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 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 355 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is December 29, 2015 – a Monday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,452,470,400 seconds 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 28 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 1,116 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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January 11 Historical Events

  • 1158
    Vladislav II becomes King of Bohemia.
  • 1759
    In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the first American life insurance company is incorporated.
  • 1787
    William Herschel discovers Titania and Oberon, two moons of Uranus.
  • 1794
    Robert Forsythe, a U.S. Marshal is killed in Augusta, Georgia when trying to serve court papers, the first US marshal to die while carrying out his duties.
  • 1861
    Alabama secedes from the United States.
  • 1919
    Romania annexes Transylvania.
  • 1922
    First use of insulin to treat diabetes in a human patient.
  • 1943
    Italian-American Anarchist Carlo Tresca is assassinated in New York
  • 1949
    The first “networked” television broadcasts take place as KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania goes on the air connecting the east coast and mid-west programming.
  • 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.

Who were born on January 11?

  • 1322
    Emperor Komyo of Japan (d. 1380)
  • 1857
    Fred Archer, English jockey (d. 1886)
  • 1899
    Eva Le Gallienne, English-American actress (d. 1991)
  • 1922
    Ernle Bradford, English historian and writer (d. 1986)
  • 1938
    Fischer Black, American economist (d. 1995)
  • 1948
    Terry Williams, Welsh rock drummer (Dire Straits)
  • 1970
    Chris Jent, American basketball player and coach
  • 1970
    Rick Hendrix, American writer
  • 1972
    Christian Jacobs, American singer (The Aquabats)
  • 1984
    Dario Krešić, Croatian goalkeeper at Greek club PAOK F.C.

Who died on January 11?

  • 314
    St. Miltiades
  • 1055
    Constantine IX Monomachos, Byzantine Emperor (b. 1000)
  • 1547
    Pietro Bembo, Italian author, literary theorist, and Catholic cardinal (b. 1470)
  • 1905
    Yehudah Aryeh Leib Alter, Hasidic rabbi (b. 1847)
  • 1941
    Emanuel Lasker, German chess player (b. 1868)
  • 1957
    Rose Sutro, American duo-pianist with her sister Ottilie (b. 1870)
  • 1987
    Albert Ferber, Swiss-English pianist (b. 1911)
  • 2003
    Maurice Pialat, French actor and director (b. 1925)
  • 2006
    Markus Löffel (Mark Spoon), German DJ (b. 1966)
  • 2007
    Solveig Dommartin, French-German actress (b. 1961)

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