Events on Jun 13

  • 1325Sheik Ibn Battuta begins 1st world trip, Tangiers to Mecca
  • 1392Assassination attempt on Pierre de Craon Van Clisson of France, fails
  • 1547King Ferdinand of Austria subjects himself on Turkish Sultan Suleiman
  • 1611John Fabricius dedicates earliest sunspot publication
  • 1625English King Charles I marries French Princess Henriette
  • 1633Charter for Maryland is given to Lord Cecil Baltimore
  • 1655Adriana Nooseman-van de Bergh is 1st actress in Amsterdam theater
  • 1665Sea battle at Lowestoft: English fleet beats Dutch
  • 1721England signs Treaty of Madrid
  • 1727Spain underwrites Preliminairy of Paris
  • 1753Austria, England and Modena sign secret military treaty
  • 1774Rhode Island becomes 1st colony to prohibit importation of slaves
  • 1777Leonard Norcross patents a submarine diving suit
  • 1777Marquis de Lafayette lands in US
  • 1789Mrs Alexander Hamilton serves ice cream for dessert to Washington
  • 1792King Louis XVI fires French government
  • 1798Mission San Luis Rey de Francia founded in California
  • 1825Walter Hunt patents safety pin
  • 18371st Mormon missionaries to British Isles leave Kirtland, Ohio
  • 1863Samuel Butler publishes 1st part of "Erewhon, " Christchurch, New Zealand
  • 1863Skirmish at Berryville Virginia
  • 1865President Johnson proclaims reconstruction confederate states
  • 1866House passes 14th Amendment (Civil rights for blacks)
  • 1868Oscar J Dunn (a black) is elected Lt Governor of Louisiana
  • 1871Hurricane kills 300 in Labrador
  • 1878Congress of Berlin meets to divide African colonization
  • 1886Fire destroys nearly 1,000 buildings in Vancouver, BC
  • 1888Congress creates Department of Labor
  • 1890Eagle Ave in the Bronx is cut out and named
  • 1898Yukon Territory of Canada organized, Dawson chosen as capital

Born on Jun 13

  • 0040Gnaeus Julius Agricola: Roman General; conquered Wales, North England
  • 0823Charles II [the Bald]: King of France (843-77) / Emperor (875-77)
  • 1539Jost / Jobst / Jodocus Amman: Switzerland -- Cartoonist / graphic artist / illustrator
  • 1592Tobias Michael: Composer
  • 1612Karel van Croij: Prince of Chimay / Duke of Aarschot
  • 1627Fidel Molitor: Composer
  • 1701Angelo Antonio Caroli: Composer
  • 1736Henryk Klein: Composer
  • 1752Fanny Burney: England, United Kingdom -- Author (Camille, Evelina)
  • 1757Christian Ludwig Dieter: Composer
  • 1761Anton Wranitzky: Composer
  • 1763Jose B de Andrada e Silva: Premier of Brazil
  • 1765Anton Eberl: Composer
  • 1773Thomas Young: British philologist / Physician (light interference)
  • 1775Antoni Henryk Radziwill: Composer
  • 1786Winfield Scott: Army General (Union) / presidential candidate
  • 1795Thomas Arnold: English educator / historian (History of Rome)
  • 1806Bernard ter Haar: Dutch vicar / poet / church historian
  • 1809George Philip St Cooke: Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1895
  • 1820WF Hendrik [the Navigator]: Prince of the Netherlands / Admiral
  • 1821Albert duc de Broglie: France -- Premier (1873-74, 1977)
  • 1821Gustavus Vasa Fox: Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Union), died in 1883
  • 1823Gustave Paul Cluseret: Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1900
  • 1824Julius Eichberg: Composer
  • 1825Benjamin Jefferson Hill: Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1880
  • 1829Antonio Zamara: Composer
  • 1831James Clerk Maxwell: Scotish physicist (electromagnetic theory)
  • 1854Charles Algernon Parsons: British inventor (steam turbine)
  • 1863Josef Venantius von Woss: Composer
  • 1865William Butler Yeats: Ireland -- Poet (Wild Swans at Coole-Nobel 1923)

