June 13 is the 164th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 201 days remain until the end of the year.
We have some interesting facts & historic events all about June 13th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.
Keep reading for more interesting facts about June 13th in history!
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- National Sewing Machine Day
- International Axe Throwing Day
What Happened On This Day – June 13
2009: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was re-elected as President of Iran in 2009.
2002: The United States withdraw from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty
The ABM Treaty was signed in 1972 by the Soviet Union and the United States. It regulated the establishment of anti-ballistic missile shields against nuclear missiles. Critics bemoaned the treaty’s termination for its potential negative effect on nuclear proliferation.
2000: The leaders of South Korea and North Korea meet in an historic summit
The talks were initiated by then President of South Korea, Kim Dae-jung. For the implementation of his “Sunshine Policy”, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2000.
1983: Pioneer 10 becomes the first man-made object to leave the central solar system
The U.S. space probe crossed the orbit of Neptune, which at the time was classified as the furthest planet from the Sun.
1971: The New York Times publishes the Pentagon Papers
The secret study of the United States’ involvement in the Vietnam War revealed the government’s lies concerning the scale of U.S. activities in Vietnam and neighboring countries. Daniel Ellsberg, an employee of the RAND Corporation, leaked the documents to the New York Times, and he was later tried but not convicted of espionage.
1950: South Africa implements the Group Areas Act
The law assigned geographically separate residential and business areas for different racial groups, forcing non-whites from the most developed areas. It was a major pillar of the apartheid system of racial segregation and oppression.
1974: During a weeklong trip to the Middle East, US President Richard Nixon and First Lady Pat Nixon visit the Pyramids of Giza, accompanied by Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and his wife Jehan Sadat. June 13, 1974.
1971: The New York Times began publishing the Pentagon papers in 1971.
1948: Sailor wearing asbestos clothing during a fire fighting exercise aboard HMS Oscar II, Sweden 1948.
1945: “I become death, destroyer of worlds” On this day, at 5:29 AM (1945), the United States conducted the Trinity explosion in the far reaches of the New Mexico desert, the first nuclear bomb test in history.
1940: WW II, 1940’s. Waist gunners in action aboard a US B-24 Liberator heavy bomber.
1913: Veterans from both the Union and Confederate army’s pose for a picture together for the 50th anniversary of the battle of Gettysburg. Pennsylvania 1913.
Births On This Day, June 13
1944: Ban Ki-moon, South Korean diplomat, 8th Secretary-General of the United Nations
1897: Paavo Nurmi, Finnish runner
1888: Fernando Pessoa, Portuguese poet
1884: Gerald Gardner, English occultist
1865: W. B. Yeats, Irish poet, Nobel Prize laureate
Chris Evans was born.
Mary Kate Olsen was born.
Disha Patani was born.
Deaths On This Day, June 13
2006: Charles Haughey, Irish politician, 7th Prime Minister of Ireland
1979: Demetrio Stratos, Egyptian/Italian singer-songwriter
1918: Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich of Russia
1886: Ludwig II of Bavaria
1645: Miyamoto Musashi, Japanese swordsman, author
Jimmy Dean died.
Benny Goodman died.
Peter Maivia died.