June 13 in Pop Culture History

June 13 History, Trivia and Fun Facts

June 13 History Highlights

  • 1774 – Rhode Island became the first of Britain’s North American colonies to ban the importation of slaves.
  • 1966 – The United States Supreme Court ruled in Miranda v. Arizona that the police must inform suspects of their rights before questioning them.
  • 1967 – President Lyndon B. Johnson nominated Solicitor-General Thurgood Marshall to become the first black justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.
  • 1971The New York Times began publishing The Pentagon Papers.
  • If you were born on June 13th,
    You were likely conceived the week of… September 20th (prior year)

Ticker-Tape Parade

In the celebration, confetti is thrown from tall office buildings and creates a snowstorm-like flurry. The practice of ticker-tape parades has its origin in New York City where it was created to celebrate major events like parades or sports championships.

The term originated after a spontaneous celebration held on October 28, 1886. The event was during the dedication of the Statue of Liberty and it is still most closely associated with New York City today. Originally known as ‘ticker tape’, this phrase referred to how the paper output from ticker tapes was used in brokerages for updates about stocks – remote-driven devices that provided stock market quotes back then

June 13 is…

Lobster Day
Sewing Machine Day

June 13 Birthday Quotes

“The way I see it, you have to take every chance you get because there may not be another one. You have to learn from your mistakes because nobody’s perfect. You have to laugh, love & live every day as if it’s your last.”
– Mary-Kate Olsen

“I don’t know who the hell Paul Lynde is, or why he’s funny, and I prefer it to be a mystery to me.”
– Paul Lynde

“If you don’t decide where you’re going, life will decide for you.”
– Tim Allen

“Stay true to what makes you happy, because that always ends up producing the best result.”
– Ashley Olsen

“I can’t believe I was almost too chicken to play Captain America.”
– Chris Evans

June 13 Birthdays

1499 – Katharina von Bora, wife of Martin Luther (died in 1552)
1892 – Basil Rathbone, South African-born British-American actor (died in 1967)
1910 – Mary Wickes, American character actress (died in 1995)
1918 – Ben Johnson, American character actor and stuntman (died in 1996)
1926 – Paul Lynde, American actor and comedian (died in 1982)
1951 – Richard Thomas, American actor
1953 – Tim Allen, American comedic actor
1981 – Chris Evans, American actor
1986 – Kat Dennings, American actress
1986 – DJ Snake, French DJ and record producer
1986 – Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen, American child actresses, fashion designers, and businesswomen
1988 – Cody Walker, American actor
1990 – Aaron Taylor-Johnson, English actor

June 13 History

1373 – Anglo-Portuguese Alliance between England (succeeded by the United Kingdom) and Portugal is the oldest international agreement in the world which is still in force.

1525 – Ex-Catholic priest Martin Luther married Katharina von Bora, against the celibacy rule decreed by the Roman Catholic Church for priests and nuns.

1611 – Astronomer Johannes Fabricius published Narratio de maculis in sole observatis et apparente earum cum sole conversione (Narration on Spots Observed on the Sun and their Apparent Rotation with the Sun), after his discovery of sunspots.

1774 – Rhode Island became the first of Britain’s North American colonies to ban the importation of slaves.

1844 – A safe lock was patented by Linus Yale (#3,630)

1881 – The USS Jeannette was crushed in an Arctic Ocean ice pack.

1886 – Great Vancouver Fire destroyed much of the Canadian city.

1898 – The Yukon Territory was formed, with Dawson was chosen as its capital.

1904 – PS General Slocum fire and sank, East River, New York

1927 – Aviator Charles Lindbergh received his famous ticker-tape parade down 5th Avenue in New York City.

June 13, 1946 Birthday (fictional) Jason Vorhees, Friday the 13th, Film

1962 – Stanley Kubrick’s controversial Lolita was released.

1966 – The United States Supreme Court ruled in Miranda v. Arizona that the police must inform suspects of their rights before questioning them. It is a bit more detailed than what police say in most televised crime dramas.

1970 #1 Hit June 13, 1970 – June 26, 1970: The Beatles – The Long and Winding Road / For You Blue

1971 – The New York Times published the Pentagon Papers.

1983 – Launched in 1972, Pioneer 10 crossed the orbit of Neptune and became the first man-made object to leave our Solar System.

1987 #1 Hit June 13, 1987 – June 19, 1987: Atlantic Starr – Always

1994 – A jury in Anchorage, Alaska, blamed recklessness by Exxon and Captain Joseph Hazelwood for the Exxon Valdez disaster, allowing victims of the oil spill to seek $15 billion in damages.

June 13, 2005 – The Even Stevens Movie aired on The Disney Channel

2012Dallas, originally on CBS, returned to television, this time on TNT

Today’s Random Trivia and Shower Thoughts

Mark Hamill was the voice of the villain Py-Ro in Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex.

Pele – Real Name: Edson Arantes Do Nascimento

“Our arrows will block out the sun.” … “Then we shall fight in the shade.” – 300 #moviequotes

In 1980, Flint, Michigan was wealthier than San Francisco, California.

“Humans are not at the top of the food chain” – Mosquitos

Golden Earring song Twilight Zone was inspired by Robert Ludlum’s The Bourne Identity.

Alaska is the only U.S. state that can be typed using just one line of a qwerty keyboard.

Dumbo is the only title character who never speaks in a Disney animated film.

McDonald’s sells 75 hamburgers every second, every day.

The longest recorded flight of a chicken is thirteen seconds.

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