According to Gregory calendar, on March 13, the day number in a year is 73 and if it is a leap year then the day number is 74. March 13 has a special significance in India and world history, because many such incidents have occurred on this day which have been recorded forever in the pages of history. Let's know some such important events which will increase your general knowledge. The facts collected will be as follows: People born on this day, demise of famous people, war treaty, freedom of any country, invention of new technologies, change of power, important National and International Day etc.

Important Historical Events of 13 March in the World ⚡

Event YearIncident/Event
1697Nojpetén, capital of the Itza Maya kingdom, fell to Spanishconquistadors, the final step in the Spanish conquest of Guatemala.
1759The percolation passage of the 27th orbiter of Haley's comet was interpreted.
1772Gotthold Lessing's "Emilia Gallotti" premiered in Brunswick.
1781German-born astronomer and composer William Herschel discoveredthe planet Uranus while in the garden of his house in Bath, Somerset,thinking it was a comet.
1800Nana Fadnavis, a noted politician of the Maratha Empire, died in Pune, Maharashtra.
1808After the death of Christian VII, Frederick VI became king of Denmark, the very next day Denmark declared war on Sweden.
1845German composer Felix Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto, one of the most popular and most frequently performed violin concertos of all time, was first played in Leipzig.
1848Prince Clemens von Metertich resigned as the State Chancellor and Foreign Minister of the Kingdom of Austria.
1878Oxford University defeated Cambridge University in their first golf match.
1878The Vernacular Press Act came into effect and the next day Amrit Bazar Patrika became an English newspaper.
1884Mahdist War-Forces loyal to self-proclaimed Mahdi MuhammadAhmad began a 319-day siege of a combined Anglo-Egyptian force defendingKhartoum, Sudan.
1897San Diego State University was founded.
1920The Kapp Putsch briefly ousted the Weimar Republic governmentfrom Berlin.
1943The Holocaust: Nazi German troops began liquidating the Jewish Ghetto in Kraków, Poland, sending about 8, 000 Jews deemed able to work to the Plaszow labor camp, with the rest either killed or sent to Auschwitz.
1943The Holocaust: Nazi German troops began liquidating the Jewish Ghetto in Kraków, Poland, sending about 8, 000 Jews deemed able to work to the Plaszow labor camp, with the rest either killed or sent to Auschwitz.
1944Italy and the Soviet Union restored diplomatic relations with each other.
1954Viet Minh forces under Vo Nguyen Giap unleashed a massiveartillery barrage on the French military to begin the Battle of DienBien Phu, the climactic battle in the First Indochina War.
1961Two female and three male officers from Britain were accused of spying for Russia. It was said that he was sending the clues of the country to Russia.
1961Landslides killed 145 people in the Soviet Union.
1962Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Lyman Lemnitzerdelivered a proposal to Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara calledOperation Northwoods to create public support for a war against FidelCastro and Cuba, which was eventually rejected by President John F.Kennedy.
1963Arjuna Award was announced for outstanding performance in sports.
1964American Kitty Genovese was murdered, reportedly in view ofneighbors who did nothing to help her (later disproved), promptingresearch into the bystander effect.
1986Claiming the right of innocent passage, American warships USS Yorktown and USS Caron entered the Soviet territorial waters in the Black Sea, inciting Soviet combat readiness.
1988The Seikan Tunnel, the longest and deepest tunnel in the world,opened between the cities of Hakodate and Aomori, Japan.
1996A gunman entered a school in Dunblane, Scotland, and opened fire, killing 16 children and their teacher.
1996Thomas Hamilton kills 16 kindergartens, their teacher and himself.
1996In the deadliest attack on children in the history of the United Kingdom, a spree killer murdered sixteen children and a teacher at a primary school in Dunblane, Scotland.
1999Sheikh Hamaz bin Isa Al Khalifa became the new ruler of Bahrain.
2002Robert Mugave was re-elected President of Zimbabwe.
2008NASA's spacecraft Endeavor safely arrives at the International Space Station.
2011Due to the fear of nuclear contamination from the power plant, over 200,000 people were evacuated from Japan.
2011Japan estimates over 46,000 structures were damaged in the 9.0 earthquake.
2012110 people died in a collision between an oil tanker and a ferry near Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh.
2012A Harvard Medical School study claims that red meat increases the death and has additional negative health implications.
2012A 25 years old Alaskan, Dallas Seavey becomes the youngest winner of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.
2013The European Parliament rejects a European Union budget for the first time in its history.
2013The Siumut party wins the parliamentary election setting up Aleqa Hammond to become Greenland’s first female Prime Minister.
2013Francis was elected pope, making him the first Jesuit, thefirst from the Americas, the first from the Southern Hemisphere and thefirst non-European pope in over 1,000 years.
2014The European Central Bank announces its readiness to ensure that interest rates will remain steady or decrease as inflation rises.
2014The government of U.K has announced that it will put 11 million pounds into the funding of the square kilometre Array project, a radio telescope that will collect massive amounts of data from space, requiring immense computing resources.
2016Suicide bombings killed 37 people in Ankara, Turkey.
624Led by Muhammad, the Muslims of Medina defeated the Quraysh ofMecca in Badr, present-day Saudi Arabia.
624Led by Muhammad, the Muslims of Medina defeated the Quraysh ofMecca in Badr, present-day Saudi Arabia.

Important Historical Events of 13 March in India ⚡

Event YearIncident/Event
1774First Postal Service Office opened in India.
1940Indian revolutionary Udham Singh shot and killed former Punjab Governor Michael O Dyer in London to avenge the Jallianwala Bagh from the British.
1996Sri Lanka beats India in World cup semi final as riots stop play.
1997Sister Nirmala was selected by Mother Teresa at the Indian Missionaries of Charity as the leader.
2004Indian sitar maestro Vilayat Khan died.

Famous People's Birthdays on 13 March 😀

Birth YearName/Category/Country
1899Burgula Ramakrishna Rao / Politician / India
1905Durgabai Kamat / Actress / India
1978Anusha Rizvi / Director / India
1982Nimrat Kaur / Actress / India

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