About March 13

March 13, 2021 is the 72nd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 293 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

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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 325 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On March 13

  • 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.
  • 1138
    Cardinal Gregorio Conti is elected Antipope as Victor IV, succeeding Anacletus II.
  • 1781
    William Herschel discovers Uranus.
  • 1809
    Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden is deposed in a coup d'état.
  • 1845
    Felix Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto receives its première performance in Leipzig with Ferdinand David as soloist.
  • 1865
    American Civil War: The Confederate States of America agree to the use of African American troops.
  • 1881
    Alexander II of Russia is killed near his palace when a bomb is thrown at him. (Gregorian date: it was March 1 in the Julian calendar then in use in Russia.)
  • 1884
    The Siege of Khartoum, Sudan begins, ending on January 26, 1885.
  • 1897
    San Diego State University is founded.
  • 1900
    Second Boer War: British forces occupy Bloemfontein, Orange Free State.
  • 1921
    Mongolia, under Baron Roman Ungern von Sternberg, declares its independence from China.
  • 1925
    Scopes Trial: A law in Tennessee prohibits the teaching of evolution.
  • 1938
    World News Roundup is broadcast for the first time on CBS Radio in the United States.
  • 1943
    The Holocaust: German forces liquidate the Jewish ghetto in Kraków.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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