February 13: Day of the Week
February 13, 2021 was the 44th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 321 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.
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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)
- 1668Spain recognizes Portugal as an independent nation.
- 1689William and Mary are proclaimed co-rulers of England.
- 1881The feminist newspaper La Citoyenne is first published in Paris by the activist Hubertine Auclert.
- 1926New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Tiger in Chinese astrology.
- 1934The Soviet steamship Cheliuskin sinks in the Arctic Ocean.
- 1945World War II: Royal Air Force bombers are dispatched to Dresden, Germany to attack the city with a massive aerial bombardment.
- 1984Konstantin Chernenko succeeds the late Yuri Andropov as general secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
- 2007Taiwan opposition leader Ma Ying-jeou resigns as the chairman of the Kuomintang party after being indicted by the Taiwan High Prosecutors Office on charges of embezzlement during his tenure as the mayor of Taipei; Ma also announces his candidacy for the 2008 presidential election.
- 2008Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd makes a historic apology to the Indigenous Australians and the Stolen Generations.
- 2009At 23:31:30 UTC the Unix system time (time_t) number reaches 1234567890 seconds.
Who were born on February 13?
- 1884Alfred Carlton Gilbert, American athlete, inventor, and businessman (d. 1961)
- 1897William S. Bowdern, American Jesuit Roman Catholic priest (d. 1983)
- 1907Katy de la Cruz, Filipino singer (d. 2004)
- 1933Paul Biya, Cameroon politician
- 1955Joe Birkett, American lawyer
- 1958Pernilla August, Swedish actress
- 1958Tip Tipping, British actor and stuntman (d. 1993)
- 1966Jeff Waters, Canadian musician (Annihilator)
- 1971Sonia, British singer
- 1980Mark Watson, British comedian
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