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 French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.
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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)
- 1774Rhode Island becomes the first of Britain’s North American colonies to ban the importation of slaves.
- 1881The USS Jeannette is crushed in an Arctic Ocean ice pack.
- 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.
- 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.
- 1955Mir Mine, the first diamond mine in the USSR, is discovered.
- 1971Vietnam War: The New York Times begins publication of the Pentagon Papers.
- 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.
- 2007The Al Askari Mosque is bombed for a second time.
- 2010A capsule of the Japanese spacecraft Hayabusa, containing particles of the asteroid 25143 Itokawa, returns to Earth.
Who were born on June 13?
- 1926Paul Lynde, American actor (d. 1982)
- 1930Ryszard Kukliński, Polish colonel (d. 2004)
- 1951Robert P. Young, Jr., Michigan Supreme Court justice
- 1959Boyko Borisov, Bulgarian politician
- 1964Christian Wilhelm Berger, Romanian composer
- 1972Natalie MacMaster, Canadian musician
- 1974Valeri Bure, Russian ice hockey player
- 1986Ashley Olsen, American actress
- 1986Keisuke Honda, Japanese footballer
- 1990Aaron Johnson, English actor
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