13th June, on this day

1373 Anglo-Portuguese Treaty of Alliance (world's oldest) signed
1381 In England, Wat Tyler leads a peasants' Revolt against unpopular taxes
1525 Martin Luther marries Katharina von Bora, against the celibacy doctrine decreed by the Roman Catholic Church on priests and nuns.
1611 John Fabricius dedicates earliest sunspot publication
1625 King Charles I marries French princess Henrietta Maria de Bourbon
1774 Rhode Island becomes 1st colony to prohibit importation of slaves
1777 Marquis de Lafayette lands in US
1789 Mrs Alexander Hamilton serves ice cream for dessert to Washington
1798 Mission San Luis Rey de Francia founded in California
1805 Lewis and Clark Expedition: Scouting ahead of the expedition, Meriwether Lewis and four companions sight the Great Falls of the Missouri River
1837 1st Mormon missionaries to the British Isles leave Kirtland, Ohio
1841 First Canadian Parliament opens in Ottawa
1842 Queen Victoria becomes the first British monarch to travel by train - from Slough in Berkshire to Paddington Station in London
1863 Samuel Butler publishes 1st part of "Erewhon," Christchurch, NZ
1871 Hurricane kills 300 in Labrador
1876 China opens its first stretch of railway
1881 The USS Jeannette is crushed in an Arctic Ocean ice pack.
1886 Fire destroys nearly 1,000 buildings in Vancouver, BC
1886 King Ludwig II of Bavaria is found dead in Lake Starnberg south of Munich at 11:30 PM.
1893 Grover Cleveland undergoes secret, successful surgery to remove a large, cancerous portion of his jaw; operation not revealed to US public until 1917, nine years after the president's death.
1895 Emile Levassor wins 1st Paris-Bordeaux-Paris auto race (24 kph)
1898 Yukon Territory of Canada organized, Dawson chosen as capital
1900 China's Boxer Rebellion against foreigners and Christians
1917 German air raid on London during WWI carried out by Gotha G bombers results in 162 deaths, including 46 children, and 432 injuries.
1927 Ticker-tape parade welcomed Charles A Lindbergh to NYC
1930 22 people killed by hailstones in Siatista, Greece
1933 1st sodium vapor lamps installed (Schenectady, NY)
1934 Adolf Hitler and Mussolini meet in Venice, Italy; Mussolini later describes the German dictator as "a silly little monkey".
1935 James T Braddocks beats Max Baer for HW boxing champ
1940 Paris evacuated before the German advance
1942 1st V-2 rocket launch, Peenemnde, Germany; reached 1.3 km
1942 The United States opens its Office of War Information.
1944 Germany launches a counter attack on Carentan.
1944 World War II: the first German V1 flying bomb, or 'doodlebug' lands in Britain - killing three people in a house in the coastal city of Southampton
1946 1st transcontinental round-trip flight in 1-day, California-Maryland
1948 Babe Ruth's final farewell at Yankee Stadium, he dies Aug 16th
1952 Catalina affair, a Swedish Douglas DC-3 was shot down by a Soviet MiG-15 fighter.
1953 Hungarian Prime Minister Mátyás Rákosi is replaced by Imre Nagy
1955 Mir Mine, the first diamond mine of the USSR, is discovered.
1955 First successful operation to separate Siamese twins is performed in Holland
1956 The remaining British troops are withdrawn from their positions on the Suez Canal
1956 Real Madrid win the inaugural European Champion Clubs' Cup final, defeating Stade de Reims 4-3 at the Parc des Princes, Paris.
1966 Supreme Court's Miranda decision; suspect must be informed of rights
1969 Mick Taylor leaves John Mayall Band and joins the Rolling Stones
1970 Beatles' "Let It Be," album goes to number 1 and stays for 4 weeks
1970 Beatles' "Long and Winding Road," single goes to number1 and is their last number 1
1971 NY Times began publishing "The Pentagon Papers"
1977 Convicted assassin James Earl Ray recaptured
1978 Israeli Defense Forces withdraw from Lebanon.
1980 Rep John Jenrette Jr (D-SC) indicted in "Abscam" investigation
1980 UN Security Council calls for South Africa to free Nelson Mandela
1981 39 Unification church couples wed in Germany
1981 Blank shots are fired at Queen Elizabeth II during the Trooping of the Colour ceremony in London
1981 Tom Snyder interviews Charles Manson on "Tomorrow"
1982 Fahd becomes king of Saudi Arabia when King Khalid dies at 69
1983 Pioneer 10 becomes 1st man-made object to leave Solar System
1986 President Reagan criticizes South African state of emergency
1987 Daniel Buettner, Bret Anderson, Martin Engel and Anne Knabe complete
cycling journey of 15,266 mi from Prudhoe Bay, Alaska to Argentina
1989 The wreak of the German World War II battleship Bismarck, which sank in 1941, is found on the floor of the Atlantic ocean approximately 600 miles west of the French port of Brest
1990 Boeing 767 sets nonstop commercial flight, Seattle to Narobi Kenya
1990 Beginning of the official demolition of the Berlin Wall
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.
1995 French president Jacques Chirac announces the resumption of nuclear tests in French Polynesia.
1996 The Montana Freemen surrender after an 81-day standoff with FBI agents
1997 In America, Oklahoma bomber Timothy McVeigh is sentenced to death by lethal injection
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.
2000 Italy pardons Mehmet Ali Agca, the Turkish gunman who tried to kill Pope John Paul II in 1981.
2002 The United States of America withdraws from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty.
2005 A jury in Santa Maria, California acquits pop singer Michael Jackson of molesting 13-year-old Gavin Arvizo at his Neverland Ranch.
2007 Al Askari Mosque bombed again.

