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198814th People's Choice Awards: Michael Douglas & Glenn Close win (Motion Picture) and Bill Cosby & Cybill Shepherd win (TV)

1922George Bernard Shaw's "Back to Methusaleh V" premieres in NYC

1933Joseph Goebbels becomes Nazi Germany's Minister of Information and Propaganda

1966Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lagunita Golf Invitational

1961Floyd Patterson KOs Ingemar Johansson in 6 for heavyweight boxing title

1929Bradman scores 123 Aust v England at MCG, his 2nd Test Cricket century

1868Senate begins US President Andrew Johnson's impeachment trial

1961JFK sets up the Alliance for Progress

1835Charles Darwin departs Valparaiso for Andes crossing

198612th People's Choice Awards: Sylvester Stallone & Meryl Streep win (Motion Picture) and Bill Cosby, Linda Evans win (TV)

1957Bloody battles after anti-Batista demonstration in Havana Cuba

1865Jefferson Davis signs bill authorizing use of slaves as soldiers

1992Martina Navratilova & Judy Nelson settle their galamony suit

1943Failed assassin attempt on Hitler during Smolensk-Rastenburg flight

1979Isle's Mike Bossy's 5th career hat trick

1987John Gotti is acquitted of racketeering

March 13th Historical Events
Date Event
483
St Felix III begins his reign as Catholic Pope 
607
12th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet 
624
Battle of Badr, Muhammad's Muslim forces win significant victory over Meccan forces 
1138
German king Koenraad II von Hohenstaufen crowned 
1519
Cortez lands in Mexico 
1560
Spanish fleet occupies Djerba, at Tripoli 
1564
Cardinal Granvelle flees Brussels 
1567
Battle at Oosterweel: Spanish troops destroy Geuzenleger 
1569
Battle of Jarnac, Count of Anjou defeats Huguenots 
1591
Battle at Tondibi: Moroccans army under Judar beats sultan Askia Ishaq II of Songhai 
1634
Academie Francaise opens 
1639
Cambridge College renamed Harvard for clergyman John Harvard 
1656
Jews are denied the right to build a synagogue in New Amsterdam 
1677
Massachusetts gains title to Maine for $6,000 
1735
1st US Moravian bishop, David Nitschmann, consecrated in Germany 
1759
27th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet 
1772
Gotthold Lessing's "Emilia Calotti" premieres in Brunswick 
1781
Sir William Herschel sees "comet" (really discovered Uranus) 
1790
John Martin, 1st American-born actor, performs in Philadelphia 
1797
Cherubini's opera "Medée" premieres in Paris 
1835
Charles Darwin departs Valparaiso for Andes crossing 
1846
Friedrich Hebbel's "Maria Magdalena" premieres in Königsberg 
1852
Uncle Sam cartoon figure made its debut in the NY Lantern weekly 
1865
Jefferson Davis signs bill authorizing use of slaves as soldiers 
1865
US Confederate Congress calls on black slaves for field service 
1868
Senate begins US President Andrew Johnson's impeachment trial 
1869
Arkansas legislature passes anti-Ku Klux Klan law 
1878
Oxford University defeats Cambridge University in their 1st golf match 
1884
Siege of Khartoum Sudan begins 
1884
US adopts Standard Time 
1887
Chester Greenwood of Maine patents earmuffs 
1888
Great Blizzard of 1888 rages 
1894
J L Johnstone of England invents horse racing starting gate 
1897
San Diego State University is founded. 
1900
British troops occupy Bloemfontein, capital of the Orange Free State 
1900
In France the length of the workday for women and children is limited to 11 hours by law. 
1904
Bronze statue of Christ on Argentine-Chilean border dedicated 
1911
Ivan Caryll's musical "Pink Lady" premieres in NYC 
1911
Stanley Cup: Ottawa Senators beat Galt (Ont) 7-4 
