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)
- 660 BCTraditional date for the foundation of Japan by Emperor Jimmu.
- 1752Pennsylvania Hospital, the first hospital in the United States, is opened by Benjamin Franklin.
- 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
- 1918New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Horse in Chinese astrology.
- 1929Fascist Italy and the Vatican sign the Lateran Treaty.
- 1937A sit-down strike ends when General Motors recognizes the United Auto Workers Union.
- 1978Censorship: the People’s Republic of China lifts a ban on works by Aristotle, William Shakespeare and Charles Dickens.
- 1990Nelson Mandela is released from Victor Verster Prison outside Cape Town, South Africa after 27 years as a political prisoner.
- 1997Space Shuttle Discovery is launched on a mission to service the Hubble Space Telescope.
Who were born on February 11?
- 1377King Ladislaus of Naples (d. 1414)
- 1914Matt Dennis, American singer (d. 2002)
- 1954Noriyuki Asakura, Japanese composer
- 1959Bradley Cole, American actor
- 1960Nick Currie, Scottish musician
- 1964Sarah Palin, American politician and 9th Governor of Alaska
- 1967Hank Gathers, American basketball player (d. 1990)
- 1981Scot Thompson, American footballer
- 1982Natalie Dormer, English actress
- 1991Georgia May Foote, British actress
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