February 11: Day of the Week
February 11, 2021 is the 42nd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 323 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.
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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.
- 1812Massachusetts governor Elbridge Gerry “gerrymanders” for the first time.
- 1843Giuseppe Verdi’s opera I Lombardi receives its first performance in Milan.
- 1855Kassa Hailu is crowned Tewodros II, Emperor of Ethiopia, by Abuna Salama III in a ceremony at the church of Derasge Maryam
- 1873King Amadeus I of Spain abdicates.
- 1906Pope Pius X publishes the encyclical Vehementer nos.
- 1979Islamic revolution of Iran establishes an Islamic theocracy under the leadership of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.
- 2032New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Rat in Chinese astrology.
Who were born on February 11?
- 1802Lydia Maria Child, American abolitionist (d. 1880)
- 1847Thomas Alva Edison, American inventor (d. 1931)
- 1921Lloyd Bentsen, American politician and 69th United States Secretary of the Treasury (d. 2006)
- 1926Leslie Nielsen, Canadian actor (d. 2010)
- 1935Gene Vincent, American musician (d. 1971)
- 1959Deborah Meaden, British entrepreneur
- 1963Diane Franklin, American actress
- 1971Evan Tanner, American mixed-martial artist (d. 2008)
- 1976Brice Beckham, American actor
- 1987Brian Matusz, American baseball player
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