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June 13: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on June 13

June 13th is officially Worldwide Knit in Public Day and Sewing Machine Day.

We are now on the 164th day of the year, congratulations for making it this far into 2021. There are 201 days left until next year.

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

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 interesting facts about June 13th in history!

What Happened On June 13 In History?

1989

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 USD.
1983

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

Source NASA
1981

Queen Elizabeth II was shot with 6 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 questions he stated "I wanted to be famous. I wanted to be a somebody."
1981

Notorious killer, Charles Manson was interviewed by Tom Snyder on NBC’s Tomorrow Coast to Coast show.

OTD in 1981: Notorious killer
1980

Paul McCartney’s single “Waterfalls” was released.

1976

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

1967

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

OTD in 1967: Senate appointed Thurgood Marshall as the US first African American as the Supreme Court of justice.
The choice came after the retirement of Tom Clark and the votes were 69/11 in Marshall's favor.
1966

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 which 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".
1920

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.
1865

The Confederate States were reorganized by President, Andrew Johnson.

Part of his reorganization was to bring Southern governing areas into account.
1834

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.
Source WCSA

Did you know that on this day, June 13th 1983, NASA’s Pioneer 10 spacecraft became the first craft to exit the solar system?