What are the important events that happened on January 11? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

January 11: Facts & Myths About This Day

January 11 is the 11th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 354 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is December 29, 2016 – a Wednesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 24,734,880 minutes has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘hendecagon’ day.

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Capricorn is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Garnet is the modern birthstone for this month. Emerald is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 17 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 1,482 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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January 11 Historical Events

  • 1569
    First recorded lottery in England.
  • 1693
    Mt. Etna erupts in Sicily, Italy. A powerful earthquake destroys parts of Sicily and Malta.
  • 1838
    Samuel Morse first successfully tests the electrical telegraph.
  • 1917
    The Kingsland munitions factory explosion occurs as a result of sabotage.
  • 1922
    First use of insulin to treat diabetes in a human patient.
  • 1927
    Louis B. Mayer, head of film studio Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), announced the creation of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences at a banquet in Los Angeles, California.
  • 1949
    First recorded case of snowfall in Los Angeles, California.
  • 1962
    An avalanche on Huascaran in Peru causes 4,000 deaths.
  • 1964
    United States Surgeon General Dr. Luther Leonidas Terry, M.D., publishes a landmark report saying that smoking may be hazardous to health, sparking nation- and worldwide anti-smoking efforts.
  • 1972
    East Pakistan renames itself Bangladesh.

Who were born on January 11?

  • 1800
    Ányos Jedlik, Hungarian physicist (d. 1895)
  • 1856
    Christian Sinding, Norwegian composer (d. 1932)
  • 1864
    Thomas Dixon, American playwright and legislator (d. 1946)
  • 1876
    Elmer Flick, American baseball player (d. 1971)
  • 1917
    John Robarts, Canadian politician (d. 1982)
  • 1949
    Daryl Braithwaite, Australian rock singer
  • 1970
    Joy Nilo, Filipino Composer
  • 1972
    Amanda Peet, American actress
  • 1976
    Efthimios Rentzias, Greek basketball player
  • 1977
    Devin Ratray, American actor

Who died on January 11?

  • 1494
    Domenico Ghirlandaio, Italian artist (b. 1449)
  • 1495
    Pedro González de Mendoza, Spanish cardinal and statesman (b. 1428)
  • 1696
    Charles Albanel, French missionary explorer in Canada (b. 1616)
  • 1931
    James Milton Carroll, American Baptist pastor, leader, historian, and author (b. 1852)
  • 1961
    Elena Gerhardt, German mezzo-soprano singer (b. 1883)
  • 1978
    Ibn-e-Insha, Pakistani humorist and Urdu poet (b. 1927)
  • 1988
    Gregory “Pappy” Boyington, American World War II Marine aviator (b. 1912)
  • 1995
    Theodor Wisch, German general (SS) (b. 1907)
  • 1999
    Naomi Mitchison, Scottish novelist and poet (b. 1897)
  • 2006
    Nixzmary Brown, American child abuse victim (b. 1998)

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