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Famous Events For March 13

Famous Events For March 13 – Today In History

March 13: Today in History – Historical Events

Early Centuries – March 13  Historic Events – Before the 1700s

1. 13th March 1138: King Koenraad II von Hohenstaufen of Germany was on this day crowned.
2. 13th March 1560: Djerva at Tripoli was on this day occupied by the Spanish fleet.
3. 13th March 1567: Spanish troops today destroyed Geuzenleger in the battle of Oosterweel.
4. 13th March 1569: Count Anjou defeated the Huguenots in the battle of Jarnac today.
5. 13th March 1591: Sultan Askia Ishaq II of Songhai was today defeated at the battle of Tondibi by the Moroccan army led by Judar.


6. 13th March 1610: Galileo today published his observation of the night sky titled “Siderius Nuncius” meaning Starry Messenger.
7. 13th March 1634: Today the Academie Francaise was established to preserve the purity of the French language and also maintain a dictionary.
8. 13th March 1639: The Cambridge College was today renamed Harvard University for clergyman John Harvard.
9. 13th March 1656: Today Jews were denied the right to build a synagogue in New Amsterdam.
10. 13th March 1660: The sale of slaves in the colony of Virginia was limited by passing a statute today to that effect.
11. 13th March 1677: Massachusetts today gained the title of Maine for $ 6,000.

18th Century – What Happened on March 13 – The 1700s

12. 13th March 1735: David Nitschmann, the first US Moravian bishop was today consecrated in Germany.
13. 13th March 1777: The Congress today ordered its European envoys to appeal to high-ranking foreign officers to send troops to reinforce the American army.


14. 13th March 1781: Astronomer William Herschel today discovered the planet Uranus. He initially thought that it was a comet.

19th Century – March 13 This Day That Year – The 1800s

15. 13th March 1835: Naturalist Charles Darwin today departed from Valparaiso for the Andes crossing.
16. 13th March 1852: The cartoon figure of Uncle Sam made its debut in the weekly magazine New York Lantern.
17. 13th March 1865: The President of the Confederate States of America today signed a bill authorizing the use of slaves as soldiers during the Civil War.
18. 13th March 1868: The Senate today began the impeachment proceeding of President Andrew Johnson.
19. 13th March 1869: The anti-Ku-Klux-Klan law was today passed by the Arkansas legislature.
20. 13th March 1884: The US today adopted the standard time.


21. 13th March 1887: The earmuffs were today patented by Chester Greenwood of Maine.
22. 13th March 1894: Today the horse racing starting gate was invented by J L Johnstone in England.
23. 13th March 1897: San Diego State University was founded today.

20th Century – Important Events On This Day March 13th – The 1900s

24. 13th March 1900: The length of the working day for women was today limited to 11 hours in France.
25. 13th March 1903: In Northern Nigeria, the Sokoto Caliphate fell to the British and the British claimed supremacy over 500,000 square miles.
26. 13th March 1904: A bronze statue of Christ was on this day dedicated on the border of Argentina and Chile.
27. 13th March 1912: A alliance pact was concluded today between Bulgaria and Serbia ostensibly against Austria but it secretly provides for a possible war against Turkey.
28. 13th March 1913: The censorship of motion pictures was today approved by the Kansas legislature.


29. 13th March 1915: General Michael Maunoury, a French leader who was struck by a bullet and wounded while expecting German trenches during World War II was on this day given a special military service award.
30. 13th March 1918: The Jewish Red Cross American Red Magen was formed today.
31. 13th March 1918: The Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky today gained control over the Red Army.
32. 13th March 1920: The United States Department of Agriculture on this day gave tips to the farmers including providing proper feed pastures, proper breeding procedures, etc for improving the beef quality.
33. 13th March 1921: Mongolia, formerly Outer Mongolia, today declared independence from China.
34. 13th March 1925: A law known as the “Butler Act” came into effect today which made it illegal to teach the theory of evolution in schools in Tennessee. Teachers who continued teaching the theory of evolution were prosecuted under the act.

