February 13: Fun Facts about Today in History

Today in History

On February 13, learn about the most interesting historical events and facts that occurred throughout history. The Gregorian calendar’s 44th day is February 13. Galileo arrived in Rome for his Inquisition trial, while Tibet’s 13th Dalai Lama declared independence. The formation of the Negro National League.

February 13 is under the sign of Aquarius. Jerry Springer, Aqib Talib, and Denise Austin all have famous birthdays. It’s Mardi Gras today.


(February 13, 1689)
In the aftermath of the Glorious Revolution, William and Mary were proclaimed king and queen of England on this day in 1689, and they governed as King William III and Queen Mary II until her death in 1694.


(February 13, 1955)
Four of the seven Dead Sea Scrolls are obtained by Israel.

(February 13, 1960)
France becomes the fourth country to possess nuclear weapons after a successful nuclear test dubbed "Gerboise Bleue."

(February 13, 1961)
A 500,000-year-old rock has been unearthed near Olancha, California, in the United States, which looks to anachronistically encapsulate a spark plug.

(February 13, 2017)
At Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Kim Jong-nam, the brother of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un, is assassinated.

(Died on February 13, 2018)
Henrik, Prince Consort of Denmark, French-born Danish royal (b. 1934).

Written by James

James has always been intrigued by dinosaurs, the universe, technology, and animals. With a Bachelor of Computer Science and years of writing expertise, he joined World Amazing Facts in 2021 as a staff writer.

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