June 13: Day of the Week
June 13, 2019 was the 164th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 201 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.
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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)
- 1525Martin Luther marries Katharina von Bora, against the celibacy rule decreed by the Roman Catholic Church for priests and nuns.
- 1625King Charles I marries Henrietta Maria of France, Princess of France
- 1886A fire devastates much of Vancouver, British Columbia.
- 1886King Ludwig II of Bavaria is found dead in Lake Starnberg south of Munich at 11:30 PM.
- 1944World War II: German combat elements - reinforced by the 17th SS Panzergrenadier Division - launch a counterattack on American forces near Carentan.
- 1952Catalina affair: a Swedish Douglas DC-3 is shot down by a Soviet MiG-15 fighter.
- 1977Convicted Martin Luther King Jr. assassin James Earl Ray is recaptured after escaping from prison three days before.
- 1995French president Jacques Chirac announces the resumption of nuclear tests in French Polynesia.
- 2000President 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.
- 2010A capsule of the Japanese spacecraft Hayabusa, containing particles of the asteroid 25143 Itokawa, returns to Earth.
Who were born on June 13?
- 1903Red Grange, American football player (d. 1991)
- 1931Nora Kovach, Hungarian-born American ballerina (d. 2009)
- 1947A. G. Lafley, American executive director
- 1953Tim Allen, American comedian and actor
- 1963Bettina Bunge, German tennis player
- 1969Svetlana Krivelyova, Russian athlete
- 1975Ante Covic, Australian footballer
- 1980Jamario Moon, American basketball player
- 1983Ryan Conferido, American dancer
- 1986Mary-Kate Olsen, American actress
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