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 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 293 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is February 28, 2022 – a Sunday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 27,452,160 minutes 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.
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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 315 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 3,369 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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March 13 Historical Events
Cardinal Gregorio Conti is elected Antipope as Victor IV, succeeding Anacletus II.
Harvard College is named for clergyman John Harvard.
William Herschel discovers Uranus.
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.
The Siege of Khartoum, Sudan begins, ending on January 26, 1885.
Second Boer War: British forces occupy Bloemfontein, Orange Free State.
The Kapp Putsch briefly ousts the Weimar Republic government from Berlin.
Great Depression: Banks in the U.S. begin to re-open after President Franklin D. Roosevelt mandates a “bank holiday”.
Apollo program: Apollo 9 returns safely to Earth after testing the Lunar Module.
Gold prices on the New York Mercantile Exchange hit $1,000 per ounce for the first time.
Who were born on March 13?
Sir Robert Bateson, 1st Baronet, Irish nobility (d.1863)
Home Run Baker, Hall of Fame third baseman (d.1963)
Carlos Roberto Reina, President of Honduras (d. 2003)
Jan Howard, American singer
Nana Meskhidze, Georgian artist-painter (d. 1997)
Geoffrey Hayes, English television presenter and actor
Fred Berry, American actor and dancer (d. 2003)
Glenne Headly, American actress
Danny Masterson, American actor
Caron Butler, American basketballer
Who died on March 13?
Henry of Almain, English crusader (b. 1235)
Louis I de Bourbon, Prince de Condé, French Huguenot general (b. 1530)
Michel de l'Hôpital, French statesman (b. 1507)
Adolf Anderssen, German chess player (b. 1818)
Leland Stanford, Jr., son of American railroad magnate, Stanford University named for him (b. 1868)
Hakeem Noor-ud-Din, Muslim scholar and 1st Caliph of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Islam.
Nikolai Ivanovich Bukharin, Russian politician and intellectual (b. 1888)
Odette Sansom Hallowes, French-born WWII heroine (b. 1912)
Encarnacion Alzona, Filipino historian (b. 1895)
Robert C. Baker, Inventor of the chicken nugget (b. 1921)
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