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13 March

222 – Roman Empire – Caesar Marcus Aurelius Severus Alexander Augustus became Roman Emperor. http://www.roman-empire.net/decline/alex-severus.html

483 – Rome – Felix III became Pope. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Felix_III

624 – Arabia – Battle of Badr. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Badr

874 – Roman Empire – Bones of St Nicephorus buried in Church of the Holy Apostles, Constantinople. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikephoros_I_of_Constantinople

1567 – Belgium – Battle of Oosterweel (Eighty Years’ War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Oosterweel

1591 – Mali – Battle of Tondibi. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Tondibi

1697 – Guatemala – Spanish Conquest ended. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish_conquest_of_Guatemala

1809 – Sweden – Gustav IV Adolf deposed. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gustav_IV_Adolf_of_Sweden

1848 – Austria – March Revolution began. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_revolutions_of_1848%E2%80%9349

1862 – USA – Union army officers forbidden to return fugitive slaves (American Civil War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Act_Prohibiting_the_Return_of_Slaves

1865 – USA – Confederate States approved African American troops (American Civil War). http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/confederacy-approves-black-soldiers


1881 – Russia – Alexander II assassinated. https://youtu.be/5ai52BtYel0  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_II_of_Russia

1881 – Russia – Alexander III became Tzar. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_III_of_Russia

1884 – Sudan – Siege of Khartoum began (Mahdist War). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Khartoum

1897 – USA – San Diego State University founded. http://newscenter.sdsu.edu/ootp/history.aspx


1915 – France – Battle of Neuve Chapelle ended (WWI). https://youtu.be/Hl2pevdTAN8 WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Neuve_Chapelle

1920 – Germany – Kapp Putsch. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kapp_Putsch


1940 – Finland – Winter War ended. https://youtu.be/PMa3w8L92Xs WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winter_War

1942 – Germany – RAF bombers attacked Köln. http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=55/Bombing-of-Hamburg-Dresden-and-Other-Cities-World-War-II-Database

1943 – Poland – Liquidation of Kraków Ghetto started (WWII). http://www.ushmm.org/learn/timeline-of-events/1942-1945/liquidation-of-the-krakow-ghetto

1943 – China – CNAC plane missing at Patkai Range, 3 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19430313-0

1945 – USA – USAAF plane crashed near George West, TX, 6 killed (WWII).  http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19450313-3

1948 – Brazil – Cruzeiro do Sul plane crashed at Juqueri Range, SP, 6 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19480313-0

1952 – Algeria – Aéronavale plane crashed at Constantine, 3 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19520313-1

1954 – Singapore – BOAC plane crashed at Singapore-Kallang Airport, 33 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19540313-2

1954 – UK – RAF plane crashed near Syerston RAF Station, 4 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19540313-3


1954 – Vietnam – Battle of Điên Biên Phu began (First Indochina War). https://youtu.be/RkgPwHIRX5I WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Dien_Bien_Phu

1966 – Taiwan – Earthquake measuring 8.0Mw, epicentre offshore Hualien. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1966_Hualien_earthquake

1967 – South Africa – South African Airways Flight 406 crashed, 25 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19670313-0

1985 – UK – Kenilworth Road Riot. http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/21446176


1988 – Japan – Seikan Tunnel opened. https://youtu.be/skwXmR8ddOo http://www.railway-technology.com/projects/seikan-tunnel/

1991 – Alaska – Exxon agreed to pay $1 billion for clean-up of oil spill.

1992 – Turkey – Earthquake measuring 6.8Mw, epicentre in Erzincan. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1992_Erzincan_earthquake


1996 – UK – Dunblane, Scotland shooting, 17 killed. https://youtu.be/Ehp6F8ng88s WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/march/13/newsid_2543000/2543277.stm

2013 – Rome – Jorge Mario Bergoglio became Pope Francis. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Francis

2016 – Turkey – Ankara Bombing, 37 killed (Kurdish-Turkish Conflict). http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-35798517

2016 – Ivory Coast – Grand Bassam Shooting, 22 killed. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-35798502

York

1963 – Beatles appeared at Rialto Theatre (2nd concert). http://yorkbeatlesappreciationsociety.blogspot.co.uk/p/blog-page.html

2011 – Spookfest finished.