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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)

  • 1542
    Catherine Howard, the fifth wife of Henry VIII of England, is executed for adultery.
  • 1575
    Henry III of France is crowned at Rheims, marrying Louise de Lorraine-Vaudémont on the same day.
  • 1689
    William and Mary are proclaimed co-rulers of England.
  • 1894
    Auguste and Louis Lumière patent the Cinematographe, a combination movie camera and projector.
  • 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.
  • 1961
    A 500,000-year-old rock is discovered near Olancha, California, US, that appears to anachronistically encase a spark plug.
  • 1983
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Pig in Chinese astrology.
  • 2001
    An earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter Scale hits El Salvador, killing at least 400.
  • 2008
    Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd makes a historic apology to the Indigenous Australians and the Stolen Generations.
  • 2011
    For 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?

  • 1672
    Étienne François Geoffroy, French chemist (d. 1731)
  • 1906
    Patsy Callighen, Canadian Hockey Player (d. 1964)
  • 1915
    Aung San, Burmese general and politician (d. 1947)
  • 1921
    Jeanne Demessieux, French organist, pianist, composer (d. 1968)
  • 1928
    Dorothy McGuire, American singer (The McGuire Sisters)
  • 1934
    George Segal, American actor
  • 1943
    Elaine Pagels, American theologian
  • 1947
    Mike Krzyzewski, American basketball player and coach
  • 1947
    Stephen Hadley, U.S. National Security Adviser
  • 1960
    Gary Patterson, American football coach

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