What are the important events that happened on February 11? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

February 11: Facts & Myths About This Day

February 11 is the 42nd day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 324 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is January 29, 2016 – a Thursday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,455,148,800 seconds has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘tetracontadigon’ day.

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Aquarius is the zodiac 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 352 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 1,147 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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February 11 Historical Events

  • 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.
  • 1873
    King Amadeus I of Spain abdicates.
  • 1916
    Emma Goldman is arrested for lecturing on birth control.
  • 1937
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Ox in Chinese astrology.
  • 1939
    A Lockheed XP-38 flies from California to New York in 7 hours 2 minutes.
  • 1953
    President Dwight Eisenhower refuses a clemency appeal for Ethel and Julius Rosenberg.
  • 1953
    The Soviet Union breaks off diplomatic relations with Israel.
  • 1973
    Vietnam War: First release of American prisoners of war from Vietnam takes place.
  • 1981
    100000 USgal of radioactive coolant leak into the containment building of TVA Sequoyah 1 nuclear plant in Tennessee, contaminating 8 workers.

Who were born on February 11?

  • 1812
    Alexander Hamilton Stephens, American politician, Vice President of the Confederate States of America and 50th Governor of Georgia (d. 1883)
  • 1860
    Ellen Day Hale,American painter and printmaker (d. 1940)
  • 1891
    J.W. Hearne English cricketer (d. 1965)
  • 1947
    Joselito, Spanish singer
  • 1967
    Uwe Daßler, German swimmer
  • 1969
    Jennifer Aniston, American actress
  • 1973
    Jeon Do-yeon, Korean actress
  • 1976
    Tony Battie, American basketball player
  • 1980
    Titi Buengo, Angolan footballer
  • 1989
    Lovi Poe, Filipina singer and television actress

Who died on February 11?

  • 641
    Heraclius, Emperor of Byzantium
  • 1959
    Marshall Teague, American race car driver (b. 1922)
  • 1982
    Takashi Shimura, Japanese actor (b. 1905)
  • 1985
    Henry Hathaway, American actor and director (b. 1898)
  • 1996
    Cyril Poole, English cricketer (b. 1921)
  • 1996
    Kebby Musokotwane, Prime Minister of Zambia (b. 1946)
  • 2004
    Shirley Strickland, Australian athlete (b. 1925)
  • 2006
    Jackie Pallo, wrestler (b. 1926)
  • 2008
    Frank Piasecki, American aeronautical designer (b. 1919)
  • 2009
    Eleanor Harz Jorden American linguistics scholar and an influential Japanese language educator and expert. (b. 1920)

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