Monday, March 13, 2017

March 13: On This Day in History

On This Day in History

March 13, 2017

 Historical Events

624  Battle of Badr: Muhammad's Muslim forces win significant victory over Meccan army

1591  Battle at Tondibi: Moroccan army under Judar defeats Sultan Askia Ishaq II of Songhai

1781  William Herschel sees what he thinks is a "comet" but is actually the discovery of the planet Uranus

1884  Siege of Khartoum, Sudan begins by Mahdist forces, lasts 10 months

1903  Fall of the Sokoto Caliphate in Northern Nigeria, the British claim supremacy of over 500,000 square miles

1930  Clyde Tombaugh announces discovery of Pluto at Lowell Observatory

2003  The journal Nature reports that 350,000-year-old footprints of an upright-walking human have been found in Italy

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Famous Birthdays

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Famous Deaths


Benjamin Harrison

(1833 - 1901)

Susan B. Anthony

(1820 - 1906)
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March 13th: Sportsman Who Became Larger Than Life


Nothing suggested that Daniel Lambert, born on this day, would evolve from an athletic youngster to the mountain of a man that he became.
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