February 13: Day of the Week
February 13, 2016 is the 44th day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 322 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is 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.
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)
- 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.
- 1880Thomas Edison observes the Edison effect.
- 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.
- 1960Black college students stage the first of the Nashville sit-ins at three lunch counters in Nashville, Tennessee.
- 1961A 500,000-year-old rock is discovered near Olancha, California, US, that appears to anachronistically encase a spark plug.
- 1982Río Negro massacre in Guatemala.
- 2001An earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter Scale hits El Salvador, killing at least 400.
- 2029New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Rooster in Chinese astrology.
Who were born on February 13?
- 1719George Brydges Rodney, 1st Baron Rodney, British naval officer (d. 1792)
- 1953Rico J. Puno, Filipino pop singer
- 1956Peter Hook, English bassist (Joy Division and New Order)
- 1959Gaston Gingras, National Hockey League defenceman
- 1964Ylva Johansson, Swedish politician
- 1980Sebastian Kehl, German footballer
- 1981Luke Ridnour, American basketball player
- 1985Kwak Ji-min, South Korean actress
- 1986Luke Moore, English footballer
- 1990Gyaincain Norbu, 11th Panchen Lama
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