On This Day

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

Events in History


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1990 Nelson and Winnie Mandela welcomed in NYC

Anti-Apartheid Activist and Politician Winnie Mandela
Anti-Apartheid Activist and Politician
Winnie Mandela
  • 1990 Washington, D.C. mayor Marion Barry announces he will not seek a 4th term
  • 1993 Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani re-elected President of Iran
  • 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 Montana Freemen surrender after an 81-day standoff with FBI agents

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1997 Jurors in Oklahoma City bombing trial sentence Timothy McVeigh to death

Oklahoma City Bomber and Terrorist Timothy McVeigh
Oklahoma City Bomber and Terrorist
Timothy McVeigh
  • 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 meetingSummit of Interest

2000 South Korean President Kim Dae Jung meets leader of North Korea Kim Jong-il, for the beginning of the first ever inter-Korea summit, in the northern capital of Pyongyang

Supreme Leader and Dictator of North Korea Kim Jong-il
Supreme Leader and Dictator of North Korea
Kim Jong-il
  • 2002 The United States of America withdraws from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty
  • 2006 The US Senate issues a formal resolution apologizing for failure to create anti-lynching legislation
  • 2007 The Al Askari Mosque in Samarra is bombed reportedly by Iraqi Baathists, destroying the mosque's two ten-story minarets

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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

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

US Senator and Attorney General Jeff Sessions
US Senator and Attorney General
Jeff Sessions
  • 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

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

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump

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

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
US Secretary of State
Mike Pompeo

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

President of Sudan Omar al-Bashir
President of Sudan
Omar al-Bashir
  • 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

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

Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu
Prime Minister of Israel
Benjamin Netanyahu

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2021 US President Joe Biden has tea with Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle

Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II
46th US President, Vice President and Senator Joe Biden
46th US President, Vice President and Senator
Joe Biden
  • 2021 G7 summits ends in Cornwall, England, with leaders promising one billion vaccine doses for poorer nations

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