On This Day

What Happened on June 13, 2018

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Antarctica is melting at an accelerating rate - 200 billion tonnes a year, 3 trillion tonnes in 25 years, in report published in "Nature" journal
  • FIFA Congress votes to award 2026 World Cup to joint bid by US, Canada & Mexico
  • Raccoon climbs 23 story office building in St Paul, Minnesota, becoming an internet sensation
  • Roger Connor, American Baseball Hall of Fame 1st baseman (career HR record 138 stood for 23 years), dies of a stomach illness at 73
  • The Spanish Football Association sacks coach Julen Lopetegui just 2 days out from first World Cup game after he agreed to manage Real Madrid
  • Volkswagen fined €1 billion (£880m) by German prosecutors over diesel emissions scandal

Famous Deaths

  • Charles Vinci, American weightlifter (Olympic bantamweight gold 1956, 60), dies at 85