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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 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.

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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)

  • 244
    Emperor Gordian III is murdered by mutinous soldiers in Zaitha (Mesopotamia). A mound is raised at Carchemish in his memory.
  • 1790
    The Religious Society of Friends, also known as Quakers, petitions U.S. Congress for abolition of slavery.
  • 1855
    Kassa Hailu is crowned Tewodros II, Emperor of Ethiopia, by Abuna Salama III in a ceremony at the church of Derasge Maryam
  • 1873
    King Amadeus I of Spain abdicates.
  • 1903
    Anton Bruckner’s 9th Symphony receives its first performance in Vienna.
  • 1906
    Pope Pius X publishes the encyclical Vehementer nos.
  • 1964
    The Republic of China (commonly known as Taiwan) breaks off diplomatic relations with France.
  • 1997
    Space Shuttle Discovery is launched on a mission to service the Hubble Space Telescope.
  • 2008
    Rebel East Timorese soldiers seriously wound President José Ramos-Horta. Rebel leader Alfredo Reinado is killed in the attack.
  • 2032
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Rat in Chinese astrology.

Who were born on February 11?

  • 1535
    Pope Gregory XIV (d. 1591)
  • 1887
    John van Melle, South African writer (d. 1953)
  • 1932
    Dennis Skinner, British politician
  • 1959
    Bradley Cole, American actor
  • 1971
    Damian Lewis, British actor
  • 1972
    Brian Daubach, American baseball player
  • 1974
    D'Angelo, American singer
  • 1974
    Nick Barmby, English footballer
  • 1976
    Peter Hayes, American musician
  • 1983
    Tihhon Šišov, Estonian footballer

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