Galentine’s Day - On This Day - February 13th

🗓️ On This Day - February 13th

One day out from Valentine’s Day - but what does February 13th on its own have to celebrate? Plenty, as it turns out - and right here, we will take you through some of the biggest events and most famous birthdays to fall on Valentine’s eve. Happy birthday if you’re celebrating today - and let’s take a look at February 13th back in history…

On this day

interesting facts about King Henry 8th

Henry VIII sets his eyes on a sixth wife.

Divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived… this time around, it’s the fifth in that sequence. King Henry VIII had his fifth wife, Catherine Howard, beheaded - he’d suspected her of being unfaithful. The unfortunate event took place on February 13th 1542.

Portrait of Galileo

Galileo went on trial.

Galileo Galilei, famed astronomer, went on trial on February 13th 1633 to insist that the Earth revolves around the Sun. Of course, as we all know now - he was right! However, he had to testify to these beliefs in front of the Inquisition.

Jesse James

Jesse James’ controversial debut!

Jesse James, world famous outlaw, made his first bank robbery on February 13th, 1866. He’d end up stealing a handsome total of $15,000 out of the Clay County Savings Association - based out in Missouri, US. That’d be worth about $273,000 in today’s money!

Charlie Brown

Charlie Brown bows out.

On February 13th 2000, newspapers published the last original Peanuts comic - featuring iconic characters Charlie Brown, Linus Van Pelt and Snoopy - as illustrator Charles M Schulz had sadly passed away the same day.

fun facts about foxes

The Scottish Parliament protected wild animals for the better.

February 13th marks a very important day for animal lovers everywhere - and for many animals themselves! It was on this day back in 2002 that the Scottish Parliament finally agreed to ban wild mammals hunting with dogs. This new ruling led to the criminalization of fox hunting.

Special Days Falling on February 13th

Not got much to celebrate today? No worries - here are a few interesting “special” days that are particularly noteworthy for February 13th!
International Condom Day

International Condom Day

Celebrated worldwide, February 13th offers a perfect occasion for people to speak openly about birth control - whether in an effort to prevent unwanted pregnancy, or to help stop the spread of sexually transmitted diseases. You may find free condoms available from participating centers taking part in this event today.

National Cheddar Day

National Cheddar Day

There’s nothing quite as appealing as cheese - is there? Today’s a great chance to start sharing your love for cheddar, that strong or mild creamy treat that works brilliantly in sandwiches, on pizzas, and more.

Galentine’s Day - On This Day - February 13th

Galentine’s Day

Originally created in the popular TV show Parks and Recreation, Galentine’s Day has since become a hugely popular event celebrated between female friends. It’s a great way to get together with the girls regardless of whether or not you celebrate Valentine’s the day after!

This page was last modified on July 29, 2023. Suggest an edit