13 March 2022: 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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