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 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 323 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is January 29, 2017 – a Saturday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 24,779,520 minutes 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 373 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 1,513 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.
  • 1794
    First session of United States Senate open to the public.
  • 1812
    Massachusetts governor Elbridge Gerry “gerrymanders” for the first time.
  • 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.
  • 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”.
  • 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.
  • 1964
    Greeks and Turks begin fighting in Limassol, Cyprus.
  • 1987
    The Constitution of the Philippines goes into effect.

Who were born on February 11?

  • 1380
    Gian Francesco Poggio Bracciolini, Italian humanist (d. 1459)
  • 1894
    Alfonso Leng, Chilean composer (d. 1974)
  • 1909
    Max Baer, American boxer and actor (d. 1959)
  • 1920
    Daniel F. Galouye, science fiction author (d.1976)
  • 1959
    Roberto Moreno, Brazilian racing driver
  • 1972
    Steve McManaman, English footballer
  • 1974
    Isaiah Mustafa, American actor, spokesman
  • 1984
    Maxime Talbot, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1989
    Lovi Poe, Filipina singer and television actress
  • 1991
    Georgia May Foote, British actress

Who died on February 11?

  • 1685
    David Teniers III, Flemish painter (b. 1638)
  • 1755
    Francesco Scipione, marchese di Maffei, Italian archaeologist (b. 1675)
  • 1797
    Antoine Dauvergne, French composer (b. 1713)
  • 1860
    Ellen Day Hale,American painter and printmaker (b. 1855)
  • 1917
    Oswaldo Cruz, Brazilian physician (b. 1872)
  • 1940
    John Buchan, Governor-General of Canada (b. 1875)
  • 1945
    Al Dubin, Swiss songwriter (b. 1891)
  • 1963
    Sylvia Plath, American writer (b. 1932)
  • 1967
    Tran Tu Binh, Vietnamese general and politician (b. 1907)
  • 2008
    Tom Lantos, American politician (b. 1928)

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