On This Day

What Happened on March 13, 2019

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Australian cardinal George Pell is sentenced to 6 years in prison for sexual abuse in Australia
  • Australian cricketers beat India by 35 runs in Delhi to win ODI series, 3-2; first Australian team to recover from 0-2 in a 5-match series; Usman Khawaja 100, Adam Zampa 3/46
  • British MPs vote to reject a no-deal Brexit, defeating Theresa May's government 321 votes to 278
  • California Governor Gavin Newsom announces an indefinite moratorium on the death sentence in the state, saying it discriminates against marginalized communities

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Home of civil rights activists Medgar and Myrlie Evers established as a national monument in Jackson, Mississippi, by President Donald Trump

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • Member of the New York Gambino mob family Frank Cali shot dead outside his home, first killing of a high-ranking mobster since 1985
  • President Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort sentenced to a further 43 months in jail, to add to his previous 47 months
  • Shooting at school in Suzano, near São Paulo, Brazil, kills six including five children, before former student gunmen turn guns on themselves
  • US grounds all Boeing 737 Max aircraft after bans by others countries following the plane crash in Ethiopia