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
Harvard College is named for clergyman John Harvard.
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.
Second Boer War: British forces occupy Bloemfontein, Orange Free State.
Scopes Trial: A law in Tennessee prohibits the teaching of evolution.
World News Roundup is broadcast for the first time on CBS Radio in the United States.
The Russo-Finnish Winter War ends.
American Kitty Genovese is murdered, reportedly in view of neighbors who did nothing to help her, prompting research into the bystander effect.
Apollo program: Apollo 9 returns safely to Earth after testing the Lunar Module.
The New Jewel Movement, headed by Maurice Bishop, ousts Prime Minister Eric Gairy in a nearly bloodless coup d'etat in Grenada.
India’s Missionaries of Charity chooses Sister Nirmala to succeed Mother Teresa as its leader.
Who were born on March 13?
Charles Lot Church, Nova Scotia politician (d. 1864)
Enrico Toselli, Italian (Florentine) composer and pianist(d. 1926)
Mike Stoller, American songwriter
Geoffrey Hayes, English television presenter and actor
Hiroshi Kazato, Japanese racing driver (d. 1974)
Fred Berry, American actor and dancer (d. 2003)
Chris Ashworth, American actor
Nicole Ohlde, WNBA basketball player
Rachael Bella, actress
Lê Quang Liêm, Vietnamese chess player.
Who died on March 13?
Philibert Commerçon, French naturalist and explorer (b. 1727)
King Christian VII of Denmark (b. 1749)
Adolf Anderssen, German chess player (b. 1818)
Susan B. Anthony, American women’s suffrage activist (b. 1820)
Elizabeth Madox Roberts, American poet and novelist (b. 1881)
Kitty Genovese, American murder victim (b. 1935)
Odette Sansom Hallowes, French-born WWII heroine (b. 1912)
Bill Reid, Canadian artist (b. 1920)
Bidu Sayão, Brazilian born soprano (b. 1902)
Encarnacion Alzona, Filipino historian (b. 1895)
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