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.
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)
- 1503Disfida di Barletta – famous challenge between 13 Italian and 13 French knights near Barletta.
- 1542Catherine Howard, the fifth wife of Henry VIII of England, is executed for adultery.
- 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.
- 1931New Delhi becomes the capital of India.
- 1951Korean War: Battle of Chipyong-ni, which represented the “high-water mark” of the Chinese incursion into South Korea, commences.
- 1964New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Dragon in Chinese astrology.
- 1967American researchers discover the Madrid Codices by Leonardo da Vinci in the National Library of Spain.
- 1981A series of sewer explosions destroys more than two miles of streets in Louisville, Kentucky.
- 1984Konstantin Chernenko succeeds the late Yuri Andropov as general secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
Who were born on February 13?
- 1672Étienne François Geoffroy, French chemist (d. 1731)
- 1901Paul Lazarsfeld, American Sociologist (d. 1976)
- 1906Patsy Callighen, Canadian Hockey Player (d. 1964)
- 1922Francis Pym, British Foreign Secretary 1982-83 (d. 2008)
- 1923Yfrah Neaman, Lebanese violinist (d. 2003)
- 1929Omar Torrijos, Panamanian ruler (d. 1981)
- 1944Oduvil Unnikrishnan, Indian actor (d. 2006)
- 1978Philippe Jaroussky, French sopranist countertenor
- 1990Olivia Allison, British synchronized swimmer
- 1995Ayame Koike, Japanese actress
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