What are the important events that happened on February 13? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.
February 13: Facts & Myths About This Day
February 13 is the 44th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 322 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is January 31, 2020 – a Thursday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 1,581,552,000 seconds has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.
Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘tetracontatetragon’ day.
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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.
According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 365 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.
The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 2,610 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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February 13 Historical Events
Battle of Karnal: The army of Iranian ruler Nadir Shah defeats the forces of the Mughal emperor of India, Muhammad Shah.
The Negro National League is formed.
The Soviet steamship Cheliuskin sinks in the Arctic Ocean.
New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Rooster in Chinese astrology.
Israel obtains 4 of the 7 Dead Sea scrolls.
Black Sabbath, arguably the very first heavy metal album, is released.
German reunification: An agreement is reached on a two-stage plan to reunite Germany.
Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd makes a historic apology to the Indigenous Australians and the Stolen Generations.
A bomb explodes in the city of Pune, Maharashtra, India, killing 17 and injuring 60 more.
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?
Georgy Beriev, Russian aircraft designer (d. 1979)
Patty Berg, American golfer (d. 2006)
Chuck Yeager, American fighter and test pilot
Ernst Fuchs, Austrian artist
Bob Daisley, Australian musician, bassist (Rainbow, Ozzy Osbourne)
Marc Crawford, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
Ahlam, Bahraini singer
Charlie Garner, American football player
Matías Agüero, Argentine-born Italian rugby player
Olivia Allison, British synchronized swimmer
Who died on February 13?
Kenneth I of Scotland
Stefan Nemanja, Serbian Grand Prince (b. 1113)
Jane Boleyn, Dowager Viscountess of Rochford, lady-in-waiting of the above (b.c. 1505)
Benvenuto Cellini, Italian artist (b. 1500)
Jacopo Bassano, Italian painter
Jean Baptiste Lamy, 1st Archbishop of Santa Fe (b. 1814)
Murtala Mohammed, Nigerian military leader (b. 1938)
Kid Gavilan, Cuban boxer (b. 1926)
Zelimkhan Yandarbiyev, Chechen leader (b. 1952)
Richard Gordon Wakeford, Air Marshal, Royal Air Force (b. 1922)
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