Events in History on June 13

  • 1325 Ibn Battuta begins his travels, leaving his home in Tangiers to travel to Mecca (gone 24 years)
  • 1373 Anglo-Portuguese Treaty of Alliance (world's oldest extant) signed in London
  • 1392 Assassination attempt on Pierre de Craon Van Clisson of France fails

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1547 King Ferdinand of Austria subjects himself on Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent

Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent
Ottoman Sultan
Suleiman the Magnificent
  • 1611 John Fabricius dedicates earliest sunspot publication
  • 1665 Battle of Lowestoft, off Suffolk, England: English fleet beats Dutch
  • 1707 Hungary declares itself independent under Ferenc Rákóczi II (aka Francis II Rákóczi)
  • 1721 England signs Treaty of Madrid
  • 1727 Spain underwrites Preliminairy of Paris
  • 1753 Austria, Great Britain & Modena sign secret military treaty
  • 1774 Rhode Island becomes first colony to prohibit importation of slaves
  • 1777 Leonard Norcross patents a submarine diving suit

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1777 Marquis de Lafayette lands in US

French General and Aristocrat Marquis de Lafayette
French General and Aristocrat
Marquis de Lafayette
  • 1789 Mrs Alexander Hamilton serves ice cream for dessert to Washington

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1792 King Louis XVI dissmisses French government

King of France Louis XVI
King of France
Louis XVI
  • 1798 Mission San Luis Rey de Francia founded in California

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1828 Simon Bolívar proclaimed dictator

Military and Political Leader Simón Bolívar
Military and Political Leader
Simón Bolívar
  • 1837 1st Mormon missionaries to British Isles leave Kirtland, Ohio
  • 1863 Second Battle of Winchester, Virginia
  • 1863 Samuel Butler publishes 1st part of "Erewhon" in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • 1863 Skirmish at Berryville, Virginia

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1865 President Andrew Johnson proclaims reconstruction of confederate states

17th US President Andrew Johnson
17th US President
Andrew Johnson
  • 1866 US House of representatives passes 14th Amendment (Civil rights)
  • 1868 Oscar Dunn becomes first African American to be elected a Lieutenant Governor, of Louisiana
  • 1871 Hurricane kills 300 in Labrador
  • 1878 Congress of Berlin begins, determines the territories of the states in the Balkan peninsula following the Russo-Turkish War of 1877–78
  • 1881 The USS Jeannette, under the command of George Washington De Long, sinks in the Arctic circle following 21 months of drifting after becoming trapped in the ice
  • 1886 Fire destroys nearly 1,000 buildings in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1888 US Congress creates Department of Labor
  • 1889 2' of snow accumulates in Rawlins, Wyoming
  • 1890 Eagle Avenue in the Bronx is cut out and named
  • 1898 Yukon Territory of Canada established, Dawson chosen as capital
  • 1900 In China, Baron von Kettler, the German minister to China, beats two young Boxers with his walking stick; when word of this circulates, rioting and arson spread throughout Peking during the night
  • 1902 Prussian Upper house gives 350 million marks to Poland
  • 1907 Lowest temperature ever in 48 US states for June, 2°F in Tamarack, California
  • 1910 Pilot Charles Hamilton makes 1st 1-day round-trip from NY to Philadelphia
  • 1910 William D Crum, a South Carolina physician, appointed US minister to Liberia
  • 1912 NY Giant Christy Mathewson wins his 300th game
  • 1913 Yanks win 13th game of year after losing 36 games
  • 1914 Eleftherios Venizelos announces that Greece intends to annex Chios and Mytilene, two large islands off the Turkish coast; Greece and Turkey have been heading towards conflict for months over claims to Aegean islands
  • 1917 World War I: the deadliest German air raid on London during World War I is carried out by Gotha G bombers and results in 162 deaths, including 46 children with 432 injuries
  • 1922 Longest recorded attack of hiccups begins: Charlie Osborne gets the hiccups and continues for 68 years, dies 11 months after it stops
  • 1924 Bene Berak, Palestine, founded
  • 1924 Gaston Doumergue elected as the 1st protestant French President
  • 1924 Yanks win by forfeit over Tigers, their 3rd forfeit win

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1927 Ticker-tape parade welcomes Charles A Lindbergh to NYC

  • 1930 22 people killed by hailstones in Siatista, Greece
  • 1932 Great Britain and France sign peace treaty
  • 1933 1st sodium vapor lamps installed (Schenectady, NY)
  • 1933 Federal Home Owners Loan Corporation authorized

