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February 11th

February 11th is the 42nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 323 days remaining until the end of the year (324 days in leap years).

On this page, we have placed information about February 11th, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on February 11th

1847 Thomas Alva Edison (inventor)

Thomas Edison

1898 Leó Szilárd (physicist)

1919 Eva Gabor (actress)

1920 King Farouk I of Egypt (Egyptian King 1936-1952)

1921 Lloyd Bentsen (US politician)

Lloyd Bentson

1926 Leslie Nielsen (actor)

Leslie Nielsen

1932 Dennis Skinner (British politician)

1934 Mary Quant (fashion designer)

1934 Manuel Noriega (military governor of Panama 1983-1989)

Manuel Noriega

1935 Gene Vincent (musician)

1936 Burt Reynolds (actor)

Burt Reynolds

1953 Jeb Bush (Governor of Florida)

1962 Sheryl Crow (singer-songwriter)

1964 Sarah Palin (governor of Alaska, US Vice Presidential candidate, author, commentator)

1969 Jennifer Aniston (actress)

1969 John Salako (soccer player, manager, broadcaster)

1971 Steve MacManaman (soccer player)

1974 Nick Barmby (soccer player, manager)

February 11th in History

660 BC Japan founded by Emperor Jimmu (traditional date).

1534 Henry VIII recognized as head of the Church of England.

Henry VIII

1794 First session of US Congress open to the public.

1826 University College London founded.

1858 The Virgin Mary reputedly appeared to Saint Bernadette Soubirous at Lourdes.

1889 Japan adopts Meiji Constitution.

1942 Glenn Miller receives the world's first gold record for ""Chattanooga Choo Choo".

1953 USSR breaks off diplomatic relations with Israel.

1970 Japan launches Ohsumi, its first satellite.

1973 First release of American Prisoners of War from Vietnam.

1979 China lifts a ban on the works of Aristotle, Shakespeare, and Charles Dickens.

Aristotle  William Shakespeare  Charles Dickens

1990 Nelson Mandela is released after 27 years in prison.

Nelson Mandela

2001 Anna Kournikova virus infects millions of emails.

2011 Hosni Mubarak resigns as President of Egypt.

Hosni Mubarak

2013 Pope Benedict XVI announces his retirement. He is the first pope to step-down since the Middle Ages.

February 11th is also

Our Lady of Lourdes (Catholicism)

National Foundation Day (Japan)

National Youth Day (Cameroon)

National Inventors' Day (USA)


People born on February 11th are Aquarius


Aquarius Information: Aquarius Links:

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