- February 11 is the 42nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar.
- There are 323 days remaining until the end of the year (324 in leap years).
- The preceding day is February 10
- Next day is February 12.
February 11th Deaths (Here)
February 11 Events:
660 BC – Traditional date for the foundation of Japan by Emperor Jimmu.
55 – Tiberius Claudius Caesar Britannicus (heir to the Roman Emperorship), dies in Rome under mysterious circumstances in Rome - paving way for Nero to become Emperor.
1531 – Henry VIII of England is recognized as supreme head of the Church of England.
1659 – Assault on Copenhagen by Swedish forces is beaten back with heavy losses.
1752 – Benjamin Franklin opens Pennsylvania Hospital - the first hospital in the United States.
1790 – Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) - petitions U.S. Congress for abolition of slavery.
1794 – First session of United States Senate open to the public.
1808 – Experimental 1st burning of anthracite coal as a fuel.
1809 – Robert Fulton files a patent for improvements to steamboat navigation
1812 – Elbridge Gerry (Massachusetts governor) "gerrymanders" for the first time.
1814 – Norway's independence is proclaimed - marking the ultimate end of the Kalmar Union.
1826 – University College London is founded - under the name University of London.
1826 – Swaminarayan wrote the Shikshapatri - an important test within the Swaminarayan faith.
1840 – Gaetano Donizetti's opera La Fille du Régiment - 1st performance in Paris.
1843 – Giuseppe Verdi's opera I Lombardi - 1st performance in Milan.
1855 – Kassa Hailu is crowned Tewodros II - Emperor of Ethiopia, by Abuna Salama III.
1861 – American Civil War - United States House of Representatives unanimously passes a resolution guaranteeing noninterference with slavery in any state.
1873 – King Amadeus I of Spain abdicates.
1889 – Meiji constitution of Japan is adopted - the first Diet of Japan convenes in 1890.
1903 – Anton Bruckner's 9th Symphony - 1st performance in Vienna.
1905 – Pope Pius X publishes the encyclical Vehementer nos.
1916 – Emma Goldman arrest for lecturing on birth control.
1919 – Friedrich Ebert (SPD) is elected President of Germany.
1929 – Lateran Treaty signed by Fascist Italy & the Vatican.
1937 – A sit-down strike ends when General Motors recognizes the United Auto Workers Union.
1941 – The first gold record is presented to Glenn Miller for "Chattanooga Choo Choo".
1942 – The Battle of Bukit Timah is fought in Singapore during World War II.
1943 – General Dwight Eisenhower is selected to command the allied armies in Europe (World War II).
1953 – President Dwight Eisenhower refuses clemency appeal for Ethel & Julius Rosenberg.
1953 – The Soviet Union breaks off diplomatic relations with Israel.
1964 – Greeks & Turks begin fighting in Limassol, Cyprus.
1964 – The Republic of China (Taiwan) breaks off diplomatic relations with France.
1968 – Israeli-Jordanian border clashes.
1971 – Seabed Treaty signed by 87 countries, outlawing nuclear weapons in international waters.
1973 – Vietnam War - first release of American prisoners of war from Vietnam.
1978 – People's Republic of China lifts a ban on works by Aristotle, Shakespeare & Dickens.
1979 – Islamic revolution of Iran establishes an Islamic theocracy under the leadership of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.
1981 – 100,000 US gallons (380 m3) of radioactive coolant leak into the containment building of TVA Sequoyah 1 nuclear plant in Tennessee, contaminating 8 workers.
1987 – Philippines constitution goes into effect.
1990 – Nelson Mandela is released from Victor Verster Prison outside Cape Town, South Africa.
1990 – James Buster Douglas gives Mike Tyson his 1st professional loss to become the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world.
1997 – Space Shuttle Discovery is launched on a mission to service the Hubble Space Telescope.
2006 – Dick Cheney (Vice President of the United States), whilst hunting quail, accidentally shoots Harry Whittington in the face, neck, & upper torso.
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