About February 11

February 11, 2022 is the 42nd day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 323 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

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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 345 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1861
    American Civil War: United States House of Representatives unanimously passes a resolution guaranteeing noninterference with slavery in any state.
  • 1903
    Anton Bruckner’s 9th Symphony receives its first performance in Vienna.
  • 1906
    Pope Pius X publishes the encyclical Vehementer nos.
  • 1916
    Emma Goldman is arrested for lecturing on birth control.
  • 1918
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Horse in Chinese astrology.
  • 1919
    Friedrich Ebert (SPD), is elected President of Germany.
  • 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”.
  • 1953
    The Soviet Union breaks off diplomatic relations with Israel.
  • 1964
    Greeks and Turks begin fighting in Limassol, Cyprus.
  • 1973
    Vietnam War: First release of American prisoners of war from Vietnam takes place.
  • 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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