV channel 5 in Pueblo-Colorado Spgs, CO (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • 1954 Cornerstone of Albert Einstein College of Medicine, laid in Bronx
  • 1955 Mercedes racing car kills 77 at Le Mans France
  • 1956 "Shangri-La" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 21 performances
  • 1956 After 72 years, Britain gives up Suez Canal to Egyptian control
  • 1956 Parliamentary election: Dutch Democrates 50/KVP 49
  • 1956 1st European Cup: Real Madrid beats Stade Reims 4-3 at Paris
  • 1957 Mayflower II from Plymouth, England, reaches Plymouth Mass

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1957 Ted Williams becomes 1st ALer to have 2, 3-HR games in a season

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • 1958 Frank Zappa graduates from Antelope Valley High School in Lancaster Ca
  • 1959 "Sammy Kaye Show" last airs on ABC-TV
  • 1959 59th US Golf Open: Billy Casper shoots a 282 at Winged Foot GC NY
  • 1959 91st Belmont: Bill Shoemaker aboard Sword Dancer wins in 2:28.6
  • 1960 "Alley-Oop" by Dyna-Sores peaks at #59
  • 1960 Prince Norodom Sihanoek becomes head of Cambodia
  • 1961 "Billy Barnes People" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 8 performances
  • 1962 "Bob Newhart Show" last airs on NBC-TV
  • 1962 Norway named ombudsman
  • 1963 Vostok 6 launched, pilot is 1st woman cosmonaut
  • 1964 Basil Heatley runs world record marathon (2:13:55)
  • 1965 19th Tony Awards: Subject Was Roses & Fiddler on the Roof win
  • 1965 Susie Maxwell wins LPGA Western Golf Open
  • 1966 Supreme Court's Miranda decision; suspects must be informed of rights

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1967 Thurgood Marshall nominated as 1st black Supreme Court justice

First Black Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall
First Black Supreme Court Justice
Thurgood Marshall
  • 1969 Mick Taylor leaves John Mayall Band & joins Rolling Stones
  • 1970 "In The Summertime" by Mungo Jerry hits #1 in UK
  • 1970 Beatles' "Let It Be" album goes #1 & stays #1 for 4 weeks
  • 1970 Beatles' "Long & Winding Road" single goes #1 & stays #1 for 2 weeks

Sport awardGolf Major

1971 17th LPGA Championship won by Kathy Whitworth

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • 1971 The New York Times begin publishing excerpts from the Pentagon Papers, classified documents on the long history of the U.S. in Vietnam
  • 1971 In defiance of a government ban, members of the Orange Order march through the mainly Catholic town of Dungiven, County Londonderry causing a riot
  • 1972 The Irish Republican Army invites Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Whitelaw to 'Free Derry'; Whitelaw rejects offer and reaffirms his policy to not "let part of the United Kingdom ... default from the rule of law"
  • 1973 Garvey, Lopes, Cey & Russell play together for 1st time, set record of staying together as an infield for 8½ years (LA Dodgers)
  • 1974 Henry Aaron addresses House of Representatives
  • 1974 IMF establishes its "oil facility", a special fund for loans to nations whose balance of payments have been severely affected by high oil prices

Sport awardGolf Major

1976 4th du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): Donna Caponi

LPGA Golfer Donna Caponi
LPGA Golfer
Donna Caponi

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1976 Bob Marley performs in Amsterdam

Reggae Musician Bob Marley
Reggae Musician
Bob Marley
  • 1976 Inge Helten runs female European record 100m (11.04)
  • 1977 Convicted Martin Luther King assassin James Earl Ray recaptured
  • 1978 Israeli Defense Forces withdraw from Lebanon.
  • 1979 "Madwoman of Central Park West" opens at 22 Steps NYC for 86 performances
  • 1979 Sioux nation receives $100 million in compensation for Black Hills SD

Music release#1 in the Charts

1980 Billy Joel's "Glass Houses" hits #1

Pianist, songwriter, and composer Billy Joel
Pianist, songwriter, and composer
Billy Joel
  • 1980 Deborah Harry/Meat Loaf film, "Roadie," premieres

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1980 Paul McCartney releases "Waterfall"

Musician & member of the Beatles Paul McCartney
Musician & member of the Beatles
Paul McCartney
  • 1980 Rep John Jenrette Jr (D-SC) indicted in "Abscam" investigation

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1980 UN Security Council calls for South Africa to free Nelson Mandela

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela
  • 1981 39 Unification church couples wed in Germany

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1981 Teenager fires 6 blanks at Queen Elizabeth II

Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II

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1981 Tom Snyder interviews Charles Manson on "Tomorrow"

Murderer Charles Manson
Charles Manson
  • 1982 28th LPGA Championship won by Jan Stephenson
  • 1982 Fahd becomes King of Saudi Arabia after King Khalid dies at 69
  • 1983 NASA's Pioneer 10 becomes the 1st man-made object to leave the solar system

