Today in History
Listings for Thursday, June 13, 2019.
- 823 Charles II (the Bald), king of France (843-77), emperor (875-77)
- 1786 Winfield Scott, American army general, presidential candidate
- 1831 James Clerk Maxwell, physicist, formulated electromagnetic theory
- 1865 William Butler Yeats, Irish poet (Wild Swans at Coole)(Nobel 1923
- 1871 E. Steinitz --1928
- 1903 Harold "Red" Grange, the "Galloping Ghost" of football.
- 1913 Ralph Edwards
- 1926 Paul Lynde
- 1935 Christo, artist
- 1943 Malcolm McDowell
- 1951 Richard Thomas
- 1953 Tim Allen
- 1962 Ally Sheedy
- 1969 Jamie Walters
- 1986 Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen
- 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.