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, 24,207,840 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 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

  • 1055
    Theodora is crowned Empress of the Byzantine Empire.
  • 1569
    First recorded lottery in England.
  • 1787
    William Herschel discovers Titania and Oberon, two moons of Uranus.
  • 1861
    Alabama secedes from the United States.
  • 1863
    American Civil War: Battle of Arkansas Post – General John McClernand and Admiral David Dixon Porter capture the Arkansas River for the Union.
  • 1935
    Amelia Earhart is the first person to fly solo from Hawaii to California.
  • 1943
    Italian-American Anarchist Carlo Tresca is assassinated in New York
  • 1949
    First recorded case of snowfall in Los Angeles, California.
  • 1957
    The African Convention is founded in Dakar.
  • 1962
    An avalanche on Huascaran in Peru causes 4,000 deaths.

Who were born on January 11?

  • 1788
    William Thomas Brande, English chemist (d. 1866)
  • 1825
    Bayard Taylor, American poet (d. 1878)
  • 1853
    Georgios Jakobides, Greek painter (d. 1926)
  • 1875
    Reinhold Glière, Russian composer (d. 1956)
  • 1888
    Chester Conklin, American comedian and actor (d. 1971)
  • 1942
    Charles Acton, American basketball player
  • 1951
    Willie Maddren, English former footballer (d. 2000)
  • 1972
    Amanda Peet, American actress
  • 1982
    Son Ye-jin, South Korean actress
  • 1983
    Ted Richards, Australian rules footballer

Who died on January 11?

  • 1083
    Otto of Nordheim, Duke of Bavaria (b. c. 1020)
  • 1696
    Charles Albanel, French missionary explorer in Canada (b. 1616)
  • 1735
    Danilo I, Vladika of Montenegro (b. c.1670)
  • 1928
    Thomas Hardy, English writer (b. 1840)
  • 1995
    Theodor Wisch, German general (SS) (b. 1907)
  • 1999
    Naomi Mitchison, Scottish novelist and poet (b. 1897)
  • 2003
    Mickey Finn, English drummer (T.Rex) (b. 1947)
  • 2005
    Spencer Dryden, American drummer (Jefferson Airplane) (b. 1938)
  • 2007
    Puchi Balseiro, Puerto Rican singer & songwriter (b. 1926)
  • 2010
    Miep Gies, Dutch Humanitarian, discoverer of Anne Frank’s diary (b. 1909)

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