12 March 2013

Timeline March 12 & 13

March 12
1795  William Lyon Mackenzie, Scottish-Canadian politician and journalist, was born.
1821  Sir John Abbott, Canadian lawyer, statesman & prime minister 1891-2, was born.
1831  Clement Studebaker, American manufacturer; leader in the auto industry, was born.
1835  Simon Newcomb, Canadian-born American astronomer and mathematician, was born.
1930  Mahatma Gandhi leads a 200-mile march, known as the Salt March, to the sea in defiance of British opposition, to protest the British monopoly on salt.

March 13
1781  The planet Uranus was discovered by Sir William Herschel.
1855  Percival Lowell, the American astronomer who helped discover Pluto and believed that there was life on Mars, was born.
1884  Standard Time was adopted throughout the United States.

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