June 13 History, Trivia and Fun Facts
June 13 History Highlights
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…
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.”
“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.”
“If you don’t decide where you’re going, life will decide for you.”
“Stay true to what makes you happy, because that always ends up producing the best result.”
“I can’t believe I was almost too chicken to play Captain America.”
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.
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.
1971 – The New York Times published the Pentagon Papers.
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
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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