June 13: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on June 13



June 13th is officially National Weed Your Garden Day and Sewing Machine Day.

We are now on the 165th day of the year, congratulations for making it this far into 2024. There are 201 days remaining until the end of the year.

What an extraordinary day this day was in the past. There were major developments in law, music, crime, space and much more.

Did you know that on this day in 1983, NASA’s Pioneer 10 spacecraft became the first craft to exit the solar system? It was last heard from in 2003, 7.6 billion miles from Earth.

Keep reading for more fun & interesting facts about June 13th in history!


What memorable events happened on June 13 in history? Keep reading to find out!


US President Joe Biden met Queen Elizabeth II for tea at Windsor Castle in London.


The first large-scale exhibition of Frida Kahlo’s works was displayed in Mexico.

354 of Kahlo’s original drawings and paintings went on display at the Palace of Fine Arts in Mexico City in honor of the Mexican artist’s 100th birthday.


President Kim Dae-jung of South Korea met North Korea’s Kim Jong-il for the first inter-Korea summit.


James Bond’s “Licence to Kill” was released.

The movie is the 16th part of the Bond series and had a budget of $32 million.


NASA’s spacecraft, The Pioneer 10, became the first craft to exit the solar system.

OTD in 1983: NASA's spacecraft


Queen Elizabeth II was shot with six blank rounds by a youth.

The prank was committed by Marcus Sarjeant. On this day, the queen was riding a horse when she was fired at. The queen managed to keep her horse under control, and when Sarjeant was questioned, he stated, “I wanted to be famous. I wanted to be a somebody.”


Tom Snyder interviewed notorious killer Charles Manson on NBC’s Tomorrow Coast to Coast show.

OTD in 1981: Tom Snyder interviewed notorious killer Charles Manson on NBC's Tomorrow Coast to Coast show.


Paul McCartney’s single “Waterfalls” was released.


Bob Marley performed at Jaap Edenhal, Amsterdam, Netherlands, during his Rastaman Vibration tour.


Senate appointed Thurgood Marshall as the first US African American to the Supreme Court of justice.

OTD in 1967: Senate appointed Thurgood Marshall as the first US African American to the Supreme Court of justice.

The choice came after the retirement of Tom Clark, and the votes were 69/11 in Marshall’s favor.


US Supreme Court declared the start of informing potential criminals of their rights. These became known as the Miranda rights.

It all started in 1963 when a suspect, unaware of his rights, got caught out in a confession that he retracted. Now any potential criminal must be told, “You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will, be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to an attorney. If you cannot afford one, one will be appointed to you.”


US Post Office banned customers from mailing children and animals.

The choice came after several cases, including; parents mailing their child to their grandparents, a woman in the middle of a divorce mailing her child to the father, and somebody mailing a skunk.


President Andrew Johnson reorganized the Confederate States.

Part of his reorganization was to bring Southern governing areas into account.


Leonard Norcross was granted the first US patent for an underwater diving suit.

Norcross invented the first closed helmet for diving made entirely from lead with an air pipe that went from the helmet to the water’s surface.

Famous Births

If you were born on this day, you actually have the same birthday as Chris Evans. Here are some other famous people born on June 13th.


Chris Evans



Chris Evans


43 years old

Born In:

Massachusetts, USA


Mary-Kate Olsen


Fashion Designer

Mary-Kate Olsen


38 years old

Born In:

California, USA







50 years old

Born In:

England, UK


Kat Dennings



Kat Dennings


38 years old

Born In:

Pennsylvania, USA


Every day brings a new quote – here are the most well-known quotes spoken or written on June 13th in history.


I always was a rich person because money’s not related to happiness.

Paulo Coelho

Paulo Coelho

Brazilian Lyricist

Special Holidays

If you’ve got a few minutes spare today, why not celebrate these special holidays.

June 13: National Weed Your Garden Day
United States

National Weed Your Garden Day

The weather is warming up, and that means one thing if you have a garden – everything is starting to grow rapidly, including weeds! National Weed Your Garden Day is a reminder to gardeners that it’s right about time to start weeding your gardens, so get digging already!

June 13: National Sewing Machine Day
United States

National Sewing Machine Day

If you’ve ever had to sew anything by hand and by sewing machine, then you truly understand how ingenious the invention of the sewing machine was! If you’ve never tried, never fear! It’s never too late to try your hand at making something cool by hand – or machine.

THe Fact Site’s

Fun Fact Of The Day

10% of Filipinos (approximately 10 million people) live overseas. The country with the highest amount is the United States, with almost 4 million Filipinos.

Birthday & Zodiac

People who were born on June 13th share the Gemini star sign.

Geminis are incredibly intelligent and outrageously outgoing. Geminis have no problems using these positive traits to their fullest potential.

If you were born in June, your birthstone is the alexandrite. This exquisite gem is made up of both colors, red and green. The red symbolizes energy, power, passion, and fire for the wearer, while green is about growth and living a peaceful, tranquil life.

Anyone born on June 13 would likely have been conceived around September 20 in the previous year.

A baby conceived on June 13, 2024, will likely be born around March 6, 2025.

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