Thursday, March 13, 2014

This was 72nd day of the year and 293 days remained in the year.


March 13 Birthdays

Joseph Priestley
1733–1804, English theologian and scientist.

Percival Lowell
astronomer (1855)

William Casey
public official (1913)

William H. Macy
actor (1950)

March 13 in History

1639

Cambridge College was renamed Harvard University.

1781

The German-born English astronomer Sir William Herschel discovered the planet Georgium Sidus, later known as Uranus.

1852

"Uncle Sam" cartoon appeared for the first time in N.Y. Lantern weekly.

1868

The Senate began President Andrew Johnson's impeachment trial.

1906

Suffragist Susan B. Anthony died.

1925

Tennessee passed a bill prohibiting the teaching of evolution in public schools.

1930

Clyde W. Tombaugh announced the discovery of the planet Pluto.

1972

Britain and China resumed full diplomatic relations after 22 years; Britain withdrew its consulate from Taiwan.

1996

A man shot dead 16 children and a woman teacher in a school in Dunblane, Scotland. He then shot himself.

2012

The Encyclopaedia Britannica discontinued its print edition after 244 years.

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