History March 13th

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  1. mscbkc070904

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    0483 - St Felix III begins his reign as Catholic Pope
    0607 - 12th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet
    1519 - Cortez lands in M‚xico
    1560 - Spanish fleet occupies Djerba, at Tripoli
    1639 - Cambridge College renamed Harvard for clergyman John Harvard
    1656 - Jews are denied the right to build a synagogue in New Amsterdam
    1677 - Massachusetts gains title to Maine for $6,000
    1759 - 27th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet
    1781 - Sir William Herschel sees "comet" (really discovered Uranus)
    1835 - Charles Darwin departs Valparaiso for Andes crossing
    1861 - Jefferson Davis signs bill authorizing use of slaves as soldiers
    1865 - US Confederate Congress calls on black slaves for field service
    1868 - Senate begins Pres Andrew Johnson impeachment trial
    1869 - Arkansas legislature passes anti-Klan law
    1884 - US adopts Standard Time
    1887 - Chester Greenwood of Maine patents earmuffs
    1888 - Great Blizzard of 1888 rages
    1913 - Kansas legislature approved censorship of motion pictures
    1921 - Mongolia (formerly Outer Mongolia) declares independence from China
    1923 - Lee de Forest demonstrates his sound-on-film moving pictures (NYC)
    1925 - Tennessee makes it unlawful to teach evolution
    1930 - Clyde Tombaugh announces discovery of Pluto at Lowell Observatory
    1935 - Driving tests introduced in Great Britain
    1938 - Anschluá-Austria annexed by #@!&% Germany
    1940 - Finland-Russian cease fire signed, Finland gives up Karelische
    1942 - Julia Flikke, Nurse Corps, becomes 1st woman colonel in US army
    1943 - Failed assassin attempt on Hitler during Smolensk-Rastenburg flight
    1950 - General Motors reports net earnings of $656,434,232 (record)
    1951 - Israel demands DM 6.2 billion compensation from Germany
    1954 - Viet Minh General Giap opens assault on That Bien Phu
    1957 - Bloody battles after anti-Batista demonstration in Havana Cuba
    1961 - JFK sets up the Alliance for Progress
    1961 - Pablo Picasso (79) marries his model Jacqueline Rocque (37)
    1962 - Yugoslavia grants 1,000 prisoners amnesty
    1963 - 2 Russian reconnaissance flights over Alaska
    1969 - Apollo 9 returns to Earth
    1970 - Digital Equipment Corp introduces PDP-11 minicomputer
    1973 - Syria adopts constitution
    1974 - Charles de Gaulle Airport opens near Paris
    1979 - European Monetary System is established, ECU created
    1980 - Ford Motor Co found innocent in death of 3 women in a fiery Pinto
    1981 - Attempt on Pope John Paul II by Mehemet Ali Agca
    1986 - Soyuz T-15 carries 2 cosmonauts to Soviet space station Mir
    1987 - John Gotti is acquitted of racketeering
    1989 - 27th shuttle, Discovery 8, launched, 1st woman to do the countdown
    1989 - US space shuttle STS-29 launched
    1991 - Exxon pays $1-billion dollars in fines and cleanup of Valdez oil spill
    1992 - 570 die in a Turkish earthquake
    1993 - Blizzard of '93 hits north-east US
    1995 - Anti fascist Kazachstan anti-parliament forms
    1996 - Thomas Hamilton kills 16 kindergardeners, their teacher and himself