About June 13

June 13, 2021 is the 164th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 201 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

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

What Happened On June 13

  • 1249
    Coronation of Alexander III as King of Scots.
  • 1525
    Martin Luther marries Katharina von Bora, against the celibacy rule decreed by the Roman Catholic Church for priests and nuns.
  • 1625
    King Charles I marries Henrietta Maria of France, Princess of France
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1944
    World War II: German combat elements - reinforced by the 17th SS Panzergrenadier Division - launch a counterattack on American forces near Carentan.
  • 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.
  • 1970
    “The Long and Winding Road” becomes the Beatles’ last Number 1 song.
  • 1978
    Israeli Defense Forces withdraw from Lebanon.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 2007
    The Al Askari Mosque is bombed for a second time.

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