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 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

  • 624
    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.
  • 1865
    American Civil War: The Confederate States of America agree to the use of African American troops.
  • 1897
    San Diego State University is founded.
  • 1900
    Second Boer War: British forces occupy Bloemfontein, Orange Free State.
  • 1920
    The Kapp Putsch briefly ousts the Weimar Republic government from Berlin.
  • 1940
    The Russo-Finnish Winter War ends.
  • 1962
    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.
  • 1964
    American Kitty Genovese is murdered, reportedly in view of neighbors who did nothing to help her, prompting research into the bystander effect.
  • 1988
    The Seikan Tunnel, the longest undersea tunnel in the world, opens between Aomori and Hakodate, Japan.
  • 1996
    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?

  • 1615
    Pope Innocent XII (d. 1700)
  • 1700
    Michel Blavet, French flutist (d. 1768)
  • 1897
    Yeghishe Charents, Armenian poet, writer and public activist (d. 1937)
  • 1908
    Walter Annenberg, American publisher and philanthropist (d. 2002)
  • 1934
    Barry Hughart, American author
  • 1941
    Donella Meadows, American scientist (d. 2001)
  • 1947
    Beat Richner, Swiss physician and cellist
  • 1949
    Julia Migenes, American soprano
  • 1958
    Linda Robson, English actress
  • 1970
    Tim Story, American film director

Who died on March 13?

  • 1271
    Henry of Almain, English crusader (b. 1235)
  • 1573
    Michel de l'Hôpital, French statesman (b. 1507)
  • 1778
    Charles le Beau, French historian (b. 1701)
  • 1808
    King Christian VII of Denmark (b. 1749)
  • 1914
    Hakeem Noor-ud-Din, Muslim scholar and 1st Caliph of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Islam.
  • 1938
    Clarence Darrow, American attorney (b. 1857)
  • 1965
    Corrado Gini, Italian statistician (b. 1884)
  • 1972
    Tony Ray-Jones, British photographer (b. 1941)
  • 1988
    John Holmes, American porn star (b. 1944)
  • 1995
    Leon Day, American baseball player (b. 1916)

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