1911
The Colonial-Born and Settlers Indian Association is formed at a meeting in Durban, South Africa, and has at its aim to fight the infamous 3 poll tax 
1912
Stanley Cup: Quebec Bulldogs sweep Moncton (NB) in 2 games 
1912
Bulgaria and Serbia conclude an alliance pact ostensibly against Austria, but it secretly provides for a possible war against Turkey 
1913
Kansas legislature approved censorship of motion pictures 
1915
Dodgers manager Wilbert Robinson tries to catch a baseball dropped from an airplane, but the pilot substituted a grapefruit 
1918
Trotsky gains control of the Red Army 
1918
American Red Magen David (Jewish Red Cross) forms 
1918
1st NHL championship: Mont Canadiens beat Toronto Arenas, outscoring them 10-7 in a 2 game set 
1920
Wolfgang Kapp's coup attempt in Berlin fails 
1921
Mongolia (formerly Outer Mongolia) declares independence from China 
1922
George Bernard Shaw's "Back to Methusaleh V" premieres in NYC 
1922
WRR-AM in Dallas TX begins radio transmissions 
1922
NHL Championship: Ottawa Senators outscore Toronto St Pats, 5 to 4, in 2 games 
1923
Lee de Forest demonstrates his sound-on-film moving pictures (NYC) 
1924
German Republic day 
1925
NHL Championship: Montreal Canadiens sweep Toronto Arenas in 2 games 
1925
Tennessee makes it unlawful to teach evolution 
1928
Rudolph Friml's musical "Three Musketeers" premieres in NYC 
1929
Bradman scores 123 Aust v England at MCG, his 2nd Test Cricket century 
1930
Clyde Tombaugh announces discovery of Pluto at Lowell Observatory 
1933
Banks reopen 
1933
Joseph Goebbels becomes Nazi Germany's Minister of Information and Propaganda 
1935
Driving tests introduced in Great Britain 
1938
Anschluss - Austria annexed by Nazi Germany 
1938
World News Roundup is broadcast for the first time on CBS Radio in the United States. 
1940
Finland-Russian cease fire signed, the Winter War ends. Finland gives up Karelische 
1941
A Bougne forms AGRA (Amis du Grand Reich Allemand) 
1942
Julia Flikke, Nurse Corps, becomes 1st woman colonel in US army 
1943
Baseball approves official ball (with cork & balata) 
1943
Failed assassin attempt on Hitler during Smolensk-Rastenburg flight 
1943
Frank Dixon wins Knights of Columbus mile (4:09.6) 
1944
USSR recognizes Italian Badoglio government 
1945
Queen Wilhelmina returns to Netherlands 
1945
Sicherheitsdienst arrest Dutch resistance fighter Henry Werkman 
1947
"Brigadoon" opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 581 performances 
1947
19th Academy Awards - "Best Years of Lives", De Havilland, March win 
1948
10th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Kentucky beats Baylor 58-42 
1949
US Ladies' Figure Skating championship won by Yvonne C Sherman 
1949
US Men's Figure Skating championship won by Richard Button 
1950
General Motors reports net earnings of $656,434,232 (record) 
1951
2nd Dutch government of Drees forms 
1951
Israel demands DM 6.2 billion compensation from Germany 
1954
Braves' Bobby Thomson breaks his ankle, he is replaced by Hank Aaron 
1954
Viet Minh General Giap opens assault on That Bien Phu 
1955
Bir BSD Mahendra succeeds Tribhubana as king of Nepal 
1955
Patty Berg wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship 
1956
NZ bowl out WI for 77 at Eden Park to score their 1st Test Cricket win 
1957
Bloody battles after anti-Batista demonstration in Havana Cuba 
1958
Government troops land in Sumatra Indonesia 
1960
Fay Crocker wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship 
1960
NFL's Chicago Cardinals moves to St Louis 
1960
