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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.
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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.
- 1881The feminist newspaper La Citoyenne is first published in Paris by the activist Hubertine Auclert.
- 1894Auguste and Louis Lumière patent the Cinematographe, a combination movie camera and projector.
- 1914Copyright: In New York City the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers is established to protect the copyrighted musical compositions of its members.
- 1935A jury in Flemington, New Jersey finds Bruno Hauptmann guilty of the 1932 kidnapping and murder of the Lindbergh baby, the son of Charles Lindbergh.
- 1964New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Dragon in Chinese astrology.
- 1981A series of sewer explosions destroys more than two miles of streets in Louisville, Kentucky.
- 2010A bomb explodes in the city of Pune, Maharashtra, India, killing 17 and injuring 60 more.
Who were born on February 13?
- 1728John Hunter, Scottish surgeon (d. 1793)
- 1897William S. Bowdern, American Jesuit Roman Catholic priest (d. 1983)
- 1903Georgy Beriev, Russian aircraft designer (d. 1979)
- 1941Sigmar Polke, German painter
- 1959Gaston Gingras, National Hockey League defenceman
- 1962May Sweet, Burmese singer
- 1974Jeff Duran, American radio personality
- 1975Ben Collins, British racing driver
- 1980Sebastian Kehl, German footballer
- 1989Rodrigo Possebon, Brazilian Footballer
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