On This Day

What Happened on March 13, 2013

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • 10 people are killed by a suicide bombing in Kunduz province, Afghanistan
  • Aleqa Hammond’s Siumut party wins the Greenland parliamentary elections
  • An Embraer 821 aeroplane crashes and kills 9 people in Para, Brazil

BeatificationPapal Inauguration

Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio is elected the new pope, taking the papal name Pope Francis

  • North Korea shreds the Korean Armistice agreement
  • The European Parliament rejects a European Union budget for the first time

Famous Deaths

  • Ducky Detweiler, American MLB player, dies at 94
  • Malachi Throne, American actor, dies at 84