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March 13th, 2008 (March 13 2008)EventGold prices on the New York Mercantile Exchange hit $1,000.00 an ounce for the first time.
March 13th, 2005 (March 13 2005)EventTerry Ratzmann shoots and kills six members of the Living Church of God and the minister at Sheraton Inn in Brookfield, Wisconsin before killing himself.
March 13th, 2003 (March 13 2003)EventHuman evolution: The journal Nature reports that 350,000-year-old footprints of an upright-walking human have been found in Italy.
March 13th, 1997 (March 13 1997)EventIndia s Missionaries of Charity chooses Sister Nirmala to succeed Mother Teresa as its leader.
March 13th, 1997 (March 13 1997)EventThe Phoenix lights were seen over Phoenix, Arizona by hundreds of people, and by millions on television. They are now a hotly debated controversy.
March 13th, 1996 (March 13 1996)EventDunblane massacre: in Dunblane, Scotland, 16 children and 1 teacher are shot dead by a spree killer who then commits suicide.
March 13th, 1992 (March 13 1992)EventAn earthquake registering 6.8 on the Richter scale kills over 500 in Erzincan, eastern Turkey.
March 13th, 1991 (March 13 1991)EventThe United States Justice Department announces that Exxon has agreed to pay $1 billion for the clean-up of the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska.
March 13th, 1989 (March 13 1989)EventA geomagnetic storm causes the collapse of the Hydro-Quebec power gridied in Six million people were left without power for nine hours.
March 13th, 1986 (March 13 1986)EventMicrosoft has its Initial public offering.
March 13th, 1979 (March 13 1979)EventThe New Jewel Movement, headed by Maurice Bishop, ousts Prime Minister Eric Gairy in a nearly bloodless coup d etat in Grenada.
March 13th, 1969 (March 13 1969)EventApollo program: Apollo 9 returns safely to Earth after testing the Lunar Module.
March 13th, 1962 (March 13 1962)EventLyman Lemnitzer, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, delivers a proposal, called Operation Northwoods, regarding performing terrorist attacks in Guantanamo Bay, to Secretary of Defense Robert Mcnamara. The proposal is scrapped and President John F. Kennedy removes Lemnitzer from his position.Robert McNamara Quotes
March 13th, 1957 (March 13 1957)EventCuban student revolutionaries storm the presidential palace in Havana in a failed attempt on the life of President Fulgencio Batista.
March 13th, 1954 (March 13 1954)EventBattle of Di?n Bien Ph?: Viet Minh forces attack the French.
March 13th, 1943 (March 13 1943)EventWorld War II: In Bougainville, Japanese troops end their assault on American forces at Hill 700.
March 13th, 1943 (March 13 1943)EventThe Holocaust: German forces liquidate the Jewish ghetto in Krakow.
March 13th, 1940 (March 13 1940)EventThe Russo-Finnish Winter War ends.
March 13th, 1938 (March 13 1938)EventWorld News Roundup is broadcast for the first time on CBS Radio in the United States.
March 13th, 1933 (March 13 1933)EventGreat Depression: Banks in the U.S. begin to re-open after President Franklin D. Roosevelt mandated a "bank holiday".
March 13th, 1930 (March 13 1930)EventThe news of the discovery of Pluto is telegraphed to the Harvard College Observatory.
March 13th, 1925 (March 13 1925)EventScopes Trial: A law in Tennessee prohibits the teaching of evolution.
March 13th, 1921 (March 13 1921)EventMongolia, under Baron Roman Ungern von Sternberg, declares its independence from China.
March 13th, 1920 (March 13 1920)EventThe Kapp Putsch briefly oust the Weimar Republic government from Berlin.
March 13th, 1900 (March 13 1900)EventSecond Boer War: British forces occupy Bloemfontein, Orange Free State.
March 13th, 1900 (March 13 1900)EventIn France the length of the workday for women and children is limited to 11 hours by law.
March 13th, 1897 (March 13 1897)EventSan Diego State University is founded.
March 13th, 1884 (March 13 1884)EventThe siege of Khartoum, Sudan begins, ending on January 26, 1885.
March 13th, 1881 (March 13 1881)EventAlexander II of Russia is killed near his palace when a bomb is thrown at him. (Gregorian date: it was March 1 in the Julian calendar then in use in Russia.) Julian Quotes
March 13th, 1865 (March 13 1865)EventAmerican Civil War: The Confederate States of America agree to the use of African American troops.
March 13th, 1862 (March 13 1862)EventAmerican Civil War: The U.S. federal government forbids all Union army officers from returning fugitive slaves, thus effectively annulling the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850 and setting the stage for the Emancipation Proclamation.
March 13th, 1845 (March 13 1845)EventFelix Mendelssohn s Violin Concerto is premiered in Leipzig with Ferdinand David as soloist.
March 13th, 1781 (March 13 1781)EventWilliam Herschel discovers Uranus.
March 13th, 1639 (March 13 1639)EventHarvard College is named for clergyman John Harvard.
March 13th, 1138 (March 13 1138)EventCardinal Gregorio Conti is elected Antipope as Victor IV, succeeding Anacletus II.

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