About February 11

February 11, 2024 is the 42nd day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 324 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

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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 353 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.
  • 244
    Emperor Gordian III is murdered by mutinous soldiers in Zaitha (Mesopotamia). A mound is raised at Carchemish in his memory.
  • 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
    University College London is founded under the name University of London.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1873
    King Amadeus I of Spain abdicates.
  • 1903
    Anton Bruckner’s 9th Symphony receives its first performance in Vienna.
  • 1918
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Horse in Chinese astrology.
  • 1937
    A sit-down strike ends when General Motors recognizes the United Auto Workers Union.
  • 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”.
  • 1939
    A Lockheed XP-38 flies from California to New York in 7 hours 2 minutes.
  • 1943
    World War II: General Dwight Eisenhower is selected to command the allied armies in Europe.
  • 1953
    The Soviet Union breaks off diplomatic relations with Israel.
  • 1973
    Vietnam War: First release of American prisoners of war from Vietnam takes place.
  • 1979
    Islamic revolution of Iran establishes an Islamic theocracy under the leadership of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.
  • 1987
    The Constitution of the Philippines goes into effect.

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