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On This Day: March 13


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Without the historic events of March 13, we'd all be living vastly different lives.

Important events in sports, Australian geography, entertainment, science, technology and more have taken place on this day in history! Without them, we'd have been living vastly different lives.

Uranus and Dennis Lillee.

Uranus and Dennis Lillee

  • Uranus was discovered (1781).
  • Edmund Kennedy departs Parramatta to trace the course of the Barcoo River, hoping it will lead to the Gulf of Carpentaria in the north (1847).
  • Ernest Giles departs Fowlers Bay on his third expedition to cross the western deserts (1875).
  • Composer Rudolph Friml's musical, Three Musketeers, premieres in NYC (1928).
  • Driving tests introduced in Great Britain (1935). 
  • US president John F. Kennedy sets up the Alliance for Progress (1961).
  • The third manned mission in the United States Apollo space program, Apollo 9, returns to Earth (1969).
  • Australian cricket legend Dennis Lillee takes 6-26, leaving England all-out 95 in the Centenary Test (1977).
  • The concept of the World Wide Web is proposed for the third time, and accepted (1989).
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