13th June 2006

Bush makes surprise trip to Iraq

Beach deaths 'not Israel's fault'

Rove 'will not face' leak charges

13th June 2007

Hamas battles for control of Gaza

Lebanese MP dies in Beirut blast

Strike escalates in South Africa

13th June 2008

Ireland rejects EU reform treaty

France backing Djibouti in 'war'

Shuttle crew see 'object' adrift

13th June 2009

Ahmadinejad re-election sparks Iran clashes

Big economies 'stabilising' - G8

US condemns N Korean threat

13th June 2010

Baghdad blasts hit central bank

Thousands flee ethnic violence in Kyrgyzstan

Asteroid mission returns to Earth

Birthdates which occurred on 13th June :

40 Gnaeus Julius Agricola Roman general; conquered Wales, No. England
823 Charles II (the Bald) king of France (843-77), emperor (875-77)
1752 Fanny Burney England, author (Camille, Evelina)
1773 Thomas Young proponent of the wave theory of light
1786 Winfield Scott American army general/presidential candidate
1821 Albert duc de Broglie, France, premier (1873-74, 1977)
1831 James Clerk Maxwell physicist, formulated electromagnetic theory
1865 William Butler Yeats Ireland, poet (Wild Swans at Coole-Nobel 1923)
1881 Lois Weber 1st US woman film director (What Do Men Want?)
1892 Basil Rathbone Johannesburg S Africa, actor (Sherlock Holmes)
1893 Dorothy L Sayers England, novelist (9 Taylors)
1894 Mark van Doren Ill, author (The Happy Critic)
1897 Paavo Johannes Nurmi Finland, 5K runner (Olympic-gold-1924)
1899 Carlos Ch vez Mexico City, conductor/composer (Sinfon¡a India)
19-- Deann Mears Fort Fairfield Maine, actress (Emily-Beacon Hill)
19-- Lefty Perez NYC, salsa singer
1900 Ian Hunter S Africa, actor (Sir Richard-Robin Hood)
1903 Harold "Red" Grange "Galloping Ghost" of football (Illinois Bears)
1911 Albert Cleage famous African
1911 Luis W Alvarez physicist (Nobel-1968)
1912 Mary Wickes St Louis Mo, actress (Dennis the Menace, Julia, Doc)
1913 Ralph Edwards Merino Colo, TV host (This is Your Life)
1915 J Donald Budge US tennis player (1st to hold world's 4 major titles)
1918 Ben Johnson Foraker Okla, actor (Chisum, Battle Force, Dillinger)
1920 Knut Nordahl Sweden, soccer players (Olympic-gold-1948)
1926 Paul Lynde Mt Vernon Ohio, comedian (Uncle Arthur-Bewitched)
1935 Christo Bulgaria, artist, wrapper (Running Fence)
1940 Bobby Freeman SF, rocker (Do You Want to Dance)
1941 Robert Forester Rochester NY, actor (Banyon, Nakia)
1941 Tom Hallick Buffalo NY, actor (Search)
1943 Edward Skorek Poland, volleball player (Olympic-gold-1976)
1944 Joe Amato NHRA top fuel drag racing champion (1991)
1945 Ronald J Grabe NYC, Col USAF/astronaut (STS 51-J, STS 30, STS 42)
1947 Peter Holm boyfriend of Joan Collins
1951 Richard Thomas NYC, (John Boy-Waltons, Last Summer, Johnny Belinda)
1962 Ally Sheedy NYC, actress (St Elmo's, Short Circuit, Maid to Order)
1963 Bettina Bunge Switz, tennis player (Virginia Slims of Calif 1983)
1963 Catarina Lindqvist Sweden, tennis player (Swedish Open 1986)
1968 Deniece Peterson rocker (5 Star-Silk & Steel)
197- Charlie Rivera singer (Menudo)
1971 Broderick nonuplets Sydney Australia (7 of 9 survived infancy)
1986 Ashley Olsen actress (Full House)
1986 Mary Kate Olsen actress (Full House)


Deaths which occurred on June 13th:
323 -BC- Alexander the Great dies of fever at Babylon
1886 King Ludwig II of Bavaria drowns
1946 Edward Bowes radio host (Major Bowes Amateur Hour), dies at 71
1961 Ben Jones Missouri, horse trainer (Citation, Whirlaway), dies at 79
1962 Sir Eugene Goossens composer, dies at 69
1972 Clyde McPhatter singer of the drifters, dies of a heart attack
1977 Tom C Clark former Supreme Court Justice, dies in NY at 77
1979 Darla Hood actress (Little Rascals), dies
1982 King Khalid of Saudi Arabia, dies at 69
1986 Benny Goodman the clarinet playing King of Swing, dies in NY at 77
1987 Geraldine Page actress (Blue & Gray), dies at 62

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