February 13

February 13

The first day of Lupercalia (Roman Empire)
The Festival of Parentalia (Roman Empire)
World Radio Day

Events February 13

1668 – Spain recognizes Portugal as an independent nation.
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.
1880 – Thomas Edison observes the Edison effect.
1894 – Auguste and Louis Lumière patent the Cinematographe, a combination movie camera and projector.
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.
1931 – New Delhi becomes the capital of India.
1961 – A 500,000-year-old rock is discovered near Olancha, California, US, that appears to anachronistically encase a spark plug.
1990 – German reunification: An agreement is reached on a two-stage plan to reunite Germany.
2001 – An earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter Scale hits El Salvador, killing at least 400.
2008 – Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd makes a historic apology to the Indigenous Australians and the Stolen Generations.
2009 – At 23:31:30 UTC the Unix system time (time_t) number reaches 1234567890 seconds.
2011 – For the first time in more than 100 years the Umatilla, an American Indian tribe, were able to hunt and harvest a bison just outside Yellowstone National Park, restoring a centuries-old tradition guaranteed by a treaty signed in 1855.

 

 

 

 

 



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