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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is lunes.
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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)
- 1542Catherine Howard, the fifth wife of Henry VIII of England, is executed for adultery.
- 1660With the death of Swedish King Charles X Gustav, the Swedish government can start to seek peace with Sweden’s enemies in the Second Northern War – something that Charles X Gustav had refused. As his son and successor on the throne, Charles XI, is only four years old, a regency takes over the ruling of Sweden until 1672.
- 1692Massacre of Glencoe: About 78 Macdonalds at Glen Coe, Scotland are killed early in the morning for not promptly pledging allegiance to the new king, William of Orange.
- 1867Work begins on the covering of the Zenne, burying Brussels’s primary river and creating the modern central boulevards.
- 1907New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Sheep in Chinese astrology.
- 1920The Negro National League is formed.
- 1971Vietnam War: Backed by American air and artillery support, South Vietnamese troops invade Laos.
- 1982Río Negro massacre in Guatemala.
- 2001An earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter Scale hits El Salvador, killing at least 400.
- 2009At 23:31:30 UTC the Unix system time (time_t) number reaches 1234567890 seconds.
Who were born on February 13?
- 1866Lev Shestov, Russian philosopher (d. 1938)
- 1916John Reed, British actor and singer (d. 2010)
- 1924Jean-Jacques Servan-Schreiber, French journalist (d. 2006)
- 1928Dorothy McGuire, American singer (The McGuire Sisters)
- 1929Omar Torrijos, Panamanian ruler (d. 1981)
- 1941Sigmar Polke, German painter
- 1945David Tremlett, English artist
- 1961Cevin Key, Canadian musician (Skinny Puppy, Subconscious Communications)
- 1963Thomas Miller, German footballer
- 1979Lucy Brown, British actress
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