Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/February 13

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This is a list of selected February 13 anniversaries that appear in 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 will soon 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 four to five events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is generally not posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled featured article or picture of the day.

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1542Catherine Howard, the fifth wife of Henry VIII of England, was executed for adultery. refimprove section
1689Glorious Revolution: The English Parliament passed the Declaration of Right, proclaiming Mary Stuart and her husband William of Orange as co-rulers of England, Scotland and Ireland. doubt about the accuracy of this hook; see [1]
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. unreferenced section
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
1815 – The Cambridge Union, one of the oldest debating societies in the world, was founded at the University of Cambridge in England. 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. contradictory
1881Hubertine Auclert, a leading French suffragette in Paris, launched the feminist newspaper La Citoyenne. refimprove
1913 – The 13th Dalai Lama declared the independence of Tibet from the Republic of China. tagged with {OR}
1931New Delhi 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
1978A bomb exploded outside the Hilton Hotel in Sydney, the site of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, killing three people and injuring eleven others. primary sources
1984Konstantin Chernenko succeeded the late Yuri Andropov as General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. refimprove section
2008 – Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd apologised to Indigenous Australians and the Stolen Generations. too specific, refimprove section



February 13: Shrove Tuesday (Western Christianity, 2024)

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