About June 13

June 13, 2022 is the 164th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 201 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

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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 223 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
  • 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
    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.
  • 1934
    Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini meet in Venice, Italy; Mussolini later describes the German dictator as “a silly little monkey”.
  • 1944
    World War II: Germany launches a V1 Flying Bomb attack on England. Only four of the eleven bombs actually hit their targets.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 2005
    A jury in Santa Maria, California acquits pop singer Michael Jackson of molesting 13-year-old Gavin Arvizo at his Neverland Ranch.
  • 2010
    A capsule of the Japanese spacecraft Hayabusa, containing particles of the asteroid 25143 Itokawa, returns to Earth.

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