1800s / 19th century history on the 13th of June

1886 : The Great Vancouver Fire devastated most of the newly incorporated city of Vancouver, in Canada. The fire caused at least 21 deaths, and destroyed up to 1000 buildings.

1886 : Ludwig II, the king of Bavaria died aged 40 (born in 1845). King Ludwig’s death was officially documented as a suicide by drowning, but there is speculation that Ludwig was murdered by his enemies while he attempted to escape from Berg.

The Madness of King Ludwig II (The History Guy: History Deserves to Be Remembered YouTube channel video)

1895 : The world’s first real automobile race, from Paris to Bordeaux and back, was won by Emile Levassor, after completing the 732-mile course in 49 hours.

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