February 13 in Pop Culture History
February 13th is…
Cheddar Day is celebrated on February 13th and is a day to enjoy one of America’s favorite cheeses! Cheddar cheese is known for its sharp flavor and versatile uses, making it a perfect addition to any dish. (Also June 4)
On Galentine’s Day, show your appreciation for the special ladies in your life. Whether it’s through a phone call, letter, gift, or just spending some quality time together, take today as an opportunity to let them know how much they mean to you.
Get a Different Name Day is a day to encourage people to explore different names and their meanings and to think about the impact that names can have on a person’s identity and self-esteem.
Italian Food Day celebrates the cuisine and culture of Italy. Italian food is renowned for its fresh ingredients, bold flavors, and diverse regional specialties, from classic pasta dishes to cured meats, cheeses, and seafood. Italian Food Day is an opportunity to celebrate and appreciate Italian cuisine’s richness and diversity and share it with friends and family. It is also a time to honor the tradition and history of Italian cooking and to pay homage to the ingredients, techniques, and recipes that have made Italian food one of the most beloved cuisines in the world.
Tortellini Day: A day to celebrate and enjoy the delicious pasta dish of tortellini. Tortellini is a type of filled pasta from the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy. It is traditionally made from a small piece of dough filled with a mixture of meat, cheese, or other ingredients and then folded into a ring shape and pinched closed. Tortellini are usually served in a meat or cheese-based broth or a creamy sauce. They are often served as a main dish or as a first course and are a popular ingredient in many Italian dishes, such as pasta salads and soups. The exact filling of tortellini can vary depending on regional preferences and local ingredients. Still, the tender pasta and flavorful filling make tortellini a beloved and classic pasta dish in Italy and around the world.
World Radio Day is a day to recognize the power of radio and celebrate its potential to bring people together and promote understanding. It’s a day to appreciate how radio can inform, educate and entertain. UNESCO first declared this important day in 2012 to celebrate radio’s unique role in bringing news, music, and entertainment to the world on the anniversary date of the United Nations international broadcasting service, which was created on February 13, 1946.
1633 – Galileo Galilei arrived in Rome to face charges of heresy by the Catholic Church for advocating Copernican theory, which held that the Earth revolved around the Sun.
1741 – The first magazine was published in America – The American Magazine.
1895 – Oscar Wilde’s final play, The Importance of Being Earnest, opened at the St. James’ Theatre in London.
1906 -The patent (#812,554) was issued to Alfred Einhorn for his synthesis of procaine, which was given the trade name of Novocaine.
1914 -The American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP ) was established to protect the copyrighted musical compositions of its members.
1946 – The world’s first electronic digital computer, ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator and Calculator) was first demonstrated at the Moore School of Electrical Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania, by John W. Mauchly and J. Presper Eckert.
1961 – # 1 Hit February 13, 1961 – February 26, 1961: Lawrence Welk – Calcutta
1965 – Sixteen-year-old Peggy Fleming won the ladies’ senior figure skating title at Lake Placid, NY.
1971 – # 1 Hit February 13, 1971 – March 19, 1971: The Osmonds – One Bad Apple
1993 – Double Dare game show ended.
1999 – # 1 Hit February 13, 1999 – March 12, 1999: Monica – Angel Of Mine
2000 – One day after Charles M Schulz died, February 12, the last original Peanuts comic strip was printed in newspapers.
2002 – Former New York mayor Rudolph Giuliani received an honorary knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II.
2004 – Astronomer Travis Metcalfe of the Harvard – Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics believed he discovered the largest diamond in the known universe at the center of the white dwarf star, BPM 37093. Observations claim the star’s core is a diamond crystal 4000km in diameter.
#1 Hit February 13, 2016 – March 4, 2016: Justin Bieber – Love Yourself
2029 – Apophis is an asteroid that will pass earth closer than our own satellites’ orbit on Friday, February 13th, 2029. It will touch our atmosphere, and we can see it wiz overhead. There is a (debatable) chance of impacting Earth when it returns in 2036.