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

October 11: Facts & Myths About This Day

October 11 is the 284th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 81 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is September 28, 2017 – a Wednesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,507,680,000 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 ‘dihectaoctacontatetragon’ day.

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

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 131 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 1,755 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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October 11 Historical Events

  • 1727
    George II and Caroline of Ansbach are crowned King and Queen of Great Britain.
  • 1767
    Surveying for the Mason–Dixon Line separating Maryland from Pennsylvania is completed.
  • 1797
    Battle of Camperdown: Naval battle between Royal Navy and Royal Netherlands Navy during the French Revolutionary Wars. The outcome of the battle was a decisive British victory.
  • 1944
    Tuvinian People’s Republic or formerly Tannu Tuva is annexed by the U.S.S.R
  • 1954
    First Indochina War: The Viet Minh take control of North Vietnam.
  • 1968
    Apollo program: NASA launches Apollo 7, the first successful manned Apollo mission, with astronauts Wally Schirra, Donn F. Eisele and Walter Cunningham aboard.
  • 1976
    George Washington’s appointment, posthumously, to the grade of General of the Armies of the United States by congressional joint resolution Public Law 94-479 is approved by President Gerald R. Ford.
  • 1982
    The Mary Rose, a Tudor carrack which sank on July 19 1545, is salvaged from the sea bed of the Solent, off Portsmouth.
  • 2000
    NASA launches STS-92, the 100th Space Shuttle mission, using Space Shuttle Discovery.
  • 2001
    The Polaroid Corporation files for federal bankruptcy protection.

Who were born on October 11?

  • 1786
    Stevenson Archer, American Congressman (d. 1848)
  • 1788
    Simon Sechter, Austrian music teacher (d. 1867)
  • 1809
    Orson Squire Fowler, American phrenologist (d. 1887)
  • 1924
    Mal Whitfield, American athlete
  • 1939
    Austin Currie, Northern Irish politician
  • 1950
    Patty Murray, American politician, senior senator of Washington
  • 1963
    Ronny Rosenthal, Israeli footballer
  • 1967
    Tony Chimel, American professional wrestling announcer
  • 1973
    Steven Pressley, Scottish footballer
  • 1979
    Bae Doona, South Korean model and actress

Who died on October 11?

  • 1424
    Jan Žižka, leader of the Hussites (b. 1360)
  • 1725
    Hans Herr, Swiss-born Mennonite bishop (b. 1639)
  • 1811
    Johann Conrad Ammann, Swiss physician and naturalist (b. 1724)
  • 1896
    Edward White Benson, Archbishop of Canterbury (b. 1829)
  • 1897
    Léon Boëllmann, French composer (b. 1862)
  • 1965
    Dorothea Lange, American photographer (b. 1895)
  • 2004
    Keith Miller, Australian sportsman (b. 1919)
  • 2008
    Ernst-Paul Hasselbach, Dutch tv-host and producer (b. 1966)
  • 2008
    Jörg Haider, Austrian politician (b. 1950)
  • 2009
    Veronika Neugebauer, German actress and voice actress (b. 1968)

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