Famous Events on this Day in History, June 13:

1325 - Sheik Ibn Battuta begins 1st world trip, Tangiers to Mecca
1373 - Anglo-Portuguese Treaty of Alliance (world's oldest) signed in London
1392 - Assassination attempt on Pierre de Craon Van Clisson of France, fails
1525 - Martin Luther marries Katharina von Bora, against the celibacy rule decreed by the Roman Catholic Church for priests and nuns.
1547 - King Ferdinand of Austria subjects himself on Turkish sultan Suleiman
1611 - John Fabricius dedicates earliest sunspot publication
1625 - English king Charles I marries French princess Henriette
1633 - Charter for Maryland is given to Lord Cecil Baltimore
1655 - Adriana Nooseman-van de Bergh is 1st actress in Amsterdam theater
1665 - Sea battle at Lowestoft: English fleet beats Dutch
1707 - Hungary declares itself independent under Ferenc Rákóczi II
1721 - England signs Treaty of Madrid
1727 - Spain underwrites Preliminairy of Paris
1753 - Austria, England & Modena sign secret military treaty
1774 - Rhode Island becomes 1st colony to prohibit importation of slaves
1777 - Leonard Norcross patents a submarine diving suit
1777 - Marquis de Lafayette lands in US
1789 - Mrs Alexander Hamilton serves ice cream for dessert to Washington
1792 - King Louis XVI fires French government
1798 - Mission San Luis Rey de Francia founded in California
1825 - Walter Hunt patents safety pin
1828 - Simon Bolívar proclaimed dictator
1837 - 1st Mormon missionaries to British Isles leave Kirtland, Ohio
1855 - Opera "Les Vêpres Sicilenne" is produced (Paris)
1863 - Battle of Winchester VA
1863 - Samuel Butler publishes 1st part of "Erewhon," Christchurch, NZ
1863 - Skirmish at Berryville Virginia
1865 - Pres Johnson proclaims reconstruction confederate states
1866 - House passes 14th Amendment (Civil rights for blacks)
1868 - Oscar J Dunn (a black) is elected Lt Governor of Louisiana
1871 - Hurricane kills 300 in Labrador
1874 - 8th Belmont: G Barbee aboard Saxon wins in 2:39.5
1878 - Congress of Berlin meets to divide African colonization
1881 - The USS Jeannette is crushed in an Arctic Ocean ice pack.
1886 - Fire destroys nearly 1,000 buildings in Vancouver, BC
1886 - King Ludwig II of Bavaria is found dead in Lake Starnberg south of Munich at 11:30 PM.
1888 - Congress creates Department of Labor
1889 - 2' of snow accumulates in Rawlins Wyoming
1889 - 23rd Belmont: W Hayward aboard Eric wins in 2:47.25
1890 - Eagle Ave in the Bronx is cut out & named
1895 - Emile Levassor wins 1st Paris-Bordeaux-Paris auto race (24 kph)
1898 - Yukon Territory of Canada organized, Dawson chosen as capital
1900 - China's Boxer Rebellion against foreigners & Christians
1902 - Prussian Upper house gives 350 million marks to Poland
1905 - NY Giant Christy Mathewson 2nd no-hitter, beats Chic Cubs, 1-0
1907 - Lowest temp ever in 48 US states for June, 2°F in Tamarack Calif
1908 - Tommy Burns KOs Bill Squires in 8 for heavyweight boxing title
1910 - Pilot Charles Hamilton makes 1st 1-day round-trip from NY to Phila
1910 - William D Crum, a SC physician, appointed minister to Liberia
1912 - Capt Albert Berry made the 1st parachute jump from an airplane
1912 - NY Giant Christy Mathewson wins his 300th game
1913 - 45th Belmont: Roscoe Troxler aboard Prince Eugene wins in 2:18
1913 - Yanks win 13th game of year after losing 36 games
1914 - 28th US Womens Tennis: Mary K Browne beats Marie Wagner (62 16 61)
1917 - Germany bombs London
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.
