February 11: Day of the Week
February 11, 2020 was the 42nd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 324 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mardi.
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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.
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February 11 Historical Event(s)
- 244Emperor Gordian III is murdered by mutinous soldiers in Zaitha (Mesopotamia). A mound is raised at Carchemish in his memory.
- 1808Jesse Fell burns anthracite on an open grate as an experiment in heating homes with coal.
- 1840Gaetano Donizetti’s opera La Fille du Régiment receives its first performance in Paris.
- 1855Kassa Hailu is crowned Tewodros II, Emperor of Ethiopia, by Abuna Salama III in a ceremony at the church of Derasge Maryam
- 1861American Civil War: United States House of Representatives unanimously passes a resolution guaranteeing noninterference with slavery in any state.
- 1937A sit-down strike ends when General Motors recognizes the United Auto Workers Union.
- 1953The Soviet Union breaks off diplomatic relations with Israel.
- 1959The Federation of Arab Emirates of the South, which will later become South Yemen, is created as a protectorate of the United Kingdom.
- 1975New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Rabbit in Chinese astrology.
- 1990Nelson Mandela is released from Victor Verster Prison outside Cape Town, South Africa after 27 years as a political prisoner.
Who were born on February 11?
- 1776Ioannis Kapodistrias, Greek diplomat of the Russian Empire and first head of state of independent Greece (d. 1831)
- 1799The Blessed Father Basil Anthony Marie Patrice Moreau, Founder of the Congregation of Holy Cross (d. 1873)
- 1819Samuel Parkman Tuckerman, American composer (d. 1890)
- 1872Hannah Mitchell, English socialist and suffragette (d. 1956)
- 1908Philip Dunne, American screenwriter, director and producer (d. 1992)
- 1939Gerry Goffin, American lyricist
- 1956Catherine Hickland, American actress
- 1974Isaiah Mustafa, American actor, spokesman
- 1974Zain Verjee, American newsreporter
- 1980Matthew Lawrence, American actor
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