June 13 Events in History - June 13 Birthdays - June 13 Deaths
2015 Queen Elizabeth II officially celebrates her 89th birthday with a Trooping the Color ceremony; as part of the celebration, the Queen also knighted figures including actor Kevin Spacey and singer Van Morrison
2014 Online travel reservation company Priceline has purchased online restaurant reservation company OpenTable, offering market expansion opportunities for both companies; Priceline paid $2.6 billion for the acquisition
2014 A water-embedded rock layer is found deep inside the earth; the layer stores three times the water found in all the earth's oceans, suggesting that oceans developed through seepage of this water and not from striking comets as previously believed
2013 The U.S. Supreme Court invalides gene patents held by Myriad Genetics when it rules that isolated human genes are not patentable
2013 Following the closure of the public broadcasting station ERT, Greek unions call for a general strike
2012 A letter written by Manal al Sharif, and signed by hundreds, urges Saudi King Abdullah to give women the right to drive
2012 Israel announces it is deporting its first planeload of South Sudanese illegal migrants
2011 Aftershocks from the 2011 Christchurch earthquake hit Christchurch, New Zealand, leaving tens of thousands without power
2011 Michelle Bachmann announces she will seek the Republican Party nomination for President of the United States
2010 Ethnic clashes in Kyrgyzstan's city of Osh and Jalal-Abad left more than 100 people dead and over 1,400 injured after three days of four days of fighting
2002 Stanley Cup Finals, Detroit Red Wings beat Carolina Hurricanes 4 games to 1
1997 51st NBA Championship: Chicago Bulls beat Utah Jazz 4, games to 2
1997 Jurors in Oklahoma City bombing trial sentence Timothy McVeigh to death
1997 Red Wings Vladimir Konstantinov and Slava Fetisov hurt in car crash
1996 Freeman in Montana give up to FBI after 81 days
1995 Indians' Dennis Martinez no-hits Baltimore 11-0
1995 New Jersey Devils beat Philadelphia Flyers, to go to their 1st Stanley Cup finals
1994 Chicago Cub 2nd baseman Ryne Sandberg, retires due to poor play, he forfeits $15.7 million of his $25 million contract
1994 Don Mattingly plays 1st base 1,469 game for Yankees (2nd most)
1993 "Someone Who'll Watch Over Me" closes at Booth New York City after 232 performances
1993 39th Mazda LPGA Championship won by Patty Sheehan
1993 Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani re-elected president of Iran
1993 YokoZuna beats Hulk Hogan to become WWF champ
1991 A spectator is killed by lightning at U.S. Open Golf tournament
1991 NHL owners present contract to players, leads to Apr 1, 1992 strike
1991 The National, 1st all-sports daily newspaper, ceases publication
1990 "Les Miserables," opens at S Alberta Jubilee Centre, Calgary
1990 Boeing 767 sets nonstop commercial flight, Seattle to Narobi Kenya
1990 Nelson and Winnie Mandela welcomed in New York City
1990 Washington D.C. mayor Marion Barry announces he will not seek a 4th term,
1989 43rd NBA Championship: Detroit Pistons sweeps Los Angeles Lakers in 4 games
1989 Houston's Terry Puhl plays in his 1,403rd game, most by a Canadian
1989 Jerry Lee Lewis gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
1988 45th time opposing pitchers hit home runs, Mark Davis (Padres)/Mike Krukow
1988 Boston Red Sox are 10 games back in AL, and go on to win AL East
1988 George Harrison releases "This is Love"
1988 U.S. Supreme Court refuses to hear Yonkers argument they aren't racist
1987 Daniel Buettner, Bret Anderson, Martin Engel and Anne Knabe complete cycling journey of 15,266 mi from Prudhoe Bay, Alaska to Argentina
1986 President Reagan criticizes South African state of emergency
1986 Steve Garvey 1st ejection from a game, after Atlanta's triple-play
1983 Pioneer 10 is 1st man-made object to leave Solar System
1982 28th LPGA Championship won by Jan Stephenson
1982 Fahd becomes king of Saudi Arabia when King Khalid dies at 69
1981 39 Unification church couples wed in Germany
1981 Teenager fires 6 blanks at Queen Elizabeth II
1981 Tom Snyder interviews Charles Manson on "Tomorrow"
1980 Billy Joel's "Glass Houses" hits #1
1980 Deborah Harry/Meat Loaf film, "Roadie," premieres
1980 Paul McCartney releases "Waterfall"
1980 Rep John Jenrette, Jr. (D-SC) indicted in "Abscam" investigation
1980 U.N. Security Council calls for South Africa to free Nelson Mandela
1979 "Madwoman of Central Park West" opens at 22 Steps New York City for 86 performances
1979 Sioux nation receives $100 million in compensation for Black Hills, South Dakota
1977 Convicted Martin Luther King assassin James Earl Ray recaptured
1976 4th du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): Donna Caponi
1976 Bob Marley performs in Amsterdam
1976 Inge Helten runs female European record 100m (11.04)
1974 Henry Aaron addresses House of Representatives
1973 Garvey, Lopes, Cey and Russell play together for 1st time, set record of staying together as an infield for 8 years (Los Angeles Dodgers)
1971 17th LPGA Championship won by Kathy Whitworth
1971 New York Times began publishing "Pentagon Papers"
1970 "In The Summertime" by Mungo Jerry hit #1 in UK
1970 Beatles' "Let It Be," album goes #1 and stays #1 for 4 weeks
1970 Beatles' "Long and Winding Road," single goes #1 and stays #1 for 2 weeks
1969 Mick Taylor leaves John Mayall Band and joins Rolling Stones
1967 "You Only Live Twice" premieres in U.S.
