It's my birthday! Unless you are in a time-zone where it is still the 12th of February, in which case it is my birthday tomorrow, also TIME TRAVEL!

so here are some other important things that happened on the 13th of February in my lifetime, courtesy of History Orb:

1991 - Syria tells Germany they are ready to recognize Israel
1991 - US bombs Iraqi air raid shelter, killing 334
1991 - US air raid on the Amiriyah shelter in Baghdad kills more than 408 civilians
1992 - "Most Happy Fella" opens at Booth Theater NYC for 229 performances
1992 - Jose Canseco repeatedly rams his Porsche into wife Esther's BMW
1992 - West beats East 14 to 9 in Major Soccer League all star game
1993 - Ljubow Kremljowa runs world record 1000m indoor (2:34:84)
1993 - Merlene Ottey runs world record 200m indoor (21.87 sec)
1993 - Sergei Bubka pole vaults indoor record (6.14 m)
1994 - 44th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 127-118 at Minneapolis
1994 - Inna Lassovskaya jumps world record 14.9m
1994 - Johann Olav Koss skates world record 5000m 6:34,96
1994 - Ship disaster near Ranong Thailand, kills 200
1995 - Howard Stern radio show premieres in San Diego CA on KIOZ 105.3 FM
1995 - West Indies beat NZ by innings & 332, Courtney Walsh 13-55
1996 - Howard Stern announces he will be making the film "Private Parts"
1996 - Rock musical "Rent," by Jonathan Larson, opens off-Broadway
1996 - Rapper Tupac Shakur releases his 4th studio album 'All Eyez on Me'
1997 - "Three Sisters," opens at Criterion Theater NYC
1997 - Discovery captures Hubble Space Telescope
2000 - The last original Peanuts comic strip appears in newspapers one day after Charles M. Schulz dies.
2001 - An earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter Scale hits El Salvador, killing at least 400.
2004 - The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics discovers the universe's largest known diamond, white dwarf star BPM 37093.
2005 - 47th Grammy Awards: Here We Go Again, Maroon 5 wins
2005 - NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 38-27
2007 - Taiwan opposition leader Ma Ying-jeou resigns as the chairman of the Kuomintang party after being indicted by the Taiwan High Prosecutors Office on charges of embezzlement during his tenure as the mayor of Taipei; Ma also announces his candidacy for the 2008 presidential election.
2008 - Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd makes an historic apology to the Indigenous Australians and the Stolen Generations.
2009 - Unix time passed 1,234,567,890 seconds February 13, 2009 at exactly 23:31:30 (UTC).
2010 - A bombing at the German Bakery in Pune, India, kills 10 and injures 60 more.
2011 - 53rd Grammy Awards: Need You Now, Esperanza Spalding wins
2013 - 16 Muslim insurgents are killed in an attack on a Narathiwat military base, Thailand
2013 - 10 civilians, including 3 children, are killed by a NATO airstrike in the Kunar Province, Afghanistan