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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Myanmar democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi returns to Europe after more than two decades for a European tour, including Norway, Switzerland, France, Ireland and Britain. //www.washingtonpost.com/national/myanmar-democracy-activist-aung-san-suu-kyi-over-the-years/2012/06/13/gJQAZe47ZV_story.html ("Washington Post")

Monday, June 13, 2011

Flights in the Southern hemisphere from Australia to Argentina are disrupted by the Puyehue volcanic eruption. //www.businessweek.com/news/2011-06-13/volcanic-ash-disrupts-air-travel-across-southern-hemisphere.html (Bloomberg via "Business Week")

Sunday, June 13, 2010

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's Hayabusa spacecraft returns to earth near Woomera in northwest South Australia. //www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/06/14/2926030.htm (ABC Australia)
Tensions remain high in Kyrgyzstan, with police patrolling the streets and special forces standing guard in the city of Osh and Jalal-Abad, after ethnic clashes left more than 100 people dead and about 1,400 others injured since fighting broke out Thursday night. //tvnz.co.nz/world-news/slaughter-in-kyrgyz-city-3585947 (TVNZ) //edition.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/asiapcf/06/13/kyrgyz.violence/?hpt=T1 (CNN) //english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2010/06/201061395414693625.html (Aljazeera)

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Following the apparent reelection of Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, supporters of defeated candidate Mir-Hossein Mousavi accuse the government of fraud, and launch a series of sustained protests.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is reelected as the President of Iran, although opposition leader Mir-Hossein Mousavi demands a recount. //news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/8098305.stm (BBC News)

Friday, June 13, 2008

Finance ministers from the Group of Eight meet in Osaka, Japan with rising food and oil prices high on the Agenda. //www.afp.com/english/news/stories/newsmlmmd.a9a417cee9213e16b9bf91ace72e540c.b71.html (AFP)
The People's Republic of China and Taiwan agree to regular civil aviation flights across the Taiwan Strait for the first time since 1949 with flights limited to weekend charters. //www.guardian.co.uk/business/feedarticle/7582549 (Reuters via "The Guardian")
The Station nightclub fire: Sealed Air pay a US$25 million settlement for manufacturing foam used in the club. 100 people died in the disaster. //ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5h5CMQKwNvVeIyOIxllb1n7aBsBnAD919GSPG0 (AP via Google News) (Wikinews)
At least 40 people are injured on Sagar Island in the Ganges delta in clashes between supporters of the Hindu nationalist Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and local Muslim villagers. //news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7452132.stm (BBC News)

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

70,000 coalition forces begin a crackdown on insurgents in Baghdad, the Iraqi PM's office says. //www.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/meast/06/13/iraq.main/index.html (CNN)

Friday, June 13, 2003

US Baseball: Pitching against the St. Louis Cardinals, New York Yankee Roger Clemens notches his 4,000th strikeout and his 300th win.
The Iraqi oil pipeline near Baiji catches fire, following two explosions

Tuesday, June 13, 2000

South Korean President Kim Dae Jung visits North Korea to participate in the first North-South presidential summit.

Friday, June 13, 1997

A jury sentences Timothy McVeigh to death for his part in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.

Thursday, June 13, 1996

An 81-day standoff between the Montana Freemen and FBI agents ends with their surrender in Montana.

Tuesday, June 13, 1995

French President Jacques Chirac announces the resumption of nuclear tests in French Polynesia.

Thursday, June 13, 1991

Apartheid: The South African Parliament repeals the Population Registration Act, which had required racial classification of all South Africans at birth.
In Northern Ireland, the four main political parties begins talks on restoring self-government.
President of Turkey Turgut Özal appoints Mesut Yılmaz as Prime Minister of Turkey, replacing Yıldırım Akbulut, who had resigned.
End of voting in the Indian general election. The Indian National Congress wins the most seats but fails to secure a majority. On June 21, Congress leader P. V. Narasimha Rao becomes Prime Minister of India
U.S. President Zachary Taylor is exhumed to discover whether or not his death was caused by arsenic poisoning, instead of acute gastrointestinal illness no trace of arsenic is found.
In the Philippines, Mount Pinatubo erupts in the second largest terrestrial eruption of the 20th century the final death toll tops 800.
A spectator is killed by lightning at the U.S. Open.

Wednesday, June 13, 1990

June 17–30 ndash Nelson Mandela tours North America, visiting 3 Canadian and 8 U.S. cities.
June 1990 Mineriad: Fighting breaks out in Romania in the aftermath of the Romanian Revolution of 1989, between the supporters of Nicolae Ceauşescu and the Communist regime, and those of the new regime.

Tuesday, June 13, 1989

The wreck of the German battleship "Bismarck", which was sunk in 1941, is located west of Brest, France.

Thursday, June 13, 1985

Schengen Agreement signed between certain member states of the European Economic Community, creating the Schengen Area, a bloc of (at this time) five states with no internal border controls.
In Auburn, Washington, police defuse a Unabomber bomb sent to Boeing.
TWA Flight 847, carrying 153 passengers from Athens to Rome, is hijacked by a Hezbollah fringe group. One passenger, U.S. Navy Petty Officer Robert Stethem, is killed.

Monday, June 13, 1983

"Pioneer 10" becomes the first man-made object to leave the solar system.

Saturday, June 13, 1981

At the Trooping the Colour ceremony in London, Marcus Sarjeant fires 6 blank shots at Elizabeth II.

