MARCH 13 ~ ON THiS DAY in History

1639 – Harvard College was named for clergyman John Harvard on the 13th March 1639.

1781 – William Herschel discovered Uranus on the 13th March 1781.

1930 – The news of the discovery of Pluto was telegraphed to the Harvard College Observatory on the 13th March 1930.

1939 ~ Neil Sedaka the American singer-songwriter and pianist was born in Brooklyn, New York on the 13th March 1939. YouTube video: Neil Sedaka ~ Laughter in the Rain (1974)

1989Peaches Geldof the British journalist, television presenter and model was born Peaches Honeyblossom Geldof in London on the 13th March 1989. Peaches Geldof is the 2nd daughter of Bob Geldof and Paula Yates. Peaches Geldof officially online: Twitter.com/Peaches_G | instagram.com/PeachesGeldof

2013 ~ Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected Pope on the 13th March 2013, and took the name Pope Francis. He worked briefly as a chemical technician and a nightclub bouncer before entering the seminary, and getting his biggest gig as the Bishop of Rome.

2013 ~ MELBOURNE recorded an overnight temperature of 26.5°  degrees celsius (79.7° Fahrenheit ) on the 13th March 2013, making it the warmest March night since Melbourne weather records began, beating the previous high of 26.3° degrees set back in 1927. Another record was made when Melbourne experienced 7 consecutive days with a minimum temperature above 20 degrees. See news stories: The AGE: One last heat record falls as relief finally arrives & The Australian: Melbourne heatwave: another record broken

Melbourne city yarra river buildings Flinders Street Station foot bridge Rialto Towers Moon Sunday morning 2nd August 2012
Melbourne city on the Yarra River featuring Flinders Street Station & the Rialto Tower as the Moon set on Sunday morning at 6:30am ~ 2nd August 2012 (Photo by Anton K. Kressnig

 

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