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

  • 1373
    Anglo-Portuguese Alliance between England (succeeded by the United Kingdom) and Portugal is the oldest alliance in the world which is still in force.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1927
    Aviator Charles Lindbergh receives a ticker-tape parade down 5th Avenue in New York City.
  • 1934
    Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini meet in Venice, Italy; Mussolini later describes the German dictator as “a silly little monkey”.
  • 1952
    Catalina affair: a Swedish Douglas DC-3 is shot down by a Soviet MiG-15 fighter.
  • 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.
  • 1978
    Israeli Defense Forces withdraw from Lebanon.
  • 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.
  • 1997
    A jury sentences Timothy McVeigh to death for his part in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.
  • 2000
    Italy pardons Mehmet Ali Agca, the Turkish gunman who tried to kill Pope John Paul II in 1981.
  • 2002
    The United States withdraws from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty.
  • 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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