February 11: Day of the Week
February 11, 2017 is the 42nd day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 323 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is 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.
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.
February 11 Historical Event(s)
- 1790The Religious Society of Friends, also known as Quakers, petitions U.S. Congress for abolition of slavery.
- 1808Jesse Fell burns anthracite on an open grate as an experiment in heating homes with coal.
- 1826University College London is founded under the name University of London.
- 1906Pope Pius X publishes the encyclical Vehementer nos.
- 1916Emma Goldman is arrested for lecturing on birth control.
- 1919Friedrich Ebert (SPD), is elected President of Germany.
- 1937New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Ox in Chinese astrology.
- 1942The first gold record is presented to Glenn Miller for “Chattanooga Choo Choo”.
- 1953The Soviet Union breaks off diplomatic relations with Israel.
- 2008Rebel East Timorese soldiers seriously wound President José Ramos-Horta. Rebel leader Alfredo Reinado is killed in the attack.
Who were born on February 11?
- 1764Marie-Joseph de Chénier, French poet (d. 1811)
- 1813Otto Ludwig, German writer and critic (d. 1865)
- 1921Edward Seidensticker, American scholar (d. 2007)
- 1937Bill Lawry, Australian cricketer
- 1956H.R., American singer
- 1957Mitchell Symons, British writer
- 1962Sheryl Crow, American musician
- 1974Isaiah Mustafa, American actor, spokesman
- 1979Brandy, American singer and actress
- 1983Nicki Clyne, Canadian actress
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