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, 28,463,040 minutes 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

  • 1880
    Thomas Edison observes the Edison effect.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1982
    Río Negro massacre in Guatemala.
  • 1991
    Gulf War: Two laser-guided “smart bombs” destroy the Amiriyah shelter in Baghdad. Allied forces said the bunker was being used as a military communications outpost, but over 400 Iraqi civilians inside were killed.
  • 2000
    The last original “Peanuts” comic strip appears in newspapers one day after Charles M. Schulz dies.
  • 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.
  • 2029
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Rooster in Chinese astrology.

Who were born on February 13?

  • 1902
    Harold Lasswell, American political scientist (d. 1978)
  • 1903
    Georges Simenon, Belgian writer (d. 1989)
  • 1930
    Ernst Fuchs, Austrian artist
  • 1934
    George Segal, American actor
  • 1942
    Carol Lynley, American actress
  • 1944
    Oduvil Unnikrishnan, Indian actor (d. 2006)
  • 1958
    Derek Riggs, British artist
  • 1971
    Sonia, British singer
  • 1974
    Jeff Duran, American radio personality
  • 1989
    Rhys Palmer, Australian footballer

Who died on February 13?

  • 1130
    Pope Honorius II
  • 1787
    Ruđer Josip Bošković, Croatian scientist and diplomat (b. 1711)
  • 1813
    Samuel Ashe, Governor of North Carolina (b. 1725)
  • 1837
    Mariano José de Larra, Spanish journalist and writer (b. 1809)
  • 1950
    Rafael Sabatini, Italian author (b. 1875)
  • 1956
    Jan Łukasiewicz, Polish mathematician (b. 1878)
  • 1991
    Ron Pickering, athletics coach and BBC sports commentator and presenter (b. 1930)
  • 1997
    Mark Krasnosel’skii, Russian-Ukrainian mathematician (b. 1920)
  • 1997
    Robert Klark Graham, American businessman and eugenecist (b. 1906)
  • 2005
    Maurice Trintignant, French race car driver (b. 1917)

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