|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).