Film release premierFilm Release

1985 "Prizzi's Honor", starring Jack Nicholson, Kathleen Turner, and Anjelica Huston, is released

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1986 Pres Reagan criticizes South African state of emergency

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • 1986 Steve Garvey 1st ejection from a game, after Atlanta's triple-play
  • 1987 Daniel Buettner, Bret Anderson, Martin Engel & Anne Knabe complete cycling journey of 15,266 mi from Prudhoe Bay, Alaska to Argentina
  • 1988 45th time opposing pitchers hit HRs, Mark Davis (Padres)/Mike Krukow
  • 1988 Boston Red Sox are 10 games back in AL, & go on to win AL East
  • 1988 Fed jury finds Liggett liable in death of NJ woman of lung cancer

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1988 George Harrison releases "This is Love"

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
George Harrison
  • 1988 US Supreme Court refuses to hear Yonkers argument they aren't racist
  • 1989 43rd NBA Championship: Detroit Pistons sweeps LA Lakers in 4 games
  • 1989 Houston's Terry Puhl plays in his 1,403rd game (most by a Canadian)

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1989 Jerry Lee Lewis gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Country Singer Jerry Lee Lewis
Country Singer
Jerry Lee Lewis
  • 1989 "Licence to Kill", 16th James Bond film, last directed by John Glen and starring Timothy Dalton premieres in London
  • 1990 "Les Miserables" opens at S Alberta Jubilee Centre, Calgary
  • 1990 Boeing 767 sets nonstop commercial flight, Seattle to Narobi Kenya
  • 1990 Nelson & Winnie Mandela welcomed in NYC
  • 1990 Wash DC mayor Marion Barry announces he will not seek a 4th term
  • 1991 A spectator is killed by lightning at US Open Golf tournament
  • 1991 NHL owners present contract to players (leads to Apr 1, 1992 strike)
  • 1991 The National, 1st all-sports daily newspaper, ceases publication
  • 1993 "Someone Who'll Watch Over Me" closes at Booth NYC after 232 performances

Sport awardGolf Major

1993 39th Mazda LPGA Championship won by Patty Sheehan

LPGA Golfer Patty Sheehan
LPGA Golfer
Patty Sheehan
  • 1993 Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani re-elected president of Iran

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1993 YokoZuna beats Hulk Hogan to become WWF champ

WWF Wrestler Hulk Hogan
WWF Wrestler
Hulk Hogan
  • 1994 Chicago Cub 2nd baseman Ryne Sandberg, retires due to poor play, he forfeits $15.7 million of his $25 million contract
  • 1994 Don Mattingly plays 1st base 1,469 game for Yankees (2nd most)
  • 1994 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.

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1995 Indians' Dennis Martínez no-hits Balt 11-0

MLB Pitcher Dennis Martínez
MLB Pitcher
Dennis Martínez
  • 1995 NJ Devils beat Philadelphia Flyers, to go to their 1st Stanley Cup finals
  • 1995 NHL Eastern Conference Final: New Jersey Devils beat Philadelphia Flyers, 4 games to 2
  • 1996 Freeman in Montana give up to FBI after 81 days
  • 1996 The Montana Freemen surrender after an 81-day standoff with FBI agents.
  • 1997 51st NBA Championship: Chicago Bulls beat Utah Jazz 4, games to 2
  • 1997 Jurors in Oklahoma City bombing trial sentence Timothy McVeigh to death
  • 1997 Red Wings Vladimir Konstantinov & Slava Fetisov hurt in car crash
  • 1997 American fugitive Ira Einhorn is arrested in France for the murder of Holly Maddux after 16 years on the run, though he would not return for another four years.
  • 2000 Italy pardons Mehmet Ali Agca, the Turkish gunman who tried to kill Pope John Paul II in 1981.

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

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.

Supreme Leader of North Korea Kim Jong-il
Supreme Leader of North Korea
Kim Jong-il

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2000 Samuel L. Jackson is honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Music awardsMusic Awards

2001 35th TNN & CMT Country Weekly Music Awards: George Strait, Faith Hill & Alan Jackson wins

Country Singer Faith Hill
Country Singer
Faith Hill
  • 2002 The United States of America withdraws from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty.

Sports record brokenNHL Record

2002 Scotty Bowman wins his 9th Stanley Cup as a coach, an NHL record, and retires

NHL Coach Scotty Bowman
NHL Coach
Scotty Bowman
  • 2004 50th LPGA Championship won by Annika Sörenstam

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2005 A jury in Santa Maria, California acquits pop singer Michael Jackson of molesting 13-year-old Gavin Arvizo at his Neverland Ranch.

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson
  • 2007 The Al Askari Mosque is bombed again.
  • 2007 First large scale exhibition of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo's work in Mexico opens at Palacio de Bellas Artes on the 100th anniversary of her birth
  • 2010 64th Tony Awards: Memphis & Red win