35. 13th March 1930: The ninth planet Pluto was today discovered by Astronomer Clyde Tombaugh at the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona.
36. 13th March 1935: Today driving tests were introduced in Great Britain.
37. 13th March 1936: Work on the Boulder Dam was today completed two years ahead of schedule. The dam which is just 25 miles from Las Vegas will cater to the Power and Water needs of the growing city. The name would later be changed to Hoover Dam.
38. 13th March 1938: Germany and Austria joined forces today and Hitler defied anyone who dared to tear these two countries apart.
39. 13th March 1938: CBS Radio in the United States today started broadcasting World News Roundup.
40. 13th March 1938: The Louis Armstrong Orchestra today recorded “When the Saints Go Marching In” which became an all-time hit.
41. 13th March 1943: There was an assassination attempt on Adolf Hitler during the Smolensk-Rastenburg flight which failed.
42. 13th March 1944: The Italian Badoglio government was today recognized by the USSR.
43. 13th March 1945: Today marks the return of Queen Wilhelmina to the Netherlands.

44. 13th March 1948: It became illegal from today to carry an unlicensed firearm in the mountain mining camp town “Bingham Canyon” in Utah. This was the last town of “Old West” to mandate licenses for firearms.
45. 13th March 1949: Lew Chudd today created a company called “Imperial Records” which became famous for distributing recordings of music by great music icons like Ricky Nelson, Fats Dominos, and many others.
46. 13th March 1955: King Tribhuvan of Nepal was today succeeded by Bir BSD Mahindra.
47. 13th March 1957: A BEA Viscount 701 plane crashed on the edge of the Manchester Ringway airport close to a housing estate. The crash killed 22 people.
48. 13th March 1957: The 18th anniversary of the crowning of Pope Pious XII was today witnessed by over 10,000 church pilgrims with perishes staff. It was attended by the Irish President Spanish foreign minister and other dignitaries.
49. 13th March 1957: Today in the US union leader Jimmy Hoffa was charged with an attempt to bribe a lawyer.
50. 13th March 1961: In a breakthrough in the UK spy ring, three men and two women went on trial at the Old Bailey on charges of passing official secrets to Russians in violation of the Official Secrets Act. They were all found guilty and were sentenced to 20 years in prison.

51. 13th March 1961: There was a landslide in the USSR which killed 145 people.
52. 13th March 1961: American President John F Kennedy today set up the Alliance for Progress.
53. 13th March 1962: Yugoslavia today granted amnesty to 1,000 prisoners.
54. 13th March 1963: Indonesia and Netherlands today re-established diplomatic relations.
55. 13th March 1964: Turkey today threatened Cyprus with armed attack.
56. 13th March 1967: Moise Tsjombe the ex-Prime minister was today sentenced to death in Congo.
57. 13th March 1969: The Love Bug a popular Disney movie featuring the popular German car the Volkswagen Beetle was today released for the first time in the US.
58. 13th March 1969: Apollo 9 returned to earth today.
59. 13th March 1970: The by-election for Bridgewater took place today. This was the first election in the UK after the voting age was reduced from 21 to 18.
60. 13th March 1970: In Amsterdam the 100th beehive anniversary ended in a brawl.
61. 13th March 1972: It is reported today that the Hopelands, an estate of over 14 acres, gifted to the city of Aiken in South Carolina would soon become Aiken Public Garden. About 8000 people per day are already visiting Hopelands.
62. 13th March 1973: Syria adopted its constitution today.
63. 13th March 1979: In Grenada in Caribbean island the controversial Prime Minister Sir Eric Gairy was today toppled in a military-style coup by the left-wing opposition group.
64. 13th March 1980: Today the Ford Motor Company was found innocent in a case brought against them for reckless homicide in the death of three young women riding in a Ford Pinto.

65. 13th March 1983: Zimbabwe on the brink of civil war. The leader of Zimbabwe’s opposition party flees the country and goes to London fearing safety for his life.
66. 13th March 1989: US space shuttle STS 29 was launched today.
67. 13th March 1989: The F.D.A. today ordered the recall of all Chilean fruits in the US.
68. 13th March 1990: An off-duty US policewoman and her dog were sucked up in a tornado with other debris and were carried to a height of 25 feet. The policewoman suffered some injuries, aches, and pain but the dog was unhurt.
69. 13th March 1990: Nicholas Braithwaite was today elected Premier of Grenada.
70. 13th March 1991: Iran and Saudi Arabia said that a cut in oil production by OPEC will take effect on 1st April.
71. 13th March 1991: Exxon pays a fine of one billion dollars for the cleanup of the Valdez oil spill.
72. 13th March 1992: An earthquake of magnitude 6.8 struck near Erzincan in Turkey. The quake and aftershock killed more than 500 people and rendered 50,000 people homeless.
73. 13th March 1994: There was a huge fire when an oil tank/airship crashed at Bosporus. More than 15 people were killed.
74. 13th March 1997: Thousands of people reported seeing a UFO in the shape of a carpenter’s square in Arizona, including the Governor of the Arizona Republic. The phenomenon is known as Phoenix Lights and many theories have been put forward.
75. 13th March 1997: Missionaries for Charity in India chose Sister Nirmala to succeed Mother Teresa.

