March 13

This Day in History

1996

Tragedy at Dunblane

Thomas Hamilton, drove to the Dunblane Primary School near Stirling, in Scotland.   Armed with four handguns he entered the school gymnasium and opened fire on a class of twenty-eight year one … (more...)

1964

Kitty Genovese Murdered, Neighbours "Do Nothing"

On this day in 1964, Catherine "Kitty" Genovese was stabbed to death in front of her Queens, New York, apartment, as apartment residents reportedly did nothing. The tragic story sparked research into … (more...)

1881

Czar Alexander II assassinated

Czar Alexander II, the ruler of Russia since 1855, is killed in the streets of St. Petersburg by a bomb thrown by a member of the revolutionary "People’s Will" group. The People’s Will, organized in … (more...)

641

Tibetan King Marries Chinese Princess

On this day in 641, it is said that Songstän Gampo (sometimes seen as Songzan Gambo), one of the must influential of Tibet’s early rulers credited with bringing many advancements to the Himalayan … (more...)