About February 13

February 13, 2022 is the 44th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 321 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

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Aquarius is the sun 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 343 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On February 13

  • 1575
    Henry III of France is crowned at Rheims, marrying Louise de Lorraine-Vaudémont on the same day.
  • 1633
    Galileo Galilei arrives in Rome for his trial before the Inquisition.
  • 1660
    With the death of Swedish King Charles X Gustav, the Swedish government can start to seek peace with Sweden’s enemies in the Second Northern War – something that Charles X Gustav had refused. As his son and successor on the throne, Charles XI, is only four years old, a regency takes over the ruling of Sweden until 1672.
  • 1668
    Spain recognizes Portugal as an independent nation.
  • 1689
    William and Mary are proclaimed co-rulers of England.
  • 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.
  • 1880
    Thomas Edison observes the Edison effect.
  • 1907
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Sheep in Chinese astrology.
  • 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.
  • 1920
    The Negro National League is formed.
  • 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.
  • 1960
    Black college students stage the first of the Nashville sit-ins at three lunch counters in Nashville, Tennessee.
  • 1961
    A 500,000-year-old rock is discovered near Olancha, California, US, that appears to anachronistically encase a spark plug.
  • 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.
  • 1990
    German reunification: An agreement is reached on a two-stage plan to reunite Germany.
  • 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.
  • 2001
    An earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter Scale hits El Salvador, killing at least 400.
  • 2004
    The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics announces the discovery of the universe‘s largest known diamond, white dwarf star BPM 37093. Astronomers named this star “Lucy” after The Beatles’song “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds”.
  • 2009
    At 23:31:30 UTC the Unix system time (time_t) number reaches 1234567890 seconds.

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