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 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

  • 1739
    Battle of Karnal: The army of Iranian ruler Nadir Shah defeats the forces of the Mughal emperor of India, Muhammad Shah.
  • 1920
    The Negro National League is formed.
  • 1934
    The Soviet steamship Cheliuskin sinks in the Arctic Ocean.
  • 1945
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Rooster in Chinese astrology.
  • 1955
    Israel obtains 4 of the 7 Dead Sea scrolls.
  • 1970
    Black Sabbath, arguably the very first heavy metal album, is released.
  • 1990
    German reunification: An agreement is reached on a two-stage plan to reunite Germany.
  • 2008
    Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd makes a historic apology to the Indigenous Australians and the Stolen Generations.
  • 2010
    A bomb explodes in the city of Pune, Maharashtra, India, killing 17 and injuring 60 more.
  • 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?

  • 1903
    Georgy Beriev, Russian aircraft designer (d. 1979)
  • 1918
    Patty Berg, American golfer (d. 2006)
  • 1923
    Chuck Yeager, American fighter and test pilot
  • 1930
    Ernst Fuchs, Austrian artist
  • 1950
    Bob Daisley, Australian musician, bassist (Rainbow, Ozzy Osbourne)
  • 1961
    Marc Crawford, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
  • 1969
    Ahlam, Bahraini singer
  • 1972
    Charlie Garner, American football player
  • 1981
    Matías Agüero, Argentine-born Italian rugby player
  • 1990
    Olivia Allison, British synchronized swimmer

Who died on February 13?

  • 858
    Kenneth I of Scotland
  • 1199
    Stefan Nemanja, Serbian Grand Prince (b. 1113)
  • 1542
    Jane Boleyn, Dowager Viscountess of Rochford, lady-in-waiting of the above (b.c. 1505)
  • 1571
    Benvenuto Cellini, Italian artist (b. 1500)
  • 1592
    Jacopo Bassano, Italian painter
  • 1888
    Jean Baptiste Lamy, 1st Archbishop of Santa Fe (b. 1814)
  • 1976
    Murtala Mohammed, Nigerian military leader (b. 1938)
  • 2003
    Kid Gavilan, Cuban boxer (b. 1926)
  • 2004
    Zelimkhan Yandarbiyev, Chechen leader (b. 1952)
  • 2007
    Richard Gordon Wakeford, Air Marshal, Royal Air Force (b. 1922)

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