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Wednesday February 13, 2019

February 13: Day of the Week

February 13, 2019 was the 44th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 321 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.

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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.

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February 13 Historical Event(s)

  • 1931
    New Delhi becomes the capital of India.
  • 1945
    World War II: The siege of Budapest concludes with the unconditional surrender of German and Hungarian forces to the Red Army.
  • 1970
    Black Sabbath, arguably the very first heavy metal album, is released.
  • 1978
    Hilton bombing: a bomb explodes in a refuse truck outside the Hilton Hotel in Sydney, Australia, killing two refuse collectors and a policeman.
  • 1990
    German reunification: An agreement is reached on a two-stage plan to reunite Germany.
  • 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.
  • 2000
    The last original “Peanuts” comic strip appears in newspapers one day after Charles M. Schulz dies.
  • 2004
    The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics announces the discovery of the universe‘s largest known diamond, white dwarf star BPM 37093. Astronomers named this star “Lucy” after The Beatles’song “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds”.
  • 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.
  • 2029
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Rooster in Chinese astrology.

Who were born on February 13?

  • 1721
    John Reid, British army general and composer (d. 1807)
  • 1805
    Peter Gustav Dirichlet, German mathematician (d. 1859)
  • 1885
    Bess Truman, First Lady of the United States, wife of President Harry S. Truman (d. 1982)
  • 1906
    Agostinho da Silva, Portuguese philosopher (d. 1994)
  • 1945
    William Sleator, American science fiction author
  • 1947
    Mike Krzyzewski, American basketball player and coach
  • 1950
    Peter Gabriel, English musician (Genesis), composer and humanitarian
  • 1958
    Derek Riggs, British artist
  • 1960
    Pierluigi Collina, Italian football referee
  • 1978
    Philippe Jaroussky, French sopranist countertenor

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