1967 Thurgood Marshall nominated as 1st black Supreme Court justice
1966 Supreme Court's Miranda decision; suspect must be informed of rights
1965 19th Tony Awards: Subject Was Roses and Fiddler on the Roof win
1965 Susie Maxwell wins LPGA Western Golf Open
1964 Basil Heatley runs world record marathon (2:13:55)
1963 Vostok 6 launched, pilot is 1st woman cosmonaut
1962 "Bob Newhart Show," last airs on NBC-TV
1961 "Billy Barnes People" opens at Royale Theater New York City for 8 performances
1960 "Alley-Oop" by Dyna-Sores peaks at #59
1960 Prince Norodom Sihanoek becomes head of Cambodia
1959 "Sammy Kaye Show," last airs on ABC-TV
1959 59th U.S. Golf Open: Billy Casper shoots a 282 at Winged Foot Golf Club New York
1959 91st Belmont: Bill Shoemaker aboard Sword Dancer wins in 2:28.6
1958 Frank Zappa graduates from Antelope Valley High School in Lancaster, California
1957 Ted Williams becomes 1st ALer to have 2, 3-home run games in a season
1956 "Shangri-La" opens at Winter Garden Theater New York City for 21 performances
1956 After 72 years, Britain gives up Suez Canal to Egyptian control
1956 Parliamentary election: Dutch Democrates 50/KVP 49
1956 Real Madrid wins 1st Europe Cup
1955 Mercedes racing car kills 77 at Le Mans, France
1954 Cornerstone of Albert Einstein College of Medicine, laid in Bronx
1953 53rd U.S. Golf Open: Ben Hogan shoots a 283 at Oakmont CC in Oakmont PA
1953 85th Belmont: Eric Guerin aboard Native Dancer wins in 2:28.6
1953 Alec Bedser takes 14-99 (7-55 and 7-44) vs. Australia
1953 Jim Peters runs world record marathon (2:18:40.2)
1953 KOAA TV channel 5 in Pueblo-Colorado Spgs, CO (NBC) 1st broadcast
1952 Soviet fighters shoot Swedish Dakota down over East Sea, kills 8
1951 U.N. arm forces reach Pyongyang Korea
1950 South African parliament accept "Groups Area Act"
1948 Babe Ruth's final farewell at Yankee Stadium, he dies Aug 16th
1947 1st night game at Fenway Park (Red Sox 5, White Sox 3)
1946 1st transcontinental round-trip flight in 1-day, California-Maryland
1946 King Umberto II of Italy abdicates
1945 Heerjansdam soccer team forms
1945 Orokoe peninsula Okinawa captured, with 6,000 dead
1944 German counter attack on Villers-Bocage Normandy
1942 1st V-2 rocket launch, Peenemunde, Germany; reached 1.3 km
1942 Franklin D. Roosevelt creates Office of War with Elmer Davis as head
1942 Germany puts 4 saboteurs on Long Island
1942 OSS, Office of Strategic Services, forms
1940 Paris evacuates before German advance
1938 Great Cricket innings of 232 by Stan McCabe vs. England at Trent Bridge
1938 Jews injured and property destroyed in Przemyal Poland
1937 Joe DiMaggio hits 3 consecutive home runs against St. Louis Browns
1937 Stalin executes Rus officers Tuchachevski, Jakir, Putna and Uberevitch
1936 2nd Belgian government of Van Zealand forms
1935 Hammond scores his 100th hundred, 116 for Gloucs vs. Somerset
1935 James J Braddock beats Max Baer in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
1933 1st sodium vapor lamps installed, Schenectady, New York
1933 Federal Home Owners Loan Corporation authorized
1933 German Secret State Police, Gestapo, established
1932 Air force's Marmaduke Brutal becomes leader of revolutionary junta
1932 Great Britain and France sign peace treaty
1931 63rd Belmont: Charley Kurtsinger aboard Twenty Grand wins in 2:29.6
1930 22 people killed by hailstones in Siatista, Greece
1927 Ticker-tape parade welcomed Charles Lindbergh to New York City
1925 57th Belmont: Albert Johnson aboard American Flag wins in 2:16.8
