On This Day

Historical Events on June 13 (Part 2)

  • 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

Baseball Record

2012 San Francisco Giants' Matt Cain pitches first perfect game in the franchise's history against the Houston Astros

Film Premier

2012 "The Amazing Spider-Man" directed by Marc Webb and starring Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone premieres at the Tokyo Film Festival

  • 2014 Stanley Cup Final, Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA: LA Kings edge New York Rangers, 3-2 in double OT for a 4-1 series win; second Championship in LA franchise history
  • 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
  • 2017 Warriors win 2nd NBA title in 3 years over the Cavaliers (129-120)

Historic Event

2017 US Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies before Senate Intelligence Committee, denies secretly meeting Russians

  • 2017 Otto Warmbier returns to the US in an unresponsive state after being held in Norther Korean jail for 17 months,
  • 2018 Antarctica is melting at an accelerating rate - 200 billion tonnes a year, 3 trillion tonnes in 25 years, in report published in "Nature" journal
  • 2018 Volkswagen fined €1 billion (£880m) by German prosecutors over diesel emissions scandal
  • 2018 Raccoon climbs 23 story office building in St Paul, Minnesota, becoming an internet sensation
  • 2018 FIFA Congress votes to award 2026 World Cup to joint bid by US, Canada & Mexico
  • 2018 The Spanish Football Association sacks coach Julen Lopetegui just 2 days out from first World Cup game after he agreed to manage Real Madrid

Historic Event

2019 President Donald Trump announces Sarah Sanders will be leaving her position as White House Press Secretary

Historic Event

2019 US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says Iran is responsible for recent attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman

Historic Event

2019 Recently deposed Sudan President Omar al-Bashir is charged with corruption in Sudan

  • 2019 Kenyan MP Rashid Kassim arrested for slapping female MP Fatuma Gedi, following a walk out of parliament by female MPs after claiming male MPs joked "its slapping day"
  • 2019 Archaeologists announce Scottish crannogs (fortified settlements on artificial islands in lochs) far older than first thought, radiocarbon dated to 3640-3360 BC, older than Stonehenge
  • 2019 NBA Finals: Toronto Raptors beat defending champion Golden State Warriors, 114-110 to win franchise's first Championship; last game at Oracle Arena, Oakland; MVP: Kawhi Leonard

Historic Event

2021 Israel's Knesset votes in a new coalition government with Naftali Bennett as Prime Minister, ousting Benjamin Netanyahu after a record 12 years

  • 2021 G7 summits ends in Cornwall, England, with leaders promising one billion vaccine doses for poorer nations

French Open Men's Tennis

2021 French Open Men's Tennis: Novak Đoković wins his 19th Grand Slam singles title; beats Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece 6-7, 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4