Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/March 13

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This is a list of selected March 13 anniversaries that appears on the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial, or on a day that is or soon will be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only 5–6 events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is not generally posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled March 13, 2019 featured article or the March 13, 2019 featured picture.

To report an error when this appears on the Main Page, see Main Page errors. Please remember that this list defers to the supporting articles, so it is best to achieve consensus and make any necessary changes there first.

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624 – Led by Muhammad, the Muslims of Medina defeated the Quraysh of Mecca in Badr, present-day Saudi Arabia. primary sources
874 – The remains of Saint Nicephorus were brought back to Constantinople to be interred at the Church of the Holy Apostles. refimprove
1639 – Already two years old but usually called simply "the New College", Harvard College in Cambridge, Massachusetts, was named after its first principal donor, John Harvard. lead too short, date not in article
1881 – Tsar Alexander II of Russia was assassinated near his palace in a bomb-throwing plot by Ignacy Hryniewiecki and three other revolutionaries. unreferenced section
1884Mahdist War: Forces loyal to self-proclaimed Mahdi Muhammad Ahmad began a 319-day siege of a combined Anglo-Egyptian force defending Khartoum, Sudan. globalize, refimprove sections
1943The Holocaust: Nazi troops began liquidating the Jewish ghetto in Kraków, Poland, sending about 8,000 Jews deemed able to work to the Plaszow labor camp, with the rest either killed or sent to Auschwitz. refimprove section
1954Viet Minh forces under Võ Nguyên Giáp opened fire with a massive artillery barrage on the French military to begin the Battle of Dien Bien Phu, the climactic battle in the First Indochina War. lots of CN tags
1962Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Lyman Lemnitzer delivered a proposal to Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara called Operation Northwoods to create public support for a war against Fidel Castro and Cuba, which was eventually rejected by President John F. Kennedy. refimprove section
1997 – A series of unexplained lights appeared in the skies over the US states of Arizona and New Mexico, and the Mexican state of Sonora. unreferenced section
Mustafa Reşid Pasha (b. 1800) · unreferenced section
Odette Hallowes (d. 1995) refimprove section



March 13

Uranus, as seen by Voyager 2
Uranus, as seen by Voyager 2

Daniel Lambert (b. 1770) · Benjamin Harrison (d. 1901) · Helen Renton (b. 1931)

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