21st Century – March 13 This Day In History – The 2000s

76. 13th March 2003: The journal Nature reported today that 350,000-year-old footprints of upright-walking human has been found in Italy.
77. 13th March 2005: Terry Ratzmann barged into the Sheraton Inn in Wisconsin where a meeting of the Living Church of God was in progress. He shot the priest his son and five other members of the congregation before shooting himself.
78. 13th March 2006: Construction work began today on the memorial for the memorial and museum for the victims of the 9/11 attack. The memorial is due to open in 2009.
79. 13th March 2007: Today a 61-year-old Canadian national, Brian Anderson was arrested by the Spanish police who is suspected of helping and financing Islamic terrorist activities.
80. 13th March 2008: Gold prices peaked at $1000 per ounce for the first time before going back to $ 926 per ounce.
81. 13th March 2009: Switzerland today agreed to accept concessions on banking secrecy. It will abide by the international rules of bank data sharing in response to requests supported by concrete and justified evidence. It assured protection to its customers from unjustified watching from abroad.
82. 13th March 2009: The Obama administration today said that for the prisoners of Guantanamo Bay, the term enemy combatant will not be used. This was done with an air of separating terrorists who can be detained without criminal charges from war prisoners.
83. 13th March 2010: Candice Berner an Alaskan woman, a teacher, who was jogging from an isolated Alaskan village, was today suspected to have been killed by wolves.
84. 13th March 2010: In the Northeastern United States power lines were brought down leaving about ½ a million homes without power by a major storm with wind speeds reaching up to 75 miles per hour.
85. 13th March 2010: The Obama administration in the USA called for a major overhaul of the education system. It announced that a blueprint would be sent to Congress for overhauling the system by striking a careful balance and retaining certain positives of the Bush administration’s system.
86. 13th March 2011: There was a clash between protestors and the police in Bahrain when the Shias who were protesting their demand for reforms in the Sunni monarchy turned violent. Police resorted to bursting tear gas shells and firing rubber bullets.
87. 13th March 2012: 19 people were today shot dead in a bus attack in Ethiopia.
88. 13th March 2012: A ferry collided with an oil tanker near Dhaka in Bangladesh. 110 people were killed and 63 went missing in the mishap.

89. 13th March 2012: In a phone hacking scandal Rebekah Brooks, the former News International chief was today arrested on charges of “suspicion of conspiring to prevent course of justice”. Five more men were also arrested in the scandal.
90. 13th March 2012: Encyclopedia Britannica announced today that it will not publish printed versions of the encyclopedia any longer.
91. 13th March 2013: Nine people were killed in an air crash in Para, Brazil when an Embracers 821 airplane crashed.
92. 13th March 2013: The German authorities today banned three ultra-conservative Islamic groups who were accused of being anti-democratic and imposing Sharai law.
93. 13th March 2013: The European Union budget was today rejected by the European parliament for the first time.
94. 13th March 2013: Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was today elected as the new pope. He took the name Pope Francis.
95. 13th March 2013: Ten people were killed in a suicide bombing in the Kunduz province of Afghanistan today.
96. 13th March 2013: The Greenland Parliamentary Elections were today won by the Siumut party of Alequ Hammond.
97. 13th March 2014: The Israeli parliament today voted to exemptions from military service for ultra-orthodox Jewish seminary students.
98. 13th March 2014: The British Petroleum Company which was banned from bidding for government contracts by the United States government after the deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster in 2010, today lifted the ban on them since they complied with a list of safety compliance requests.
99. 13th March 2015: About 15 to 16 deaths and widespread damage were caused by cyclone Pam in Vanuatu and South Pacific.
100. 13th March 2016: In Ankara Turkey a suicide bombing killed 37 people.

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