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.
  • 55
    Tiberius Claudius Caesar Britannicus, heir to the Roman Emperorship, dies under mysterious circumstances in Rome. This clears the way for Nero to become Emperor.
  • 244
    Emperor Gordian III is murdered by mutinous soldiers in Zaitha (Mesopotamia). A mound is raised at Carchemish in his memory.
  • 1752
    Pennsylvania Hospital, the first hospital in the United States, is opened by Benjamin Franklin.
  • 1790
    The Religious Society of Friends, also known as Quakers, petitions U.S. Congress for abolition of slavery.
  • 1794
    First session of United States Senate open to the public.
  • 1826
    Swaminarayan writes the Shikshapatri, an important text within the Swaminarayan faith.
  • 1843
    Giuseppe Verdi’s opera I Lombardi receives its first performance in Milan.
  • 1903
    Anton Bruckner’s 9th Symphony receives its first performance in Vienna.
  • 1937
    A sit-down strike ends when General Motors recognizes the United Auto Workers Union.
  • 1942
    The first gold record is presented to Glenn Miller for “Chattanooga Choo Choo”.
  • 1942
    World War II: The Battle of Bukit Timah is fought in Singapore.
  • 1943
    World War II: General Dwight Eisenhower is selected to command the allied armies in Europe.
  • 1953
    President Dwight Eisenhower refuses a clemency appeal for Ethel and Julius Rosenberg.
  • 1964
    The Republic of China (commonly known as Taiwan) breaks off diplomatic relations with France.
  • 1968
    Israeli-Jordanian border clashes.
  • 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.
  • 2008
    Rebel East Timorese soldiers seriously wound President José Ramos-Horta. Rebel leader Alfredo Reinado is killed in the attack.
  • 2011
    Egyptian Revolution culminates in the resignation of Hosni Mubarak and the transfer of power to the Supreme Military Council after 18 days of protests.

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