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March 13th In Pop Culture History

1639 - Formerly 'New College," Harvard College was renamed after clergyman John Harvard.

1781 - German-born English astronomer William Hershel discovered Uranus.

1862 - The US government forbade all Union army officers from returning fugitive slaves, effectively annulling the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 and setting the stage for the Emancipation Proclamation.

1868 - Impeachment trial of Andrew Johnson began. He was found 'not guilty.'

1877 - The first US Patent (#188,292) for earmuffs was issued to teen-aged Chester Greenwood of Farmington, Maine.

March 13, 1898 - Microsoft Windows 2.11 was released.

1930 - The discovery of a ninth planet, named Pluto, was announced by Clyde W. Tombaugh at Lowell Observatory. Pluto was later degraded to a 'Dwarf Planet.'

1954 - #1 Hit March 13, 1954 - April 9, 1954: Jo Stafford - Make Love To Me!

March 13, 1956 - Elvis Presley released his first Album

1965 - #1 Hit March 13, 1965 - March 26, 1965: The Beatles - Eight Days a Week

1969 - Disney's The Love Bug opened in theaters.

1975 - #1 Hit March 13, 1976 - April 2, 1976: The Four Seasons - December 1963 (Oh, What a Night)

1993 - #1 Hit March 13, 1993 - April 30, 1993: Snow - Informer

1999 - #1 Hit March 13, 1999 - April 9, 1999: Cher - Believe

2013 - Pope Francis was elected in the papal conclave as the 266th Pope of the Catholic Church.

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Now You Know...

Fred Berry (1951-2003)
Neil Sedaka (1939)
Adam Clayton (1960)
Dana Delany (1956)
L. Ron Hubbard (1911)
Charo (1941)
Danny Masterson (1976)
Donald Duck (1942, so he claims) (Actually Donad Duck was born on June 9, 1934)
Louis Chauvin (1881-1908, Age 27)
William H. Macy (1950)
Emile Hirsch (1985)
"If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, it's probably a duck"
-Walter Reuther's test to find a communist.
"We've got a date with Destiny, and it looks like she's ordered the lobster."
- The Shoveler (William H. Macy) in the  Film MYSTERY MEN


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