What are the important events that happened on March 13? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.
March 13: Facts & Myths About This Day
March 13 is the 72nd day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 293 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is February 28, 2023 – a Monday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 466,296 hours has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.
Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘heptacontadigon’ day.
Pisces is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Aquamarine is the modern birthstone for this month. Jade is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 334 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.
The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 3,734 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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March 13 Historical Events
Battle of Badr: a key battle between Muhammad’s army – the new followers of Islam and the Quraish of Mecca. The Muslims won this battle, known as the turning point of Islam, which took place in the Hejaz region of western Arabia.
American Civil War: The Confederate States of America agree to the use of African American troops.
San Diego State University is founded.
Second Boer War: British forces occupy Bloemfontein, Orange Free State.
The Kapp Putsch briefly ousts the Weimar Republic government from Berlin.
The Russo-Finnish Winter War ends.
Lyman Lemnitzer, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, delivers a proposal, called Operation Northwoods, regarding performing terrorist attacks upon Guantánamo Bay Naval Base, to Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara. The proposal is scrapped and President John F. Kennedy removes Lemnitzer from his position.
American Kitty Genovese is murdered, reportedly in view of neighbors who did nothing to help her, prompting research into the bystander effect.
The Seikan Tunnel, the longest undersea tunnel in the world, opens between Aomori and Hakodate, Japan.
Dunblane massacre: in Dunblane, Scotland, 16 Primary School children and 1 teacher are shot dead by a spree killer, Thomas Watt Hamilton who then committed suicide.
Who were born on March 13?
Pope Innocent XII (d. 1700)
Michel Blavet, French flutist (d. 1768)
Yeghishe Charents, Armenian poet, writer and public activist (d. 1937)
Walter Annenberg, American publisher and philanthropist (d. 2002)
Barry Hughart, American author
Donella Meadows, American scientist (d. 2001)
Beat Richner, Swiss physician and cellist
Julia Migenes, American soprano
Linda Robson, English actress
Tim Story, American film director
Who died on March 13?
Henry of Almain, English crusader (b. 1235)
Michel de l'Hôpital, French statesman (b. 1507)
Charles le Beau, French historian (b. 1701)
King Christian VII of Denmark (b. 1749)
Hakeem Noor-ud-Din, Muslim scholar and 1st Caliph of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Islam.
Clarence Darrow, American attorney (b. 1857)
Corrado Gini, Italian statistician (b. 1884)
Tony Ray-Jones, British photographer (b. 1941)
John Holmes, American porn star (b. 1944)
Leon Day, American baseball player (b. 1916)
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