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 13 June

1625 – England – Charles I married Henrietta Maria of France. http://www.luminarium.org/encyclopedia/henriettamaria.htm

1740 – America – Siege of St. Augustine began. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_St._Augustine_(1740)

1774 – America – Rhode Island banned importation of slaves. http://go.si.edu/site/MessageViewer?em_id=15241.0

1798 – Ireland – Battle of Ballynahinch ended (United Irishmen Rebellion). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Ballynahinch

1881 – Arctic Ocean – USS Jeanette crushed in ice pack. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2967672/Russian-bid-raise-wreck-American-vessel-tried-conquer-North-Pole-crew-trekked-500-frozen-miles-survive.html

1886 – Canada – Vancouver fire. http://www.museumofvancouver.ca/sites/default/files/MOVedu%20Great%20Vancouver%20Fire%20Stories.pdf

1886 – Bavaria – King Ludwig II died. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ludwig_II_of_Bavaria

1898 – Canada – Yukon Territory formed, Dawson chosen as capital. http://www.explorenorth.com/library/yafeatures/bl-Yukon1898.htm

1917 – UK – German bombing raid on London, 162 killed. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/history/world-war-one/10430627/Rare-charts-show-WW1-German-air-raids-on-Britain.html

1941 – Germany – RAF bombers attacked Ruhr & Rhineland industrial areas (WWII). http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=55/Bombing-of-Hamburg-Dresden-and-Other-Cities-World-War-II-Database

1942 – Brazil – US Navy plane crashed at Natal, RN, 7 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19420613-2

1943 – Bay of Biscay – RAF plane crashed, 10 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19430613-0


1944 – UK – German V1 Flying bomb attack, 4 out of 11 hit targets. https://youtu.be/H95YuznbEYY WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/worldwars/wwtwo/ff7_vweapons.shtml http://www.flyingbombsandrockets.com/V1_maintxt.html

1947 – USA – Pennsylvania-Central Airlines Flight 410 crashed near Charles Town, WV, 50 killed. http://www3.gendisasters.com/virginia/3776/hillsboro,-va-airliner-crash-kills-50,-june-1947 http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19470613-0

1949 – USA – US Navy plane crashed near Santa Monica, CA, 7 killed.  http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19490613-0

1951 – Colombia – SAM plane crashed near Medellín-Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport, 3 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19510613-0


1952 – Baltic Sea – Swedish Air Force plane shot down off Gotska Sandön Island, 8 killed. https://youtu.be/jun0pIl_o8U WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2003/10/1010_031010_swedishspyplane.html  http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19520613-0


1955 – USSR – Mir diamond mine discovered. https://youtu.be/ViWqgW8JG3w  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mir_mine

1966 – USA – US Supreme Court ruled that police must inform suspects of their rights before questioning them. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miranda_warning

1982 – Saudi Arabia –  Khalid died, Fahd became King. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khalid_of_Saudi_Arabia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fahd_of_Saudi_Arabia

1996 – Japan – Garuda Indonesia Flight 865 crashed at Fukuoka Airport, 3 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19960613-0

1997 – India – Fire at Uphaar Cinema, New Delhi, 59 killed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uphaar_Cinema_fire

2005 – Chile – Earthquake measuring 7.8Mw, epicentre in Tarapacá, 11 killed. https://www.eeri.org/lfe/pdf/Chile_Tarapaca_Rondinel_report.pdf

2008 – Japan – Earthquake measuring 6.9Mw, epicentre in Iwate Prefecture, 13 killed. http://edition.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/asiapcf/06/13/japan.earthquake/index.html?iref=hpmostpop

2011 – New Zealand – Earthquake measuring 6.0Mw, epicentre in Christchurch, 1 killed. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-13745359

2012 – Iraq – Bombs exploded in several cities, 93 killed. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-18420488