1918 - Phillies & Cards tie 8-8 in 19 innings
1920 - Post Office says children could not be sent by parcel post
1921 - Yanks' pitcher Babe Ruth hits 2 HRs beating Tigers 11-8
1922 - Longest attack of hiccups begins Charlie Osborne, 98 hiccupped over 435 million times before it stops, He dies 11 months after it stops
1924 - Bene Berak Palestine founded
1924 - Gaston Doumergue elected as 1st protestant French premier
1924 - Yanks win by forfeit over Tigers, their 3rd forfeit win
1925 - 57th Belmont: Albert Johnson aboard American Flag wins in 2:16.8
1927 - Ticker-tape parade welcomed Charles A Lindbergh to NYC
1930 - 1st Nudist Colony opens
1930 - 22 people killed by hailstones in Siatista Greece
1931 - 63rd Belmont: Charley Kurtsinger aboard Twenty Grand wins in 2:29.6
1932 - Air force's Marmaduke Brutal becomes leader of revolutionary junta
1932 - Great Britain & France sign peace treaty
1933 - 1st sodium vapor lamps installed (Schenectady NY)
1933 - Federal Home Owners Loan Corporation authorized
1933 - German Secret State Police (Gestapo) established
1935 - Hammond scores his 100th hundred, 116 for Gloucs v Somerset
1935 - James J Braddock beats Max Baer in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
1936 - 2nd Belgian govt of Van Zealand forms
1937 - Joe DiMaggio hits 3 consecutive HRs against St Louis Browns
1937 - Stalin executes Rus officers Tuchachevski, Jakir, Putna & Uberevitch
1938 - Great Cricket innings of 232 by Stan McCabe v England at Trent Bridge
1938 - Jews injured & property destroyed in Przemyal Poland
1940 - Paris evacuates before German advance
1942 - 1st V-2 rocket launch, Peenemunde, Germany; reached 1.3 km
1942 - FDR creates Office of War with Elmer Davis as head
1942 - Germany puts 4 saboteurs on Long Island
1942 - OSS, Office of Strategic Services, form
1942 - The United States opens its Office of War Information.
1944 - German counter attack on Villers-Bocage Normandy
1944 - Nazi Germany begins V-1 (Fieseler Fi-103) buzz-bomb attacks
1945 - Heerjansdam soccer team forms
1945 - Orokoe peninsula Okinawa captured, with 6,000 dead
1946 - 1st transcontinental round-trip flight in 1-day, California-Maryland
1946 - King Umberto II of Italy abdicates
1947 - 1st night game at Fenway Park (Red Sox 5, White Sox 3)
1948 - Babe Ruth's final farewell at Yankee Stadium, he dies Aug 16th
1950 - South African parliament accept "Groups Area Act"
1951 - UN arm forces reach Pyongyang Korea
1952 - Soviet fighters shoot Swedish Dakota down over East Sea, kills 8
1953 - 53rd US 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 & 7-44) v 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
1954 - Cornerstone of Albert Einstein College of Medicine, laid in Bronx
1955 - Mercedes racing car kills 77 at Le Mans France
1956 - "Shangri-La" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC 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
1957 - Mayflower II from Plymouth, England, reaches Plymouth Mass
1957 - Ted Williams becomes 1st ALer to have 2, 3-HR games in a season
1958 - Frank Zappa graduates from Antelope Valley High School in Lancaster Ca
1959 - "Sammy Kaye Show," last airs on ABC-TV
1959 - 59th US Golf Open: Billy Casper shoots a 282 at Winged Foot GC NY
1959 - 91st Belmont: Bill Shoemaker aboard Sword Dancer wins in 2:28.6
1960 - "Alley-Oop" by Dyna-Sores peaks at #59
1960 - Prince Norodom Sihanoek becomes head of Cambodia
1961 - "Billy Barnes People" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 8 performances
1962 - "Bob Newhart Show," last airs on NBC-TV
1962 - Norway named ombudsman
1963 - Vostok 6 launched, pilot is 1st woman cosmonaut
1964 - Basil Heatley runs world record marathon (2:13:55)
1965 - 19th Tony Awards: Subject Was Roses & Fiddler on the Roof win
1965 - Susie Maxwell wins LPGA Western Golf Open
1966 - Supreme Court's Miranda decision; suspect must be informed of rights
