On This Day in History - March 13
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|What Happened On This Day In History - March 13|
1781 March 13
William Herschel discovers Uranus.
1865 March 13
American Civil War: The Confederate States of America agree to the use of African American troops.
1881 March 13
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.)
1897 March 13
San Diego State University is founded.
1900 March 13
Second Boer War: British forces occupy Bloemfontein, Orange Free State.
1918 March 13
Women are scheduled to march in the St. Patrick's Day Parade in New York due to a shortage of men.
1930 March 13
The news of the discovery of Pluto is telegraphed to the Harvard College Observatory.
1935 March 13
A three-thousand-year-old archive is found in Jerusalem confirming biblical history.
1938 March 13
World News Roundup is broadcast for the first time on CBS Radio in the United States.
1940 March 13
The Russo-Finnish Winter War ends.
1942 March 13
Julia Flikke of the Nurse Corps becomes the first woman colonel in the U.S. Army.
1951 March 13
Israel demands $1.5 billion in German reparations for the cost of caring for war refugees.
1969 March 13
Apollo program: Apollo 9 returns safely to Earth after testing the Lunar Module.
1986 March 13
The Microsoft corporation had its Initial public offering.
1988 March 13
The Seikan Tunnel, the longest undersea tunnel in the world, opens between Aomori and Hakodate, Japan.
1991 March 13
Exxon pays $1 billion in fines and costs for the clean-up of the Alaskan oil spill.
1992 March 13
An earthquake registering 6.8 on the Richter scale kills over 500 in Erzincan, eastern Turkey.
1997 March 13
Indias Missionaries of Charity chooses Sister Nirmala to succeed Mother Teresa as its leader.
2000 March 13
Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino retires from the National Football League after 17 seasons.
2003 March 13
Human evolution: The journal Nature reports that 350,000-year-old footprints of an upright-walking human have been found in Italy.
2008 March 13
Gold prices on the New York Mercantile Exchange hit $1,000 per ounce for the first time.