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March 13th

March 13th is the 72nd day of the year (73rd day in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 293 days remaining until the end of the year.

On this page, we have placed information about March 13th, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on March 13th

1615 Pope Innocent XII (Pope 1691-1700)

1733 Joseph Priestly (scientist: first to isolate oxygen)

1764 Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey (British Prime Minister 1830-1834)

1855 Percival Lowell (astronomer)

1911 L. Ron Hubbard (author, founder of Church of Scientology)

L. Ron Hubbard

1913 William Casey (CIA director 1981-1987)

1921 Al Jaffee (cartoonist)

1939 Neil Sedaka (singer)

1942 David Cutler (software engineer - VMS, Windows NT)

1946 Yonatan Netanyahu (Israeli soldier killed during Operation Entebbe)

1950 William H. Macy (actor)

1952 Time Sebastian (journalist, author)

1956 Dana Delany (actress)

1958 Linda Robson (actress)

1959 Kathy Hilton (actress)

1960 Adam Clayton (bass player - U2)

1961 Joe Bugner (boxer)

1985 Emile Hirsch (actor)

March 13th in History

1693 Harvard College named after a clergyman, John Harvard (1607-1638)

1781 Sir William Herschel discovers Uranus.


1897 San Diego State University founded.

1921 Mongolia declares independence from China.

1930 Lowell Observatory announces the discovery of Pluto.


1938 The Anschluss: Germany annexes Austria.

1979 The New Jewel Movement, led by Maurice Bishop, takes power in a coup in Grenada.

1996 Dunblane massacre: 16 primary school children and 1 teacher are shot dead by Thomas Watt Hamilton.

2008 Gold prices reach $1,000 per ounce for the first time.

2012 Encyclopædia Britannica discontinues its print edition.

2013 Pope Francis becomes Pope, the first Pope from South America.

Pope Francis

March 13th is also

Feast of Saint Nicephorus (Catholicism, Greek Orthodoxism)


People born on March 13th are Pisces


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