1967 - "You Only Live Twice" premieres in US
1967 - Thurgood Marshall nominated as 1st black Supreme Court justice
1969 - Mick Taylor leaves John Mayall Band & joins Rolling Stones
1970 - "In The Summertime" by Mungo Jerry hit #1 in UK
1970 - Beatles' "Let It Be," album goes #1 & stays #1 for 4 weeks
1970 - Beatles' "Long & Winding Road," single goes #1 & stays #1 for 2 weeks
1971 - 17th LPGA Championship won by Kathy Whitworth
1971 - NY Times began publishing "Pentagon Papers"
1973 - Garvey, Lopes, Cey & Russell play together for 1st time, set record of staying together as an infield for 8½ years (LA Dodgers)
1974 - Henry Aaron addresses House of Representatives
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)
1977 - Convicted Martin Luther King assassin James Earl Ray recaptured
1978 - Israeli Defense Forces withdraw from Lebanon.
1979 - "Madwoman of Central Park West" opens at 22 Steps NYC for 86 perfs
1979 - Sioux nation receives $100 million in compensation for Black Hills SD
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 - UN Security Council calls for South Africa to free Nelson Mandela
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"
1982 - 28th LPGA Championship won by Jan Stephenson
1982 - Fahd becomes king of Saudi Arabia when King Khalid dies at 69
1983 - Pioneer 10 is 1st man-made object to leave Solar System
1986 - Pres Reagan criticizes South African state of emergency
1986 - Steve Garvey 1st ejection from a game, after Atlanta's triple-play
1987 - Daniel Buettner, Bret Anderson, Martin Engel & Anne Knabe complete cycling journey of 15,266 mi from Prudhoe Bay, Alaska to Argentina
1988 - 45th time opposing pitchers hit HRS, Mark Davis (Padres)/Mike Krukow
1988 - Boston Red Sox are 10 games back in AL, & go on to win AL East
1988 - Fed jury finds Liggett liable in death of NJ woman of lung cancer
1988 - George Harrison releases "This is Love"
1988 - US Supreme Court refuses to hear Yonkers argument they aren't racist
1989 - 43rd NBA Championship: Detroit Pistons sweeps LA 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
1990 - "Les Miserables," opens at S Alberta Jubilee Centre, Calgary
1990 - Boeing 767 sets nonstop commercial flight, Seattle to Narobi Kenya
1990 - Nelson & Winnie Mandela welcomed in NYC
1990 - Wash DC mayor Marion Barry announces he will not seek a 4th term
1991 - A spectator is killed by lightning at US 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
1993 - "Someone Who'll Watch Over Me" closes at Booth NYC after 232 perfs
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
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)
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 - Indians' Dennis Martinez no-hits Balt 11-0
1995 - NJ Devils beat Phila Flyers, to go to their 1st Stanley Cup finals
1996 - Freeman in Montana give up to FBI after 81 days
1996 - The Montana Freemen surrender after an 81-day standoff with FBI agents.
1997 - 51st NBA Championship: Chic Bulls beat Utah Jazz 4, games to 2
1997 - Jurors in Okla City bombing trial sentence Timothy McVeigh to death
1997 - Red Wings Vladimir Konstantinov & Slava Fetisov hurt in car crash
1997 - American fugitive Ira Einhorn is arrested in France for the murder of Holly Maddux after 16 years on the run, though he would not return for another four years.
2000 - Italy pardons Mehmet Ali Agca, the Turkish gunman who tried to kill Pope John Paul II in 1981.
2000 - President Kim Dae Jung of South Korea meets Kim Jong-il, leader of North Korea, for the beginning of the first ever inter-Korea summit, in the northern capital of Pyongyang.
2002 - The United States of America withdraws from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty.
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 again.
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