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.
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February 13 Historical Event(s)
- 1575Henry III of France is crowned at Rheims, marrying Louise de Lorraine-Vaudémont on the same day.
- 1633Galileo Galilei arrives in Rome for his trial before the Inquisition.
- 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.
- 1907New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Sheep in Chinese astrology.
- 1931New Delhi becomes the capital of India.
- 1945World War II: The siege of Budapest concludes with the unconditional surrender of German and Hungarian forces to the Red Army.
- 1954Frank Selvy becomes the only NCAA Division I basketball player ever to score 100 points in a single game
- 1961A 500,000-year-old rock is discovered near Olancha, California, US, that appears to anachronistically encase a spark plug.
- 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.
Who were born on February 13?
- 1915Lyle Bettger, American actor (d. 2003)
- 1919Tennessee Ernie Ford, American musician (d. 1991)
- 1928Dorothy McGuire, American singer (The McGuire Sisters)
- 1937Ali El-Maak, Sudanese writer (d. 1992)
- 1956Yiannis Kouros, Greek-Australian runner
- 1969Ahlam, Bahraini singer
- 1975Iván González, Puerto Rican writer and musician
- 1980Sebastian Kehl, German footballer
- 1983Mike Nickeas, American baseball player
- 1985Kwak Ji-min, South Korean actress
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