March 13 or March 13 or March 13 (the thirteenth day of the third month) is the seventy-second (72) day of a simple year, or the seventy-third (73) day of leap years according to the Western Gregorian (Gregorian) calendar. There are 293 days left until the end of the year.
624 - The Great Battle of Badr, which is considered the first battle in Islam, takes place.
1462 - The Bible is printed for the first time.
1781 - William Herschel discovers Uranus, the seventh planet in the solar system.
1852 - Comes to symbolize the United States as Uncle Sam.
1885 - British Columbia adopts a law banning the Chinese from settling there.
1930 - The planet Pluto is discovered.
1938 - Nazi Germany annexes Austria, a day after its occupation.
1948 - Soichiro Honda founds Honda Motors Corporation.
1986 - The Mir space station receives its first visitors, two Soviet cosmonauts.
2001 -- A Kuwaiti court reduces the death sentence handed down to Alaa Hussein, accused of heading the so-called interim government of Kuwait, which was formed by Saddam Hussein's government during the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, to life imprisonment, on humanitarian grounds.
2006 - Israeli officials inaugurate a new Jewish prayer room in Western Jerusalem, in the presence of President Moshe Katsav, the Israeli Mayor of Jerusalem, Uri Lovoliansky, and the two chief rabbis of Israel.
2011 - Sultan Qaboos bin Said, Sultan of Oman, issues a decision granting legislative and oversight powers to the Council of Oman, consisting of the elected Shura Council and the appointed State Council, and orders the formation of a technical committee of specialists to draft an amendment to the basic system of the state in order to grant powers to Parliament.
2013 - Francis I chooses a new pope to succeed the resigned Pope Benedict XVI
2015 - Former Maldives President Muhammad Nasheed is found guilty of multiple terrorism charges and sentenced to 13 years in prison.
At least 34 people were killed and 125 injured in a car bombing in the Turkish capital, Ankara.
An armed attack on the beach of the Grand Bassam resort in Ivory Coast kills 16 people.
2018 - US President Donald Trump fires Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and appoints Mike Pompeo as his successor.
2020 - The World Health Organization announces raising the classification of the spread of the Corona virus 2019 from outbreak to pandemic, and a number of countries announce comprehensive quarantine.
1720 - Charles Bonnet, a Swiss biologist and philosopher (d.
1741 - Joseph II, German king.
1764 - Charles Gray, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b.
1899 - John Van Vleck, American physicist, recipient of the 1977 Nobel Prize in Physics (b.
Béla Guttmann, Hungarian footballer.
Georgios Seferis, Greek poet, Nobel Prize laureate