What happened this day in history February 11

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 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 324 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is January 29, 2020 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 26,356,320 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 367 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 2,608 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.
  • 1752
    Pennsylvania Hospital, the first hospital in the United States, is opened by Benjamin Franklin.
  • 1843
    Giuseppe Verdi’s opera I Lombardi receives its first performance in Milan.
  • 1929
    Fascist Italy and the Vatican sign the Lateran Treaty.
  • 1943
    World War II: General Dwight Eisenhower is selected to command the allied armies in Europe.
  • 1973
    Vietnam War: First release of American prisoners of war from Vietnam takes place.
  • 1975
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Rabbit in Chinese astrology.
  • 1981
    100000 USgal of radioactive coolant leak into the containment building of TVA Sequoyah 1 nuclear plant in Tennessee, contaminating 8 workers.
  • 1987
    The Constitution of the Philippines goes into effect.
  • 1990
    Nelson Mandela is released from Victor Verster Prison outside Cape Town, South Africa after 27 years as a political prisoner.

Who were born on February 11?

  • 1860
    Ellen Day Hale,American painter and printmaker (d. 1940)
  • 1874
    Elsa Beskow, Swedish author (d. 1953)
  • 1914
    Matt Dennis, American singer (d. 2002)
  • 1937
    Eddie Shack, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1938
    Bobby “Boris” Pickett, American singer and songwriter (d. 2007)
  • 1953
    Philip Anglim, American actor
  • 1964
    Ken Shamrock, American martial artist
  • 1967
    Hank Gathers, American basketball player (d. 1990)
  • 1975
    Andy Lally, American racing driver
  • 1977
    Mike Shinoda, American musician (Linkin Park and Fort Minor)

Who died on February 11?

  • 244
    Gordian III, Emperor of Rome
  • 824
    Pope Paschal I
  • 1141
    Hugo of St. Victor, German philosopher and theologian (b. 1096)
  • 1160
    Minamoto no Yoshitomo, Japanese general (b. 1123)
  • 1763
    William Shenstone, English poet (b. 1714)
  • 1977
    Louis Beel, Prime Minister of the Netherlands (b. 1902)
  • 1985
    Heinz Eric Roemheld, American composer (b. 1901)
  • 1989
    George O'Hanlon, American actor and director (b. 1912)
  • 2005
    Jack L. Chalker, American author (b. 1944)
  • 2006
    Jockey Shabalala, South African singer (b. 1943)

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