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

  • 1826
    Swaminarayan writes the Shikshapatri, an important text within the Swaminarayan faith.
  • 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.
  • 1937
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Ox in Chinese astrology.
  • 1971
    Eighty-seven countries, including the US, UK, and USSR, sign the Seabed Treaty outlawing nuclear weapons on the ocean floor in international waters.
  • 1973
    Vietnam War: First release of American prisoners of war from Vietnam takes place.
  • 1990
    Nelson Mandela is released from Victor Verster Prison outside Cape Town, South Africa after 27 years as a political prisoner.
  • 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.

Who were born on February 11?

  • 1874
    Fritz Hart, English-born composer (d. 1949)
  • 1925
    Kim Stanley, American actress (d. 2001)
  • 1946
    Ian Porterfield, English footballer (d. 2007)
  • 1947
    Roy Carrier, American Zydeco musician (d. 2010)
  • 1948
    Chris Rush, American stand-up comedian
  • 1957
    Mitchell Symons, British writer
  • 1963
    Diane Franklin, American actress
  • 1972
    Brian Daubach, American baseball player
  • 1984
    Aubrey O'Day, American singer
  • 1991
    Christofer Ingle, American musician (Never Shout Never)

Who died on February 11?

  • 1755
    Francesco Scipione, marchese di Maffei, Italian archaeologist (b. 1675)
  • 1860
    Ellen Day Hale,American painter and printmaker (b. 1855)
  • 1948
    Sergei Eisenstein, Soviet film director (b. 1898)
  • 1972
    Jan Wils, Dutch architect (b. 1891)
  • 1976
    Lee J Cobb, American actor (b. 1911)
  • 1978
    Harry Martinson, Swedish writer, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1904)
  • 1985
    Henry Hathaway, American actor and director (b. 1898)
  • 1989
    George O'Hanlon, American actor and director (b. 1912)
  • 1994
    Neil Bonnett, American race car driver (b. 1946)
  • 2006
    Jackie Pallo, wrestler (b. 1926)

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