Sunday, June 13, 1976

Savage thunderstorms roll through the state of Iowa spawning several tornadoes, including an F-5 tornado that destroys the town of Jordan, Iowa.

Thursday, June 13, 1974

The 1974 FIFA World Cup begins in West Germany.

Tuesday, June 13, 1967

Solicitor General Thurgood Marshall is nominated as the first African American justice of the United States Supreme Court.//www.supremecourthistory.org/02_history/subs_timeline/images_associates/082.html
Mariner program: "Mariner 5" is launched toward Venus.
The People's Republic of China tests its first hydrogen bomb.

Monday, June 13, 1966

"Miranda v. Arizona": The Supreme Court of the United States rules that the police must inform suspects of their rights before questioning them.

Thursday, June 13, 1963

The cancellation of Mercury 10 effectively ends the Mercury program of United States manned spaceflight.

Wednesday, June 13, 1956

Monday, June 13, 1955

Mir Mine, the first diamond mine in the Soviet Union, is discovered.

Saturday, June 13, 1953

Hungarian Prime Minister Mátyás Rákosi is replaced by Imre Nagy.

Thursday, June 13, 1946

Humbert II of Italy leaves the country and goes into exile in Portugal Alcide de Gasperi becomes head of state.

Tuesday, June 13, 1944

WWII: Germany launches a V1 Flying Bomb attack on England.

Saturday, June 13, 1942

WWII: The United States opens its Office of War Information, a propaganda center.

Friday, June 13, 1941

TASS, the official Soviet news agency, denies reports of tension between Germany and the Soviet Union.
Soviet officials deport about 65,000 people from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania to Siberia.
All German and Italian assets in the United States are frozen.

Thursday, June 13, 1940

WWII: The Soviet Union annexes three Baltic States which are Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. This is the most popular date to be said when the term Soviet Empire was coined.
WWII: The French government flees to Bordeaux and Paris falls under German occupation.
WWII: Paris is declared an open city.
WWII: A group of 728 Polish political prisoners from Tarnów become the first residents of the Auschwitz concentration c.
WWII: U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Naval Expansion Act into law, which aims to increase the United States Navy's tonnage by 11%.

Thursday, June 13, 1935

James J. Braddock defeats Max Baer at Madison Square Garden Bowl to win the heavyweight boxing chionship of the world.

Saturday, June 13, 1925

Charles Francis Jenkins achieves the first synchronized transmission of pictures and sound, using 48 lines, and a mechanical system. A 10-minute film of a miniature windmill in motion is sent across 5 miles from Anacostia to Washington, DC. The images are viewed by representatives of the National Bureau of Standards, the U.S. Navy, the Commerce Department, and others. Jenkins calls this the first public demonstration of radiovision.
The Turkish football club Göztepe is founded.
The Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece is founded.

Friday, June 13, 1924

In Hungary, a most devastating tornado called Wildkansas struck, and left a 500-1500m wide and 70 km long path of destruction, landed at Bia, and after 3 hours it ended near Vác, destroyed a village called Páty completely, and left many people homless, killed 9 people, and 50 people got wounded. This was one of the strongest tornadoes ever not only in Hungary but in Europe also. It was estimated to be an F4.

Wednesday, June 13, 1923

President Li of China abandons his residence because a warlord has commanded forces to surround the mansion and cut off its water and electric supplies, in order to force him to abandon his post.

Wednesday, June 13, 1917

WWI: The first major German bombing raid on London leaves 162 dead and 432 injured.

Monday, June 13, 1898

Yukon Territory is formed, with Dawson chosen as its capital.

Sunday, June 13, 1886

A fire devastates much of Vancouver, British Columbia.

Sunday, June 13, 1858

June 17 ndash Treaty of Tientsin signed, ending the first part of the Second Opium War.

Friday, June 13, 1856

Monday, June 13, 1842

Queen Victoria becomes the first reigning British monarch to travel by train, on the Great Western Railway between Slough and London Paddington station.

Thursday, June 13, 1805

Lewis and Clark Expedition: Scouting ahead of the expedition, Meriwether Lewis and four companions sight the Great Falls of the Missouri River, confirming they are heading in the right direction.

Wednesday, June 13, 1798

Friday, June 13, 1777

Saturday, June 13, 1665

June 3O.S.) ndash Second Anglo-Dutch War: English naval victory at the Battle of Lowestoft under James Stuart, Duke of York.

Sunday, June 13, 1655

Adriana Nooseman-van de Bergh becomes the first actress in Amsterdam theater.

Thursday, June 13, 1652

Religion: George Fox preaches to a large crowd on Firbank Fell, leading to the establishment of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

Friday, June 13, 1625

King Charles I of England marries Henrietta Maria, Princess of France and Navarre.

Wednesday, June 13, 1612

Matthias, Holy Roman Emperor formally elected.ref name=Cassell's Chronology/

Wednesday, June 3, 1545 (Julianian calendar)

Spanish explorer Yñigo Ortiz de Retez sets out to navigate the northern coast of New Guinea.

Wednesday, June 4, 1483 (Julianian calendar)

William Hastings, 1st Baron Hastings, is executed, in the first recorded execution at the Tower of London.

Wednesday, June 5, 1392 (Julianian calendar)

Assassination attempt on Pierre de Craon Van Clisson, fails.

Sunday, June 6, 1249 (Julianian calendar)

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