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)
- 1503Disfida di Barletta – famous challenge between 13 Italian and 13 French knights near Barletta.
- 1575Henry III of France is crowned at Rheims, marrying Louise de Lorraine-Vaudémont on the same day.
- 1668Spain recognizes Portugal as an independent nation.
- 1960Black college students stage the first of the Nashville sit-ins at three lunch counters in Nashville, Tennessee.
- 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.
- 1983New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Pig in Chinese astrology.
- 2009At 23:31:30 UTC the Unix system time (time_t) number reaches 1234567890 seconds.
- 2010A bomb explodes in the city of Pune, Maharashtra, India, killing 17 and injuring 60 more.
- 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.
Who were born on February 13?
- 1870Leopold Godowsky, Polish-American pianist, composer (d. 1938)
- 1888George Papandreou, Prime Minister of Greece (d. 1968)
- 1915Aung San, Burmese general and politician (d. 1947)
- 1922Gordon Tullock, American economist
- 1944Jerry Springer, American television host
- 1950Donna Hanover, American journalist, radio and television personality
- 1961Cevin Key, Canadian musician (Skinny Puppy, Subconscious Communications)
- 1974Gus Hansen, Danish professional poker player
- 1988Fuat Kalkan, Turkish footballer
- 1989Rhys Palmer, Australian footballer
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