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Tuesday February 11, 2020

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.

February 2020
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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.
  • 1808
    Jesse Fell burns anthracite on an open grate as an experiment in heating homes with coal.
  • 1840
    Gaetano Donizetti’s opera La Fille du Régiment receives its first performance in Paris.
  • 1855
    Kassa Hailu is crowned Tewodros II, Emperor of Ethiopia, by Abuna Salama III in a ceremony at the church of Derasge Maryam
  • 1861
    American Civil War: United States House of Representatives unanimously passes a resolution guaranteeing noninterference with slavery in any state.
  • 1937
    A sit-down strike ends when General Motors recognizes the United Auto Workers Union.
  • 1953
    The Soviet Union breaks off diplomatic relations with Israel.
  • 1959
    The Federation of Arab Emirates of the South, which will later become South Yemen, is created as a protectorate of the United Kingdom.
  • 1975
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Rabbit in Chinese astrology.
  • 1990
    Nelson 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?

  • 1776
    Ioannis Kapodistrias, Greek diplomat of the Russian Empire and first head of state of independent Greece (d. 1831)
  • 1799
    The Blessed Father Basil Anthony Marie Patrice Moreau, Founder of the Congregation of Holy Cross (d. 1873)
  • 1819
    Samuel Parkman Tuckerman, American composer (d. 1890)
  • 1872
    Hannah Mitchell, English socialist and suffragette (d. 1956)
  • 1908
    Philip Dunne, American screenwriter, director and producer (d. 1992)
  • 1939
    Gerry Goffin, American lyricist
  • 1956
    Catherine Hickland, American actress
  • 1974
    Isaiah Mustafa, American actor, spokesman
  • 1974
    Zain Verjee, American newsreporter
  • 1980
    Matthew Lawrence, American actor

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