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
Catherine Howard, the fifth wife of Henry VIII of England, is executed for adultery.
Battle of Karnal: The army of Iranian ruler Nadir Shah defeats the forces of the Mughal emperor of India, Muhammad Shah.
Auguste and Louis Lumière patent the Cinematographe, a combination movie camera and projector.
Copyright: In New York City the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers is established to protect the copyrighted musical compositions of its members.
New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Tiger in Chinese astrology.
Frank Selvy becomes the only NCAA Division I basketball player ever to score 100 points in a single game
An intense windstorm strikes western Washington and sinks a 1/2-mile-long section of the Hood Canal Bridge.
The last original “Peanuts” comic strip appears in newspapers one day after Charles M. Schulz dies.
Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd makes a historic apology to the Indigenous Australians and the Stolen Generations.
At 23:31:30 UTC the Unix system time (time_t) number reaches 1234567890 seconds.
Who were born on February 13?
Fritz Buelow, German-born American baseball player (d. 1933)
Leontine Sagan, Austrian actress and theatre director (d. 1974)
Grant Wood, American painter (d. 1942)
George Segal, American actor
Tip Tipping, British actor and stuntman (d. 1993)
Gaston Gingras, National Hockey League defenceman
May Sweet, Burmese singer
Feist, Canadian singer and songwriter
Sam Burley, American middle-distance track athlete
Eljero Elia, Dutch footballer
Who died on February 13?
Isabella d'Este, Marquise of Mantua (b. 1474)
Rafael Sabatini, Italian author (b. 1875)
Dame Christabel Pankhurst, English suffragette (b. 1880)
David Janssen, American actor (b. 1931)
Zeng Jinlian, tallest woman ever, at 8 ft. 1.75 in. (b. 1964)
James Cooke Brown, American author and inventor (b. 1921)
Zelimkhan Yandarbiyev, Chechen leader (b. 1952)
Nelson Briles, baseball player (b. 1943)
Charlie Norwood, American politician (b. 1941)
Roger Voisin, Trumpet player, Boston Symphony (b. 1918)
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