Today in History

Listings for Thursday, June 13, 2019.


  • The National Asparagus Festival
  • 1373 Anglo-Portuguese Treaty of Alliance (world's oldest) is signed
  • 1611 John Fabricius dedicates the earliest sunspot publication.
  • 1898 Yukon Territory of Canada organized, Dawson chosen as capital.
  • 1900 China's Boxer Rebellion begins, against foreigners and Christians
  • 1963 Valentina Tereshkova aboard Vostok 6, becomes the first woman in space. You've come a long way, baby.
  • 1983 Pioneer 10 is first man-made object to leave the Solar System.

That's all for today.

Today In History