On this day..... March 13

MARCH 13TH

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL GOOD SAMARITAN DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL K9 VETERANS DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL COCONUT TORTE DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL EARMUFF DAY

BIRTHDAYS:

  • DONALD DUCK (1934, 84)
  • NEIL SEDAKA (1939, 79)
  • CHARO (1941, 77)
  • CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER (1950, 68)
  • DANA DELANEY (1956, 62)
  • JAMIE DIMON (1956, 62)
  • ADAM CLAYTON (1960, 58)
  • EMILE HIRSCH (1985, 33)

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 1639, CAMBRIDGE COLLEGE IS RENAMED HARVARD UNIVERSITY AFTER CLERGYMAN JOHN HARVARD
  • IN 1677, MASSACHUSETTS BUYS MAINE FOR $6,000
  • IN 1781, WILLIAM HERSCHEL DISCOVERS URANUS BUT THINKS IT’S A COMET AT FIRST
  • IN 1852, THE CARTOON NOW KNOWN AS “UNCLE SAM” DEBUTS IN THE NEW YORK LANTERN
  • IN 1868, THE SENTATE BEGINS IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDINGS OF PRESIDENT JOHNSON
  • IN 1869, ARKANSAS OUTLAWS THE KU KLUX KLAN
  • IN 1877, CHESTER GREENWOOD PATENTS EARMUFFS IN MAINE
  • IN 1900, FRANCE LEGALLY LIMITS WOMEN AND CHILDREN TO AN 11 HOUR WORK DAY
  • IN 1906, SUSAN B. ANTHONY DIES OF PNEUMONIA AT 86
  • IN 1918, LEON TROTSKY GAINS CONTROL OF THE RED ARMY
  • IN 1925, TENNESSEE OUTLAWS THE TEACHING OF EVOLUTION
  • IN 1930, CLYDE TOMBAUGH DISCOVERS PLUTO
  • IN 1933, JOSEPH GOEBBELS IS ELEVATED TO MINISTER OF INFORMATION AND PROPOGANDA IN GERMANY BY THE NAZI PARTY
  • IN 1938, CBS RADIO BEGINS BROADCASTING “WORLD NEWS ROUNDUP”
  • IN 1938, CLARENCE DARROW DIES AT 80
  • IN 1943, AN ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT ON ADOLF HITLER FAILS DURING A FLIGHT FROM SMOLENSK TO RASTENBURG
  • IN 1947, “BRIGADOON” OPENS ON BROADWAY
  • IN 1949, DICK BUTTON WINS THE US MEN’S FIGURE SKATING CHAMPIONSHIP
  • IN 1954, BOBBY THOMSON OF THE BRAVES BREAKS HIS ANKLE AND HAS TO BE REPLACED MID GAME BY THEN UNKNOWN HANK AARON
  • IN 1956, JOHN WAYNE’S “THE SEARCHERS” OPENS
  • IN 1961, PRESIDENT KENNEDY STARTS THE “ALLIANCE FOR PROGRESS”
  • IN 1961, 79 YEAR OLD PABLO PICASSO MARRIES HIS MUSE, 37 YEAR OLD MODEL JACQUIELINE ROQUE
  • IN 1964, A QUEENS NY WOMAN IS CHASED, STABBED AND KILLED WHILE 38 NEIGHBORS WATCHED AND OPTED NOT TO GET INVOLVED
  • IN 1965, THE BEATLES GO TO #1 WITH “EIGHT DAYS A WEEK”
  • IN 1965, ERIC CLAPTON LEAVES THE YARDBIRDS. HE’S REPLACED BY JEFF BECK
  • IN 1968, THE BEATLES RELEASE “LADY MADONNA”
  • IN 1968, A MALFUNCTION DURING AN ARMY NERVE GAS TEST KILLS 6,000 SHEEP OUTSIDE OF SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH
  • IN 1976, THE FOUR SEASONS HIT #1 WITH “DECEMBER 1963, OH WHAT A NIGHT”
  • IN 1982, WILLIAM SHATNER’S “TJ HOOKER” PREMIERES ON ABC
  • IN 1986, MICROSOFT GOES PUBLIC WITH ITS IPO
  • IN 1987, JOHN GOTTI IS ACQUITTED OF RACKETEERING
  • IN 1991, EXXON AGREES TO PAY $1 BILLION IN FINES FOR THE CRASH OF THE VALDEZ IN ALASKA AND OIL SPILL CLEAN UP
  • IN 1992, THE FCC INCREASES THE LIMIT ON RADIO STATIONS A COMPANY CAN OWN FROM 12 TO 60
  • IN 1992, MARTINA NAVRATILOVA AND HER THEN EX-PARTNER JUDY NELSON SETTLE THEIR CHILD CUSTODY CASE DUBBED THE “GALAMONY SUIT”
  • IN 1993, ERIC CLAPTON HITS #1 WITH HIS “UNPLUGGED” ALBUM
  • IN 1995, RADIOHEAD RELEASES “THE BENDS”
  • IN 1997, HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE IN PHEONIX, ARIZONA SEE LIGHTS OVER THE CITY. AFTER MILLIONS WATCH THE PHENOMENON ON TV, A CONSPIRACY THEORY CALLED “THE PHEONIX LIGHTS” BEGINS
  • IN 1999, CHER HITS #1 WITH HER COMEBACK SINGLE “BELIEVE” SETTING A RECORD FOR THE OLDEST WOMAN TO HAVE A #1 SINGLE AT 53
  • IN 2002, PRESIDENT BUSH GIVES AN INTERVIEW WHERE HE ADMITS THAT HE DOESN’T KNOW WHERE OSAMA BIN LADEN IS AND DOESN’T THINK ABOUT HIM MUCH
  • IN 2004, LUCIANO PAVROTTI PERFORMS FOR THE LAST TIME IN NEW YORK CITY
  • IN 2005, TERRY RATZMANN SHOOTS AND KILLS SIX MEMBERS OF HIS “LIVING CHURCH OF GOD”, THEN HEADS TO A HOTEL TO KILL THE PASTOR BEFORE KILLING HIMSELF
  • IN 2005, BOB IGER TAKES OVER DISNEY FROM MICHAEL EISNER
  • IN 2006, THE SEX PISTOLS BOYCOTT THEIR OWN INDUCTION INTO THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME
  • IN 2012, ENCYCLOPEDIA BRITANNICA ANNOUNCES IT WILL NO LONGER PRINT PHYSICAL COPIES OF ITS NEW EDITIONS
  • IN 2013, KIM JONG UN PULLS NORTHS KOREA OUT OF THE KOREAN ARMISTICE
  • IN 2013, JORGE BERGOGLIO FORMALLY BEGINS HIS REIGN AS POPE FRANCIS
  • IN 2014, MARVEL’S “CAPTAIN AMERICA: WINTER SOLDIER” OPENS
  • IN 2017, DAVE FRANCO AND ALISON BRIE MARRY

TRIVIA

WHAT IS DONALD DUCK’S FULL NAME?

DONALD FAUNTELROY DUCK

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