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Monday February 13, 2017

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.

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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)

  • 1633
    Galileo Galilei arrives in Rome for his trial before the Inquisition.
  • 1689
    William and Mary are proclaimed co-rulers of England.
  • 1934
    The Soviet steamship Cheliuskin sinks in the Arctic Ocean.
  • 1945
    World War II: Royal Air Force bombers are dispatched to Dresden, Germany to attack the city with a massive aerial bombardment.
  • 1954
    Frank Selvy becomes the only NCAA Division I basketball player ever to score 100 points in a single game
  • 1964
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Dragon in Chinese astrology.
  • 1978
    Hilton bombing: a bomb explodes in a refuse truck outside the Hilton Hotel in Sydney, Australia, killing two refuse collectors and a policeman.
  • 2001
    An earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter Scale hits El Salvador, killing at least 400.
  • 2010
    A bomb explodes in the city of Pune, Maharashtra, India, killing 17 and injuring 60 more.
  • 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?

  • 711 BC
    Jimmu, Japanese emperor (d. 585 DC)
  • 1599
    Pope Alexander VII (d. 1667)
  • 1768
    Édouard Adolphe Casimir Joseph Mortier, French marshal (d. 1835)
  • 1834
    Heinrich Caro, German Chemist (d. 1910)
  • 1835
    Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, Founder of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community (d. 1908)
  • 1849
    Friedrich Wilhelm Voigt German impostor who became famous as The Captain of Köpenick (Der Hauptmann von Köpenick) (d. 1922)
  • 1887
    Géza Csáth, Hungarian writer (d. 1919)
  • 1900
    Roy Harrod, English economist (d. 1978)
  • 1959
    Gaston Gingras, National Hockey League defenceman
  • 1981
    Luisão, Brazilian footballer

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