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)
- 1633Galileo Galilei arrives in Rome for his trial before the Inquisition.
- 1894Auguste and Louis Lumière patent the Cinematographe, a combination movie camera and projector.
- 1926New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Tiger in Chinese astrology.
- 1945World War II: Royal Air Force bombers are dispatched to Dresden, Germany to attack the city with a massive aerial bombardment.
- 1954Frank Selvy becomes the only NCAA Division I basketball player ever to score 100 points in a single game
- 1960With the success of a nuclear test codenamed “Gerboise Bleue”, France becomes the fourth country to possess nuclear weapons.
- 1967American researchers discover the Madrid Codices by Leonardo da Vinci in the National Library of Spain.
- 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.
Who were born on February 13?
- 711 BCJimmu, Japanese emperor (d. 585 DC)
- 1866Lev Shestov, Russian philosopher (d. 1938)
- 1921Jeanne Demessieux, French organist, pianist, composer (d. 1968)
- 1928Dorothy McGuire, American singer (The McGuire Sisters)
- 1933Paul Biya, Cameroon politician
- 1938Oliver Reed, English actor (d. 1999)
- 1942Donald E. Williams, NASA astronaut
- 1960Gary Patterson, American football coach
- 1971Sonia, British singer
- 1986Jamie Murray, Scottish tennis player
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