13 February

13 February

February 13 is the 44th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 321 days remain until the end of the year. 

We have some interesting facts & historic events all about February 13th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about February 13th in history!

Table of Contents

  1. Global Celebrations
  2. Historic Events
  3. Famous Birthdays
  4. Heartbreaking Deaths

Global Celebrations

  • Madly in Love with Me Day
  • Employee Legal Awareness Day
  • Get A Different Name Day
  • National Tortellini Day
  • World Radio Day
  • Kiss Day
  • World Marriage Day

Historic Events

What Happened On This Day – February 13

2008: Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd apologizes to Indigenous Australians for the “stolen generations”

Between 10 and 30 percent of Aboriginal and Torres Islander children were removed from their families until the 1960s.

2004: The universe’s largest known diamond is discovered

BPM 37093 is a white dwarf star about 50 light-years from Earth and was nicknamed “Lucy” after The Beatles’ song “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds”.

2000: The last “Peanuts” comic strip is published

The 17,897th-and-last installment was published in newspapers around the world on the day following the death of its creator, Charles M. Schulz.

1991: Two “smart bombs” kill at least 408 civilians in Baghdad

The Amiriyah shelter bombing was one of the worst cases of civilian killings during “Operation Desert Storm”.

1945: The German city of Dresden is destroyed by a bombing raid

According to estimates, up to 25,000 people were killed in the raids that lasted 3 days.

1931: Mаn аnd woman towing a cargo boat through a ship-canal. The Netherlands, 1931.

Mаn аnd woman towing a cargo-boat through a ship-canal. The Netherlands, 1931.

1922: Lenin and Stalin at Gorki , 1922

Lenin and Stalin at Gorki , 1922

Soviet POW’s starving in a Nazi camp. The Soviet Union lost around 27 million people during the war, about half of all World War II casualties.

Soviet POW’s starving in a Nazi camp. The Soviet Union lost around 27 million people during the war, about half of all World War II casualties.

If you аre a 70’s child you will know all about the Raleigh Chopper.

If you аre a 70’s child you will know all about the Raleigh Chopper.

Famous Birthdays

Births On This Day, February 13

1974: Robbie Williams, English singer-songwriter, producer, actor

1950: Peter Gabriel, English singer-songwriter, producer

1946: Richard Blumenthal, American politician

1849: Lord Randolph Churchill, English politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer

1835: Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, Indian religious leader, founded the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community

Heartbreaking Deaths

Deaths On This Day, February 13

2002: Waylon Jennings, American singer-songwriter, musician

1883: Richard Wagner, German composer, director

1787: Ruđer Bošković, Croatian physicist, astronomer, mathematician

1728: Cotton Mather, American minister

1662: Elizabeth Stuart, Queen of Bohemia


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