What happened this day in history March 13

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 73rd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 293 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is February 29, 2020 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,584,057,600 seconds 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 ‘heptacontatrigon’ day.

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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 336 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 2,639 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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March 13 Historical Events

  • 1639
    Harvard College is named for clergyman John Harvard.
  • 1862
    American Civil War: The U.S. federal government forbids all Union army officers to return fugitive slaves, thus effectively annulling the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 and setting the stage for the Emancipation Proclamation.
  • 1900
    Second Boer War: British forces occupy Bloemfontein, Orange Free State.
  • 1925
    Scopes Trial: A law in Tennessee prohibits the teaching of evolution.
  • 1938
    World News Roundup is broadcast for the first time on CBS Radio in the United States.
  • 1940
    The Russo-Finnish Winter War ends.
  • 1964
    American Kitty Genovese is murdered, reportedly in view of neighbors who did nothing to help her, prompting research into the bystander effect.
  • 1969
    Apollo program: Apollo 9 returns safely to Earth after testing the Lunar Module.
  • 1979
    The New Jewel Movement, headed by Maurice Bishop, ousts Prime Minister Eric Gairy in a nearly bloodless coup d'etat in Grenada.
  • 1997
    India’s Missionaries of Charity chooses Sister Nirmala to succeed Mother Teresa as its leader.

Who were born on March 13?

  • 1777
    Charles Lot Church, Nova Scotia politician (d. 1864)
  • 1883
    Enrico Toselli, Italian (Florentine) composer and pianist(d. 1926)
  • 1933
    Mike Stoller, American songwriter
  • 1942
    Geoffrey Hayes, English television presenter and actor
  • 1949
    Hiroshi Kazato, Japanese racing driver (d. 1974)
  • 1951
    Fred Berry, American actor and dancer (d. 2003)
  • 1975
    Chris Ashworth, American actor
  • 1982
    Nicole Ohlde, WNBA basketball player
  • 1984
    Rachael Bella, actress
  • 1991
    Lê Quang Liêm, Vietnamese chess player.

Who died on March 13?

  • 1773
    Philibert Commerçon, French naturalist and explorer (b. 1727)
  • 1808
    King Christian VII of Denmark (b. 1749)
  • 1879
    Adolf Anderssen, German chess player (b. 1818)
  • 1906
    Susan B. Anthony, American women’s suffrage activist (b. 1820)
  • 1941
    Elizabeth Madox Roberts, American poet and novelist (b. 1881)
  • 1964
    Kitty Genovese, American murder victim (b. 1935)
  • 1995
    Odette Sansom Hallowes, French-born WWII heroine (b. 1912)
  • 1998
    Bill Reid, Canadian artist (b. 1920)
  • 1999
    Bidu Sayão, Brazilian born soprano (b. 1902)
  • 2001
    Encarnacion Alzona, Filipino historian (b. 1895)

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