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13 June in 2026

Saturday, June 13, 2026

Today's name is: Aina, Aino. Congratulations on your name day!

This is week: 24

Day of the year is: 164 of total 365 days.

Historical events this day: (from Wikipedia)

  • 313 - The two Roman emperors Constantine the Great and Licinius issues the Edict of Milan, where they declare that the Roman Empire should behave neutrally in religious matters. This means that the persecution of Christians, which has been going on for about 300 years (since the time of Jesus), now ends and the edict becomes a confirmation of an edict on religious freedom, which they issued the year before, but also an extension of it, as through it the Milanese edict also decrees that Christian churches and property that have been seized must be returned to the Christians. This becomes part of the paradigm shift that the Roman Empire undergoes during the fourth century, from persecution of the Christians via freedom of religion and the emperor's conversion to this faith to Christianity being adopted as the state religion of the Roman Empire through the Edict of Thessaloniki 380.
  • 1789 - After a day the fighting ends the battle of Porrassalmi with Swedish victory over the Russian troops, despite the fact that the Russians are almost ten times as numerous as the Swedes. This will be the first Swedish victory during the ongoing war against Russia, but five days later a new battle is fought on the spot and even if the Swedes are victorious in this too, they are afterwards so weakened that they are forced to retreat from their positions at Lake Porrassalmi.
  • 1944 - A German V-2-rocket with test number 4089 crashes at a quarter past three in the afternoon near Bäckebo outside Nybro in Småland and will later, after the place of fall, be named The brook bobbomb. It is launched from the German rocket base in Peenemünde and is probably intended to land on German-occupied Danish Bornholm. It explodes at high altitude with a deafening bang, and the falling parts tear apart several trees and create a crater five meters in diameter. Two tons of wreckage are collected and sent for analysis first to Stockholm and later to Great Britain.
  • 1952 - A Swedish signals intelligence plane of sorts Douglas DC-3 is shot down by Soviet aircraft over international waters east of Gothic Sand Island in the Baltic Sea, when it is on its way home to Brake. The plane disappears without a trace, almost like an empty life raft, which is found floating on the water. This triggers a diplomatic crisis between Sweden and the Soviet Union, especially as the Russians deny they shot down the plane. The crisis worsens three days later, then one Catalina plane, who is out searching for the missing DC-3, also comes under fire and is forced to make an emergency landing on the water (albeit in the vicinity of a German ship, which is able to rescue all of its crew). Only in 1956 did the Soviet Union admit guilt for the downings and not until 2003 was the wreckage of the DC-3 found.
  • 1971 - The American daily newspaper The New York Times begins publishing excerpts from The Pentagon Papers after the former war analyst at the US Department of Defense Daniel Ellsberg has leaked this actually classified material to the press. This document, of 7,000 pages, is an account of the involvement of the United States in the Vietnam War between 1945 and 1971, and when a lot of irregularities come to light, the president Richard Nixon and his administration several attempts to stop the publication which also takes place in the newspaper The Washington Post. Two weeks later, however, the US Supreme Court clarifies that the newspapers have the right to continue publication.
  • 1981 - During this year's celebration of the British Queen Elizabeth II's official birthday and the annual birthday parade in London, the 17-year-old fires the 1842 Treason Act. After three years in prison, he is released in October 1984 and then changes his name.
  • 2002The ABM Agreement is repealed.
  • 2004 - I this year's Swedish European Parliament elections becomes the strongly EU-critical grouping The June list third largest party (after the Social Democrats and the Moderates) with 14.5 percent of the vote and thus receives 3 of Sweden's 19 mandates. Of the other seven established parties (the Left Party, the Social Democrats, the Green Party, the Center Party, the People's Party, the Moderates and the Christian Democrats), all but the Center Party lose one mandate each.
  • 2005 - After the American world star Michael Jackson In 2003 for the second time has been accused of sexual abuse of children, the five-month long trial against him is now ending. Jackson is acquitted on all charges.