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Importance of 13th March in History

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1998
Death of Bill Reid, Canadian artist .
Canada
1998
Death of Hans von Ohain, German engineer, pioneer of jet propulsion .
Germany
1996
Thomas Hamilton killed 16 primary school children and a teacher in Dunblane, Scotland
Great Britain
1979
A Marxist coup took place in Grenada while Prime Minister Edward Gairy was out of the country attending a United Nations meeting
Grenada
1964
Death of Kitty Genovese. Her murder, during which many neighbours heard her screams but did nothing, shone a spotlight on the psychological phenomenon known as the bystander effect or Genovese Syndrome.
United States
1957
Death of John Middleton Murry, British journalist, writer and critic
Great Britain
1947
Death of Angela Brazil, British writer of childrens stories about girls' schools
Great Britain
1908
Birth of Walter Annenberg, American publisher, philanthropist and diplomat.
United States
1884
The siege of Khartoum, Sudan began
Sudan
1884
The USA adopted Standard Time, based on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
United States
1809
King Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden was seized and imprisoned by a group of army officers who were infuriated by his inept and erratic leadership
Sweden
1808
Death of King Christian VII of Denmark .
Denmark
1781
Uranus Discovered
1639
The first institution for higher education in the US was given the name Harvard University in honour of John Harvard who had died in 1638 and left his library and half his estate to the college.
United States
624
Battle of Badr, one of the most important of the battles of Destiny when the forces of Islam defeated the pagan army of the Quraish of Mecca.
Saudi Arabia
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