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Saturday February 11, 2017

February 11: Day of the Week

February 11, 2017 was the 42nd day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 323 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.

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Here’s the February calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Aquarius is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Amethyst is the modern birthstone for this month. Bloodstone is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

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February 11 Historical Event(s)

  • 1531
    Henry VIII of England is recognized as supreme head of the Church of England.
  • 1843
    Giuseppe Verdi’s opera I Lombardi receives its first performance in Milan.
  • 1889
    Meiji Constitution of Japan is adopted; the first Diet of Japan convenes in 1890.
  • 1918
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Horse in Chinese astrology.
  • 1938
    BBC Television produces the world’s first ever science fiction television program, an adaptation of a section of the Karel Capek play R.U.R., that coined the term “robot”.
  • 1942
    The first gold record is presented to Glenn Miller for “Chattanooga Choo Choo”.
  • 1953
    President Dwight Eisenhower refuses a clemency appeal for Ethel and Julius Rosenberg.
  • 1964
    Greeks and Turks begin fighting in Limassol, Cyprus.
  • 1987
    The Constitution of the Philippines goes into effect.
  • 1990
    Nelson Mandela is released from Victor Verster Prison outside Cape Town, South Africa after 27 years as a political prisoner.

Who were born on February 11?

  • 1377
    King Ladislaus of Naples (d. 1414)
  • 1829
    The Rev. Samuel Lodge, English clergyman, author and headmaster (d. 1897)
  • 1932
    Dennis Skinner, British politician
  • 1947
    Derek Shulman, English musician
  • 1959
    Bradley Cole, American actor
  • 1962
    Eric Vanderaerden, Belgian cyclist
  • 1974
    D'Angelo, American singer
  • 1983
    Tony Curtis, American football player
  • 1990
    Go Ara, South Korean actress (SM Entertainment)
  • 1992
    Taylor Lautner, American actor

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