About June 13

June 13, 2020 is the 165th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 201 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

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Gemini is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Pearl is the modern birthstone for this month. Moonstone is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 244 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On June 13

  • 1525
    Martin Luther marries Katharina von Bora, against the celibacy rule decreed by the Roman Catholic Church for priests and nuns.
  • 1774
    Rhode Island becomes the first of Britain’s North American colonies to ban the importation of slaves.
  • 1777
    American Revolutionary War: Marquis de Lafayette lands near Charleston, South Carolina, in order to help the Continental Congress to train its army.
  • 1805
    Lewis and Clark Expedition: scouting ahead of the expedition, Meriwether Lewis and four companions sight the Great Falls of the Missouri River.
  • 1886
    A fire devastates much of Vancouver, British Columbia.
  • 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.
  • 1910
    The University of the Philippines College of Engineering is established. This unit of the university is said to be the largest degree granting unit in the Philippines.
  • 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, and 432 injuries.
  • 1927
    Aviator Charles Lindbergh receives a ticker-tape parade down 5th Avenue in New York City.
  • 1955
    Mir Mine, the first diamond mine in the USSR, is discovered.
  • 1967
    U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson nominates Solicitor-General Thurgood Marshall to become the first black justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.
  • 1970
    “The Long and Winding Road” becomes the Beatles’ last Number 1 song.
  • 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.
  • 1997
    A jury sentences Timothy McVeigh to death for his part in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.
  • 1997
    Uphaar cinema fire, in New Delhi, India, killed 59 people, and over 100 people injured.
  • 2000
    Italy pardons Mehmet Ali Agca, the Turkish gunman who tried to kill Pope John Paul II in 1981.
  • 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.
  • 2002
    Two 14-year-old South Korean girls are struck and killed by a United States Army armored vehicle, leading to months of public protests against the US.
  • 2005
    A jury in Santa Maria, California acquits pop singer Michael Jackson of molesting 13-year-old Gavin Arvizo at his Neverland Ranch.

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