March 13 is the 72nd day of the year. There are 293 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Tuesday, Friday or Sunday (58 in 400 years each) than on Wednesday or Thursday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Monday or Saturday (56).
+ 1639 – Harvard College is named after clergyman John Harvard.
+ 1781 – William Herschel discovers Uranus
+ 1969 – Apollo program: Apollo 9 returns safely to Earth after testing the Lunar Module.
+ 2013 – Pope Francis is elected, in the papal conclave, as the 266th Pope of the Catholic Church.
+ 1939 – Neil Sedaka, American singer-songwriter and pianist
+ 1976 – Danny Masterson, American actor and producer