February 11 holidays in 2021

Holiday name Holiday location Holiday type
National Foundation Day Japan National Holiday
Anniversary of the foundation of Vatican City Holy See (Vatican City) National Holiday
World Day of the Sick - International (Awareness & Cause, Health & Body)
Armed Forces Day Liberia Public Holiday
Youth Day Cameroon Public Holiday
National Make a Friend Day - Unofficial (Relationships & Family)
National Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk Day - Unofficial (Lifestyle)
National White Shirt Day - Unofficial (Lifestyle)
National Shut-In Visitation Day - Unofficial (Awareness & Cause)
National Peppermint Patty Day - Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
National Inventors’ Day - Unofficial (Products & Technology )
International Day of Women and Girls in Science - International (Science, United Nations)
Feast of Saint Vartan Armenia Observance
Spring Festival Eve China National Holiday
Revolution Day Iran National Holiday
Seollal Holiday South Korea Public Holiday
Chinese New Year's Eve Taiwan National Holiday
Vietnamese New Year's Eve Vietnam National Holiday

Historical Events on February 11

  • 1794: The 1st session of the U.S Senate opens to the public.
  • 1861: The U.S House of Representatives passes a unanimous resolution guaranteeing that slavery will not be interfered with in any state.
  • 1937: General Motors recognizes the United Auto Workers and as a result, the sit down strike that was called ends.
  • 1942: In Singapore during World War II, the Battle of Bukit Timah starts.
  • 1943: General Dwight D. Eisenhower is appointed to command the Allied forces in Europe.
  • 1953: Clemency for Julius Rosenburg and his wife Ethel is refused by United States President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
  • 1953: The Soviets end diplomatic relations with Israel.
  • 1973: American POWs are released from Vietnam for the first time.
  • 1997: The Space Shuttle Discovery launches to service the Hubble Space Telescope on this day.
  • 1999: Pluto crosses Neptune’s orbit – ending the period from 1979 to 1999 when Pluto was closer to the sun than Neptune. It’s be another 228 years before Pluto interacts with the orbit of Neptune again.
  • 2006: United State Vice President Dick Cheney shoots Harry Whittington while both of them were hunting in Riviera, Texas.

Famous Birthdays on February 11

  • English photographer Henry Fox Talbot is born in 1800.
  • American journalist and author, Lydia Maria Child is born in 1802.
  • American explorer Jean Baptiste Charbonneau was born in 1805.
  • American painter and author, Ellen Day Hale is born in 1855.
  • American author Daniel F. Galouye is born in 1920
  • American actor Billy Halop is born in 1920.
  • American actress Kim Stanley is born in 1925.
  • American actor and director, Burt Reynolds is born in 1936.
  • English author and journalist, Mitchell Symons is born in 1957.
  • American model and actress, Carey Lowell is born in 1961.
  • American actress Jennifer Aniston is born in 1969.
  • English actor Damian Lewis is born in 1971.
  • English actress Natalie Dormer is born in 1982.

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