11 Shevat 5780 AM
Today, 185 years ago, in the year 1835 [5595 AM], the Chafetz Chayim was born.
Rabbi Israel Meir HaCohen, a.k.a. the Chafetz Chayim was born in Zhetl [Dzyatlava], a little town not far from Hrodna [Grodna, Belarus].
At the age of ten, his father passed away, and eventually, his mother remarried. They moved to Radin [Radun], where he lived the rest of his life, until his passing.
Source: Dos leben un shafen fun Chofets Chayyim, NY 1937, page 29, footnote 1