White Sox unveil new road uniforms with players' names above number 
1961
Elizabeth Gurley Finn (70) becomes pres of US Communist Party 
1961
Floyd Patterson KOs Ingemar Johansson in 6 for heavyweight boxing title 
1961
JFK sets up the Alliance for Progress 
1961
Landslide in USSR, kills 145 
1961
Old type, black & white notes cease to be legal tender 
1962
Yugoslavia grants 1,000 prisoners amnesty 
1963
2 Russian reconnaissance flights over Alaska 
1963
Hindemith & Wilder's opera "Long Christmas Dinner" premieres in NYC 
1963
Indonesia & Netherlands recover diplomatic relations 
1964
Turkey threatens Cyprus with armed attack 
1965
Beatles' "Eight Days a Week" single goes #1 & stays #1 for 2 weeks 
1965
Jeff Beck replaces Eric Clapton of the Yardbirds 
1966
Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lagunita Golf Invitational 
1967
Congo sentences ex-premier Moise Tsjombe to death 
1967
Robert Anderson's "You Know I Can't Hear You ..." premieres in NYC 
1968
Beatles release "Lady Madonna" in the UK 
1969
Apollo 9 returns to Earth 
1970
100 year Beehive anniversary ends in brawl in Amsterdam 
1970
Digital Equipment Corp introduces PDP-11 minicomputer 
1970
SF city employees begin 4-day strike 
1971
Live at Fillmore East recorded 
1973
Syria adopts constitution 
1973
"Irene" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 605 performances 
1973
Minskoff Theater opens at 200 W 45th St NYC 
1974
Glenn Turner scores twin tons for NZ's 1st win against Aust 
1975
Bernard Slade's "Same Time, Next Year," premieres in NYC 
1977
Dennis Lillee takes 6-26, England all out 95 in Centenary Test 
1978
Moluccan "suicide commandos" occupies Province house 
1979
European Monetary System is established, ECU created 
1979
Gairy dictatorship in Grenada overthrown by New Jewel Movement 
1979
Isle's Mike Bossy's 5th career hat trick 
1980
Eric Heiden skates world record 1000m (1:13.60) 
1980
Ford Motor Co found innocent in death of 3 women in a fiery Pinto 
1980
Men's Figure Skating Championship in Dortmund won by Jan Hoffmann GDR 
1981
NCAA St Joseph's upsets top seed DePaul 
1982
Ice Dance Championship at Copenhagen won by Torvill & Dean (GRB) 
1982
Ice Pairs Championship at Copenhagen won by Baess & Thierbach (GDR) 
1982
Men's Fig Skating Champions in Copenhagen won by Scott Hamilton (USA) 
1982
Worlds Ladies Fig Skate Champs in Copenhagen won by Elaine Zayak (USA) 
1982
Elaine Zayak, lands 6 triple jumps to win world skating championship 
1983
"Woman of the Year" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 770 perfs 
1983
1st USFL overtime game-Birmingham Stallions beat Oakld Invaders 20-14 
1984
Last day of 1st-class cricket for G Chappell, R Marsh, B Laird 
1984
WA beat Queensland by four wickets to win the Sheffield Shield 
1985
Funeral services held for Konstantin Chernenko (Moscow) 
1985
Michael Secrest (US) begins 24-hr ride of 516 miles, 427 yards 
1986
12th People's Choice Awards: Sylvester Stallone & Meryl Streep win (Motion Picture) and Bill Cosby, Linda Evans win (TV) 
1986
Soyuz T-15 carries 2 cosmonauts to Soviet space station Mir 
1986
Microsoft has its Initial public offering. 
1987
Ice Dance Championship at Cincinnati won by Bestemianova & Bukin (URS) 
1987
John Gotti is acquitted of racketeering 
1987
Washington Caps score 5 goals against Toronto in 3 mins & 3 secs 
1988
14th People's Choice Awards: Michael Douglas & Glenn Close win (Motion Picture) and Bill Cosby & Cybill Shepherd win (TV) 
1989
27th shuttle, Discovery 8, launched, 1st woman to do the countdown 
1989
FDA orders recall of all Chilean fruit in US 
1989
US space shuttle STS-29 launched 
