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, 26,359,200 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.

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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

  • 1575
    Henry III of France is crowned at Rheims, marrying Louise de Lorraine-Vaudémont on the same day.
  • 1867
    Work begins on the covering of the Zenne, burying Brussels’s primary river and creating the modern central boulevards.
  • 1881
    The feminist newspaper La Citoyenne is first published in Paris by the activist Hubertine Auclert.
  • 1907
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Sheep in Chinese astrology.
  • 1951
    Korean War: Battle of Chipyong-ni, which represented the “high-water mark” of the Chinese incursion into South Korea, commences.
  • 1955
    Israel obtains 4 of the 7 Dead Sea scrolls.
  • 1971
    Vietnam War: Backed by American air and artillery support, South Vietnamese troops invade Laos.
  • 2001
    An earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter Scale hits El Salvador, killing at least 400.
  • 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?

  • 1870
    Leopold Godowsky, Polish-American pianist, composer (d. 1938)
  • 1879
    Sarojini Naidu, Indian freedom fighter (d. 1949)
  • 1919
    Tennessee Ernie Ford, American musician (d. 1991)
  • 1920
    Boudleaux Bryant, American songwriter (d. 1987)
  • 1933
    Costa Gavras, Greek-French filmmaker
  • 1940
    Arne Sølvberg, Norwegian computer scientist
  • 1952
    Freddy Maertens, Belgian cyclist
  • 1956
    Yiannis Kouros, Greek-Australian runner
  • 1958
    Derek Riggs, British artist
  • 1971
    Sonia, British singer

Who died on February 13?

  • 858
    Kenneth I of Scotland
  • 1219
    Minamoto no Sanetomo, Japanese shogun (b. 1192)
  • 1624
    Stephen Gosson, English satirist (b. 1554)
  • 1845
    Henrik Steffens, Norwegian-German philosopher (b. 1773)
  • 1991
    Ron Pickering, athletics coach and BBC sports commentator and presenter (b. 1930)
  • 2005
    Emilios T. Harlaftis, Greek astrophysicist (b. 1965)
  • 2005
    Maurice Trintignant, French race car driver (b. 1917)
  • 2007
    Richard Gordon Wakeford, Air Marshal, Royal Air Force (b. 1922)
  • 2008
    Roger Voisin, Trumpet player, Boston Symphony (b. 1918)
  • 2010
    John Reed, British singer of Gilbert & Sullivan (b. 1916)

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