On This Day

Historical Events on February 13 (Part 2)

Events 201 - 229 of 229

  • 2008 Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd makes an historic apology to the Indigenous Australians and the Stolen Generations.
  • 2008 The LZR Racer Suit is unveiled in NYC; line of competition swimsuits made by Speedo using high-tech fabric of woven elastane-nylon & polyurethane; times went down dramatically; rules changed 2010
  • 2009 Unix time passed 1,234,567,890 seconds February 13, 2009 at exactly 23:31:30 (UTC).
  • 2009 The Dutch Statistics agency confirms the Netherlands are in recession
  • 2010 A bombing at the German Bakery in Pune, India, kills 10 and injures 60 more.
  • 2011 53rd Grammy Awards: Need You Now, Esperanza Spalding wins
  • 2011 64th British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAS): "The King's Speech" Best Film, David Fincher Best Director
  • 2013 16 Muslim insurgents are killed in an attack on a Narathiwat military base, Thailand
  • 2013 10 civilians, including 3 children, are killed by a NATO airstrike in the Kunar Province, Afghanistan
  • 2013 Sir Mervyn King, Governor of the Bank of England, says he believes "a recovery is in sight" after fears raised about a triple dip recession
  • 2014 Polish cross country skier Justyna Kowalczyk follows her Vancouver (2010) Olympic women's 30k classical title with a gold medal in the 10k classical in Sochi
  • 2014 Slopestyle freestyle skiing event makes Olympic debut at Sochi Winter Games; American Joss Christensen is inaugural men's gold medallist
  • 2014 French biathlete Martin Fourcade wins his 2nd gold medal of the Sochi Winter Olympics in the individual competition; also claims the pursuit title
  • 2014 Women's luge singles champion Natalie Geisenberger and men's doubles winners Tobias Wendl & Tobias Arlt earn their 2nd Olympic gold medals in Sochi in team relay event; Germany sweeps 4 events
  • 2014 Japanese figure skater Yuzuru Hanyu is first to break 100 points barrier in the short program (101.45 points) at the Sochi Winter Olympics, on way to the men's singles gold medal

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2015 "If You're Reading This It's Too Late" 4th mixtape by Drake is released

Singer-Songwriter Drake
Singer-Songwriter
Drake
  • 2016 Ninth Republican presidential candidates debate held in Greenville, South Carolina

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2017 US President Donald Trump accepts the resignation of national security adviser Michael Flynn over his dealings with Russia

National Security Advisor Michael Flynn
National Security Advisor
Michael Flynn
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump

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2017 Harrison Ford involved in a near miss while flying a plane at John Wayne Airport, Orange County

  • 2018 After winning Olympic gold in the women's curling in Sochi (2014), Canadian Kaitlyn Lawes wins the mixed doubles with dual gold medallist John Morris in Pyeongchang
  • 2018 South African President Jacob Zuma is ordered to step down by the A.N.C.
  • 2018 South Africa declares a three-year drought a National Disaster, though pushes Cap Town's "Day Zero" to June 4

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2018 Israeli Police report recommends Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu be prosecuted on bribery, fraud and breach-of-trust charges

Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu
Prime Minister of Israel
Benjamin Netanyahu
  • 2018 Dutch speed skater Kjeld Nuis wins the men's 1,500m gold medal at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics; also takes 1,000m gold
  • 2018 Austrian alpine skier Marcel Hirscher wins the men's combined gold medal at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics; goes on to also win giant slalom gold
  • 2019 NASA confirms Mars Opportunity rover's mission has ended after 15 years due to sandstorm damaging communications
  • 2019 Suicide attack on bus carrying Iranian military's Revolutionary Guard kills 23 in Sistan-Baluchestan province, separatist group Jaish al-Adl claim responsibility
  • 2019 Iran marks 40th anniversary of the Islamic revolution with huge street marches and protests against the US
  • 2019 Flinders River swells to 37 miles wide (60km) creating its own weather system after intense flooding in Queensland, Australia