This Day in History- June 13

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June 13

Wars, battles, celebrations and freedom movements are recurring and a fundamental part of history. Like Karl Marx once said, ‘History repeats itself, first as tragedy, then as farce.’  Yet there are some events and moments in history that cannot be repeated or ever re-lived so let’s explore this day in history – June 13 and discover those events that changed our world forever!

What Happened in India on June 13?

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  • 1997: Delhi’s Uphaar cinema fire 
    On 13 June 1997, 59 people were killed in a fire and it became a symbol of poor safety norms in India’s public places. It was a great tragedy and the entire building, as well as the nearby property, were destroyed. The fire was a result of an oil spill in the building. 

What Happened Around the World on June 13?

  • 1828: Simon Bolivar  
    Simon Bolívar was proclaimed as a dictator on June 13, 1828. Bolívar was a Venezuelan military leader whose victories over the Spaniards won independence for Bolivia, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela.
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  • 1845: Ludwig II of Bavaria’s mysterious death
    Ludwig II of Bavaria often referred to as the eccentric ruler of Bavaria died on June 13. Till this day, Ludwig died under mysterious circumstances and people are conflicted about whether the King committed suicide or was murdered. He was known for building some of the most beautiful castles in Europe.
  • 1866: 14th Amendment in US house
    The US House of Representatives passed the14th Amendment (Civil rights). Passed by Congress June 13, 1866, and ratified July 9, 1868, the 14th amendment extended liberties and rights granted by the Bill of Rights to former slaves.
  • 1878: Congress of Berlin
    Congress of Berlin began on June 13, 1878, which was a diplomatic meeting of the major European powers at which the Treaty of Berlin replaced the Treaty of San Stefano, which had been signed by Russia and Turkey at the conclusion of the Russo-Turkish war.
  • 1956: Last British troops in the Suez Canal
    On June 13, 1956, the last British troops left the Suez Canal Zone in Egypt. British soldiers garrisoned bases on the Suez Canal in Egypt. As well as being subjected to regular attacks by local nationalists, they endured disease and a harsh climate. All of this made Suez one of the most unpopular Army postings.
  • 1980: UNSC calls to free Nelson Mandela
    The UN Security Council called for South Africa to free Nelson Mandela. The Council went on to call for the release of all political prisoners in the country, and that the establishment of a free, democratic society can lead to a solution.
  • 1982: King Fahd became the King of Saudi Arabia
    On 13th June, 18982, King Fahd was declared the King of Saudi Arabia after the tragic demise of his half brother and former king. King Fahd is also known as the father of modern Saudi.
  • 1983: Pioneer 10 crossed the orbit of Neptune
    Pioneer 10, the first American spacecraft to travel through the Asteroid Belt and complete its mission to  Jupiter and later to Saturn. On 13th June, the man-made craft orbited the planet Neptune and recorded its observations.
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  • 2000: South Korean leader met North Korean leader
    South Korean President Kim Dae Jung met the leader of North Korea Kim Jong-il, for the beginning of the first-ever inter-Korea summit, that was held in the northern capital of Pyongyang.
  • 2005: Michael Jackson acquitted
    On June 13th, the infamous case against Michael Jackson ended and the singer was acquitted of all child molestation charges.
  • 2013: Famous Korean band BTS debuted
    On June 13, 2013, the world-famous Korean boy band called BTS debuted and to celebrate their success the band will host a live session called BTS 2021 Muster Sowoozoo.

Famous Birthdays

  • 1831: James Clerk Maxwell
    James Clerk Maxwell was a Scottish physicist, who came up with the electromagnetic theory and the speed of light was born in Edinburgh, Scotland on this day in history: June 13th. 
  • 1892: Basil Rathbone
    Basil Rathbone was a South African born British actor, famous for his role in the Sherlock Holmes movie. The actor was born in Johannesburg, South Africa on June 13th.
  • 1928: John Nash
    John Nash was a famous American mathematician and Nobel laureate, he was born in Bluefield, West Virginia on June 13, 1928. 
  • 1944: Ban Ki-Moon
    South Korean politician and 8th Secretary-General of the United Nations between 2007-16, Ban Ki-moon was born in Injō, Japanese Korea on June 13, 1944.
  • 1953: Tim Allen
    Tim Allen, a Canadian comedian by profession was born in Denver, Colorado on this day in history.
  • 1981: Chris Evans
    Chris Evans, one of the most famous American actors, was born on 13th June. He is well-known for his role in movies like Captain American, Avengers and Gifted.
  • 1986: Ashley Olsen
    Ashely Olsen, an American actress, a fashion designer and a twin, was born in Sherman Oaks, California.

This was all about the interesting and intriguing events that occurred on June 13! We hope you have had fun reading this blog! For more entertaining and informative content, follow Leverage Edu. on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.

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