Died on Jun 13

  • 1142Godfried II: Duke of Brabant / Neth-Lotharingen
  • 1371Jan V of Virneburg: Bishop of Utrecht (Pledge Vollenhove)
  • 1550Johann Spangenberg: Composer, dies at 66
  • 1550Veronica Gambara: Italian poet, dies at 64
  • 1612Charles van Croij: Prince of Chimay, dies at 51
  • 1665Auke Stellingwerf: Lieutenant Admiral of Friesland, dies in battle at about 29
  • 1665Egbert Meussen Kortenaer: Vice-admiral, dies in battle at about 29
  • 1665Jacob van Wassenaer [Foggy Obdam]: Lieutenant Admiral, dies in battle at 55
  • 1810J G Seume: Writer, dies at 47
  • 1825Johan Peter Melchior: German sculptor, dies at 82
  • 1839Martin-Pierre Dalvimare: Composer, dies at 66
  • 1865Cleaveland J Campbell: Union Brigadier General, dies at about 29
  • 1873Angelo Maurizio Gaspare Mariani: Composer, dies at 51
  • 1886Ludwig II: King of Bavaria, drowns, dies at 40
  • 1905Theodoros Delyannis: Premier Greece, murdered
  • 1905Tippo-Tip [Hamed ben Mohammed]: Zanzibar merchant, dies at about 67
  • 1920Essad Pasja: Albanian military man / minister, murdered at peace confer
  • 1927Henry CK "Clan" Petty-Fitzmaurice: Gov of India (1888-94), dies at 82
  • 1928Damaso Ledesma: Composer, dies at 60
  • 1939Volter A Kilpi: Finnish writer (Suljetuilla Porteilla), dies at 64
  • 1946Edward Bowes: Radio host (Major Bowes Amateur Hour), dies at 71
  • 1952Max Pulver: Writer
  • 1954Nikolai Obouhov: Composer, dies at 62
  • 1961Ben Jones: Missouri, United States -- Whirlaway), dies at 79
  • 1962Eugene Goossens: British Composer (Perseus), dies at 69
  • 1965Martin Buber: German / Israel philosopher / zionist / theologist, dies at 87
  • 1972Clyde L Mcphatter: US singer (Drifters-Without Love), dies at 39
  • 1973Alvin Derold Etler: Composer, dies at 60
  • 1976Don Bolles: US journalist (against Arizona)
  • 1977Tom C Clark: Former Supreme Court Justice (1949-67), dies in New York at 77

Historical events on June 14

  • 1565Catharina de Medici and Duke of Alva discuss Calvinism
  • 1597At 4:30 AM Willem Barents leaves Novaya Zemlya for Netherlands
  • 1615Jacques Le Maire sail to Zuidland / Terra Australis
  • 16231st breach-of-promise lawsuit: Rev Gerville Pooley, Va files against Cicely Jordan, he loses
  • 1634Russia and Poland sign Peace treaty of Polianov
  • 16421st compulsory education law in America passed by Massachusetts
  • 1645Battle at Naseby Leicester: New Model army under Oliver Cromwell and Thomas Fairfax beats royalists
  • 1647English New Model-army installed
  • 1658Battle at Dunes: English and French fleet beat Spanish
  • 1673Battle at Schooneveld: Michiel de Ruyter beats French / English fleet
  • 17551e edition of Dr Johnsons "Dictionary"
  • 1775US Army founded
  • 1777Continental Congress adopts Stars and Stripes replacing Grand Union flag
  • 1789Captain William Blighs reaches Timor
  • 1800Battle of Marengo (Alessandria): Bonaparte vs. Austria
  • 1834Hardhat diving suit patented by Leonard Norcross, Dixfield, Maine
  • 1834Isaac Fischer Jr patents sandpaper
  • 1834Sandpaper patented by Isaac Fischer Jr, Springfield, Vermont
  • 18391st Henley Regatta held
  • 18411st Canadian parliament opens in Kingston, Ontario
  • 1846Belgian Liberal Party forms
  • 1846California (Bear Flag) Republic proclaimed in Sonoma
  • 1846California declares independence from Mexico
  • 1847Robert von Bunsen invents the Bunsen burner
  • 1863Battle of 2nd Winchester, Virginia
  • 1864Congress rules Black soldiers must receive equal pay
  • 1864US Union warship USS Kearsarge appears at Cherbourg
  • 1870All-pro Cincinnati Red Stockings suffer 1st loss in 130 games
  • 18761st player to hit for cycle (George Hall, Philadelphia Athletics)
  • 1876California Street Cable Car Railroad Co gets its franchise

