About March 13

March 13, 2020 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.

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Pisces is the sun 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.

What Happened On March 13

  • 1781
    William Herschel discovers Uranus.
  • 1809
    Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden is deposed in a coup d'état.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1921
    Mongolia, under Baron Roman Ungern von Sternberg, declares its independence from China.
  • 1938
    Anschluss of Austria to the Third Reich.
  • 1938
    World News Roundup is broadcast for the first time on CBS Radio in the United States.
  • 1954
    Battle of Điện Biên Phủ: Viet Minh forces attack the French.
  • 1957
    Cuban student revolutionaries storm the presidential palace in Havana in a failed attempt on the life of President Fulgencio Batista.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1988
    The Seikan Tunnel, the longest undersea tunnel in the world, opens between Aomori and Hakodate, Japan.
  • 1991
    The United States Department of Justice announces that Exxon has agreed to pay $1 billion for the clean-up of the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska.
  • 1992
    An earthquake registering 6.8 on the Richter scale kills over 500 in Erzincan, eastern Turkey.
  • 2005
    Terry Ratzmann shoots and kills six members of the Living Church of God and the minister at Sheraton Inn in Brookfield, Wisconsin before killing himself.
  • 2008
    Gold prices on the New York Mercantile Exchange hit $1,000 per ounce for the first time.

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