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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.
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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.
- 1867Work begins on the covering of the Zenne, burying Brussels’s primary river and creating the modern central boulevards.
- 1894Auguste and Louis Lumière patent the Cinematographe, a combination movie camera and projector.
- 1907New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Sheep in Chinese astrology.
- 1914Copyright: In New York City the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers is established to protect the copyrighted musical compositions of its members.
- 1920The Negro National League is formed.
- 1967American researchers discover the Madrid Codices by Leonardo da Vinci in the National Library of Spain.
- 1979An intense windstorm strikes western Washington and sinks a 1/2-mile-long section of the Hood Canal Bridge.
- 2001An earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter Scale hits El Salvador, killing at least 400.
Who were born on February 13?
- 1901Paul Lazarsfeld, American Sociologist (d. 1976)
- 1923Chuck Yeager, American fighter and test pilot
- 1944Stockard Channing, American actress
- 1945David Tremlett, English artist
- 1947Stephen Hadley, U.S. National Security Adviser
- 1969Ahlam, Bahraini singer
- 1974Gus Hansen, Danish professional poker player
- 1974Robbie Williams, English singer
- 1975Sabine Bätzing-Lichtenthäler, German politician
- 1979Lucy Brown, British actress
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