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February 13. This day in history: holidays, festivals, the most interesting dates, outstanding personalities – The News & Culture

13.02.2020, 12:00

Holidays and festivals

On February 13 the international community celebrates The World Radio Day — a holiday which was proclaimed at the 36th UNESCO General Conference on initiative of Spain. The date of the celebration was not chosen by chance: it was on this very day in 1946 that the UN Radio got on the air and its transmissions were broadcasted right from its headquarters. 

Name-days:

For men: Victor, Mykyta, Bohdan, Ivan (John), Illya (Elijah).

For women: Victoria.

The most interesting events that took place on this day:

1895 — Brothers Louis and August Lumiere created their first moving picture projector.

1956 — The first Soviet science station “Mirny” was opened in Antarctica.

1959 — The first Barbie dolls hit the markets.

1981 —The longest sentence ever containing 1,286 words was published in The New York Times.

1992 — Uganda acknowledged the Independence of Ukraine.

On this day the following famous people were born:

1847 — Victor Gilbert, a French artist.

1903 — Georges Simenon, French writer («100 Keys Club»).

1909 — Victor Ivanov, Ukrainian film director.

1974 — Robbie Williams, a former member of Take That, a solo artist.

On this day the following famous people passed away:

1592 — Jacopo Bassano, Italian artist.

1883 — Richard Wagner, German composer.

1950 — Rafael Sabatini, English writer («Captain Blood: His Odyssey»).

2002 — Waylon Jennings, an American singer.

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