Historical Events for 13th March 2023

1900 – British troops occupy Bloemfontein, capital of the Orange Free State (Boer War)
1963 – Two Russian reconnaissance flights over Alaska
1967 – Robert Anderson’s “You Know I Can’t Hear You …” premieres in NYC
1967 – Congo sentences ex-premier Moise Tsjombe to death
1968 – Beatles release single “Lady Madonna” in the UK
1973 – “Irene” opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 605 performances
1980 – American speed skater Eric Heiden sets world record 1000m (1:13.60)
1994 – President Mangope of Bophuthatswana deposed
2013 – Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio is elected the new pope, taking the papal name Pope Francis
2018 – US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is fired via a tweet from President Donald Trump

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