June 13: Day of the Week
June 13, 2018 was the 164th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 201 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.
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Here’s the June calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Gemini is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Pearl is the modern birthstone for this month. Moonstone is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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June 13 Historical Event(s)
- 1249Coronation of Alexander III as King of Scots.
- 1774Rhode Island becomes the first of Britain’s North American colonies to ban the importation of slaves.
- 1893Grover Cleveland undergoes secret, successful surgery to remove a large, cancerous portion of his jaw; operation not revealed to US public until 1917, nine years after the president’s death.
- 1898Yukon Territory is formed, with Dawson chosen as its capital.
- 1910The 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.
- 1944World War II: Germany launches a V1 Flying Bomb attack on England. Only four of the eleven bombs actually hit their targets.
- 1952Catalina affair: a Swedish Douglas DC-3 is shot down by a Soviet MiG-15 fighter.
- 1970“The Long and Winding Road” becomes the Beatles’ last Number 1 song.
- 1996The Montana Freemen surrender after an 81-day standoff with FBI agents.
- 2002Two 14-year-old South Korean girls are struck and killed by a United States Army armored vehicle, leading to months of public protests against the US.
Who were born on June 13?
- 1865William Butler Yeats, Irish writer, Nobel laureate (d. 1937)
- 1870Jules Bordet, Belgian immunologist and microbiologist, Nobel laureate (d. 1961)
- 1876William Sealey Gosset, English chemist, statistician (d. 1937)
- 1918Ben Johnson, American actor (d. 1996)
- 1951Richard Thomas, American actor
- 1952Tony Bruno, American talkshow host
- 1962Davey Hamilton, American racing driver
- 1965Vassilis Karapialis, Greek footballer
- 1973Leeann Tweeden, American model and television presenter
- 1986Mary-Kate Olsen, American actress
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