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June 13 Historical Events

The following events took place on June 13. The list is arranged in chronological order.

Found 49 events. Showing 1 - 30.

  • 313
    The Edict of Milan, signed by Constantine the Great and co-emperor Valerius Licinius granting religious freedom throughout the Roman Empire, is posted in Nicomedia.
  • 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.
  • 1381
    The Peasants’ Revolt led by Wat Tyler culminated in the burning of the Savoy Palace.
  • 1514
    Henry Grace à Dieu, at over 1,000 tons the largest warship in the world at this time, built at the new Woolwich Dockyard in England, is dedicated.
  • 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 of England marries Henrietta Maria of France, Princess of France
  • 1740
    Georgia provincial governor James Oglethorpe begins an unsuccessful attempt to take Spanish Florida during the Siege of St. Augustine.
  • 1774
    Rhode Island becomes the first of Britain’s North American colonies to ban the importation of slaves.
  • 1777
    American Revolutionary War: Gilbert du Motier, 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.
  • 1893
    Grover Cleveland notices a rough spot in his mouth and on July 1 undergoes secret, successful surgery to remove a large, cancerous portion of his jaw; the operation was not revealed to the public until 1917, nine years after the president’s death.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1944
    World War II: German combat elements - reinforced by the 17th SS Panzergrenadier Division - launch a counterattack on American forces near Carentan.
  • 1944
    World War II: Germany launches a V1 Flying Bomb attack on England. Only four of the eleven bombs actually hit their targets.
  • 1952
    Catalina affair: A Swedish Douglas DC-3 is shot down by a Soviet MiG-15 fighter.
  • 1955
    Mir mine, the first diamond mine in the USSR, is discovered.
  • 1966
    The United States Supreme Court rules in Miranda v. Arizona that the police must inform suspects of their rights before questioning them.
  • 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 U.S. number one song.
  • 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
    Israel 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.

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