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, 1,707,782,400 seconds 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

  • 1689
    William and Mary are proclaimed co-rulers of England.
  • 1739
    Battle of Karnal: The army of Iranian ruler Nadir Shah defeats the forces of the Mughal emperor of India, Muhammad Shah.
  • 1867
    Work begins on the covering of the Zenne, burying Brussels’s primary river and creating the modern central boulevards.
  • 1907
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Sheep in Chinese astrology.
  • 1945
    World War II: Royal Air Force bombers are dispatched to Dresden, Germany to attack the city with a massive aerial bombardment.
  • 1960
    With the success of a nuclear test codenamed “Gerboise Bleue”, France becomes the fourth country to possess nuclear weapons.
  • 1984
    Konstantin Chernenko succeeds the late Yuri Andropov as general secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
  • 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.
  • 2008
    Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd makes a historic apology to the Indigenous Australians and the Stolen Generations.
  • 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)
  • 1721
    John Reid, British army general and composer (d. 1807)
  • 1728
    John Hunter, Scottish surgeon (d. 1793)
  • 1892
    Robert H. Jackson, American jurist, 57th United States Attorney General and Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court (d. 1954)
  • 1900
    Roy Harrod, English economist (d. 1978)
  • 1942
    Carol Lynley, American actress
  • 1947
    Stephen Hadley, U.S. National Security Adviser
  • 1970
    Diane Youdale, British television personality
  • 1974
    Fonzworth Bentley, American hip-hop artist
  • 1975
    Iván González, Puerto Rican writer and musician

Who died on February 13?

  • 1660
    King Charles X of Sweden (b. 1622)
  • 1837
    Mariano José de Larra, Spanish journalist and writer (b. 1809)
  • 1889
    João Maurício Wanderley, Brazilian magistrate and politician (b. 1815)
  • 1934
    József Pusztai, Slovene writer, poet, journalist in Hungary (b. 1864)
  • 1974
    Ustad Amir Khan, Indian classical singer (b. 1912)
  • 1976
    Murtala Mohammed, Nigerian military leader (b. 1938)
  • 1989
    Dave Tarras, klezmer clarinetist (b. 1897)
  • 1992
    Nikolay Bogolyubov, Russian mathematician (b. 1909)
  • 2000
    Anders Aalborg, Canadian politician (b. 1914)
  • 2005
    Nelson Briles, baseball player (b. 1943)

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