About February 11

February 11, 2021 is the 42nd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 323 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

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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 is one day 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.
  • 244
    Emperor Gordian III is murdered by mutinous soldiers in Zaitha (Mesopotamia). A mound is raised at Carchemish in his memory.
  • 1659
    The assault on Copenhagen by Swedish forces is beaten back with heavy losses.
  • 1790
    The Religious Society of Friends, also known as Quakers, petitions U.S. Congress for abolition of slavery.
  • 1826
    Swaminarayan writes the Shikshapatri, an important text within the Swaminarayan faith.
  • 1840
    Gaetano Donizetti’s opera La Fille du Régiment receives its first performance in Paris.
  • 1843
    Giuseppe Verdi’s opera I Lombardi receives its first performance in Milan.
  • 1873
    King Amadeus I of Spain abdicates.
  • 1903
    Anton Bruckner’s 9th Symphony receives its first performance in Vienna.
  • 1906
    Pope Pius X publishes the encyclical Vehementer nos.
  • 1929
    Fascist Italy and the Vatican sign the Lateran Treaty.
  • 1937
    A sit-down strike ends when General Motors recognizes the United Auto Workers Union.
  • 1937
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Ox in Chinese astrology.
  • 1938
    BBC Television produces the world’s first ever science fiction television program, an adaptation of a section of the Karel Capek play R.U.R., that coined the term “robot”.
  • 1943
    World War II: General Dwight Eisenhower is selected to command the allied armies in Europe.
  • 1959
    The Federation of Arab Emirates of the South, which will later become South Yemen, is created as a protectorate of the United Kingdom.
  • 1964
    The Republic of China (commonly known as Taiwan) breaks off diplomatic relations with France.
  • 1968
    Israeli-Jordanian border clashes.
  • 1978
    Censorship: the People’s Republic of China lifts a ban on works by Aristotle, William Shakespeare and Charles Dickens.
  • 1981
    100000 USgal of radioactive coolant leak into the containment building of TVA Sequoyah 1 nuclear plant in Tennessee, contaminating 8 workers.

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