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.
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)
- 1931New Delhi becomes the capital of India.
- 1945World War II: The siege of Budapest concludes with the unconditional surrender of German and Hungarian forces to the Red Army.
- 1970Black Sabbath, arguably the very first heavy metal album, is released.
- 1978Hilton bombing: a bomb explodes in a refuse truck outside the Hilton Hotel in Sydney, Australia, killing two refuse collectors and a policeman.
- 1990German reunification: An agreement is reached on a two-stage plan to reunite Germany.
- 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.
- 2000The last original “Peanuts” comic strip appears in newspapers one day after Charles M. Schulz dies.
- 2004The 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”.
- 2011For 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.
- 2029New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Rooster in Chinese astrology.
Who were born on February 13?
- 1721John Reid, British army general and composer (d. 1807)
- 1805Peter Gustav Dirichlet, German mathematician (d. 1859)
- 1885Bess Truman, First Lady of the United States, wife of President Harry S. Truman (d. 1982)
- 1906Agostinho da Silva, Portuguese philosopher (d. 1994)
- 1945William Sleator, American science fiction author
- 1947Mike Krzyzewski, American basketball player and coach
- 1950Peter Gabriel, English musician (Genesis), composer and humanitarian
- 1958Derek Riggs, British artist
- 1960Pierluigi Collina, Italian football referee
- 1978Philippe Jaroussky, French sopranist countertenor
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