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    What happened on June 13 in History

    On this day

    DateWhat happened
    June 13, 1777The Marquis de Lafayette arrives in the American colonies to help in their rebellion against Britain.
    June 13, 1863Confederate forces on their way to Gettysburg clash with Union troops at the Second Battle of Winchester, Virginia.
    June 13, 1920The U.S. Post Office Department rules that children may not be sent by parcel post.
    June 13, 1923The French set a trade barrier between occupied Ruhr and the rest of Germany.
    June 13, 1927Charles Lindbergh receives the Distinguished Flying Cross and is treated to a ticker-tape parade to celebrate his successful crossing of the Atlantic.
    June 13, 1940Paris is evacuated as the Germans advance on the city.
    June 13, 1943German spies land on Long Island, New York, and are soon captured.
    June 13, 1944The first Germany V-1 buzz-bomb hits London.
    June 13, 1949Installed by the French, Bao Dai enters Saigon to rule Vietnam.
    June 13, 1971The New York Times begins publishing the Pentagon Papers.
    June 13, 1978Israelis withdraw the last of their invading forces from Lebanon.
    June 13, 1979Sioux Indians are awarded $105 million in compensation for the 1877 U.S. seizure of the Black Hills in South Dakota.
    June 13, 1983Pioneer 10, already in space for 11 years, leaves the solar system.

    Born on June 13

    June 13, 40Gnaeus Julius Agricola, Roman general.
    June 13, 1752Fanny Burney, English writer.
    June 13, 1786Winfield Scott, U.S. Army general.
    June 13, 1831James C. Maxwell, scientist.
    June 13, 1865William Butler Yeats, Irish poet and dramatist.
    June 13, 1893Dorothy Leigh Sayers, English detective writer, creator of Lord Peter Wimsey.
    June 13, 1894Mark Van Doren, American poet, writer and educator.
    June 13, 1903Harold "Red" Grange, American football player.