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The Ides of March

March 13 Events

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1986

Soyuz T-15 carries 2 cosmonauts to Soviet space station Mir

1985

Funeral services held for Konstantin Chernenko (Moscow)
   
   
1983 “Woman of the Year” closes at Palace Theater New York City after 770 performances
   
   
   
   
   
   

1980

Ford Motor Company found innocent in death of 3 women in a fiery Pinto

 

 

1979

European Monetary System is established, ECU created

1979

Gairy dictatorship in Grenada overthrown by New Jewel Movement
   

1978

Moluccans “suicide commandos” occupies Province house
   

1975

Bernard Slade’s “Same Time, Next Year,” premieres in New York City

1974

Charles de Gaulle Airport opens near Paris

 

 

1973

Syria adopts constitution

 

 

 

 

1971

Live at Fillmore East recorded

 

 

1970

Digital Equipment Corp introduces PDP-11 minicomputer

 

 

1969

Apollo 9 returns to Earth

1968

Beatles release “Lady Madonna” in the UK

1967

Congo sentences ex-premier Moise Tsjombe to death
   
   

1965

Beatles’ “Eight Days a Week,” single goes #1 and stays #1 for 2 weeks

1965

Jeff Beck replaces Eric Clapton of the Yardbirds

1964

Turkey threatens Cyprus with armed attack

1963

2 Russian reconnaissance flights over Alaska

1963

Hindemith and Wilder’s opera “Long Christmas Dinner,” premieres in New York City

1963

Indonesia and Netherlands recover diplomatic relations

1962

Yugoslavia grants 1,000 prisoners amnesty

1961

Elizabeth Gurley Finn (70) becomes President of U.S. Communist Party

1961

Floyd Patterson KOs Ingemar Johansson in 6 for heavywgt boxing title

1961

John F. Kennedy sets up the Alliance for Progress

1961

Landslide in U.S.S.R., kills 145

1961

Old type, black and white notes cease to be legal tender

1961

Pablo Picasso (79) marries his model Jacqueline Rocque (37)
   
   

1960

White Sox unveil new road uniforms with players’ names above number

1958

Government troops land in Sumatra Indonesia

1957

Bloody battles after anti-Batista demonstration in Havana Cuba
   

1955

Bir BSD Mahendra succeeds Tribhubana as king of Nepal

1955

Patty Berg wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship

1954

Braves’ Bobby Thomson breaks his ankle, he is replaced by Hank Aaron

1954

Viet Minh General Giap opens assault on That Bien Phu

1951

2nd Dutch government of Drees forms

1951

Israel demands DM 6.2 billion compensation from Germany

1950

General Motors reports net earnings of $656,434,232 (record)

1949

U.S. Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Yvonne C Sherman

1949

U.S. Mens Figure Skating championship won by Richard Button

1948

10th NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship: Kentucky beats Baylor 58-42

1947

“Brigadoon” opens at Ziegfeld Theater New York City for 581 performances

1947

19th Academy Awards – “Best Years of Lives,” De Havilland, March win

1945

Queen Wilhelmina returns to Netherlands

1945

Sicherheitsdienst arrest Dutch resistance fighter Henry Werkman

1944

U.S.S.R. recognizes Italian Badoglio government

1943

Baseball approves official ball (with cork and balata)

1943

Failed assassin attempt on Hitler during Smolensk-Rastenburg flight

1943

Frank Dixon wins Knights of Columbus mile (4:09.6)

1942

Julia Flikke, Nurse Corps, becomes 1st woman colonel in U.S. army

1941

A Bougne forms AGRA (Amis du Grand Reich Allemand)

1940

Finland-Russian cease fire signed, Finland gives up Karelische

1938

Austria annexed by Nazi Germany

1935

Driving tests introduced in Great Britain

1933

Josef Gobbels becomes German minister of Information and Propaganda

1930

Clyde Tombaugh announces discovery of Pluto at Lowell Observatory

1929

Bradman scores 123 Australia vs. England at MCG, his 2nd Test Cricket ton

1928

450 die in St. Francisquito Valley Dam burst (Calif)

1928

Rudolph Friml’s musical “Three Musketeers,” premieres in New York City

1925

NHL Championship: Montreal Canadiens sweep Toronto Arenas in 2 games

1925

Tennessee makes it unlawful to teach evolution

1924

German Republic day

1923

Lee de Forest demonstrates his sound-on-film moving pictures (New York City)

1922

George Bernard Shaws “Back to Methusaleh V,” premieres in New York City

1922

WRR-AM in Dallas Texas begins radio transmissions
   

1921

Mongolia (formerly Outer Mongolia) declares independence from China

1920

Wolfgang Kapp’s coup attempt in Berlin fails

1918

American Red Magen David (Jewish Red Cross) forms
   

1915

Dodgers manager Wilbert Robinson tries to catch a baseball dropped from an airplane, but the pilot substituted a grapefruit

1913

Kansas legislature approved censorship of motion pictures

1911

Ivan Caryll’s musical “Pink Lady,” premieres in New York City
   

1904

Bronze statue of Christ on Argentine-Chilian border dedicated

1900

British troops occupy Bloemfontein, Orange-Free state

 

 
   

1888

Great Blizzard of 1888 rages
   
   
1884 U.S. adopts Standard Time

 

 

1869

Arkansas legislature passes anti-Klan law

1868

Senate begins President Andrew Johnson impeachment trial

1865

U.S. Confederate Congress calls on black slaves for field service

1861

Jefferson Davis signs bill authorizing use of slaves as soldier

 

 

Written by harenews

August 21, 2011 at 4:04 pm

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