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 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

  • 1138
    Cardinal Gregorio Conti is elected Antipope as Victor IV, succeeding Anacletus II.
  • 1639
    Harvard College is named for clergyman John Harvard.
  • 1781
    William Herschel discovers Uranus.
  • 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.
  • 1884
    The Siege of Khartoum, Sudan begins, ending on January 26, 1885.
  • 1900
    Second Boer War: British forces occupy Bloemfontein, Orange Free State.
  • 1920
    The Kapp Putsch briefly ousts the Weimar Republic government from Berlin.
  • 1933
    Great Depression: Banks in the U.S. begin to re-open after President Franklin D. Roosevelt mandates a “bank holiday”.
  • 1969
    Apollo program: Apollo 9 returns safely to Earth after testing the Lunar Module.
  • 2008
    Gold prices on the New York Mercantile Exchange hit $1,000 per ounce for the first time.

Who were born on March 13?

  • 1782
    Sir Robert Bateson, 1st Baronet, Irish nobility (d.1863)
  • 1886
    Home Run Baker, Hall of Fame third baseman (d.1963)
  • 1926
    Carlos Roberto Reina, President of Honduras (d. 2003)
  • 1930
    Jan Howard, American singer
  • 1936
    Nana Meskhidze, Georgian artist-painter (d. 1997)
  • 1942
    Geoffrey Hayes, English television presenter and actor
  • 1951
    Fred Berry, American actor and dancer (d. 2003)
  • 1955
    Glenne Headly, American actress
  • 1976
    Danny Masterson, American actor
  • 1980
    Caron Butler, American basketballer

Who died on March 13?

  • 1271
    Henry of Almain, English crusader (b. 1235)
  • 1569
    Louis I de Bourbon, Prince de Condé, French Huguenot general (b. 1530)
  • 1573
    Michel de l'Hôpital, French statesman (b. 1507)
  • 1879
    Adolf Anderssen, German chess player (b. 1818)
  • 1884
    Leland Stanford, Jr., son of American railroad magnate, Stanford University named for him (b. 1868)
  • 1914
    Hakeem Noor-ud-Din, Muslim scholar and 1st Caliph of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Islam.
  • 1938
    Nikolai Ivanovich Bukharin, Russian politician and intellectual (b. 1888)
  • 1995
    Odette Sansom Hallowes, French-born WWII heroine (b. 1912)
  • 2001
    Encarnacion Alzona, Filipino historian (b. 1895)
  • 2006
    Robert C. Baker, Inventor of the chicken nugget (b. 1921)

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