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Wednesday February 13, 2019

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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.

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Here’s the February calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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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)

  • 1575
    Henry III of France is crowned at Rheims, marrying Louise de Lorraine-Vaudémont on the same day.
  • 1633
    Galileo Galilei arrives in Rome for his trial before the Inquisition.
  • 1867
    Work begins on the covering of the Zenne, burying Brussels’s primary river and creating the modern central boulevards.
  • 1880
    Thomas Edison observes the Edison effect.
  • 1934
    The Soviet steamship Cheliuskin sinks in the Arctic Ocean.
  • 1960
    With the success of a nuclear test codenamed “Gerboise Bleue”, France becomes the fourth country to possess nuclear weapons.
  • 1964
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Dragon in Chinese astrology.
  • 1979
    An intense windstorm strikes western Washington and sinks a 1/2-mile-long section of the Hood Canal Bridge.
  • 1991
    Gulf 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.
  • 2011
    For 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?

  • 1883
    Yevgeny Vakhtangov, Russian-Armenian director (d. 1922)
  • 1900
    Roy Harrod, English economist (d. 1978)
  • 1939
    Beate Klarsfeld, German Nazi hunter
  • 1959
    Gord Hampson, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1963
    Thomas Miller, German footballer
  • 1975
    Tony Dalton, Mexican (American born) actor and screenwriter
  • 1979
    Mena Suvari, American actress
  • 1981
    Liam Miller, Irish footballer
  • 1981
    Matías Agüero, Argentine-born Italian rugby player
  • 1985
    Matthieu Franke, French-born German rugby player

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