FIND FACTS ABOUT

Incredible and fun facts to explore

Interesting facts about March 13

Following is our collection of super amazing and curious facts and details explaining March 13. This list is intended for research in school, for college students or just to feed your brain with. Possible use cases are in quizzes, differences, homework facts legend, cover facts, and many more. But nevertheless learn why is March 13 so important!

march 13 facts
What is March 13 about?

Top 10 March 13 facts that will blow your mind.

  1. On March 18, 1990, two thieves stole 13 paintings from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, including a Manet, two Rembrandts, and a Vermeer. Their total value is estimated at $500M, making it the largest private property theft ever. Both the thieves and the paintings have never been found.

  2. About World Sleep Day® which is designed to raise awareness of sleep as a human privilege that is often compromised by the habits of modern life. It is is held on the Friday before Spring Vernal Equinox of each year. Future date will be: Friday, March 13, 2020.

  3. Thomas Paine married for the second time on March 26th, 1771, to Elizabeth Olive, the daughter of his landlord.

  4. The Second Continental Congress met at a variety of locations during its existence. It met in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from May 10th, 1775 to December 12th, 1776. It met in Baltimore, Maryland from December 20th, 1776 to March 4th, 1777. It met in Philadelphia from March 5th, 1777 to September 18th, 1777. It met in Lancaster, Pennsylvania on one day only on September 27th, 1777. It met in York, Pennsylvania from September 30th, 1777 to June 27th, 1778. It met in Philadelphia from July 2nd, 1778 until March 1st, 1781.

  5. On March 13, 1865 the Confederate Senate passed a bill allowing slaves to serve in the Confederate Army. President Jefferson Davis issued an executive order with the law giving black Confederate soldiers freedom.

  6. On March 18, 1990, two thieves stole 13 paintings from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, including a Manet, two Rembrandts, and a Vermeer. Their total value is estimated at $500M, making it the largest private property theft ever. Neither the thieves nor the paintings have been found.

  7. The day after Maryland signed the Articles of Confederation on March 1st, 1781, Congress met as Congress of Confederation.

  8. William Shatner has an asteroid officially named after him. The asteroid, dubbed Shatner (31556), was first discovered on March 13, 1999, which happens to be the exact 69th anniversary of the announcement of Pluto's discovery.

  9. The second national flag design with 13 stars was in use from May 1st, 1863 until March 4th, 1865.

  10. On March 13, 1781 William Herschel discovered Uranus.

Funny march 13 details

Interesting definitions that can be fact checked.

Today (March 13) is Pluto Day in Illinois in response to losing it's planethood status to honor the date it was discovered by Clyde Tombaugh, who was born in Illinois.

The third national flag design was in use from March 4th, 1865 and onward. It also had 13 stars.

The traditional horoscope dates are wrong - over thousands of years the true dates have changed by about a month: Capr: Jan. 20, Aqu: Feb. 16, Pisc: March 11, Aries: Apr 18; Taur: May 13; Gem, June 21; Cancer: July 20; Leo, Aug. 10; Vir: Sept. 16; Lib, Oct. 30; Scor: Nov. 23; Sag: Dec. 17.

It was on March 13, 1942, that the Army began training for its new War Dog Program, also known as the "K-9 Corps," according to American Humane, marking the first time that dogs were officially a part of the U.S. Armed Forces

Due to heavy snow in 1891, the 3 p.m. train service from Paddington to Plymouth left on 9 March and arrived on 13 March

Matt Suter of Fordland, Missouri holds the record for the longest-known distance traveled by anyone picked up by a tornado and survive. On March 12, 2006 he was carried 1,307 feet (398 m), 13 feet (4.0 m) shy of one-quarter mile (400 m), according to National Weather Service measurements

On March 13 1985, Nixon cancelled his secret service protection and went into an active diplomatic come-back