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March 13 Historical Events

The following events took place on March 13. The list is arranged in chronological order.

Found 40 events. Showing 1 - 20.

  • 624
    Battle of Badr: a key battle between Muhammad’s army – the new followers of Islam and the Quraysh of Mecca. The Muslims won this battle, known as the turning point of Islam, which took place in the Hejaz region of western Arabia.
  • 874
    The bones of Saint Nicephorus are interred in the Church of the Holy Apostles, Constantinople.
  • 1138
    Cardinal Gregorio Conti is elected Antipope as Victor IV, succeeding Anacletus II.
  • 1591
    Battle of Tondibi: In Mali, Moroccan forces of the Saadi dynasty led by Judar Pasha defeat the Songhai Empire, despite being outnumbered by at least five to one.
  • 1639
    Harvard College is named after clergyman John Harvard.
  • 1697
    Nojpetén, capital of the last independent Maya kingdom, fell to Spanish conquistadors, the final step in the Spanish conquest of Guatemala.
  • 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.
  • 1862
    American Civil War: The U.S. federal government forbids all Union army officers from returning fugitive slaves, thus effectively annulling the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 and setting the stage for the Emancipation Proclamation.
  • 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.
  • 1920
    The Kapp Putsch briefly ousts the Weimar Republic government from Berlin.
  • 1921
    Mongolia is proclaimed an independent monarchy, ruled by Russian military officer Roman von Ungern-Sternberg as a dictator.
  • 1930
    The news of the discovery of Pluto is telegraphed to the Harvard College Observatory.
  • 1933
    Great Depression: Banks in the U.S. begin to re-open after President Franklin D. Roosevelt mandates a “bank holiday”.
  • 1938
    World News Roundup is broadcast for the first time on CBS Radio in the United States.

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