June 2013 in History

Events in History

  • Jun 3 119 people are killed in a poultry farm fire in Jilin Province, China
  • Jun 3 20 people, including 10 children, are killed by a suicide bombing in Kabul, Afghanistan
  • Jun 3 US extends sanctions against Iran through its automotive industry and currency
  • Jun 5 44 people are killed by a lightning storm in Bihar, India

Event of Interest

Jun 5 Nawaz Sharif is sworn in as Prime Minister of Pakistan

Historic Publication

Jun 5 The first article based on NSA leaked documents by Edward Snowden are published by the Guardian Newspaper in the UK

  • Jun 6 Kevin Barry's City of Bohane wins the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award
  • Jun 7 18 people are killed and 14 are injured after a bus plunges off a mountain road in Himachel Pradesh, India
  • Jun 7 42 people are killed and 30 are injured after a bus catches fire in Xiamen, China
  • Jun 9 Edward Snowden publicly makes his identity known as the leaker of NSA documents
  • Jun 10 70 people are killed as a series of bombs explode across Iraq
  • Jun 12 Russia passes a law banning gay propaganda

Election of Interest

Jun 14 Hassan Rouhani is elected President of Iran

  • Jun 14 Massive flooding occurs in northern India killing up to 10,000 people
  • Jun 14 The US government charges NSA leaker Edward Snowden with violating the Espionage Act and theft of government property
  • Jun 16 20 people are killed by a series of car bombings across Iraq
  • Jun 18 27 people are killed and 30 are injured by a suicide bomb in Sher Garh, Pakistan
  • Jun 18 31 people are killed and 60 are injured by two suicide bombings in al-Qahira, Baghdad
  • Jun 18 Russia passes a law banning foreign same-sex couples from adopting children
  • Jun 19 48 people are killed by armed bandits in Zamfara State, Nigeria
  • Jun 21 15 people are killed and 20 are injured after a suicide bomber attacks a mosque in Peshawar, Pakistan
  • Jun 22 Roskilde 6, world's longest Viking longship (37 meters/123 ft) rediscovered 1996, probably part of King Canute's royal fleet (built 1025 AD) goes on display for the first time at National Museum in Copenhagen [1]
  • Jun 23 18 Romanians are killed and 32 are injured after a bus crash in Montenegro
  • Jun 23 9 tourists and 1 tour guide are killed after gunmen storm a hotel near Nanga Parbat, Pakistan
  • Jun 25 37 people are killed after a gold mine collapses in the Central African Republic
  • Jun 26 20 people are killed after a rescue helicopter crashes in Uttarakhand
  • Jun 26 Kevin Rudd defeats Julia Gillard in a leadership battle to become Australian Prime Minister
  • Jun 27 Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj is re-elected President of Mongolia
  • Jun 30 19 fire fighters are killed controlling a wildfire in Yarnell, Arizona
  • Jun 30 30 people are killed after a fuel truck explodes in Kampala, Uganda

Weddings in History

  • Jun 1 "How to Make It in America" actress Lake Bell (34) weds tattoo artist Scott Campbell at The Marigny Opera House in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Jun 7 "Client List" actress Alicia Lagano (34) weds manager Hector Rendon at the Malibu Lake Mountain Club in Agoura Hills, California
  • Jun 8 Celebrity chef Curtis Stone (37) weds actress Lindsay Price (36) at a private villa in Mallorca, Spain
  • Jun 8 Princess Madeleine of Sweden (30) weds banker Christopher O'Neill at The Royal Palace Church in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Jun 14 90210 actor Matt Lanter (30) weds longtime girlfriend Angela Stacy at the Calamigos Ranch in Malibu, California
  • Jun 15 "Hart of Dixie" actor Cress Williams (42) weds girlfriend Kristen Torrianni in Texas
  • Jun 21 American actor Peter Scolari (57) weds American broadway actress Tracy Shayne in NYC, New York
  • Jun 28 Writer Josh Kilmer-Purcell (43) weds physician Brent Ridge in Sharon Springs, New York

Divorces in History

Vladimir Putin

Jun 7 Russian President Vladimir Putin announces his divorce from his wife on national TV

Deaths in History

  • Jun 2 John Gilbert, British politician and Minister (Labour), dies at 86
  • Jun 3 Frank Lautenberg, American Politician, dies from complications from pneumonia at 89
  • Jun 5 Ruairí Ó Brádaigh, Irish paramilitary and political leader of Sinn Féin, dies at 80
  • Jun 6 Jerome Karle, American chemist and Nobel Laureate, dies at 94
  • Jun 6 Tom Sharpe, British satirist and author, dies from complications from diabetes at 85
  • Jun 7 Pierre Mauroy, Prime Minister of France (1981-84), dies from lung cancer at 84
  • Jun 8 John Boyd [Boyd Bradfield Upchurch], American sci-fi author (The Last Starship from Earth), dies at 93
  • Jun 8 Paul Cellucci, American politician, 69th Governor of Massachusetts and former United States Ambassador to Canada, dies from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis at 65
  • Jun 9 Iain Banks, Scottish author, dies from gallbladder cancer at 59
  • Jun 10 Barbara Vucanovich, American politician (1st Latina elected to the US House - (R) Nevada 1983-97), dies at 91
  • Jun 11 Robert Fogel, American economic historian (Nobel Prize 1993), dies at 86
  • Jun 15 Kenneth G. Wilson, American physicist (Nobel 1982), dies from lymphoma at 77
  • Jun 19 Glyn England, British electrical engineer and CEO (CEGB, Windcluster Ltd), dies at 92
  • Jun 19 Gyula Horn, Hungarian Prime Minister (1994-8), dies at 80
  • Jun 24 Emilio Colombo, Italian Prime Minister (1970-72, dies at 93
  • Jun 26 Bert Stern, American photographer, dies at 83