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Today’s Historical Events on March 13
1781, 13th March: William Herschel discovered the planet Uranus
1897, 13th March: Establishment of the University of San Diego
1910, 13th March: Vinayak Savarkar got arrested on his way to London from Paris
1940, 13th March: Udham Singh assassinated Punjab Governor Michael O’Dwyer
1997, 13th March: Sister Nirmala was chosen to succeed Mother Teresa
Famous Birthdays & Birth Anniversaries on March 13
1899: Dr Burgula Ramakrishna Rao, the first elected Chief Minister of the erstwhile Hyderabad State
1980: Varun Gandhi, an Indian politician
1978: Kalvakuntla Kavitha, the first woman parliamentarian from Telangana
Death Anniversaries of famous people on March 13
1901: Benjamin Harrison, the 23rd president of the United States
1914: Hakeem Noor-ud-Din, first caliph and leader of the worldwide Ahmadiyya Muslim Community
1958: Vallathol Narayana Menon, a poet in the Malayalam language
1996: Emilie Schenkl, the wife of Subhas Chandra Bose
2004: Ustad Vilayat Khan, an Indian classical sitar player
What happened in India on 13 March
Nana Phadanvis (Balaji Janardan Bhanu), veteran leader of Peshwa Kingdom, died.
Lord William Pit, Governer General of India (1823-28), passed away.
The Vernacular Press Act was passed which subsequently made the Amrita Bazar Patrika of Calcutta an English newspaper.
Keshao Govind Jodh, social reformer, politician and lawyer, was born in Yevada, Maharashtra.
Hitler merged Austria in Germany.
Michael O’ Dyer, former Governor of Punjab, was shot by Udham Singh in Caxton Hall at point-blank range in full view of a large gathering in London.
Lord Louis Mountbatten took charge as Viceroy of British India. He ruled upto 14th August, 1947.
Vallathol Narayana Menon, great freedom fighter, poet, literateur and writer,died at the age of 80.
Indian Govenment announced ‘Arjun Awards’ to boost the morale of various sports personalities.
Fifth General Election of India ends.
Ghulam Mustafa Guard, cricketer (3 wkts in 2 Tests for India), passed away.
The first straw fired thermal power plant was laid in Jakhari village of Punjab.
President R. Venkataraman dissolves the Lok Sabha.
K. S. Niranjan, famous Kannad author, passed away.
Indumati Ramkrishna Shevde, famous writer, critic and painter, passed away.
Wills World Cup Cricket semi final (India vs Sri Lanka) at Calcutta abandoned due to unruly crowd behaviour. Sri Lanka enters final.
Sister Nirmala Joshi, 63, is chosen to succeed Mother Teresa as the Superior-General of Missionaries of Charity.
H. D. Deve Gowda, Prime Minister, presented the G. K. Reddy Memorial Award to Shekhar Gupta, Chief Editor of The Indian Express.
Parliament approves TRAI Bill seeking to bifurcate it into a Tribunal and a Regulator, with the Rajya Sabha passing the measure by a voice vote.