1990
Nicholoas Braithwaite elected premier of Grenada 
1991
Exxon pays $1-billion dollars in fines & cleanup of Valdez oil spill 
1991
Saudi Arabia and Iran say OPEC oil production cuts will take effect April 1 
1992
FCC rules companies can own 30 AM & 30 FM stations (formerly 12) 
1992
Martina Navratilova & Judy Nelson settle their galamony suit 
1992
An earthquake registering 6.8 on the Richter scale kills over 500 in Erzincan, eastern Turkey. 
1993
Blizzard of '93 hits north-east US 
1994
33.3% of Austria votes for ultra-right Freedom Party 
1994
Donna Andrews wins LPGA Ping Welch's Golf Championship 
1994
Oil tank/airship crash at Bosporus (huge fire/15+ killed) 
1994
President Mangope of Bophuthatswana deposed 
1995
9th Soul Train Music Awards: Boyz II Men, Anita Baker win 
1995
Anti fascist Kazachstan anti-parliament forms 
1995
Hungarian Forint devalued 9% 
1995
Istanbul police shoot dead 16 Alawitische demonstrators 
1996
Sri Lanka beat India in World Cup semi as riots stop play 
1996
Dunblane massacre: in Dunblane, Scotland, 16 children and 1 teacher are shot dead by spree killer Thomas Hamilton who then commits suicide. 
1997
India's Missionaries of Charity chooses Sister Nirmala to succeed Mother Teresa as its leader. 
1997
The Phoenix lights were seen over Phoenix, Arizona by hundreds of people, and by millions on television. They are now a hotly debated controversy. 
2003
Human evolution: The journal Nature reports that 350,000-year-old footprints of an upright-walking human have been found in Italy. 
2005
Terry Ratzmann shoots and kills six members of the Living Church of God and the minister at Sheraton Inn in Brookfield, Wisconsin before killing himself. 
2008
Gold prices on the New York Mercantile Exchange hit $1,000.00 an ounce for the first time. 
2012
19 people are shot dead in a bus attack in Ethiopia 
2012
Encyclopaedia Britannica announces that it will no longer publish printed versions of its encyclopaedia 
2012
110 people are killed and 63 are missing after a ferry collides with an oil tanker near Dhaka, Bangladesh 
2012
28 people, including 22 children, are killed in a motorway bus crash near Sierre, Switzerland 
2013
10 people are killed by a suicide bombing in Kunduz province, Afghanistan 
2013
The European Parliament rejects a European Union budget for the first time 
2013
An Embraer 821 aeroplane crashes and kills 9 people in Para, Brazil 
2013
North Korea shreds the Korean Armistice agreement 
2013
Aleqa Hammond's Siumut party wins the Greenland parliamentary elections 
2013
Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio is elected as the new pope, taking the papal name Pope Francis 
2016
Donald Trump Says He May Pay Legal Fees of Accused Attacker From Rally 
2016
Israel Demands World Powers Punish Iran for Missile Tests 
2016
Trump Claims Man Who Tried to Rush Stage Connected to ISIS 
2016
Bangladesh bank says hackers tried to steal $951 million 
2016
Helicopters kill 17 as Yemen government moves against Aden militants 
2016
Seton Hall's Derrick Gordon the first openly gay player in NCAA tournament 
2016
Snowmobile Driver Apologizes for Hitting Iditarod Teams 
2016
Selection Sunday 2016: Kansas, North Carolina, Virginia and Oregon Are Top Seeds 
2016
Explosion in Turkish Capital Kills at Least 27, Officials Say 
2016
Germanwings Crash Inquiry Urges Stricter Oversight of Pilots' Mental Health 
2016
Al Qaeda claims responsibility for Ivory Coast attack 
2016
Turkish court orders ban on Facebook, Twitter after blast: broadcasters 
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