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

  • 1692
    Massacre of Glencoe: About 78 Macdonalds at Glen Coe, Scotland are killed early in the morning for not promptly pledging allegiance to the new king, William of Orange.
  • 1894
    Auguste and Louis Lumière patent the Cinematographe, a combination movie camera and projector.
  • 1907
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Sheep in Chinese astrology.
  • 1934
    The Soviet steamship Cheliuskin sinks in the Arctic Ocean.
  • 1954
    Frank Selvy becomes the only NCAA Division I basketball player ever to score 100 points in a single game
  • 1967
    American researchers discover the Madrid Codices by Leonardo da Vinci in the National Library of Spain.
  • 1970
    Black Sabbath, arguably the very first heavy metal album, is released.
  • 2001
    An earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter Scale hits El Salvador, killing at least 400.
  • 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.
  • 2010
    A bomb explodes in the city of Pune, Maharashtra, India, killing 17 and injuring 60 more.

Who were born on February 13?

  • 711 BC
    Jimmu, Japanese emperor (d. 585 DC)
  • 1906
    Patsy Callighen, Canadian Hockey Player (d. 1964)
  • 1947
    Mike Krzyzewski, American basketball player and coach
  • 1950
    Donna Hanover, American journalist, radio and television personality
  • 1952
    Freddy Maertens, Belgian cyclist
  • 1955
    Joe Birkett, American lawyer
  • 1958
    Marc Emery, Canadian cannabis activist
  • 1961
    Cevin Key, Canadian musician (Skinny Puppy, Subconscious Communications)
  • 1976
    Martin Sastre, Uruguayan artist
  • 1989
    Rodrigo Possebon, Brazilian Footballer

Who died on February 13?

  • 1141
    Béla II of Hungary (b. 1110)
  • 1199
    Stefan Nemanja, Serbian Grand Prince (b. 1113)
  • 1837
    Mariano José de Larra, Spanish journalist and writer (b. 1809)
  • 1952
    Josephine Tey, English author (b. 1896)
  • 1958
    Dame Christabel Pankhurst, English suffragette (b. 1880)
  • 1989
    Wayne Hays, American politician (b. 1911)
  • 1996
    Martin Balsam, American actor (b. 1919)
  • 2005
    Maurice Trintignant, French race car driver (b. 1917)
  • 2006
    Andreas Katsulas, Greek-American actor (b. 1946)
  • 2010
    Lucille Clifton, American poet (b. 1936)

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