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1981Tom Snyder interviews Charles Manson on "Tomorrow"

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.

2002Scotty Bowman wins his 9th Stanley Cup as a coach, an NHL record, and retires

199339th Mazda LPGA Championship won by Patty Sheehan

197117th LPGA Championship won by Kathy Whitworth

1980UN Security Council calls for South Africa to free Nelson Mandela

1937Joe DiMaggio hits 3 consecutive HRs against St Louis Browns

1993YokoZuna beats Hulk Hogan to become WWF champ

1976Bob Marley performs in Amsterdam

1828Simon Bolívar proclaimed dictator

195353rd US Golf Open: Ben Hogan shoots a 283 at Oakmont CC in Oakmont PA

1980Billy Joel's "Glass Houses" hits #1

19764th du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): Donna Caponi

1967Thurgood Marshall nominated as 1st black Supreme Court justice

2000Samuel L. Jackson is honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

1986Pres Reagan criticizes South African state of emergency

1942FDR creates Office of War with Elmer Davis as head

1985"Prizzi's Honor", starring Jack Nicholson, Kathleen Turner, and Anjelica Huston, is released

1981Teenager fires 6 blanks at Queen Elizabeth II

1908Tommy Burns KOs Bill Squires in 8 for heavyweight boxing title

1957Ted Williams becomes 1st ALer to have 2, 3-HR games in a season

1865President Andrew Johnson proclaims reconstruction of confederate states

1989Jerry Lee Lewis gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

1927Ticker-tape parade welcomes Charles A Lindbergh to NYC

1988George Harrison releases "This is Love"

1980Paul McCartney releases "Waterfall"

1937Stalin executes Russian officers Tuchachevski, Jakir, Putna & Uberevitch

2005A jury in Santa Maria, California acquits pop singer Michael Jackson of molesting 13-year-old Gavin Arvizo at his Neverland Ranch.

June 13th Historical Events
Date Event
1325
Ibn Battuta begins his travels, leaving his home in Tangiers to travel to Mecca (gone 24 years) 
1373
Anglo-Portuguese Treaty of Alliance (world's oldest extant) signed in London 
1392
Assassination attempt on Pierre de Craon Van Clisson of France fails 
1547
King Ferdinand of Austria subjects himself on Turkish sultan Suleiman 
1611
John Fabricius dedicates earliest sunspot publication 
1655
Adriana Nooseman-van de Bergh is 1st actress in Amsterdam theater 
1665
Battle of Lowestoft, off Suffolk, England: 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 first 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 dissmisses French government 
1798
Mission San Luis Rey de Francia founded in California 
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
President Andrew Johnson proclaims reconstruction of confederate states 
1866
US House of representatives passes 14th Amendment (Civil rights) 
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, under the command of George Washington De Long, sinks in the Arctic circle following 21 months of drifting after becoming trapped in the ice 
1886
Fire destroys nearly 1,000 buildings in Vancouver, BC 
1886
King Ludwig II of Bavaria found dead in Lake Starnberg south of Munich at 11:30 PM at 40. Builder of palace of Neuschwanstein and patron of Wagner 
1888
US 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
In China, Baron von Kettler, the German minister to China, beats two young Boxers with his walking stick; when word of this circulates, rioting and arson spread throughout Peking during the night. 
1902
Prussian Upper house gives 350 million marks to Poland 
1905
NY Giant Christy Mathewson 2nd no-hitter, beats Chicago 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 South Carolina physician, appointed minister to Liberia 
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 (6-2 1-6 6-1) 
1914
Eleftherios Venizelos annouces that Greece intends to annex Chios and Mytilene, two large islands off the Turkish coast; Greece and Turkey have been heading towards conflict for months over claims to Aegean islands 
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 
1925
Charles Jenkins demonstrates the transmission of synchronized pictures and sound (early television) 
1927
Ticker-tape parade welcomes 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 - Geheime Staats Polizei) established by Hermann Göring 
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 government of Van Zealand forms 
1937
Joe DiMaggio hits 3 consecutive HRs against St Louis Browns 
1937
Stalin executes Russian 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
US Office of Strategic Services (OSS) formed 
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) flying bomb (doodle-bugs) 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
The New York Times begin publishing excerpts from the Pentagon Papers, classified documents on the long history of the U.S. in Vietnam 
1971
In defiance of a government ban, members of the Orange Order march through the mainly Catholic town of Dungiven, County Londonderry causing a riot 
1972
The Irish Republican Army invites Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Whitelaw to 'Free Derry'; Whitelaw rejects offer and reaffirms his policy to not "let part of the United Kingdom ... default from the rule of law" 
1972
The Irish Republican Army invites Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Whitelaw to 'Free Derry'; Whitelaw rejects offer and reaffirms his policy to not "let part of the United Kingdom ... default from the rule of law" 
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 
1974
IMF establishes its "oil facility", a special fund for loans to nations whose balance of payments have been severely affected by high oil prices 
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 
1985
"Prizzi's Honor", starring Jack Nicholson, Kathleen Turner, and Anjelica Huston, is released 
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: Chicago Bulls beat Utah Jazz 4, games to 2 
1997
Jurors in Oklahoma 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. 
2000
Samuel L. Jackson is honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame 
2001
35th TNN & CMT Country Weekly Music Awards: George Strait, Faith Hill & Alan Jackson wins 
2002
The United States of America withdraws from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty. 
2002
Scotty Bowman wins his 9th Stanley Cup as a coach, an NHL record, and retires 
2004
50th LPGA Championship won by Annika Sörenstam 
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. 
2010
64th Tony Awards: Memphis & Red win 
2011
Christchurch, New Zealand is hit by another strong earthquake measuring magnitude 6.3 
2012
A series of bombings across Iraq kill 93 and wound 300 people 
2012
San Francisco Giants' Matt Cain pitches first perfect game in the franchise's history against the Houston Astros 
2014
Los Angeles Kings defeat the New York Rangers to win the 2014 Stanley Cup Finals in 5 games 
2017
Warriors beat Cavaliers to clinch NBA title 
2017
9th Circuit Appeals Court largely upholds block on Trump's revised travel ban 
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