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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 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.

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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)

  • 1692
    Massacre 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.
  • 1914
    Copyright: In New York City the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers is established to protect the copyrighted musical compositions of its members.
  • 1934
    The Soviet steamship Cheliuskin sinks in the Arctic Ocean.
  • 1935
    A jury in Flemington, New Jersey finds Bruno Hauptmann guilty of the 1932 kidnapping and murder of the Lindbergh baby, the son of Charles Lindbergh.
  • 1945
    World War II: Royal Air Force bombers are dispatched to Dresden, Germany to attack the city with a massive aerial bombardment.
  • 2000
    The last original “Peanuts” comic strip appears in newspapers one day after Charles M. Schulz dies.
  • 2001
    An earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter Scale hits El Salvador, killing at least 400.
  • 2009
    At 23:31:30 UTC the Unix system time (time_t) number reaches 1234567890 seconds.
  • 2010
    A bomb explodes in the city of Pune, Maharashtra, India, killing 17 and injuring 60 more.
  • 2029
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Rooster in Chinese astrology.

Who were born on February 13?

  • 1683
    Giovanni Battista Piazzetta, Italian painter (d. 1754)
  • 1887
    Géza Csáth, Hungarian writer (d. 1919)
  • 1903
    Georges Simenon, Belgian writer (d. 1989)
  • 1921
    Aung Khin, Burmese painter (d. 1996)
  • 1930
    Ernst Fuchs, Austrian artist
  • 1933
    Peter L. Pond, American activist and philanthropist (d. 2000)
  • 1944
    Rebop Kwaku Baah, Nigerian percussionist (d. 1983)
  • 1960
    Artur Yusupov, Russian-German chess player
  • 1962
    May Sweet, Burmese singer
  • 1990
    Gyaincain Norbu, 11th Panchen Lama

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