This Day in History March 13
1852 – Uncle Sam cartoon figure made its debut in the New York Lantern weekly.
1884 – US adopts Standard Time.
1913 – Kansas legislature approved censorship of motion pictures.
1925 – Tennessee makes it unlawful to teach evolution.
1933 – American banks allowed to reopen after a government imposed bank holiday.
1938 – World News Roundup is broadcast for the first time on CBS Radio in the United States.
1947 – 19th Academy Awards: “Best Years of our Lives”, de Havilland, March win.
1950 – General Motors Corporation reports record net earnings of $656,434,232.
1955 – LPGA Titleholders Championship Women’s Golf, Augusta CC: Patty Berg wins her 6th Titleholders title by 2 strokes from Mary Lane Faulk.
1960 – NFL’s Chicago Cardinals moves to St. Louis.
1961 – JFK sets up the Alliance for Progress.
1969 – Apollo 9 returns to earth.
1971 – 18th ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament: South Carolina beats North Carolina, 52-51.
1980 – Ford Motor Co. found innocent of death of 3 women in a fiery Pinto.
1986 – 12th People’s Awards: Sylvester Stallone & Meryl Streep win (Motion Picture) and Bill Cosby, Linda Evans win (TV).
1991 – Exxon pays $1 billion dollars in fines & cleanup of the Valdez oil spill.
2005 – 52nd ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament: #3 Duke beats Georgia Tech, 69-64.
2005 – Bob Igor is named CEO of Walt Disney International succeeding Michael Eisner.
2012 – Encyclopaedia Britannica announces that it will no longer publish versions of its encyclopaedia.
2019 – US grounds all Boeing 737 Max aircraft after bans by other countries following the plane type’s second crash in Ethiopia.