This Day in History on 13th March

The historical events hold a lot of value for aspirants who are sitting for UPSC competitive exams including the IAS Exam. 

On this page, we will list all historical events that occurred on 13th March. The students can refer to them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days

Important Events

1781: William Herschel discovered the planet Uranus.

1772: Warren Hastings was appointed to be Governor of Calcutta.

1897: Establishment of the University of San Diego.

1910: Vinayak Savarkar got arrested on his way to London from Paris.

1940: Udham Singh assassinated Punjab Governor Michael O’Dwyer.

1997: Sister Nirmala was chosen to succeed Mother Teresa.

Birthday / Anniversary

1899: Dr. Burgula Ramakrishna Rao, the first elected Chief Minister of the erstwhile Hyderabad State.

1913: Freedom Fighter Dattaji Tamhane was born

1980: Varun Gandhi, an Indian politician.

1978: Kalvakuntla Kavitha, the first woman parliamentarian from Telangana.

Death / Death Anniversary

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.

2008: Dashrath Pujari, Marathi Musician

Further Reading

Month-wise This Day in History

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