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)
- 1752Pennsylvania Hospital, the first hospital in the United States, is opened by Benjamin Franklin.
- 1812Massachusetts governor Elbridge Gerry “gerrymanders” for the first time.
- 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.
- 1939A Lockheed XP-38 flies from California to New York in 7 hours 2 minutes.
- 1959The Federation of Arab Emirates of the South, which will later become South Yemen, is created as a protectorate of the United Kingdom.
- 1979Islamic revolution of Iran establishes an Islamic theocracy under the leadership of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.
- 1981100000 USgal of radioactive coolant leak into the containment building of TVA Sequoyah 1 nuclear plant in Tennessee, contaminating 8 workers.
- 2011Egyptian Revolution culminates in the resignation of Hosni Mubarak and the transfer of power to the Supreme Military Council after 18 days of protests.
- 2032New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Rat in Chinese astrology.
Who were born on February 11?
- 1860Ellen Day Hale,American painter and printmaker (d. 1940)
- 1874Elsa Beskow, Swedish author (d. 1953)
- 1908Vivian Ernest Fuchs, English geologist (d. 1999)
- 1920Daniel “Chappie” James Jr., American general (d. 1978)
- 1925Kim Stanley, American actress (d. 2001)
- 1974D'Angelo, American singer
- 1975Andy Lally, American racing driver
- 1981Kelly Rowland, American singer
- 1983Tihhon Šišov, Estonian footballer
- 1984Maxime Talbot, Canadian ice hockey player
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