On This Day..... June 13

 

JUNE 13TH

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL KITCHEN KLUTZ DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL SEWING MACHINE DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL WEED YOUR GARDEN DAY
 

BIRTHDAYS:

  • BASIL RATHBONE (1892-1967)
  • RED GRANGE (1903-1991)
 
  • PAUL LYNDE (1926-1982)
  • MALCOLM MCDOWELL (1943, 75)
 
  • STELLAN SKARSGARD (1951, 67)
  • TIM ALLEN (1953, 65)
 
  • ALLY SHEEDY (1962, 56)
  • RIVERS CUOMO (1970, 48)
 
  • STEVE-O (1974, 44)
  • CHRIS EVANS (1981, 37)
 
  • MARY KATE & ASHLEY OLSEN (1986, 32)
 

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 1792, KING LOUIS XVI DISMISSES THE FRENCH GOVERNMENT
  • IN 1801, BENEDICT ARNOLD DIES AT 60 IN LONDON
  • IN 1854, ANTHONY FAAS PATENTS THE ACCORDIAN
 
  • IN 1865, PRESIDENT JOHNSON OFFICIALLY BEGINS “RECONSTRUCTION” OF THE SOUTH
  • IN 1866, THE 14TH AMENDEMENT ON CIVIL RIGHT PASSES IN THE HOUSE
  • IN 1881, AFTER 21 MONTHS OF DRIFTING IN THE ARCTIC TRAPPED IN ICE, THE USS JEANNETTE FINALLY SINKS INTO THE ARCTIC OCEAN
 
  • IN 1886, A FIRE DESTROYS 1,000 BUILDINGS IN VANCOUVER
  • IN 1888, CONGRESS CREATES THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
  • IN 1917, BOMBERS KILL 162 AND WOUND 432 MORE IN LONDON DURING WORLD WAR ONE, THE DEADLIEST SINGLE GERMAN AIR RAID OF THE WAR
  • IN 1920, AFTER SEVERAL INSTANCES, THE POST OFFICE IS FORCED TO OFFICIALLY DECLARE THAT CHILDREN CANNOT BE SENT THROUGH THE MAIL
  • IN 1922, CHARLIE OSBORNE GETS THE HICCUPS. THEY WOULD LAST 68 YEARS AND SET A WORLD RECORD. HE WOULD DIE LESS THAN A YEAR AFTER CURING THEM
 
  • IN 1927, CHARLES LINDBERGH IS WELCOMED TO NEW YORK CITY WITH A PARADE
  • IN 1933, HERMANN GOERING ESTABLISHES THE GESTAPO SECRET GERMAN POLICE
  • IN 1936, ROY ROGERS MARRIES ARLENE WILKINS
 
  • IN 1940, THE FRENCH GOVERNMENT EVACUATES PARIS AHEAD OF GERMAN ATTACK
  • IN 1942, THE US OPENS AN OFFICE OF WAR INFORMATION HEADED BY ELMER DAVIS
  • IN 1947, THE RED SOX WIN THE FIRST NIGHT GAME AT FENWAY PARK
  • IN 1948, BABE RUTH APPEARS AT YANKEE STADIUM FOR A “FINAL FAREWELL” TWO MONTHS BEFORE HIS DEATH
 
  • IN 1951, UNITED NATIONS FORCES REACH PYONGYANG IN KOREA
  • IN 1958, NELSON AND WINNIE MANDELA ARE MARRIED
  • IN 1963, BETTY WHITE MARRIES GAME SHOW HOST ALAN LUDDEN
  • IN 1966, THE SUPREME COURT FINDS THAT SUSPECTS MUST BE INFORMED OF THEIR RIGHTS BY POLICE, NOW KNOWN AS THE “MIRANDA RIGHTS”
  • IN 1967, THURGOOD MARSHALL IS NOMINATED TO THE SUPREME COURT
 
  • IN 1969, MICK TAYLOR JOINS THE ROLLING STONES
  • IN 1970, THE BEATLES BEGIN A FOUR WEEK RUN  ON TOP THE ALBUM CHART WITH “LET IT BE” & TWO WEEKS ON TOP OF THE SINGLES CHART WITH “LONG & WINDING ROAD”
 
