History of 13 June
1900 – China’s Boxer Rebellion against foreigners and Chinese Christians erupted into violence.
1912 – Captain Albert Berry made the first successful parachute jump from an airplane in Jefferson, Mississippi.
1920 – The U.S. Post Office Department ruled that children may not be sent by parcel post.
1922 – Charlie Osborne started the longest attack on hiccups. He hiccuped over 435 million times before stopping. He died in 1991, 11 months after his hiccups ended.
1923 – The French set a trade barrier between the occupied Ruhr and the rest of Germany.
1927 – Charles Lindbergh was honored with a ticker-tape parade in New York City.
1927 – For the first time, an American Flag was displayed from the right hand of the Statue of Liberty.
1940 – Paris was evacuated before the German advance on the city.
1943 – German spies landed on Long Island, New York. They were soon captured.
1944 – Germany launched 10 of its new V1 rockets against Britain from a position near the Channel coast. Of the 10 rockets only 5 landed in Britain and only one managed to kill (6 people in London).
1944 – Marvin Camras patented the wire recorder.
1949 – Bao Dai entered Saigon to rule Vietnam. He had been installed by the French.
1951 – U.N. troops seized Pyongyang, North Korea.
1966 – The landmark “Miranda v. Arizona” decision was issued by the U.S. Supreme Court. The decision ruled that criminal suspects had to be informed of their constitutional rights before being questioned by police.
1967 – Solicitor General Thurgood Marshall was nominated by President Lyndon B. Johnson to become the first black justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.
1971 – The New York Times began publishing the “Pentagon Papers”. The articles were a secret study of America’s involvement in Vietnam.
1978 – Israelis withdrew the last of their invading forces from Lebanon.
1979 – Sioux Indians were awarded $105 million in compensation for the U.S. seizure in 1877 of their Black Hills in South Dakota.
1983 – The unmanned U.S. space probe Pioneer 10 became the first spacecraft to leave the solar system. It was launched in March 1972. The first up-close images of the planet Jupiter were provided by Pioneer 10.
1988 – The Liggett Group, a cigarette manufacturer, was found liable for a lung-cancer death. They were, however, found innocent by the federal jury of misrepresenting the risks of smoking.
1989 – The Detroit Pistons won their first National Basketball Association title. They beat the L.A. Lakers in four games.
1989 – U.S. President George H.W. Bush exercised his first Presidential veto on a bill dealing with minimum wage.
1992 – Future U.S. President Bill Clinton criticized rap singer Sister Souljah for making remarks “filled with hatred” towards whites.
1994 – A jury in Anchorage, Alaska, found Exxon Corp. and Captain Joseph Hazelwood to be reckless in the Exxon Valdez oil spill.
1995 – France announced that they would conduct eight more nuclear tests in the South Pacific.
2000 – In Pyongyang, North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Il welcomed South Korea’s President Kim Dae for a three-day summit. It was the first such meeting between the leaders of North and South Korea.
2002 – The United States withdraws from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty.
2007 – The Al-Askari Mosque is bombed for a second time.
2010 – A capsule of the Japanese spacecraft Hayabusa, containing particles of the asteroid 25143 Itokawa, returns to Earth.
2012 – A series of bombings across Iraq, including Baghdad, Hillah, and Kirkuk, kills at least 93 people and wounds over 300 others.
2015 – A man opens fire at policemen outside the police headquarters in Dallas, Texas, while a bag containing a pipe bomb is also found. He was later shot dead by police.
Celebrating Birthday Today
- 1981 – Chris Evans, American actor, and producer
- 1981 – Blake Judd, American actor, director, and producer
- 1981 – David Madden, founder, and executive director of both the National History Bee and the National History Bowl who was a 19-day champion on Jeopardy!.
- 1981 – Radim Vrbata, Czech ice hockey player
- 1982 – Kenenisa Bekele, Ethiopian runner
- 1982 – Krzysztof Bosak, Polish politician
- 1982 – Nate Jones, American football player
- 1983 – Steve Novak, American basketball player
- 1983 – Jason Spezza, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1983 – Rachel Taylor, Welsh rugby union player
- 1984 – Nery Castillo, Mexican-Uruguayan footballer
- 1984 – Kaori Icho, Japanese wrestler
- 1984 – Antje Moldner-Schmidt, German runner
- 1985 – Filipe Albuquerque, Portuguese racing driver
- 1985 – Silvio Bankert, German footballer
- 1985 – Pedro Strop, Dominican baseball player
- 1985 – Danny Syvret, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1986 – Kat Dennings, American actress, and comedian
- 1986 – Keisuke Honda, Japanese footballer
- 1986 – Jonathan Lucroy, American baseball catcher
- 1986 – Ashley Olsen, American child actress, fashion designer, and businesswoman
- 1986 – Mary-Kate Olsen, American child actress, fashion designer, and businesswoman
- 1986 – DJ Snake, French DJ, and record producer
- 1986 – Lea Verou, Greek computer scientist and author
- 1986 – Mans Zelmerlöw, Swedish singer
- 1987 – Marko Grgic, Croatian footballer
- 1988 – Gabe Carimi, American football player
- 1988 – Cody Walker, American actor
- 1989 – Ben Barba, Australian rugby league player
- 1989 – James Calado, English racing driver
- 1989 – Ryan McDonagh, American ice hockey defenseman
- 1989 – Daniel Mortimer, Australian rugby league player
- 1989 – Andreas Samaris, Greek footballer
- 1989 – Tommy Searle, English motocross racer
- 1989 – Hassan Whiteside, American basketball player
- 1989 – Erica Wiebe, Canadian wrestler
- 1990 – James McCann, American baseball player
- 1990 – Nicole Riner, a Swiss tennis player
- 1990 – Aaron Taylor-Johnson, English actor
- 1991 – Will Claye, American jumper
- 1991 – Ryan Mason, English footballer
- 1992 – Semi Radradra, Fijian rugby league player
- 1993 – Simona Senoner, Italian ski jumper (d. 2011)
- 1993 – Denis Ten, Kazakhstani figure skater (d. 2018)
- 1995 – Emily Fanning, New Zealand tennis player
- 1995 – Laura Ucrós, a Colombian tennis player
- 2000 – Penny Oleksiak, Canadian swimmer