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, 439,320 hours 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

  • 1542
    Catherine Howard, the fifth wife of Henry VIII of England, is executed for adultery.
  • 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.
  • 1926
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Tiger in Chinese astrology.
  • 1954
    Frank Selvy becomes the only NCAA Division I basketball player ever to score 100 points in a single game
  • 1979
    An intense windstorm strikes western Washington and sinks a 1/2-mile-long section of the Hood Canal Bridge.
  • 2000
    The last original “Peanuts” comic strip appears in newspapers one day after Charles M. Schulz dies.
  • 2008
    Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd makes a historic apology to the Indigenous Australians and the Stolen Generations.
  • 2009
    At 23:31:30 UTC the Unix system time (time_t) number reaches 1234567890 seconds.

Who were born on February 13?

  • 1876
    Fritz Buelow, German-born American baseball player (d. 1933)
  • 1889
    Leontine Sagan, Austrian actress and theatre director (d. 1974)
  • 1891
    Grant Wood, American painter (d. 1942)
  • 1934
    George Segal, American actor
  • 1958
    Tip Tipping, British actor and stuntman (d. 1993)
  • 1959
    Gaston Gingras, National Hockey League defenceman
  • 1962
    May Sweet, Burmese singer
  • 1976
    Feist, Canadian singer and songwriter
  • 1981
    Sam Burley, American middle-distance track athlete
  • 1987
    Eljero Elia, Dutch footballer

Who died on February 13?

  • 1539
    Isabella d'Este, Marquise of Mantua (b. 1474)
  • 1950
    Rafael Sabatini, Italian author (b. 1875)
  • 1958
    Dame Christabel Pankhurst, English suffragette (b. 1880)
  • 1980
    David Janssen, American actor (b. 1931)
  • 1982
    Zeng Jinlian, tallest woman ever, at 8 ft. 1.75 in. (b. 1964)
  • 2000
    James Cooke Brown, American author and inventor (b. 1921)
  • 2004
    Zelimkhan Yandarbiyev, Chechen leader (b. 1952)
  • 2005
    Nelson Briles, baseball player (b. 1943)
  • 2007
    Charlie Norwood, American politician (b. 1941)
  • 2008
    Roger Voisin, Trumpet player, Boston Symphony (b. 1918)

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