March 13 in Pop Culture History

March 13 Fun Facts, Trivia and History

March 13 History Highlights

  • 1871 – The Planet Uranus was discovered by William Herschel.
  • 1943 – “Operation Flash”, an attempt to assassinate Adolph Hitler failed.
  • 1969 – Apollo 9 returned safely to Earth after testing the Lunar Module.
  • The 1993 Storm of the Century affected the Eastern US, dropping feet of snow
  • 2020 -Breonna Taylor was killed when police officers forcibly entered her home in Louisville, Kentucky, sparking extensive protests against police brutality.
  • If you were born on March 13th,
    You were likely conceived the week of… June 20th (prior year)

The Parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37)

On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?”

“What is written in the Law?” he replied. “How do you read it?”

He answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.'”

“You have answered correctly,” Jesus replied. “Do this and you will live.”

But he wanted to justify himself, so he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?”

In reply, Jesus said: “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he was attacked by robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead. A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side. So too, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him. He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, brought him to an inn and took care of him. The next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper. ‘Look after him,’ he said, ‘and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have.’

“Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?”

The expert in the law replied, “The one who had mercy on him.”

Jesus told him, “Go and do likewise.”

March 13 is…

Coconut Torte Day
Ginger Ale Day
Good Samaritan Day
Jewel Day
K-9 Veterans Day
Open An Umbrella Indoors Day
Smart and Sexy Day

March 13 Birthday Quotes

“If everything seems under control, you’re just not going fast enough.”
– Mario Andretti

“I just want people to feel like they can achieve something great in their lives. We all go through rough times, but love is the antidote. You’ve got to dream and just believe in yourself. And if you believe, you will achieve it.”
– Common

“I guess if people all followed the basic principles of their own religions, they would love everybody instead of hating half the world.”
– Al Jaffee

“I knew I had to have a hit. I would get no more chances. Analyzing what they had in common I discovered they had many similar elements: harmonic rhythm, placement of the chord changes, choice of harmonic progressions, similar instrumentation, vocal phrases, drum fills, content, even the timbre of the lead solo voice. I decided to write a song that incorporated all these elements in one record.”
– Neil Sedaka

“Don’t worry about it. Babe Ruth struck out on occasion, too.”
– Walter Annenberg

March 13 Birthdays

1908 – Walter Annenberg, American publisher, philanthropist, and diplomat (died in 2002)
1910 – Sammy Kaye, American saxophonist, songwriter, and bandleader (died in 1987)
1911 – L. Ron Hubbard, American author, founder of Scientology (died in 1986)
1921 – Al Jaffee, American cartoonist
1939 – Neil Sedaka, American singer-songwriter
1942 – Scatman John, American singer-songwriter (died in 1999)
1947 – Lyn St. James, American race car driver
1950 – William H. Macy, American actor
1951 – Charo, Spanish-American singer, guitarist, and actress
1956 – Dana Delany, American actress
1960 – Adam Clayton, English-Irish musician, U2
1972 – Common, American rapper
1976 – Danny Masterson, American actor
1985 – Emile Hirsch, American actor
1987 – Marco Andretti, American race car driver

March 13 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

1964 – Catherine ‘Kitty’ Genovese was stabbed in Queens, NY. It was reported that no bystanders heard what happened.

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.

Today’s Random Trivia and Shower Thoughts

Sean Connery – Real Name: Thomas Connery

Morris the Cat represents 9Lives cat food.

Whoever invented the letter W was a genius, they created the only multi-syllable, multi-word, based-off-of-another-letter letter, and it’s barely ever used. #IdontknowwhatImtalkingabout

“I’m a mog – half man, half dog. I’m my own best friend.”- Barf (John Candy) #moviequotes

Some day in the future, when space flight is common, some nerd is going to recreate a complete NASA Apollo moon rocket and re-create the moon landing.

Hubert Blaine Wolfeschlegelsteinhausenbergerdorff Sr. has the longest recorded surname in history.

Striker: “Surely you can’t be serious.”
Rumack: “I am serious … and don’t call me Shirley.” – Ted Striker and Dr. Rumack (Robert Hays and Leslie Nielsen) in Airplane!, 1980

In 1999 the United Nations proposed a global tax on every email sent.

If Canada and the United States were to combine into one country called the Federation of North America, the first benefit would be that new acronym. #thinkaboutit

The groove located in the middle of the place above your lips is called a “philtrum.”

The skin of a Honey Badger is tough enough to resist several machete blows and is almost impervious to arrows and spears.

We should only pay attention to inclement weather being serious when the meteorologist on the news has rolled up their sleeves, ditched the jacket & tie, and unbuttoned their collar.

The Capital of Pakistan is Islamabad

The biggest film of 1967: The Jungle Book (Musical) earned ~ $142,000,000

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