February 13: Day of the Week
February 13, 2018 was the 44th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 321 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.
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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)
- 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.
- 1739Battle of Karnal: The army of Iranian ruler Nadir Shah defeats the forces of the Mughal emperor of India, Muhammad Shah.
- 1881The feminist newspaper La Citoyenne is first published in Paris by the activist Hubertine Auclert.
- 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.
- 1978Hilton bombing: a bomb explodes in a refuse truck outside the Hilton Hotel in Sydney, Australia, killing two refuse collectors and a policeman.
- 1983New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Pig in Chinese astrology.
- 1990German reunification: An agreement is reached on a two-stage plan to reunite Germany.
- 2004The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics announces the discovery of the universe‘s largest known diamond, white dwarf star BPM 37093. Astronomers named this star “Lucy” after The Beatles’song “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds”.
- 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.
Who were born on February 13?
- 1885Bess Truman, First Lady of the United States, wife of President Harry S. Truman (d. 1982)
- 1923Michael Anthony Bilandic, American politician (d. 2002)
- 1933Peter L. Pond, American activist and philanthropist (d. 2000)
- 1938Oliver Reed, English actor (d. 1999)
- 1947Kevin Bloody Wilson, Australian Comic Singer
- 1950Bob Daisley, Australian musician, bassist (Rainbow, Ozzy Osbourne)
- 1958Pernilla August, Swedish actress
- 1959Gaston Gingras, National Hockey League defenceman
- 1981Liam Miller, Irish footballer
- 1989Rhys Palmer, Australian footballer
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