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.
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)
- 1668Spain recognizes Portugal as an independent nation.
- 1920The Negro National League is formed.
- 1931New Delhi becomes the capital of India.
- 1945World War II: Royal Air Force bombers are dispatched to Dresden, Germany to attack the city with a massive aerial bombardment.
- 1960With the success of a nuclear test codenamed “Gerboise Bleue”, France becomes the fourth country to possess nuclear weapons.
- 1961A 500,000-year-old rock is discovered near Olancha, California, US, that appears to anachronistically encase a spark plug.
- 1964New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Dragon in Chinese astrology.
- 1981A series of sewer explosions destroys more than two miles of streets in Louisville, Kentucky.
- 2008Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd makes a historic apology to the Indigenous Australians and the Stolen Generations.
- 2010A bomb explodes in the city of Pune, Maharashtra, India, killing 17 and injuring 60 more.
Who were born on February 13?
- 1728John Hunter, Scottish surgeon (d. 1793)
- 1831John Aaron Rawlins, American soldier, civil servant, and 29th United States Secretary of War (d. 1869)
- 1916John Reed, British actor and singer (d. 2010)
- 1920Boudleaux Bryant, American songwriter (d. 1987)
- 1923Chuck Yeager, American fighter and test pilot
- 1944Bo Svenson, Swedish-born actor
- 1964Ylva Johansson, Swedish politician
- 1971Sonia, British singer
- 1982Lanisha Cole, American model
- 1985Matthieu Franke, French-born German rugby player
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