February 11th Holidays
Everyday is full of funny, strange and sometimes serious holidays.
- Electrific Day
February 11th is the birthday of Thomas Alva Edison, the inventor of the light bulb along with being the holder of 1090+ U.S. Patents, and founder of General Electric,.
- Get Out Your Guitar Day
This one is pretty explanatory. We couldn’t find a whole lot of history on who started it, but who cares, just get out your guitar and play!
- Grandmother Achievement Day
Again, we can’t find a good history on this day but nonetheless it’s listed on multiple sites as a holiday today.
- National Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk Day
Today is a day to think on the “positive side of life.” Today the glass it half full.
- National Inventors’ Day
Today we recognize those who are inventors. Lucky Thomas Edison had two holidays today! Without these progressive folks in our lives we would not have electric, heat, toilets and so many other wonderful inventions, including internet!
- National Make a Friend Day
Go out there today, be social. Really these days you don’t have to even leave the house, you just cick on “friend request.” But, for today’s sakes, talk to someone at a store, the bank, on one of your errands, just be social!
- National Peppermint Patty Day
Observered everyday on the 11th, this day to recognize the Quiggins family who created the Pepperment Patty back in 1840.
- National Shut-in Visitation Day
Some people are isolated and remain homebound due to illness. They may not see a lot of people or have visitors. So go visit someone who you know who is considered a “shut in” and make their day!
- Pro Sports Wives Day
This day was made to recognize the spouses of professional atheletes and all they sacrifice to be the wives or husbands of someone with all the stresses of being a pro athlete.
- Promise Day
Another part of “Love Week” where you recognize the promises and vows you have made to another.
- Satisfied Staying Single Day
Another obvious one. A holiday for those who wish or prefer to stay single. So much attention put on love and marriage but some may just prefer to stay single.
- White Shirt Day
This unofficial national holiday honors the men and women who participated in the strike at General Motors in 1937.
February 11th Zodiac Sign is Aquarius
- Date range: January 20 – February 18
- Element: Air,
- Quality: Fixed
- Color: Light-Blue, Silver
- Lucky Numbers: 4, 7, 11, 22, 29
- Personality Traits: Humanitarian, original, likes to be right, argumentative
- Famous Aquariuses; Oprah Winfrey, Jennifer Aniston, Emma Roberts, Denise Richards,
Princess Charlene of Monaco, Shakira, Mischa Barton, Natalie Imbruglia, Ellen DeGeneres, Alicia Keys, Abraham Lincoln, Galileo Galilei, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Charles Darwin, Michael Jordan, James Dean.
February 11th History
- 1790 – The Religious Society of Friends, also known as Quakers, petitions U.S. Congress for the abolition of slavery.
- 1808 – Jesse Fell burns anthracite on an open grate as an experiment in heating homes with coal.
- 1847 – Thomas Edison, American inventor was born in Milan, OH.
- 1903 – Anton Bruckner’s 9th Symphony receives its first performance in Vienna, Austria.
- 1923 – The #1 movie was, “Oliver Twist.“
- 1926 – Leslie Nielsen, Actor was born in Regina, Canada.
- 1932 – The #1 movie was, “Shanghai Express.”
- 1936 – Burt Reynolds, American actor was born in Lansing, MI.
- 1940 – The #1 movie was, “Pinnochio.”
- 1953 – Jeb Bush, Former Governor of Florida was born in Midland, TX.
- 1955 – The #1 movie was, “Cinerama Holiday,”
- 1962 – Sheryl Crow, American musician was born in Kennett, MO.
- 1962 – The #1 movie was, “Sergeants 3.”
- 1964 – Sarah Palin, Former Governor of Alaska was born in Sandpoint, ID.
- 1966 – The #1 song on the Hot 100 Billboard was, “We can Work it out,” by The Beatles.
- 1969 – Jennifer Aniston, American actress, famous for her role as Rachel on TV series, “Friends,” was born in Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, CA.
- 1971 – Damian Lewis, Actor was born in St John’s Wood, London, United Kingdom.
- 1973 – First release of American prisoners of war from Vietnam takes place.
- 1973 – The #1 movie was, “Last Tango in Paris.”
- 1977 – The #1 movie was, “Rocky.”
- 1978 – China lifts a ban on works by Aristotle, William Shakespeare and Charles Dickens.
- 1979 – Brandy, American singer-songwriter was born in McComb, MS.
- 1980 – Matthew Lawrence, American actor was born in Abington Township, PA.
- 1982 – The #1 song on the Hot 100 Billboard was, “Physical,” by Olivia Newton-John.
- 1983 – The #1 movie was, “Tootsie.”
- 1990 – Nelson Mandela is released from Victor Verster Prison outside Cape Town, South Africa after 27 years as a political prisoner.
- 1990 – Buster Douglas, a 42:1 underdog, knocks out Mike Tyson in ten rounds at Tokyo to win boxing’s world Heavyweight title.
- 1992 – Taylor Lautner, American actor was born in Grand Rapids, MI.
- 1993 – The #1 song on the Mainstream Top 40 Billboard was, “I Will Always Love You,” by Whitney Houston.
- 1998 – The #1 movie was, “Titanic.”
- 2005 – The #1 song was, “Let Me Love You,” by Mario.
- 2006 – U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney accidentally shot Harry Whittington, a 78-year-old Texas attorney, while participating in a quail hunt on a ranch in Riviera, Texas.
- 2014 – The #1 movie was, “The Lego Movie.”
- 2018 – The #1 song on the Adult Top 40 Billboard was, “Thunder,” by Imagine Dragons.
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