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Once Upon A Time – June 13 – 1895 – Emile Levassor Wins First Automobile Race In History

1373 Anglo-Portuguese Treaty of Perpetual Alliance (world’s oldest still in existence) signed in London between King Edward III of England and King Ferdinand I of Portugal

1866 US House of representatives passes 14th Amendment (Civil rights)

1878 Congress of Berlin begins, determines the territories of the states in the Balkan peninsula following the Russo-Turkish War of 1877–78

1956 The last British troops leave the Suez Canal Zone in Egypt

2000 South Korean President Kim Dae-jung meets leader of North Korea Kim Jong-il, for the beginning of the first ever inter-Korea summit, in the northern capital of Pyongyang

Historical Events Today Events in 2023

Today in Film & TV

1962 “Lolita” film based on Vladimir Nabokov’s novel directed by Stanley Kubrick, starring James Mason and Sue Lyon is released

Today in Music

1995 Björk releases her 2nd art pop solo album “Post”

Today in Sport

1895 Emile Levassor wins the first automobile race in history the Paris-Bordeaux-Paris, taking 48 hours and 48 minutes (1,178 km)

1922 Longest recorded attack of hiccups begins: Charlie Osborne gets the hiccups and continues for 68 years, dies 11 months after it stops

2015 Floods in Tbilisi, Georgia, kill 12 people and free animals from the city’s zoo, including bears and hippos, to roam the city

Famous Weddings

1525 Martin Luther marries Katharina von Bora, against the celibacy rule decreed by the Roman Catholic Church for priests and nuns.

1625 English king Charles I marries French princess Henrietta Maria at Canterbury cathedral in Canterbury, England

1850 Poet Alfred Tennyson (40) weds Emily Sellwood (36)

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