What Happened on March 13

Significant Events

  • 624 Battle of Badr: Muhammad's Muslim forces win significant victory over Meccan army
  • 1591 Battle at Tondibi: Moroccan army under Judar defeats Sultan Askia Ishaq II of Songhai
  • 1781 William Herschel sees what he thinks is a "comet" but is actually the discovery of the planet Uranus
  • 1884 Siege of Khartoum, Sudan begins by Mahdist forces, lasts 10 months
  • 1903 Fall of the Sokoto Caliphate in Northern Nigeria, the British claim supremacy of over 500,000 square miles
  • 1930 Clyde Tombaugh announces discovery of Pluto at Lowell Observatory
  • 2003 Human evolution: The journal Nature reports that 350,000-year-old footprints of an upright-walking human have been found in Italy.
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Did You Know?

Uncle Sam cartoon figure made its debut in the NY Lantern weekly

On March 13, 1852

Famous Weddings

  • 1804 Economist Thomas Robert Malthus (38) weds Harriet Eckersall in Bath, Somerset
  • 1926 Country singer Maybelle Carter (17) weds Ezra Carter
  • 1961 Pablo Picasso (79) marries his model Jacqueline Rocque (37)
  • 1994 Cuba Godding Jr (26) weds Sara Kapfer (26)
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