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  1. The royal family (UK) changed their name to House of Windsor from Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, due to German bombers of the name Gotha carrying out a strike on a school that killed 18 children on June 13, 1917.

  2. On June 13, 1978 in a Pennsylvania suburb, Harrisburg middle school attempted to set a Guinness World Record for the largest tug of war game ever played. The results, 70 students lay wounded; five with severed fingertips, and one missing a thumb. Hundreds more faced second-degree burns.

  3. On June 13, 1936 a photograph was taken showing a lone German named August Landmesser giving a crossed-arm stance during Hitler’s christening of a new German navy vessel. The act of defiance stands out amid the throng of Nazi salutes.

  4. On June 13, 1906 he won the prestigious Philosophy Faculty Prize for his paper on stability equations.

  5. In June, 1777, the New York Colony elected its first governor, George Clinton.

  6. On June 22nd, 1775 Congress authorized the printing of $1 million - the first American money ever printed.

  7. The New Hampshire Colony became a state June 21st, 1788, and it was the first state to have its own state constitution.

  8. The Second Continental Congress met at a variety of locations during its existence. It met in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from May 10th, 1775 to December 12th, 1776. It met in Baltimore, Maryland from December 20th, 1776 to March 4th, 1777. It met in Philadelphia from March 5th, 1777 to September 18th, 1777. It met in Lancaster, Pennsylvania on one day only on September 27th, 1777. It met in York, Pennsylvania from September 30th, 1777 to June 27th, 1778. It met in Philadelphia from July 2nd, 1778 until March 1st, 1781.

  9. There are two types of cicadas: annual and periodical. Annual cicadas can be seen every year or every second year from July to August. Periodical cicadas can be seen every 13 to 17 years during the May and early June.

  10. Pigeons have a national holiday on June 13, Which honors Cher Ami, a carrier pigeon that valiantly completed its World War I mission to deliver military intelligence to the U.S. Army in France, even after being shot and suffering a partially severed limb.

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The Cuyahoga River is famous for having been so polluted that it "caught fire" at least 13 times, most famously on June 22, 1969, helping to spur the environmental movement in the US.

The Virginia Colony became a state on June 25th, 1788.

On 13 May 1897 Marconi sent the first ever wireless signal over open sea and so impressed William Preece, the Chief Electrical Engineer of the British Post Office that he introduced Marconi's work to the Royal Institution on 4 June 1897.

Black-bellied whistling ducks nest in the cavities of trees, in the nest boxes or on the ground, using little nesting material. Female lays 9 to 18 eggs (13 on average) from May to June. Eggs hatch after 25 to 30 days. Both parents participate in the incubation of eggs and rearing of chicks.

The traditional horoscope dates are wrong - over thousands of years the true dates have changed by about a month: Capr: Jan. 20, Aqu: Feb. 16, Pisc: March 11, Aries: Apr 18; Taur: May 13; Gem, June 21; Cancer: July 20; Leo, Aug. 10; Vir: Sept. 16; Lib, Oct. 30; Scor: Nov. 23; Sag: Dec. 17.

Sharks - and all other elasmobranchs - can't smell a drop a blood any better than a salmon. This was in a podcast called 'Science Vs' from June of this year and starts about 13:15 in. There is also a direct link to the study on the podcast's page.

Samuel Tilden, the guy who extremely narrowly lost the 1876 U.S. Presidential election, waited until June 13, 1877 to concede the election.

On June 13 1981, a teenager attempted to assassinate the Queen of England using blanks

On June 13, 1920 sending children by Parcel Post was officially forbidden by the Postmaster General.

An asteroid in Solar-Orbit named 2006 RH120 orbited the earth for 13 months during September 2006 to June 2007, becoming another moon of earth. Its next approach is in August 2028

The "Kill Dozer". On June 4, 2004, Marvin Heemeyer outfitted a bulldozer to destroy 13 buildings in Granby, Colorado after a zoning dispute.

In 1691, a group of Spanish explorers came upon the river and Native American settlement on June 13. As it was the feast day of St. Anthony of Padua, they named the place and river San Antonio in his honor.

The diamond-bearing deposits were discovered on June 13, 1955 by Soviet geologists Yuri Khabardin, Ekaterina Elagina and Viktor Avdeenko during the large Amakinsky Expedition in Yakut ASSR. They found traces of the volcanic rock kimberlite, which is usually associated with diamonds

On June 13, 1914 the Russian war minister, Vladimir Sukhomlinov, published an anonymous op-ed in Birzheye Vedomosti, a Russian newspaper that often served as an official mouthpiece, titled “Russia is Ready, France Must Be Ready Too!”

April 21st, 2004 marks the day Michael Jackson was indicted by a grand jury after they found there was sufficient evidence to bring charges against him for molestation. The trial ended on June 13, 2005, when the jury returned a unanimous not guilty verdict on all fourteen charges.

While this August 21 2017 total solar eclipse is the first to visit the USA since the nation's founding, the prior to visit the future USA exclusively was on June 13, 1257!!

The film Friday the 13th wasn't actually released on a Friday the 13th, but on Friday, May 9, 1980. A Friday the 13th would occur a month later, though, on June 13, 1980.

On June 4, 2004, Marvin Heemeyer modified his own bulldozer and went on a rampage in his town by destroying 13 buildings and damages of over $7 million. His creation was called Killdozer.

Chris Evans, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Stellan Skarsgard of Avengers:Age of Ultron share the same birthday of June 13.

H.R.H. Princess Sofia of Sweden (as of 13 June 2015) participated in the reality show Paradise Hotel (2005), and performed semi-nude modeling for a men's magazine

In 2010, elevated BMI accounted for about 2·8 million deaths each year, and diet-related risk factors and physical inactivity accounted for 10% of global disability-adjusted life-years. no country to date has reversed its obesity epidemic. (Lancet 13 June 2015)

The Nazino Affair in which 6000 soviet prisoners were deported to Nazino island in siberia with limited tools and a few bags of flour. Within less than 13 weeks from may 1933 to June 1933, 4000 prisoners would be dead from disease, dysentery, starvation, murder and even cannibalism.

From the months of June to September, Sacramento, CA is the sunniest city on Earth. It averages more than 13 hours of sunshine a day.

From the months of June to September, Sacramento, CA is the sunniest on Earth. On average, it receives more than 13 hours of sunlight a day.

The Cuyahoga River is famous for having been so polluted that it "caught fire" at least 13 times, most famously on June 22, 1969, helping to spur the environmental movement in the US.

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