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.
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)
- 1659The assault on Copenhagen by Swedish forces is beaten back with heavy losses.
- 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.
- 1861American Civil War: United States House of Representatives unanimously passes a resolution guaranteeing noninterference with slavery in any state.
- 1903Anton Bruckner’s 9th Symphony receives its first performance in Vienna.
- 1929Fascist Italy and the Vatican sign the Lateran Treaty.
- 1937New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Ox in Chinese astrology.
- 1953The Soviet Union breaks off diplomatic relations with Israel.
- 1981100000 USgal of radioactive coolant leak into the containment building of TVA Sequoyah 1 nuclear plant in Tennessee, contaminating 8 workers.
Who were born on February 11?
- 1821Auguste-Édouard Mariette, French Egyptologist (d. 1881)
- 1898Leó Szilárd, Hungarian-born physicist (d. 1964)
- 1917T. Nagi Reddy, Indian revolutionary (d. 1976)
- 1925Kim Stanley, American actress (d. 2001)
- 1954Wesley Strick, American screenwriter
- 1974Alex Jones, American radio host
- 1975Jacque Vaughn, American basketball player
- 1977Mike Shinoda, American musician (Linkin Park and Fort Minor)
- 1980Matthew Lawrence, American actor
- 1983Huang Shengyi, Chinese actress
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