Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/February 13

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This is a list of selected February 13 anniversaries that appears on the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial, or on a day that is or soon will be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only 5–6 events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is not generally posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled February 13, 2019 featured article or the February 13, 2019 featured picture.

To report an error when this appears on the Main Page, see Main Page errors. Please remember that this list defers to the supporting articles, so it is best to achieve consensus and make any necessary changes there first.

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1542Catherine Howard, the fifth wife of Henry VIII of England, was executed for adultery. refimprove section
1660 – Five-year-old Charles XI became King of Sweden. unreferenced section
1706Great Northern War: The Swedish employed the double envelopment military strategy to defeat SaxonyPoland and their Russian allies at the Battle of Fraustadt, near Fraustadt in present-day Wschowa, Poland. refimprove
1739 – During his invasion of the Mughal Empire, the forces of Nader, Shah of Persia, defeated the Mughal army at Karnal within three hours, despite being outnumbered six-to-one. refimprove section
1880 – American inventor Thomas Edison observed the Edison effect, which later formed the basis of vacuum tube diodes designed by English electrical engineer John Ambrose Fleming. refimprove section
1881Hubertine Auclert, a leading French suffragette in Paris, launched the feminist newspaper La Citoyenne. refimprove
1931New Delhi (India Gate pictured) was inaugurated as the new capital of British India by Viceroy Lord Irwin. unreferenced section
1934 – The Soviet steamship SS Chelyuskin, while attempting to travel through the Northern Sea Route from Murmansk to Vladivostok, became trapped in drift ice and sank. The members of the subsequent search and rescue team were the first recipients of the Hero of the Soviet Union award. refimprove section
1970 – The English rock band Black Sabbath released their eponymous debut album, which is recognised as the first major album to be credited with the development of the heavy metal genre. refimprove section
1984Konstantin Chernenko succeeded the late Yuri Andropov as General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. refimprove section
1991Gulf War: The United States Air Force dropped two laser-guided "smart bombs" on an air-raid shelter in Baghdad, Iraq, which was believed to be a military command site, killing at least 408 civilians. refimprove section
2008 – Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd apologised to Indigenous Australians and the Stolen Generations. too specific



February 13: Shrove Tuesday (Western Christianity, 2018)

The Cambridge Union building
The Cambridge Union building

Muhammad ibn Ra'iq (d. 942) · George Rogers Clark (d. 1818) · Faiz Ahmad Faiz (b. 1911)

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