On This Day in History for June 13 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 128 of 128

  • 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
  • 1986 Steve Garvey 1st ejection from a game, after Atlanta's triple-play
  • 1988 Fed jury finds Liggett liable in death of NJ woman of lung cancer
  • 1988 US Supreme Court refuses to hear Yonkers argument they aren't racist
  • 1989 Houston's Terry Puhl plays in his 1,403rd game (most by a Canadian)
  • 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
  • 1993 Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani re-elected president of Iran
  • 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.
  • 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 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
  • 2002 The United States of America withdraws from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty.
  • 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
  • 2011 Christchurch, New Zealand is hit by another strong earthquake measuring magnitude 6.3
  • 2012 A series of bombings across Iraq kill 93 and wound 300 people
  • 2015 Floods in Tbilisi Georgia, kill 12 people and free animals from the city's zoo including bears and hippos to roam the city
  • 2015 Philae, 1st spacecraft to land on a comet in European Space Agency’s Rosetta mission re-awakes after 7 months

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Weddings in History

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Deaths in History

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