What Happened on March 13


Historical Events

1942 – Julia Flikke of the Nurse Corps, becomes 1st woman colonel in US army
1949 – US Men’s Figure Skating championship won by Richard Button
1963 – Indonesia and Netherlands reinstate diplomatic relations
1968 – Beatles release single “Lady Madonna” in the UK
1974 – Glenn Turner scores twin tons for NZ’s 1st win against Aust
1985 – Funeral services held for Konstantin Chernenko in Moscow

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Famous Birthdays

1700 – James Kent, English composer, born in Winchester (d. 1776)
1768 – Charles Louis Willem Josef van Keverberg, Dutch civil servant, born in Haelen, Netherlands (d. 1841)
1901 – Paul Fix, American actor (Rifleman), born in Dobbs Ferry, New York (d. 1983)
1941 – Mahmoud Darwish, Palestinian prominent poet and writer, born in al-Birwa, Galilee (d. 2008)
1946 – Yonatan Netanyahu, Israeli soldier who died leading rescue operation Entebbe in Uganda, born in NYC, New York (d. 1976)
1985 – Austin Scott, American football player, born in Allentown, Pennsylvania

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Famous Deaths

1569 – Louis, Prince of Condé (1530-69), dies in Battle of Jarnac at 39
1941 – E Hellendoorn, Dutch resistance fighter, executed
1967 – Sir Frank Worrell, West Indian cricket batsman and captain (51 Tests @ 49.48; 9 x 100s), dies from leukemia at 42
1992 – Clarence Wright, English actor and singer, dies at 84
1999 – Lee Falk, American comic strip writer (The Phantom), dies at 87
2010 – He Pingping, Chinese world’s shortest man who was able to walk at 74 cm (2 ft 5 in), dies at 21

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