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

  • 630
    Muhammad leads an army of 10,000 to conquer Mecca.
  • 1779
    Ching-Thang Khomba is crowned King of Manipur.
  • 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.
  • 1863
    American Civil War: ship CSS encountered and sank the USS Hatteras off Galveston Lighthouse in Texas.
  • 1917
    The Kingsland munitions factory explosion occurs as a result of sabotage.
  • 1942
    World War II: Japan declares war on the Netherlands and invades the Netherlands East Indies.
  • 1942
    World War II: The Japanese capture Kuala Lumpur.
  • 1943
    World War II: The United States and United Kingdom give up territorial rights in China.
  • 1946
    Enver Hoxha declares the People’s Republic of Albania with himself as president.
  • 1957
    The African Convention is founded in Dakar.

Who were born on January 11?

  • 1864
    Thomas Dixon, American playwright and legislator (d. 1946)
  • 1922
    Ernle Bradford, English historian and writer (d. 1986)
  • 1942
    Clarence Clemons, American musician (E Street Band) (d. 2011)
  • 1944
    Mohammed Abed Elhai, Sudanese writer and academic (d. 1989)
  • 1948
    Terry Williams, Welsh rock drummer (Dire Straits)
  • 1963
    Tracy Caulkins, American swimmer
  • 1973
    Rahul Dravid, Indian cricketer
  • 1974
    Roman Görtz, German footballer
  • 1978
    Emile Heskey, English footballer
  • 1984
    Dario Krešić, Croatian goalkeeper at Greek club PAOK F.C.

Who died on January 11?

  • 1547
    Pietro Bembo, Italian author, literary theorist, and Catholic cardinal (b. 1470)
  • 1641
    Juan Martínez de Jáuregui y Aguilar, Spanish poet (b. 1583)
  • 1753
    Sir Hans Sloane, Ulster-Scot physician and collector (b. 1660)
  • 1867
    Sir Stuart Donaldson, first Premier of the Colony of New South Wales (b. 1812)
  • 1920
    Steinar Schjøtt, Norwegian educator, philologist and lexicographer (b. 1844)
  • 1958
    Alec Rowley, English composer (b. 1892)
  • 1975
    Max Lorenz, German heldentenor famous for Wagner roles (b. 1901)
  • 1987
    Albert Ferber, Swiss-English pianist (b. 1911)
  • 1995
    Theodor Wisch, German general (SS) (b. 1907)
  • 2007
    Puchi Balseiro, Puerto Rican singer & songwriter (b. 1926)

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