On this day: March 13

Posted: 6:42 PM EST Mar 07, 2013   Updated: 3:00 AM EDT Mar 13, 2016

Uncle Sam makes his print debut, Susan B. Anthony dies, the NHL crowns its first champion, Cher's career resurgence breaks a record, and gold prices top $1,000 for the first time, all on this day.

OTD March 13 - Pope Francis I
1 / 39
Franco Origlia/Getty Images

2013: Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina is elected pope of the Roman Catholic Church and takes the name of Pope Francis, suceeding Pope Benedict XVI, who had retired on Feb. 28. Bergoglio, a Jesuit from Buenos Aires, is the first pope from South America.

Advertisement

Most Viewed on WFMZ.com

Advertisement
 

Slideshow Of The Day

  • Hofstra Univ

    Drew Angerer/Getty Images

    2016 Election: First Presidential Debate

    With a tight election on the line, Republican candidate Donald Trump will face off against Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton in the first presidential debate. With an expected 100 million Americans expected to tune in, the event is shaping up as one of the most hotly-anticipated in modern U.S. political history.

On this Day

  • Kennedy-Nixon 1960 debate

    National Park Service

    On this day: September 26

    Sir Francis Drake completes his trip around the world, Nixon and Kennedy square off on TV, the Beatles release "Abbey Road," and an acting legend passes away, all on this day.