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.
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)
- 1931New Delhi becomes the capital of India.
- 1945New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Rooster in Chinese astrology.
- 1945World War II: Royal Air Force bombers are dispatched to Dresden, Germany to attack the city with a massive aerial bombardment.
- 1955Israel obtains 4 of the 7 Dead Sea scrolls.
- 1967American researchers discover the Madrid Codices by Leonardo da Vinci in the National Library of Spain.
- 1970Black Sabbath, arguably the very first heavy metal album, is released.
- 1984Konstantin Chernenko succeeds the late Yuri Andropov as general secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
- 2000The last original “Peanuts” comic strip appears in newspapers one day after Charles M. Schulz dies.
- 2001An earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter Scale hits El Salvador, killing at least 400.
- 2011For the first time in more than 100 years the Umatilla, an American Indian tribe, were able to hunt and harvest a bison just outside Yellowstone National Park, restoring a centuries-old tradition guaranteed by a treaty signed in 1855.
Who were born on February 13?
- 1831John Aaron Rawlins, American soldier, civil servant, and 29th United States Secretary of War (d. 1869)
- 1891Grant Wood, American painter (d. 1942)
- 1897William S. Bowdern, American Jesuit Roman Catholic priest (d. 1983)
- 1933Costa Gavras, Greek-French filmmaker
- 1940Arne Sølvberg, Norwegian computer scientist
- 1950Bob Daisley, Australian musician, bassist (Rainbow, Ozzy Osbourne)
- 1956Liam Brady, Irish footballer
- 1967Stanimir Stoilov, Bulgarian footballer and coach
- 1975Ben Collins, British racing driver
- 1976Dave Padden, Canadian musician (Annihilator)
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