February 13: Day of the Week
February 13, 2017 was the 44th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 321 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is lunes.
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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)
- 1914Copyright: In New York City the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers is established to protect the copyrighted musical compositions of its members.
- 1931New Delhi becomes the capital of India.
- 1934The Soviet steamship Cheliuskin sinks in the Arctic Ocean.
- 1935A jury in Flemington, New Jersey finds Bruno Hauptmann guilty of the 1932 kidnapping and murder of the Lindbergh baby, the son of Charles Lindbergh.
- 1945World War II: Royal Air Force bombers are dispatched to Dresden, Germany to attack the city with a massive aerial bombardment.
- 1964New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Dragon in Chinese astrology.
- 1970Black Sabbath, arguably the very first heavy metal album, is released.
- 1979An intense windstorm strikes western Washington and sinks a 1/2-mile-long section of the Hood Canal Bridge.
- 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.
- 2009At 23:31:30 UTC the Unix system time (time_t) number reaches 1234567890 seconds.
Who were born on February 13?
- 1457Mary of Burgundy, daughter of Charles the Bold and wife of Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1482)
- 1910William Shockley, British-American physicist and eugenicist, Nobel Laureate (d. 1989)
- 1922Francis Pym, British Foreign Secretary 1982-83 (d. 2008)
- 1922Gordon Tullock, American economist
- 1923Michael Anthony Bilandic, American politician (d. 2002)
- 1930Israel Kirzner, American economist
- 1933Caroline Blakiston, British actress
- 1946Richard Blumenthal, American Senator
- 1956Peter Hook, English bassist (Joy Division and New Order)
- 1979Mena Suvari, American actress
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