It happened one 13 March

1781 : Uranus

On March 13, 1781, Germano-British astronomer William Herschel discovered the planet Uranus.

1881 : Assassination of Tsar Alexander II

On March 13, 1881, after five failed attempts, the Tsar Alexander II of Russia ended up being murdered by members of the revolutionary movement Narodnaya Volya.

1884 : Beginning of the Siege of Khartoum

On March 13, 1884, the siege of a garrison of Khartoum, defended by British and Egyptian forces led by General Gordon (7000 men), by Mahdi Muhammad Ahmad's troops (50000 men) began. After 10 months of siege, the garrison is invaded by the the Mahdists on January 26th 1885 and everybody there was killed.

1954 : Beginning of the Battle of Dien Bien Phu

On March 13, 1954, General Giap and the Viet Minh forces stormed against the French troops entrenched in the valley Dien Bien Phu in Vietnam. This battle ended on May 7 by the victory of the Viet Minh.

1986 : Cite des sciences et de l'industrie

On 13 March 1986, the Cite des sciences et de l'industrie, for the transmission of technical knowledge to a wider audience, mainly children and teenagers, is inaugurated in Paris.

1988 : Seikan Tunnel

On 13 March 1988, the Seikan Tunnel, a 53.9km railway tunnel linking the islands of Honshu and Hokkaido, is opened.

Quote of the day : 13 March

Vo Nguyen Giap
Nothing is more precious than freedom

Birthdays : 13 March

Charles Grey, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1764)
Percival Lowell, American astronomer (1855)
Henry Hathaway, American director (1898)
Giorgos Seferis, Greek poet, Nobel Prize in Literature (1900)
William Casey, CIA director (1913)
Edward O'Hare, US Navy pilot (1919)
Carlos Roberto Reina, President of Honduras (1926)
André Téchiné, French director (1943)
Yann Arthus-Bertrand, French photographer and environmentalist (1946)
Julia Migenes, American soprano (1949)
William H. Macy, American actor (1950)
Jean-Yves Lafesse, French comedian (1957)
Pascal Légitimus, French actor (1959)
Adam Clayton, British bassist (U2) (1960)
Pascal Elbé, French actor (1967)
Lonnie Rashid Lynn Jr (Common), American rapper (1972)
Thomas Enqvist, Swedish tennis player (1974)
Emile Hirsch, American actor (1985)

They left us one 13 March

Michel de l'Hôpital, French politician (1573)
Nicolas Boileau, French poet and writer (1711)
Benjamin Harrison, 23rd President of the United States (1901)
Susan B. Anthony, U.S. defender of civil rights and women's rights (1906)
Louison Bobet, French cyclist (1983)
Odette Sansom Hallowes, Heroine of World War II (1995)
Robert C. Baker, Inventor of chicken nugget (2006)
Jean Ferrat, French singer and composer (2010)

Tip of the Day : 13 March

To revive yellowed cloth

To revive yellowed cloth, put it in a bucket of water with 1 / 2 liter of oxygenated water and soak overnight. Then, wash it in the washing machine normally.

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