1924 Bene Berak Palestine founded
1924 Gaston Doumergue elected as 1st protestant French premier
1924 Yankees win by forfeit over Tigers, their 3rd forfeit win
1922 Longest attack of hiccups begins Charlie Osborne, 98 hiccupped over 435 million times before it stops, He dies 11 months after it stops
1921 Yankees' pitcher Babe Ruth hits 2 home runs beating Tigers 11-8
1918 Phillies and Cards tie 8-8 in 19 innings
1917 Germany bombs London
1914 28th U.S. Womens Tennis: Mary K Browne beats Marie Wagner (62 16 61)
1913 45th Belmont: Roscoe Troxler aboard Prince Eugene wins in 2:18
1913 Yankees win 13th game of year after losing 36 games
1912 Albert Berry made the 1st parachute jump from an airplane
1912 New York Giant Christy Mathewson wins his 300th game
1910 Pilot Charles Hamilton makes 1st 1-day round-trip from New York to Philadelphia
1910 William D. Crum, a South Carolina physician, appointed minister to Liberia
1908 Tommy Burns KOs Bill Squires in 8 for heavyweight boxing title
1907 Lowest temp ever in 48 U.S. states for June, 2 degrees F in Tamarack California
1905 New York Giant Christy Mathewson 2nd no-hitter, beats Chicago Cubs, 1-0
1902 Prussian Upper house gives 350 million marks to Poland
1900 China's Boxer Rebellion against foreigners and Christians
1898 Yukon Territory of Canada organized, Dawson chosen as capital
1895 Emile Levassor wins 1st Paris-Bordeaux-Paris auto race (24 kph)
1890 Eagle Ave in the Bronx is cut out and named
1889 2' of snow accumulates in Rawlins Wyoming
1889 23rd Belmont: W Hayward aboard Eric wins in 2:47
1888 Congress creates Department of Labor
1886 Fire destroys nearly 1,000 buildings in Vancouver
1878 Congress of Berlin meets to divide African colonization
1874 8th Belmont: G Barbee aboard Saxon wins in 2:39
1871 Hurricane kills 300 in Labrador
1868 Oscar J. Dunn, is elected Lt Governor of Louisiana
1866 House passes 14th Amendment (Civil rights for blacks)
1865 President Johnson proclaims reconstruction confederate states
1863 Battle of Winchester, Virginia
1863 Samuel Butler publishes 1st part of "Erewhon," Christchurch, New Zealand
1863 Skirmish at Berryville Virginia
1855 Opera "Les Vapres Sicilenne" is produced (Paris)
1837 1st Mormon missionaries to British Isles leave Kirtland, Ohio
1828 Simon Bolivar proclaimed dictator
1825 Walter Hunt patents safety pin
1798 Mission San Luis Rey de Francia founded in California
1792 King Louis XVI fires French government
1789 Mrs. Alexander Hamilton serves ice cream for dessert to Washington
1777 Leonard Norcross patents a submarine diving suit
1777 Marquis de Lafayette lands in US
1774 Rhode Island becomes 1st colony to prohibit importation of slaves
1753 Austria, England and Modena sign secret military treaty
1727 Spain underwrites Preliminairy of Paris
1721 England signs Treaty of Madrid
1707 Hungary declares itself independent under Ferenc Rakoczi II
1665 Sea battle at Lowestoft: English fleet beats Dutch
1655 Adriana Nooseman-van de Bergh is 1st actress in Amsterdam theater
1633 Charter for Maryland is given to Lord Cecil Baltimore
1625 English king Charles I marries French princess Henriette
1611 John Fabricius dedicates earliest sunspot publication
1547 King Ferdinand of Austria subjects himself on Turkish sultan Suleiman
1392 Assassination attempt on Pierre de Craon Van Clisson of France, fails
1373 Anglo-Portuguese Treaty of Alliance, world's oldest, signed in London
1325 Sheik Ibn Battuta begins 1st world trip, Tangiers to Mecca