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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is jueves.
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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)
- 1373Anglo-Portuguese Alliance between England (succeeded by the United Kingdom) and Portugal is the oldest alliance in the world which is still in force.
- 1625King Charles I marries Henrietta Maria of France, Princess of France
- 1774Rhode Island becomes the first of Britain’s North American colonies to ban the importation of slaves.
- 1886King Ludwig II of Bavaria is found dead in Lake Starnberg south of Munich at 11:30 PM.
- 1944World War II: Germany launches a V1 Flying Bomb attack on England. Only four of the eleven bombs actually hit their targets.
- 1969Governor of Texas Preston Smith signs a bill into law converting the former Southwest Center for Advanced Studies, originally founded as a research arm of Texas Instruments, into the University of Texas at Dallas.
- 1995French president Jacques Chirac announces the resumption of nuclear tests in French Polynesia.
- 2000Italy pardons Mehmet Ali Agca, the Turkish gunman who tried to kill Pope John Paul II in 1981.
- 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?
- 1863Lucy, Lady Duff-Gordon, English fashion designer (d. 1935)
- 1884Anton Drexler, German political figure (d. 1942)
- 1894Dr. Leo Kanner, Austrian-American physician (d. 1981)
- 1918Helmut Lent, German night fighter pilot (d. 1944)
- 1928Li Ka-shing, Chinese business magnate
- 1949Ulla Schmidt, German politician
- 1954Andrzej Lepper, Polish politician
- 1954Rita Cadillac, Brazilian dancer
- 1975Johannes Grenzfurthner, Austrian artist, writer, curator and director
- 1982Kenenisa Bekele, Ethiopian athlete
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