On this day: March 13

POSTED: 03:42 PM PST Mar 07, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Mar 12, 2015 

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
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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.

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