June 13

This Day in History

323 B.C.

Alexander the Great dies

Alexander the Great, the young Macedonian military genius who forged an empire that stretched from the eastern Mediterranean to India, dies in Babylon at the age of 33. The son of King Philip II of … (more...)

1923

The Birth of Vegemite

Vegemite, the iconic and distinctively Australian food product, was officially born on 13 June 1923, when jars of the dark brown yeast-based spread were released into the market place. The story of … (more...)

1944

Death from the Skies – Terror Bombs Target London

In the early morning of 13 June 1944 people in the Grove Road area of London heard a curious buzzing noise, later described as being similar to a distant motor bike, followed by silence as the sound … (more...)