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 French then this day of the week in French is lundi.
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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)
- 1575Henry III of France is crowned at Rheims, marrying Louise de Lorraine-Vaudémont on the same day.
- 1739Battle of Karnal: The army of Iranian ruler Nadir Shah defeats the forces of the Mughal emperor of India, Muhammad Shah.
- 1914Copyright: In New York City the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers is established to protect the copyrighted musical compositions of its members.
- 1945World War II: The siege of Budapest concludes with the unconditional surrender of German and Hungarian forces to the Red Army.
- 1971Vietnam War: Backed by American air and artillery support, South Vietnamese troops invade Laos.
- 1979An intense windstorm strikes western Washington and sinks a 1/2-mile-long section of the Hood Canal Bridge.
- 1982Río Negro massacre in Guatemala.
- 2007Taiwan opposition leader Ma Ying-jeou resigns as the chairman of the Kuomintang party after being indicted by the Taiwan High Prosecutors Office on charges of embezzlement during his tenure as the mayor of Taipei; Ma also announces his candidacy for the 2008 presidential election.
- 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.
- 2029New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Rooster in Chinese astrology.
Who were born on February 13?
- 1672Étienne François Geoffroy, French chemist (d. 1731)
- 1906Patsy Callighen, Canadian Hockey Player (d. 1964)
- 1920Eileen Farrell, American opera soprano (d. 2002)
- 1928Dorothy McGuire, American singer (The McGuire Sisters)
- 1951Greg Fulginiti, American mastering engineer
- 1955Joe Birkett, American lawyer
- 1968Niamh Kavanagh, Irish singer
- 1975Tony Dalton, Mexican (American born) actor and screenwriter
- 1976Martin Sastre, Uruguayan artist
- 1986Jamie Murray, Scottish tennis player
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