February 13: Day of the Week
February 13, 2016 was the 44th day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 322 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.
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Here’s the February calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Aquarius is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Amethyst is the modern birthstone for this month. Bloodstone is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
February 13 Historical Event(s)
- 1503Disfida di Barletta – famous challenge between 13 Italian and 13 French knights near Barletta.
- 1633Galileo Galilei arrives in Rome for his trial before the Inquisition.
- 1880Thomas Edison observes the Edison effect.
- 1914Copyright: In New York City the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers is established to protect the copyrighted musical compositions of its members.
- 1945New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Rooster in Chinese astrology.
- 1954Frank Selvy becomes the only NCAA Division I basketball player ever to score 100 points in a single game
- 1955Israel obtains 4 of the 7 Dead Sea scrolls.
- 1967American researchers discover the Madrid Codices by Leonardo da Vinci in the National Library of Spain.
- 1991Gulf War: Two laser-guided “smart bombs” destroy the Amiriyah shelter in Baghdad. Allied forces said the bunker was being used as a military communications outpost, but over 400 Iraqi civilians inside were killed.
- 2010A bomb explodes in the city of Pune, Maharashtra, India, killing 17 and injuring 60 more.
Who were born on February 13?
- 1599Pope Alexander VII (d. 1667)
- 1900Roy Harrod, English economist (d. 1978)
- 1923Chuck Yeager, American fighter and test pilot
- 1945William Sleator, American science fiction author
- 1947Mike Krzyzewski, American basketball player and coach
- 1952Freddy Maertens, Belgian cyclist
- 1958Tip Tipping, British actor and stuntman (d. 1993)
- 1959Gaston Gingras, National Hockey League defenceman
- 1981Luisão, Brazilian footballer
- 1981Luke Ridnour, American basketball player
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