1982      

Mar 13, At the Massacre of Rio Negro 130 [177] Achi Maya women and children were killed by Xococ patrolmen. On Nov 30, 1998, three Xococ pro-government fighters, Carlos Chen, Pedro Gonzalez and FerminLajuj, were sentenced to death for their war crimes in the massacre. In 2003 the PBS documentary “Discovering Dominga” told the story of a Mayan girl who survived the massacre and her struggle to discover what happened to her family.

1906   

Mar 13, Susan B. Anthony (b.1820), abolitionist and advocate of black suffrage as well as the rights of women to vote, died at age 85. Eleanor Roosevelt suggested that Susan B. Anthony should be added to the four faces of Mount Rushmore.  Eleanor Roosevelt later suggested that social reformer and woman suffrage leader Susan B. Anthony should be included with the images of Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt, but her suggestion was not accepted.

1918     

Mar 13, Women were scheduled to march in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in New York due to a shortage of men.

1945 

 Mar 13, Queen Wilhelmina returned to Netherlands.

1982 

Mar 13, In Guatemala at the Massacre of Rio Negro 177 Achi Maya women and children were killed by Xococ patrolmen. On Nov 30, 1998, three Xococ pro-government fighters, Carlos Chen, Pedro Gonzalez and FerminLajuj, were sentenced to death for their war crimes in the massacre. In 2003 the PBS documentary “Discovering Dominga” told the story of a Mayan girl who survived the massacre and her struggle to discover what happened to her family. In 2008 5 former paramilitary members were sentenced to 780 years each in prison for massacring 26 people at Rio Negro.

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1983   

Mar 13, “Woman of the Year” closed at Palace Theater NYC after 770 performances.

2000  

Mar 13, In Costa Rica 2 American women were found shot to death near Cabhuita. Emily Howell of Kentucky and Emily Eagen of Michigan were attacked while driving an SUV. A 16-year-old boy was later arrested and 2 other suspects were sought. Jorge Alberto Urbina (19) was arrested Mar 28. The 16-year-old was sentenced to 14 ½ years in prison.

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