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1933 German Secret State Police (Gestapo - Geheime Staats Polizei) established by Hermann Goering

Nazi Politician Hermann Goering
Nazi Politician
Hermann Goering
  • 1935 Hammond scores his 100th hundred, 116 for Gloucs v Somerset
  • 1936 2nd Belgian government of Van Zealand forms

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1937 Stalin executes Russian officers Tuchachevski, Jakir, Putna and Uberevitch

Soviet General Secretary Joseph Stalin
Soviet General Secretary
Joseph Stalin
  • 1938 Jews injured & property destroyed in Przemyal, Poland
  • 1940 Paris evacuates before German advance
  • 1942 1st V-2 rocket launch, Peenemunde, Germany; reached 1.3 km
  • 1942 Germany lands 4 saboteurs on Long Island
  • 1942 US Office of Strategic Services (OSS) formed
  • 1942 The United States opens its Office of War Information, with Elmer Davis as head
  • 1944 German counter attack on Villers-Bocage, Normandy
  • 1944 Nazi Germany begins V-1 (Fieseler Fi-103) flying bomb (doodle-bugs) attacks
  • 1945 Orokoe peninsula Okinawa captured, with 6,000 dead
  • 1946 1st transcontinental round-trip flight in 1-day, California-Maryland
  • 1946 King Umberto II of Italy abdicates
  • 1950 South African parliament accept "Groups Area Act"
  • 1951 UN arm forces reach Pyongyang Korea
  • 1952 Soviet fighters shoot Swedish Dakota down over East Sea, kills 8
  • 1953 Alec Bedser takes 14-99 (7-55 & 7-44) v Australia
  • 1954 Cornerstone of Albert Einstein College of Medicine laid in Bronx
  • 1956 The last British troops leave the Suez Canal Zone in Egypt
  • 1956 Parliamentary election: Dutch Democrates 50/KVP 49
  • 1957 Mayflower II from Plymouth, England, reaches Plymouth, Massachusetts
  • 1958 Frank Zappa graduates from Antelope Valley High School in Lancaster, California
  • 1960 "Alley-Oop" by Dyna-Sores peaks at #59
  • 1960 Prince Norodom Sihanoek becomes head of Cambodia
  • 1962 Norway named ombudsman
  • 1963 Vostok 6 launched, pilot is 1st woman cosmonaut
  • 1965 19th Tony Awards: Subject Was Roses & Fiddler on the Roof win
  • 1965 Vietnam War: Battle of Dong Xoai ends in a Viet Cong victory
  • 1966 US Supreme Court's Miranda decision; suspects must be informed of rights

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1967 Thurgood Marshall nominated as 1st African American Supreme Court justice

First Black Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall
First Black Supreme Court Justice
Thurgood Marshall
  • 1971 "The New York Times" begins publishing excerpts from the Pentagon Papers, classified documents on the long history of the U.S. in Vietnam
  • 1971 In defiance of a government ban, members of the Orange Order march through the mainly Catholic town of Dungiven, County Londonderry, causing a riot
  • 1972 The Irish Republican Army invites British Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Willie Whitelaw to 'Free Derry'; Whitelaw rejects offer and reaffirms his policy to not "let part of the United Kingdom ... default from the rule of law"
  • 1974 Henry Aaron addresses House of Representatives
  • 1974 IMF establishes its "oil facility", a special fund for loans to nations whose balance of payments have been severely affected by high oil prices
  • 1976 Inge Helten runs female European record 100m (11.04)
  • 1977 Convicted Martin Luther King assassin James Earl Ray recaptured
  • 1978 Israeli Defense Forces withdraw from Lebanon.
  • 1979 Sioux nation receives $100 million in compensation for Black Hills, South Dakota
  • 1980 Deborah Harry/Meat Loaf film "Roadie" premieres
  • 1980 Rep John Jenrette Jr (D-SC) indicted in "Abscam" investigation

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1980 UN Security Council calls for South Africa to free Nelson Mandela

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela
  • 1981 39 Unification church couples wed in Germany

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1981 Teenager fires 6 blank rounds at Queen Elizabeth II

Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II

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1981 Tom Snyder interviews Charles Manson on "Tomorrow"

Murderer Charles Manson
Charles Manson
  • 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 non-stop commercial flight, Seattle to Narobi Kenya

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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 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 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

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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 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
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
  • 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