February 11th is officially Make a Friend Day and Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk Day.
Today marks day 42 of the year, we still have a long way to go though, with 322 days left of the year. But let’s look on the bright side, we’re only 2 days away from Valentine’s Day!
This day was a particularly political day in years gone by, but there were also many discoveries and inventions. If you were born on this day you’ll love these facts and events.
Did you know that on this day in 1993, Janet Reno was appointed as US Attorney General by President Clinton? She was the first female to be appointed to that position.
Keep reading for more fun & interesting facts about February 11th in history!
What memorable events happened on February 11 in history? Keep reading to find out!
The Armenian-Turkish land border opened for the first time in 35 years.
The border was opened briefly to allow a convoy of vehicles carrying aid to disaster-struck areas of Turkey affected by the 2023 Turkey-Syria Earthquake. The last time the border opened was in 1988 when Turkey sent aid to Armenia after another devastating earthquake.
Koalas were listed as endangered for the first time in Australian history.
While once prolific across Australia’s vast eucalyptus forests, koalas have lost large amounts of habitat due to excessive land clearing, deforestation, bushfires, and drought. The endangered listing was announced for the Australian Capital Territory and the states of Queensland and New South Wales.
Researchers announced that gravitational waves had been discovered.
The discovery was made by researchers involved with the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO). The collision of two black holes detected on September 14, 2015, led to this discovery.
Are you celebrating your birthday today? If so, did you know that you share the same birthday as Jennifer Aniston? See what other famous people were born on this day.
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Nov 28, 2010 (Age 84)
Unfortunately, February 11th has also been a day where we’ve had to say some goodbyes over the years…
Sylvia Plath was an American poet born on October 27, 1932. She died on this day in 1963, at age 30 in Primrose Hill, London, England, UK.
Feb 11, 1963 (Age 30)
Below are the most famous quotes people have said or written on Feb 11th throughout history.
As I walked out the door toward the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew if I didn’t leave my bitterness and hatred behind, I’d still be in prison.
South African President
If you’re looking to try something new today, here are some special holidays that might just give you an idea.
National Make a Friend Day
Having friends plays an essential role in living a healthy and fulfilling life. It’s Make a Friend Day today, so why not join a new group and make some new connections… you never know; maybe you’ll even find the one.
National Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk Day
Whether you take today literally or figuratively, that’s up to you, but Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk Day is about promoting a positive attitude. So, whatever you do today, try and look over the bright side of things – even if you do spill the last of your milk before making coffee!
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Fun Fact Of The Day
Mount Rushmore cost less than one million dollars to construct. It took 14 years to build – from 1927 to 1941 and took 400 workers.
Birthday & Zodiac
Everyone who was born on this day shares the zodiac sign of Aquarius.
Aquarius is represented by the water-bearer and is the eleventh sign in the zodiac. Anyone who was born between January 20 and February 18 falls into this astrological sign.
All those born in the month of February have the Amethyst birthstone. Amethyst signifies peace, serenity, and royalty. Wearing this birthstone during this month can help strengthen relationships and provide courage when it’s needed.
If you were born on February 11, you would likely have been conceived on or around May 21 of the previous year.
A baby conceived on this day will likely be due around November 4, 2023.