Pickle Time Week - February 12-18, 2023 (Second Full Week of February)
Random Acts of Kindness Week - February 12-18, 2023 (Second or Third Full Week in February)
Risk Awareness Week - February 7-14
Take Your Family to School Week - February 13-17, 2023
Valentine's Week - February 7-14
2023 Monthly Holidays that include February 13, are:
There are too many monthly holidays to include here, so please check out our February Holidays page to see all of the holidays that are celebrated the entire month of February.
A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
If a date is a movable holiday, that is different every year, I'll include the year as well as the date rule above. Otherwise, the holiday falls on the same date each year.
World Festivals and Events (Date Order)
Harbin Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival - Usually starts annually on January 5, and typically runs for a month or more, in Harbin, China and is the largest ice and snow festival in the world! 2023 dates are December 23, 2022 - February 28, 2023.
Chinese New Year Festival and Parade - (San Francisco) - January 14 - March 5, 2023, Parade on February 4, 2023
Yukon Quest - Starting in Whitehorse on February 11, 2023, there will be 3 races - 100 mile, 250 miles and a 450 mile. The race typically runs for 10 to 16 days until the last team finishes.
The Astrological Sign for February 13 is an Aquarius.
Birth Flower of the Month
The Birth Flower(s) for the Month for February are:
Violet - symbolizes faithfulness, loyalty, humility, wisdom, and hope
Primrose - Modesty, distinction, and virtue
The Birthstone for February is Amethyst.
1885 – Bess Truman, First Lady of the United States, wife of President Harry S. Truman (d. 1982)
1919 – Tennessee Ernie Ford, American musician (d. 1991)
1923 – Chuck Yeager, American fighter plane test pilot
1933 – Kim Novak, American actress
1934 – George Segal, American actor
1942 – Peter Tork, American musician and actor (The Monkees)
1942 – Carol Lynley, American actress (original Poseidon Adventure)
1950 – Peter Gabriel, English musician (Genesis)
1980 – David Janssen, American actor (The Fugitive, Harry O) (b. 1931)
2002 – Waylon Jennings, American musician (b. 1937)
2014 - Ralph Waite, American actor (The Waltons, NCIS) (b. 1928)
2016 - Antonin Scalia, American lawyer and Supreme Court Judge (b. 1936)
2018 - Henrik, Price Consort of Denmark - Danish royal born in France (b. 1934)
Famous Weddings and Divorces
1983 - Actor and comedian Jerry Lewis marries SanDee Pitnick
Quote of the Day
Chuck Yeager, an American fighter plane test pilot was born on this day in 1923. He was the first pilot to travel faster than sound in 1947.
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
The Holidays and Observances, Recipe of the Day for February 13, is a Simple Ham Pasta Recipe from Kerry, at Healthy Diet Habits.
This Day in History
1832 - 1st appearance of cholera in London
1861 - Abraham Lincoln is declared President of the United States
1866 - Jesse James holds up his 1st bank in Liberty, Missouri and gets away with $15,000
1920 - Switzerland rejoins the League of Nations, and they recognize the perpetual neutrality of Switzerland
1924 - King Tut's tomb is opened
1943 - The United States Marine Corps Women's Reserve (USMCWR) is created
1945 - Allied planes bomb Dresden Germany and 135,000 die
1955 - Israel acquires 4 of 7 Dead Sea scrolls
1959 - Barbie doll goes on sale
1960 - France becomes the fourth country to possess nuclear weapons.
1968 - US sends 10,500 additional soldiers to Vietnam
1984 - 6 year old Texan Stormie Jones gets 1st heart & liver transplant
1990 - US, England, France & England give Germany OK to reunify
2000 – The last original Peanuts comic strip appears in newspapers one day after Charles M. Schulz dies. He did not want anyone else taking over the strip.
2021 - Former U.S. President Donald J. Trump is acquitted in his second impeachment trial
2021 - Texas and Norther Mexico have a major winter storm that causes blackouts and the death of 82 people
This Day in Music
1969 - The Doors' Touch Me is certified gold
1969 - Sly and the Family Stone's Everyday People is certified gold
1971 - The Osmonds' One Bad Apple hits #1
1981 - Pink Floyd's Dark Side Of The Moon
sets the record for most consecutive weeks on the charts - it debuted in
March, 1973 and didn't leave until April, 1988, after 724 weeks.
1983 - Marvin Gaye performs a very memorable National Anthem at the NBA All-Star Game in Los Angeles
2011 - Switchfoot's Hello Hurricane is awarded the Grammy Award for Best Rock or Rap Gospel Album.
2004 - Led Zeppelin was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Grammy Awards
2011 - Arcade Fire's The Suburbs wins Album of the Year at the Grammy Awards
2012 - Adele won all six categories she was nominated in at the Grammy Awards
Above is one of my favorite Switchfoot songs...Dare You to Move!
This Day in Sports
1920 - The National Negro Baseball League organizes
1937 - NFL Boston Redskins move to Washington DC to become the Washington Redskins
1952 - Heavyweight Champion Boxer, Rocky Marciano defeated Lee Savold for his 39th straight win
1965 - US female Figure Skating championship won by Peggy Fleming 1965 - US male Figure Skating championship won by Gary Visconti
1972 - 11th Winter Olympic games close at Sapporo, Japan
1976 - Dorothy Hamill wins the Olympic figure-skating gold medal in Innsbruck, Austria
1977 - Eric Heiden is the 1st American to win world speed skating championship
1983 - World Boxing Council becomes the 1st to cut boxing from 15 to 12 rounds
1988 - 15th Winter Olympic games opens at Calgary, Canada
1990 - Larry Bird (Celtics) ends NBA free throw streak of 71 games
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
1. A Russian carriage drawn by a team of three horses abreast. 2. A party or group of three.
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