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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.
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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)
- 660 BCTraditional date for the foundation of Japan by Emperor Jimmu.
- 1531Henry VIII of England is recognized as supreme head of the Church of England.
- 1659The assault on Copenhagen by Swedish forces is beaten back with heavy losses.
- 1752Pennsylvania Hospital, the first hospital in the United States, is opened by Benjamin Franklin.
- 1794First session of United States Senate open to the public.
- 1812Massachusetts governor Elbridge Gerry “gerrymanders” for the first time.
- 1843Giuseppe Verdi’s opera I Lombardi receives its first performance in Milan.
- 1873King Amadeus I of Spain abdicates.
- 1937New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Ox in Chinese astrology.
- 1938BBC 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”.
Who were born on February 11?
- 1887John van Melle, South African writer (d. 1953)
- 1932Jerome Lowenthal, American pianist
- 1934John Surtees, English motorcycle and race car driver
- 1934Tina Louise, American actress
- 1937Eddie Shack, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1962Eric Vanderaerden, Belgian cyclist
- 1972Craig Jones, American musician (Slipknot)
- 1974D'Angelo, American singer
- 1979Brandy, American singer and actress
- 1984Maxime Talbot, Canadian ice hockey player
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