Today in History: March 13

By | March 13, 2016

March 13 is the 72nd day of the year (73rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 293 days remaining until the end of the year.
1781 William Herschel discovered Uranus.
1842 Died today: Henry Shrapnel (June 3, 1761–March 13, 1842, age 80)
1855 Born today: Percival Lowell (March 13, 1855–November 12, 1916, age 61)
1886 Born today: Albert William Stevens (March 13, 1886–March 26, 1949, age 63)
1921 Born today: Al Jaffee (March 13, 1921– )

Al Jaffee is an American cartoonist, notable for his work in the satirical Mad magazine. His trademark feature is the Mad Fold-in. As of 2015, he remains a regular in the magazine and, after sixty years, is its longest-running contributor. In the half-century between April 1964 and April 2013, only one issue of Mad was published without containing new material by Jaffee. His longest unbroken streak was 274 consecutive issues from #86 (April 1964) to #359 (July 1997).

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