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)
1886 – Great Vancouver Fire destroyed much of the Canadian city.
1898 – Yukon Territory was formed, with Dawson 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 rules 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.
1986 – Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and Back To School were released in theaters
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.
1997 – Speed 2: Cruise Control debuted in theaters
2003 – Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd, Rugrats Go Wild and Hollywood Homicide were released in theaters
2008 – The Incredible Hulk and The Happening debuted in theaters
2012 – Dallas, originally on CBS, returned to television, this time on TNT
2014 – How to Train Your Dragon 2 and 22 Jump Street were released in theaters