Today in History - June 13

1373 - World's oldest extant, Anglo-Portuguese Treaty of Alliance singed in London

1665 - Battle of Lowestoft - English fleet beats Dutch

1721 - England signs Treaty of Madrid

1727 - Spain underwrites Preliminary of Paris

1753 - Austria, England & Modena Sign secret military treaty

1777 - Leonard Norcross patents a submarine diving suit

1798 - Mission San Luis Rey de Francia founded in California

1863 - Second Battle of Winchester

1886 - King Ludwig II of Bavaria found dead in Lake Starnberg south of Munich at 40.

1888 - US Congress creates Department of Labor

1920 - Post Office says children could not be sent by parcel post


1924 - Gaston Doumergue elected as 1st protestant French premier

1925 - Charles Jenkins demonstrates the transmission of synchronized pictures and sound (early television)

1930 - 1st Nudist Colony opens

1942 - US Office of Strategic Services (OSS) formed

1956 - After 72 years, Britain gives up Suez Canal to Egyptian control

1965 - Vietnam War - Battle of Dong Xoai ends in a Viet Cong victory

1983 - NASA's Pioneer 10 becomes the 1st man-made object to leave the solar system




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