About June 13

June 13, 2023 is the 164th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 201 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

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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 242 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On June 13

  • 1625
    King Charles I marries Henrietta Maria of France, Princess of France
  • 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.
  • 1881
    The USS Jeannette is crushed in an Arctic Ocean ice pack.
  • 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.
  • 1898
    Yukon Territory is formed, with Dawson chosen as its capital.
  • 1927
    Aviator Charles Lindbergh receives a ticker-tape parade down 5th Avenue in New York City.
  • 1944
    World War II: German combat elements - reinforced by the 17th SS Panzergrenadier Division - launch a counterattack on American forces near Carentan.
  • 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.
  • 1969
    Governor of Texas Preston Smith signs a bill into law converting the former Southwest Center for Advanced Studies, originally founded as a research arm of Texas Instruments, into the University of Texas at Dallas.
  • 1971
    Vietnam War: The New York Times begins publication of the Pentagon Papers.
  • 1977
    Convicted Martin Luther King Jr. assassin James Earl Ray is recaptured after escaping from prison three days before.
  • 1978
    Israeli Defense Forces withdraw from Lebanon.
  • 1981
    At the Trooping the Colour ceremony in London, a teenager, Marcus Sarjeant, fires six blank shots at Queen Elizabeth II.
  • 1982
    Fahd becomes King of Saudi Arabia upon the death of his brother, Khalid.
  • 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.

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