Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/June 13
This is a list of selected June 13 anniversaries that appears on the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial, or on a day that is or soon will be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.
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|1881 – An Arctic Ocean ice pack crushed the USS Jeannette during its expedition to the North Pole.||needs more footnotes|
|1898 – The Yukon Territory was formed in Canada, splitting from the Northwest Territories after the area's population substantially increased due to the Klondike Gold Rush.||outdated|
|1935 – In one of the biggest upsets in championship boxing, underdog James J. Braddock defeated Max Baer to become the heavyweight champion of the world.||Braddock and Baer both have unreferenced sections|
|1955 – Soviet geologists discovered a diamond-bearing deposit in Eastern Siberia, leading to the construction of the Mir mine, the first diamond mine in the USSR and the second-largest excavated hole in the world.||unreferenced section|
|1969 – Governor of Texas Preston Smith signed a law converting a research arm of Texas Instruments into the University of Texas at Dallas.||primary sources|
- 1805 – The Lewis and Clark Expedition became the first European Americans to sight the Great Falls of the Missouri River.
- 1952 – Soviet warplanes shot down a Swedish military Douglas DC-3A-360 Skytrain carrying out signals intelligence gathering operations, which was followed by the shootdown of a Catalina flying boat searching for the Skytrain three days later.
- 1970 – "The Long and Winding Road" became The Beatles' twentieth and final number one single in the United States.
- 1971 – The New York Times began to publish the Pentagon Papers, a 7,000-page top-secret United States Department of Defense history of the nation's political and military involvement in the Vietnam War.
- 1981 – English teenager Marcus Sarjeant fired six blank shots at Queen Elizabeth II as she rode down The Mall to the Trooping the Colour ceremony.
- 1983 – Pioneer 10 passed the orbit of Neptune, becoming the first man-made object to leave the proximity of the major planets of the Solar System.
- 1996 – After an 81-day standoff sparked by their refusal to be evicted from their foreclosed property in Jordan, Montana, US, the Christian Patriot group Montana Freemen surrendered to the FBI.
- 2007 – Former Iraqi government official Haitham al-Badri orchestrated a second bombing of the al-Askari Mosque, one of the holiest sites in Shia Islam.
- 2010 – The Japanese Hayabusa space mission became the first to return samples of an asteroid (25143 Itokawa) to Earth for analysis.
- 1525 – Martin Luther married Katharina von Bora (pictured), defying the celibacy discipline decreed by the Roman Catholic Church for priests.
- 1886 – King Ludwig II of Bavaria was found dead in Lake Starnberg near Munich under mysterious circumstances.
- 1966 – The Miranda v. Arizona landmark ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court established the Miranda warning, requiring law enforcement officials to advise a suspect in custody of his rights to remain silent and to obtain an attorney.
- 1982 – Fahd became King of Saudi Arabia, succeeding his half-brother Khalid upon the latter's death.
- 1997 – In one of the worst fire tragedies in recent Indian history, 59 people died and 103 others were seriously injured during a premiere screening of the film Border at the Uphaar Cinema in Green Park, Delhi.