February 13: Day of the Week
February 13, 2020 was the 44th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 322 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.
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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)
- 1689William and Mary are proclaimed co-rulers of England.
- 1739Battle of Karnal: The army of Iranian ruler Nadir Shah defeats the forces of the Mughal emperor of India, Muhammad Shah.
- 1880Thomas Edison observes the Edison effect.
- 1926New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Tiger in Chinese astrology.
- 1951Korean War: Battle of Chipyong-ni, which represented the “high-water mark” of the Chinese incursion into South Korea, commences.
- 1961A 500,000-year-old rock is discovered near Olancha, California, US, that appears to anachronistically encase a spark plug.
- 1982Río Negro massacre in Guatemala.
- 1991Gulf 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.
- 2008Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd makes a historic apology to the Indigenous Australians and the Stolen Generations.
- 2010A bomb explodes in the city of Pune, Maharashtra, India, killing 17 and injuring 60 more.
Who were born on February 13?
- 1897William S. Bowdern, American Jesuit Roman Catholic priest (d. 1983)
- 1902Harold Lasswell, American political scientist (d. 1978)
- 1906Patsy Callighen, Canadian Hockey Player (d. 1964)
- 1933Costa Gavras, Greek-French filmmaker
- 1956Yiannis Kouros, Greek-Australian runner
- 1959Gord Hampson, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1969Andrew Bryniarski, American film actor
- 1973Jorg Bergmeister German race car driver
- 1976Feist, Canadian singer and songwriter
- 1986Stephen Colletti, American TV star
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