What happened this day in history February 13

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 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 322 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is January 31, 2024 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,707,782,400 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.

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 351 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 4,071 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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February 13 Historical Events

  • 1739
    Battle of Karnal: The army of Iranian ruler Nadir Shah defeats the forces of the Mughal emperor of India, Muhammad Shah.
  • 1894
    Auguste and Louis Lumière patent the Cinematographe, a combination movie camera and projector.
  • 1914
    Copyright: In New York City the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers is established to protect the copyrighted musical compositions of its members.
  • 1935
    A jury in Flemington, New Jersey finds Bruno Hauptmann guilty of the 1932 kidnapping and murder of the Lindbergh baby, the son of Charles Lindbergh.
  • 1945
    World War II: The siege of Budapest concludes with the unconditional surrender of German and Hungarian forces to the Red Army.
  • 1960
    With the success of a nuclear test codenamed “Gerboise Bleue”, France becomes the fourth country to possess nuclear weapons.
  • 1978
    Hilton bombing: a bomb explodes in a refuse truck outside the Hilton Hotel in Sydney, Australia, killing two refuse collectors and a policeman.
  • 1983
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Pig in Chinese astrology.
  • 2007
    Taiwan 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.
  • 2009
    At 23:31:30 UTC the Unix system time (time_t) number reaches 1234567890 seconds.

Who were born on February 13?

  • 1910
    William Shockley, British-American physicist and eugenicist, Nobel Laureate (d. 1989)
  • 1916
    John Reed, British actor and singer (d. 2010)
  • 1918
    Patty Berg, American golfer (d. 2006)
  • 1944
    Bo Svenson, Swedish-born actor
  • 1945
    King Floyd, American musician (d. 2006)
  • 1953
    Rico J. Puno, Filipino pop singer
  • 1958
    Derek Riggs, British artist
  • 1958
    Marc Emery, Canadian cannabis activist
  • 1958
    Tip Tipping, British actor and stuntman (d. 1993)
  • 1981
    Luisão, Brazilian footballer

Who died on February 13?

  • 1585
    Alfonso Salmeron, Spanish Jesuit biblical scholar (b. 1515)
  • 1662
    Elizabeth Stuart (b. 1596)
  • 1787
    Charles Gravier, comte de Vergennes, French statesman and diplomat (b. 1717)
  • 1818
    George Rogers Clark, American military leader (b. 1752)
  • 1989
    Dave Tarras, klezmer clarinetist (b. 1897)
  • 2000
    Anders Aalborg, Canadian politician (b. 1914)
  • 2002
    Waylon Jennings, American musician (b. 1937)
  • 2003
    Walt Rostow, U.S. government official (b. 1916)
  • 2006
    Peter Frederick Strawson, British philosopher (b. 1919)
  • 2008
    Roger Voisin, Trumpet player, Boston Symphony (b. 1918)

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