HISTORY
13 March 2021: This day in history

624 Battle of Badr: Muhammad’s Muslim forces win significant victory over Meccan army

1591 Battle at Tondibi: Moroccan army under Judar defeats Sultan Askia Ishaq II of Songhai

1781 William Herschel sees what he thinks is a “comet” but is actually the discovery of the planet Uranus

1884 Siege of Khartoum, Sudan begins by Mahdist forces, lasts 10 months

1903 Fall of the Sokoto Caliphate in Northern Nigeria, the British claim supremacy on over 500,000 square miles

1930 Clyde Tombaugh announces discovery of Pluto at Lowell Observatory

2003 The journal Nature reports that 350,000-year-old footprints of an upright-walking human have been found in Italy

2019 US grounds all Boeing 737 Max aircraft after bans by others countries following the plane type’s second crash in Ethiopia

Source: Onthisday.com

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