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)
- 55Tiberius Claudius Caesar Britannicus, heir to the Roman Emperorship, dies under mysterious circumstances in Rome. This clears the way for Nero to become Emperor.
- 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.
- 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.
- 1937New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Ox in Chinese astrology.
- 1943World War II: General Dwight Eisenhower is selected to command the allied armies in Europe.
- 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.
- 1973Vietnam War: First release of American prisoners of war from Vietnam takes place.
Who were born on February 11?
- 1657Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle, French scientist and man of letters (d. 1757)
- 1869Helene Kroller-Muller, Dutch museum founder (d. 1939)
- 1908Vivian Ernest Fuchs, English geologist (d. 1999)
- 1925Kim Stanley, American actress (d. 2001)
- 1931Larry Merchant, American sportswriter
- 1967Uwe Daßler, German swimmer
- 1975Jacque Vaughn, American basketball player
- 1976Tony Battie, American basketball player
- 1980Matthew Lawrence, American actor
- 1983Tihhon Šišov, Estonian footballer
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