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On March the 13th
A serial killer executes 16 children and 1 adult teacher in Dunblane, Scotland, before committing suicide.
A strong earthquake measuring 6.8 struck eastern Turkey resulting in the death of more than 500 people.
American porn actor, John Holmes, died from AIDS at the age of 43. He was probably the most known male porn star of the golden age of adult cinema of the 1970's.
The Microsoft corporation had its Initial public offering.
A coup d'etat occurred in the island nation of Grenada.
American union leader, Jimmy Hoffa, was arrested by the FBI on charges of bribery.
American actor, William H. Macy, was born in Miami, Florida. He is best known for his role as Jerry Lundegaard in the critically acclaimed film, Fargo.
Argentinean politician, Raul Alfonsin, was born in the town of Chascomus. He served as Argentina's president between 1983 and 1989.
Greek writer, Giorgos Seferis, was born in Urla near Smyrna in Asia Minor. He was the Nobel Prize winner for literature in 1963 and was the first Greek to ever receive a Nobel prize, until 1979 when Odysseas Elytis also won the same award. Seferis is credited as being the most influential figure of 20th century Greek language and largely responsible for the rebirth of Greek literature.
American astronomer, Percival Lowell, was born in Boston. He is most known for his research which led to the discovery of the planet Pluto, 14 years after his death.
German astronomer William Herschelm discovered the planet Uranus.
Harvard College was named after clergyman and benefactor, John Harvard.
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