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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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.

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Here’s the February calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

February 2016
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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)

  • 1503
    Disfida di Barletta – famous challenge between 13 Italian and 13 French knights near Barletta.
  • 1633
    Galileo Galilei arrives in Rome for his trial before the Inquisition.
  • 1880
    Thomas Edison observes the Edison effect.
  • 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.
  • 1945
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Rooster in Chinese astrology.
  • 1954
    Frank Selvy becomes the only NCAA Division I basketball player ever to score 100 points in a single game
  • 1955
    Israel obtains 4 of the 7 Dead Sea scrolls.
  • 1967
    American researchers discover the Madrid Codices by Leonardo da Vinci in the National Library of Spain.
  • 1991
    Gulf War: Two laser-guided “smart bombs” destroy the Amiriyah shelter in Baghdad. Allied forces said the bunker was being used as a military communications outpost, but over 400 Iraqi civilians inside were killed.
  • 2010
    A bomb explodes in the city of Pune, Maharashtra, India, killing 17 and injuring 60 more.

Who were born on February 13?

  • 1599
    Pope Alexander VII (d. 1667)
  • 1900
    Roy Harrod, English economist (d. 1978)
  • 1923
    Chuck Yeager, American fighter and test pilot
  • 1945
    William Sleator, American science fiction author
  • 1947
    Mike Krzyzewski, American basketball player and coach
  • 1952
    Freddy Maertens, Belgian cyclist
  • 1958
    Tip Tipping, British actor and stuntman (d. 1993)
  • 1959
    Gaston Gingras, National Hockey League defenceman
  • 1981
    Luisão, Brazilian footballer
  • 1981
    Luke Ridnour, American basketball player

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