About February 11

February 11, 2020 is the 42nd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 324 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

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Aquarius is the sun 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.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 367 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On February 11

  • 660 BC
    Traditional date for the foundation of Japan by Emperor Jimmu.
  • 1531
    Henry VIII of England is recognized as supreme head of the Church of England.
  • 1794
    First session of United States Senate open to the public.
  • 1826
    Swaminarayan writes the Shikshapatri, an important text within the Swaminarayan faith.
  • 1826
    University College London is founded under the name University of London.
  • 1843
    Giuseppe Verdi’s opera I Lombardi receives its first performance in Milan.
  • 1855
    Kassa Hailu is crowned Tewodros II, Emperor of Ethiopia, by Abuna Salama III in a ceremony at the church of Derasge Maryam
  • 1916
    Emma Goldman is arrested for lecturing on birth control.
  • 1939
    A Lockheed XP-38 flies from California to New York in 7 hours 2 minutes.
  • 1942
    World War II: The Battle of Bukit Timah is fought in Singapore.
  • 1953
    President Dwight Eisenhower refuses a clemency appeal for Ethel and Julius Rosenberg.
  • 1964
    Greeks and Turks begin fighting in Limassol, Cyprus.
  • 1964
    The Republic of China (commonly known as Taiwan) breaks off diplomatic relations with France.
  • 1971
    Eighty-seven countries, including the US, UK, and USSR, sign the Seabed Treaty outlawing nuclear weapons on the ocean floor in international waters.
  • 1975
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Rabbit in Chinese astrology.
  • 1979
    Islamic revolution of Iran establishes an Islamic theocracy under the leadership of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.
  • 1981
    100000 USgal of radioactive coolant leak into the containment building of TVA Sequoyah 1 nuclear plant in Tennessee, contaminating 8 workers.
  • 1990
    Nelson Mandela is released from Victor Verster Prison outside Cape Town, South Africa after 27 years as a political prisoner.
  • 1997
    Space Shuttle Discovery is launched on a mission to service the Hubble Space Telescope.
  • 2008
    Rebel East Timorese soldiers seriously wound President José Ramos-Horta. Rebel leader Alfredo Reinado is killed in the attack.

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