March 13 holidays in 2019

Holiday nameHoliday locationHoliday type
Anniversary of the election of Pope Francis
Holy see (vatican city) National Holiday
Decoration Day
Liberia Public Holiday

Historical Events on March 13

  • 1862: The United States Federal Government forbids Union Army officers from returning fugitive slave. This effectively annuls the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850.
  • 1865: The use of African-American troops are authorized by the Confederacy during the American Civil War.
  • 1881: Alexander II of Russia is killed by a thrown bomb near his palace.
  • 1930: Harvard College Observatory receives news of the Pluto discovery.
  • 1933: After U.S President Franklin D. Roosevelt had previously closed the banks for a “bank holiday” to avoid a run on them, U.S banks reopen on this day.
  • 1943: The Jewish ghetto in Krakow is liquidated by German troops during World War II.
  • 1969: After the test of the Luna Module, Apollo 9 returns back to Earth safely.
  • 1991: It’s announced by the U.S Dept. of Justice that Exxon has agreed to pay a billion dollars for the clean-up of the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska.
  • 1992: An earthquake hits eastern Turkey and kills almost 500 people.
  • 1996: Sixteen children and a teacher are killed during the Dunblane School Massacre in Scotland. The shooter ends up committing suicide.
  • 1997: A mass UFO sighting is observed by hundreds of people in Arizona and by millions of people on TV. This event would be known as the Phoenix Lights Sighting.
  • 2003: It’s reported by Nature that footprints that are over 350, 000 years old have been discovered in Italy.
  • 2016: 18 people are killed and another 33 are wounded when 3 gunman attack 2 hotels in Grand Bassam.

Famous Birthdays on March 13

  • Greek diplomat and poet, Giorgos Seferis is born in 1900.
  • American author and screenwriter, Barry Hughart is born in 1934.
  • English author and screenwriter, David Nobbs is born in 1935.
  • American R&B and Gospel singer, Erma Franklin is born in 1938.
  • American actor, screenwriter and director, William H. Macy is born in 1950.
  • Spanish-American singer, actress and guitarist, Charo is born in 1951.
  • American actress Dana Delany is born in 1956.

Arbor Day

Cinco de Mayo

Ramadan

Pentecost

Canada Day

VJ Day

Yom Kippur