13 JUNE
   
 

Born On This Day:

  • General Winfield Scott, 1785
  • William Butler Yeats, 1865
  • Elizabeth Schumann, 1885
  • Basil Rathbone, 1892
  • Dorothy Sayers, 1893
  • Mark Van Doren, 1894
  • Harold 'Red' Grange, 1903
  • Ralph Edwards, 1913
  • Don Budge, 1915
  • Ben Johnson, 1918
  • Paul Lynde, 1926
  • Christo, 1935
  • Malcolm McDowell, 1943
  • Richard Thomas, 1951
  • Tim Allen, 1953
  • Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen, 1986

Died On This Day:

  • Alexander the Great, 323 BC
  • St. Antony of Padua, 1231
  • Robert Houdin, 1871
  • Mad King Ludwig II Bavaria (suicide/murder?), 1886
  • Martin Buber, 1965
  • Clyde McPhatter, 1972
  • Tom C. Clark, 1977
  • Benny Goodman, 1986
  • Geraldine Page, 1987
  • Fran Allison, 1989
  • Jimmy Dean, 2010

Today's Events:

  • 1798 - Mission San Luis Rey founded in California for Indians.
  • 1842 - Queen Victoria becomes first British monarch to travel by train; journeys from Slough to Paddington.
  • 1884 - First roller coaster opens at Coney Island, New York invented and built by LaMarcus Thompson.
  • 1900 - Boxer uprising in China against Europeans begins.
  • 1902 - 3M (Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing) founded by five businessmen; now has 50,000 products.
  • 1910 - First round-trip airline flight in U.S. between New York City and Philadelphia.
  • 1933 - Home Owners Loan Act passed authorizing establishment of the Federal Savings and Loan Association.
  • 1935 - Great upset in boxing history as James Braddock comes out of retirement to beat Max Baer in NY.
  • 1944 - First flying V1 flying bomb -the buzz bomb- hits London...hard!
  • 1944 - Marvin Camras of Chicago receives patent on wire recorder.
  • 1964 - Nelson Mandela begins life sentence on Robben Island.
  • 1966 - Miranda decision by Supreme court requires policemen to advise criminals of rights.
  • 1967 - Thurgood Marshall is first Black person appointed Associate Justice of Supreme Court.
  • 1983 - Pioneer 10 crosses orbit of Neptune thereby becoming first manmade object to leave solar system.
  • 1991 - Copy of Declaration of Independence printed July 4, 1776 sold for $2.42 million at Sotheby's, N.Y.
  • 2002 - Asteroid large enough to obliterate London passes earth at only 75,000 miles-2nd closest miss ever.
  • 2005 - Michael Jackson found innocent of child molestation charges and conspiracy in Santa Maria, CA.

Feast Day of Saint:

  • Antony of Padua (died today in 1231)

Holiday:

  • Holiday in Lisbon celebrating St. Antony's Day

Non-Specific Holiday:

  • SAVITRI-VRATA, Hindu Festival for women
  • TANO FESTIVAL (Korea) on 5th day of 5th lunar month.
  • TUAN WU CHIEH or Dragon Boat Festival (China) 5th day of 5th lunar month.
  • SHAVUOT or Feast of Weeks (Jewish), on 6th or 7th of lunar month Sivan.
  • ASCENSION (Christian) 40th day after Easter.
  • PENTECOST (Christian) or Whitsunday (Anglican) 50 days after Easter.
  • TRINITY SUNDAY (Christian), Sunday after Pentecost.
  • CORPUS CHRISTI (Christian), Thursday after Trinity Sunday.
  • FATHER'S DAY (U.S.) Third Sunday in June.
  • ARANYA SHASHTI, Hindu Festival honoring god of the forest
  • RATHA YATRA, Hindu Festival of Car Procession of Vishnu
  • CHI HSI, Festival of the Milky Way in China (seventh day of the seventh moon)
  • CHUNG YÜAN, Festival of the Dead in China (fifteenth day of the seventh moon)
  • GAY AND LESBIAN PRIDE DAY - Last Sunday in June
  • CHAGU-CHAGU UMAKKO or horse Festival in Morioka celebrated second Saturday in June
  • HARE KRISHNA RATHA YATRA CHARIOT CARNIVAL celebrated 3rd week in June.
  • AMBUBACHI MELA Festival at Kamakhya temple in Guwahati, India celebrated third week in June for 5 days

 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
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