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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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.

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

February 2016
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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)

  • 1668
    Spain recognizes Portugal as an independent nation.
  • 1881
    The feminist newspaper La Citoyenne is first published in Paris by the activist Hubertine Auclert.
  • 1894
    Auguste and Louis Lumière patent the Cinematographe, a combination movie camera and projector.
  • 1945
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Rooster in Chinese astrology.
  • 1945
    World War II: The siege of Budapest concludes with the unconditional surrender of German and Hungarian forces to the Red Army.
  • 1954
    Frank Selvy becomes the only NCAA Division I basketball player ever to score 100 points in a single game
  • 1955
    Israel obtains 4 of the 7 Dead Sea scrolls.
  • 1960
    With the success of a nuclear test codenamed “Gerboise Bleue”, France becomes the fourth country to possess nuclear weapons.
  • 1981
    A series of sewer explosions destroys more than two miles of streets in Louisville, Kentucky.
  • 2009
    At 23:31:30 UTC the Unix system time (time_t) number reaches 1234567890 seconds.

Who were born on February 13?

  • 1805
    Peter Gustav Dirichlet, German mathematician (d. 1859)
  • 1879
    Sarojini Naidu, Indian freedom fighter (d. 1949)
  • 1885
    Bess Truman, First Lady of the United States, wife of President Harry S. Truman (d. 1982)
  • 1947
    Mike Krzyzewski, American basketball player and coach
  • 1958
    Pernilla August, Swedish actress
  • 1971
    Todd Williams, American baseball player
  • 1973
    Jorg Bergmeister German race car driver
  • 1975
    Sabine Bätzing-Lichtenthäler, German politician
  • 1986
    Luke Moore, English footballer
  • 1990
    Olivia Allison, British synchronized swimmer

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