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, 2018 featured article or the March 13, 2018 featured picture.

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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. no footnotes
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. 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. refimprove
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
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



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Mustafa Reşid Pasha (b. 1800) · Adolf Anderssen (d. 1879) · Odette Hallowes (d. 1995)

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