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Saturday February 13, 2016

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 French then this day of the week in French is samedi.

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Here’s the February calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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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)

  • 1575
    Henry III of France is crowned at Rheims, marrying Louise de Lorraine-Vaudémont on the same day.
  • 1692
    Massacre of Glencoe: About 78 Macdonalds at Glen Coe, Scotland are killed early in the morning for not promptly pledging allegiance to the new king, William of Orange.
  • 1739
    Battle of Karnal: The army of Iranian ruler Nadir Shah defeats the forces of the Mughal emperor of India, Muhammad Shah.
  • 1867
    Work begins on the covering of the Zenne, burying Brussels’s primary river and creating the modern central boulevards.
  • 1954
    Frank Selvy becomes the only NCAA Division I basketball player ever to score 100 points in a single game
  • 1960
    Black college students stage the first of the Nashville sit-ins at three lunch counters in Nashville, Tennessee.
  • 1978
    Hilton bombing: a bomb explodes in a refuse truck outside the Hilton Hotel in Sydney, Australia, killing two refuse collectors and a policeman.
  • 1983
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Pig in Chinese astrology.
  • 1991
    Gulf 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.
  • 2007
    Taiwan opposition leader Ma Ying-jeou resigns as the chairman of the Kuomintang party after being indicted by the Taiwan High Prosecutors Office on charges of embezzlement during his tenure as the mayor of Taipei; Ma also announces his candidacy for the 2008 presidential election.

Who were born on February 13?

  • 1923
    Michael Anthony Bilandic, American politician (d. 2002)
  • 1934
    George Segal, American actor
  • 1942
    Donald E. Williams, NASA astronaut
  • 1944
    Jerry Springer, American television host
  • 1947
    Stephen Hadley, U.S. National Security Adviser
  • 1950
    Bob Daisley, Australian musician, bassist (Rainbow, Ozzy Osbourne)
  • 1956
    Yiannis Kouros, Greek-Australian runner
  • 1960
    Gary Patterson, American football coach
  • 1960
    Matt Salinger, American actor
  • 1979
    Mena Suvari, American actress

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