  • IN 1971, THE NEW YORK TIMES PUBLISHES ITS FIRST EXCERPTS FROM THE PENTAGON PAPERS, CLASSIFIED DOCUMENTS ON THE VIETNAM WAR
  • IN 1977, MARTIN LUTHER KING JR’S ASSASSIN JAMES EARL RAY IS RECAPTURED AFTER ESCAPING CAPTIVITY
  • IN 1978, “GREASE” OPENS
 
  • IN 1979, THE SIOUX NATION IS COMPENSATED $100 MILLION FOR BLACK HILLS, SD
  • IN 1980, BILLY JOEL GOES TO #1 WITH “GLASS HOUSES”
  • IN 1980, MEATLOAF AND DEBBIE HARRY STAR IN “ROADIE”
 
  • IN 1980, PAUL MCCARTNEY RELEASES “WATERFALL”
  • IN 1980, CAMP CRYSTAL LAKE OPENS FOR BUSINESS IN THE MOVIE “FRIDAY THE 13TH”
 
  • IN 1980, THE UN SECURITY COUNCIL OFFICIALLY CALLS FOR THE RELEASE OF NELSON MANDELA
  • IN 1981, TOM SNYDER RELEASES HIS INTERVIEW WITH CHARLES MANSON
  • IN 1985, “PRIZZI’S HONOR” IS RELEASED
 
  • IN 1988, THE BOSTON RED SOX FALLS TO 10 GAMES BACK IN THE AMERICAN LEAGUE EAST BEFORE COMING BACK TO WIN THE DIVISION
  • IN 1988, GEORGE HARRISON RELEASES “THIS IS LOVE”
  • IN 1989, THE 16TH JAMES BOND FILM, “LICENSE TO KILL” IS RELEASED
 
  • IN 1990, NELSON AND WINNIE MANDELA VISIT NEW YORK
  • IN 1990, WASHINGTON DC MAYOR MARION BARRY ANNOUNCES HE WILL NOT SEEK RE-ELECTION
  • IN 1992, BILLY RAY CYRUS STARTS A 17 WEEK RUN AT THE TOP OF THE ALBUM CHART WITH “SOME GAVE ALL”
 
  • IN 1994, A JURY FINDS EXXON MOBIL GUILTY FOR THE EXXON VALDEZ SPILL AND AWARDS ALASKANS $15 BILLION IN DAMAGES
  • IN 1995, ALANIS MORISSETTE RELEASES “JAGGED LITTLE PILL”
  • IN 1996, THE MONTANA FREEMEN SURRENDER AFTER 81 DAYS IN A STAND OFF WITH THE FBI
 
  • IN 1997, TIMOTHY MCVEIGH IS SENTENCES TO DEATH FOR THE OKLAHOMA CITY BOMBING
  • IN 1999, EMINEM MARRIES KIM SCOTT FOR THE FIRST TIME
  • IN 2000, THE PRESIDENT OF SOUTH KOREA TRAVELS TO PYONGYANG TO MEET WITH KIM JONG IL IN THE FIRST EVER INTER-KOREA SUMMIT
  • IN 2005, MICHAEL JACKSON IS ACQUITTED IN HIS CHILD MOLESTATION TRIAL
 
  • IN 2007, BILLY GRAHAM’S WIFE RUTH DIES AT 87
  • IN 2008, R. KELLY WAS ACQUITTED OF ALL 14 CHARGES OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY
  • IN 2012, THE ANDREW GARFIELD RE-BOOT OF “THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN” IS RELEASED
  • IN 2015, FLOODS IN TBILISI, GEORGIA DESTROY THE LOCAL ZOO LEADING TO BEARS, HIPPOS AND OTHER ANIMALS ROAMING THE CITY AND 12 DEATHS
 
  • IN 2017, ATTORNEY GENERAL JEFF SESSIONS TESTIFIES BEFORE CONGRESS AND DENIES MEETING WITH RUSSIAN AGENTS DURING THE 2016 ELECTION
  • IN 2017, OTTO WARMBIER IS RETURNED TO THE US FROM NORTH KOREA
 

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