11 Things That Happened This Day In History - 13th June

Formula One Safety Car

Here is a note of 11 things that happened on this day in history

1. 323 BC - Alexander the Great dies

2. 1927 - An American Flag is displayed from the right hand of the Statue of Liberty for the first time

3. 1940 - Paris is evacuated before the German advance on the city

4. 1956 - Football - the first European Cup is won by Real Madrid

5. 1971 - The New York Times begins publishing The Pentagon Papers

6. 1975 - John Lennon makes what turns out to be his last TV appearance, singing Imagine

7. 1981 - A 17-year-old man is arrested for shooting a replica gun at the Queen as she rode past crowds in London

8. 1991 - Boris Yeltsin celebrates victory as Russia's first popularly-elected President

9. 1999 - For the first time in history, a Formula 1 race is finished behind the safety car. Mika Hakkinen won the Canadian Grand Prix after Michael Schumacher crashed his Ferrari while leading at the halfway point

10. 2000 - The first meeting between President Kim Jong Il of North Korea and President Kim Dae Jung of South Korea occurs

11. 2005 - Pop star Michael Jackson is found not guilty of all charges after a four-month-long child abuse trial

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