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)
- 1575Henry III of France is crowned at Rheims, marrying Louise de Lorraine-Vaudémont on the same day.
- 1692Massacre 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.
- 1739Battle of Karnal: The army of Iranian ruler Nadir Shah defeats the forces of the Mughal emperor of India, Muhammad Shah.
- 1867Work begins on the covering of the Zenne, burying Brussels’s primary river and creating the modern central boulevards.
- 1954Frank Selvy becomes the only NCAA Division I basketball player ever to score 100 points in a single game
- 1960Black college students stage the first of the Nashville sit-ins at three lunch counters in Nashville, Tennessee.
- 1978Hilton bombing: a bomb explodes in a refuse truck outside the Hilton Hotel in Sydney, Australia, killing two refuse collectors and a policeman.
- 1983New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Pig in Chinese astrology.
- 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.
- 2007Taiwan 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?
- 1923Michael Anthony Bilandic, American politician (d. 2002)
- 1934George Segal, American actor
- 1942Donald E. Williams, NASA astronaut
- 1944Jerry Springer, American television host
- 1947Stephen Hadley, U.S. National Security Adviser
- 1950Bob Daisley, Australian musician, bassist (Rainbow, Ozzy Osbourne)
- 1956Yiannis Kouros, Greek-Australian runner
- 1960Gary Patterson, American football coach
- 1960Matt Salinger, American actor
- 1979Mena Suvari, American actress
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