Born on June 14

  • 1529Ferdinand: Archduke (Austria) / Mayor (Bohemia)
  • 1657Cornelis Cruys [Niels Olsen Creutz]: Norwegian / Dutch Admiral
  • 1691Jan Francisci: Composer
  • 1760Candido Jose Ruano: Composer
  • 1763Johannes Simon Mayr: Composer
  • 1769Dominique Della-Maria: Composer
  • 1805Robert Anderson: Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1871
  • 1820John Bartlett: United States -- Editor (compiled Familiar Quotations)
  • 1821Jozef Lies: Flemish painter
  • 1835Nikolay Rubinstein: Composer
  • 1836Thomas Wilberforce Egan: Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • 1844Edouard Naville: Switzerland -- Egyptologist
  • 1854Frederik Rung: Composer
  • 1855Robert Marion La Follette: Wisconsin, United States -- Presidential Candidate (Progressive)
  • 1856Andrey Markov: Russia -- Mathematician (Markov Chain)
  • 1865Auguste Jean Maria Charles Serieyx: Composer
  • 1868Karl Landsteiner: Austria -- Immunologist / pathologist (Nobel 1930)
  • 1874Edward Bowes: Radio host (Major Bowes Amateur Hour)
  • 1882Ion Antonescu: Fascist Premier / Dictator of Roemenia
  • 1882Michael Zadora: Composer
  • 1883Lucien Cerfaux: Belgian bible expert
  • 1884John McCormack: Irish / US singer (Irish folksongs)
  • 1889Victor van Straelen: Flemish biologist / palaeontologist
  • 1895Cliff Edwards: Hannibal, Missouri -- Singer (When You Wish Upon a Star)
  • 1895Louis Finkelstein: US historian / theologist (Pharizees)
  • 1899Kawabata Yasunari: Zen writer (Nobel Literature 1968)
  • 1900June Walker: Illinois, United States -- Actress (War Nurse, Unforgiven)
  • 1903Arthur William Raynes McDonald: Radar Pioneer / pilot
  • 1904Benno Ammann: Composer
  • 1906Gil Lamb: Minneapolis, Minnesota -- Actor (Hit Parade of 1947, Riding High)

Died on June 14

  • 1594Orlandus Lassus: Composer (Prophet sybillarum), dies at about 61
  • 1594Roland de Lassus: Composer
  • 1709Gottfried Wegner: Composer, dies at 65
  • 1727Cornelis Cruys: Norwegian / Dutch Admiral, dies at 70
  • 1744Andre Campra: Composer, dies at 83
  • 1750Franz Anton Maichelbeck: Composer, dies at 47
  • 1752Charles-Antoine Coypel: French carpet designer, dies at 57
  • 1752Daniel Marot: French / Netherlands, Architect / engraver, dies at about 88
  • 1789Johann Wilhelm Hertel: Composer, dies at 61
  • 1801Benedict Arnold: Revolutionary War General, dies in London
  • 1828Charles Augustus: Grand Duke of Saxon-Weimar-Eisenach
  • 1828Charles: Duke of Prussia, dies at 70
  • 1864Leonidas Polk: General, killed in action in Battle of Pine Mountain
  • 1873Friedrich von Raumer: German Historian / parliamentarian, dies at 92
  • 1885Agustin Bethencourt: Venezuelan publisher on Curacao, dies at 58
  • 1891Nicolo Gabrielli: Composer, dies at 77
  • 1907A Adolf Daens: Belgian priest / politician (CVP)
  • 1911Johan Severin Svendsen: Composer, dies at 70
  • 1927Johanna C P Barbiers: Actress (Voddenraper of Paris), dies at 79
  • 1928Emmeline Pankhurst-Goulden: English feminist
  • 1933Albert Ross Parsons: Composer, dies at 85
  • 1936Gilbert K Chesterton: English writer / Poet (Father Brown)
  • 1941Pieter J Kromsigt: Theologist / publicist (John Knox), dies at 74
  • 1944Lubor Niederle: Czech archaeologist / slavist, dies at 78
  • 1944Robert H Iseley: US pilot / lt-comdr (Saipan), dies in battle
  • 1948Ernst Henrik Ellberg: Composer, dies at 79
  • 1948John Blackwood McEwen: Composer, dies at 80
  • 1951Hendrik Baels: Belgian politician, dies at 73
  • 1960Ana Pauker-Rabensohn: Romanian Foreign Minister (1945-52), dies at 67
  • 1960Vladimir Nikolayevich Kryukov: Composer, dies at 57