February 13: Day of the Week
February 13, 2020 was the 44th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 322 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is jueves.
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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)
- 1542Catherine Howard, the fifth wife of Henry VIII of England, is executed for adultery.
- 1660With the death of Swedish King Charles X Gustav, the Swedish government can start to seek peace with Sweden’s enemies in the Second Northern War – something that Charles X Gustav had refused. As his son and successor on the throne, Charles XI, is only four years old, a regency takes over the ruling of Sweden until 1672.
- 1689William and Mary are proclaimed co-rulers of England.
- 1867Work begins on the covering of the Zenne, burying Brussels’s primary river and creating the modern central boulevards.
- 1920The Negro National League is formed.
- 1931New Delhi becomes the capital of India.
- 1967American researchers discover the Madrid Codices by Leonardo da Vinci in the National Library of Spain.
- 1983New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Pig in Chinese astrology.
- 1991Gulf War: Two laser-guided “smart bombs” destroy the Amiriyah shelter in Baghdad. Allied forces said the bunker was being used as a military communications outpost, but over 400 Iraqi civilians inside were killed.
- 2009At 23:31:30 UTC the Unix system time (time_t) number reaches 1234567890 seconds.
Who were born on February 13?
- 1769Ivan Krylov, Russian fabulist (d. 1844)
- 1866Lev Shestov, Russian philosopher (d. 1938)
- 1915Lyle Bettger, American actor (d. 2003)
- 1919Eddie Robinson, American football coach (d. 2007)
- 1924Jean-Jacques Servan-Schreiber, French journalist (d. 2006)
- 1941Andrea Conte, First Lady of Tennessee
- 1961Henry Rollins, American musician, comedian, and actor (Black Flag)
- 1962Hugh Dennis, English actor and comedian
- 1964Ylva Johansson, Swedish politician
- 1989Rodrigo Possebon, Brazilian Footballer
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