February 11: Day of the Week
February 11, 2019 was the 42nd day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 323 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Getsuyōbi.
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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.
- 1531Henry VIII of England is recognized as supreme head of the Church of England.
- 1752Pennsylvania Hospital, the first hospital in the United States, is opened by Benjamin Franklin.
- 1826Swaminarayan writes the Shikshapatri, an important text within the Swaminarayan faith.
- 1889Meiji Constitution of Japan is adopted; the first Diet of Japan convenes in 1890.
- 1916Emma Goldman is arrested for lecturing on birth control.
- 1918New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Horse in Chinese astrology.
- 1959The Federation of Arab Emirates of the South, which will later become South Yemen, is created as a protectorate of the United Kingdom.
- 1968Israeli-Jordanian border clashes.
- 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?
- 1829The Rev. Samuel Lodge, English clergyman, author and headmaster (d. 1897)
- 1915Patrick Leigh Fermor, English author
- 1934Mary Quant, English fashion designer
- 1938Simone de Oliveira, Portuguese actress
- 1947Yukio Hatoyama, Japanese politician
- 1954Noriyuki Asakura, Japanese composer
- 1971Evan Tanner, American mixed-martial artist (d. 2008)
- 1976Peter Hayes, American musician
- 1983Tihhon Šišov, Estonian footballer
- 1983Tony Curtis, American football player
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