1777: The Marquis de Lafayette arrives in the American colonies to help in their rebellion against Britain.
1863: Confederate forces on their way to Gettysburg clash with Union troops at the Second Battle of Winchester, Virginia.
1920: The U.S. Post Office Department rules that children may not be sent by parcel post.
1923: The French set a trade barrier between occupied Ruhr and the rest of Germany.
1940: Paris is evacuated as the Germans advance on the city.
1943: German spies land on Long Island, New York, and are soon captured.
1944: The first German V-1 buzz-bomb hits London.
1949: Installed by the French, Bao Dai enters Saigon to rule Vietnam.
1971: The New York Times begins publishing the Pentagon Papers.
1978: Israelis withdraw the last of their invading forces from Lebanon.
1979: Sioux Indians are awarded $105 million in compensation for the 1877 U.S. seizure of the Black Hills in South Dakota.
1983: Pioneer 10, already in space for 11 years, leaves the solar system.
Born on June 13
40: Gnaeus Julius Agricola, Roman general.
1752: Fanny Burney, English writer.
1786: Winfield Scott, U.S. Army general.
1831: James C. Maxwell, scientist.
1865: William Butler Yeats, Irish poet and dramatist.
1893: Dorothy Leigh Sayers, English detective writer, creator of Lord Peter Wimsey.
1894: Mark Van Doren, American poet, writer and educator.
1903: Harold “Red” Grange, American football player.