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

  • 1569
    First recorded lottery in England.
  • 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: Battle of Arkansas Post – General John McClernand and Admiral David Dixon Porter capture the Arkansas River for the Union.
  • 1863
    American Civil War: ship CSS encountered and sank the USS Hatteras off Galveston Lighthouse in Texas.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1960
    Henry Lee Lucas, once listed as America’s most prolific serial killer, commits his first known murder.
  • 1972
    East Pakistan renames itself Bangladesh.

Who were born on January 11?

  • 1876
    Elmer Flick, American baseball player (d. 1971)
  • 1895
    Laurens Hammond, American inventor (d. 1973)
  • 1922
    Ernle Bradford, English historian and writer (d. 1986)
  • 1934
    Jean Chrétien, Canadian statesman, 20th Prime Minister of Canada
  • 1948
    Terry Williams, Welsh rock drummer (Dire Straits)
  • 1974
    Cody McKay, Canadian baseball player
  • 1975
    Rory Fitzpatrick, American ice hockey player
  • 1977
    Nadia Turner, American singer
  • 1980
    Deanna Wright, American actress
  • 1985
    Kevin Rudolf, American singer, songwriter, and producer

Who died on January 11?

  • 1494
    Domenico Ghirlandaio, Italian artist (b. 1449)
  • 1836
    John Molson, Canadian brewer (b. 1763)
  • 1914
    Carl Jacobsen, Danish brewer and patron of the arts after whom the Carlsberg brewery is named (b. 1842)
  • 1923
    King Constantine I of Greece (b. 1868)
  • 1947
    Eva Tanguay, Canadian-born singer and entertainer (b. 1879)
  • 1995
    Lewis Nixon, U.S. Army officer (b. 1918)
  • 1999
    Naomi Mitchison, Scottish novelist and poet (b. 1897)
  • 2002
    Struan Sutherland, Australian medical researcher (b. 1936)
  • 2009
    David Vine, British sports broadcaster (b. 1936)
  • 2010
    Mick Green, British guitarist (b. 1944)

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