What Happened on March 13

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Important 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 on over 500,000 square miles
  • 1930 Clyde Tombaugh announces discovery of Pluto at Lowell Observatory
  • 2003 The journal Nature reports that 350,000-year-old footprints of an upright-walking human have been found in Italy
More Historical Events

March 13 in Film & TV

  • 1956 "The Searchers" American western film directed by John Ford and starring John Wayne and Natalie Wood is released

March 13 in Music

March 13 in Sport

  • 1894 J L Johnstone of England invents horse racing starting gate
  • 2004 Luciano Pavarotti performs in his last opera at New York Metropolitan Opera's "Tosca"

Did You Know?

Uncle Sam cartoon figure made its debut in the New York Lantern weekly

On March 13, 1852


Would You Believe?

Dodgers manager Wilbert Robinson tries to catch a baseball dropped from an airplane, but the pilot substitutes a grapefruit

On March 13, 1915

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