This Day in History: March 13th

Here are ten significant events that have occurred on this day in history:

  1. 624 – Battle of Badr: Muslims under Prophet Muhammad defeat the Meccans, marking the first major battle in Islam.
  2. 1781 – William Herschel discovers Uranus, the seventh planet from the sun.
  3. 1865 – American Civil War: Union forces under General William T. Sherman occupy Fayetteville, North Carolina.
  4. 1881 – Tsar Alexander II of Russia is assassinated in St. Petersburg by a group of revolutionaries.
  5. 1925 – The Tennessee General Assembly passes a bill prohibiting the teaching of the theory of evolution in public schools.
  6. 1930 – Astronomer Clyde Tombaugh announces the discovery of Pluto at Lowell Observatory.
  7. 1943 – World War II: In the Battle of the Bismarck Sea, Allied aircraft defeat a Japanese convoy carrying troops to New Guinea.
  8. 1964 – American socialite Kitty Genovese is murdered in New York City, leading to the “bystander effect” being widely discussed in psychology.
  9. 1988 – The Seikan Tunnel, the longest undersea tunnel in the world, opens in Japan, connecting the islands of Honshu and Hokkaido.
  10. 2013 – Pope Francis is elected as the 266th Pope of the Catholic Church, becoming the first pope from the Americas.

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