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 285th day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 81 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is September 28, 2016 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 410,040 hours 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 ‘dihectaoctacontapentagon’ 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 109 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 1,390 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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October 11 Historical Events

  • 1582
    Because of the implementation of the Gregorian calendar, this day does not exist in this year in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain.
  • 1727
    George II and Caroline of Ansbach are crowned King and Queen of Great Britain.
  • 1833
    A big demonstration at the gates of the legislature of Buenos Aires forces the ousting of governor Juan Ramón Balcarce and his replacement with Juan José Viamonte.
  • 1864
    Campina Grande, Brazil is established as a city.
  • 1865
    Paul Bogle led hundreds of black men and women in a march in Jamaica, starting the Morant Bay rebellion.
  • 1899
    The Western League is renamed the American League.
  • 1972
    A race riot occurs on the United States Navy aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk off the coast of Vietnam during Operation Linebacker.
  • 1982
    The Mary Rose, a Tudor carrack which sank on July 19 1545, is salvaged from the sea bed of the Solent, off Portsmouth.
  • 1987
    Start of Operation Pawan by Indian Peace Keeping Force in Sri Lanka that killed few thousand ethnic Tamil civilians, several hundred Tamil Tigers and few hundred Indian Army soldiers.
  • 1996
    Pala accident: a wood lorry and school bus collide in Jõgeva county, Estonia, killing eight children.

Who were born on October 11?

  • 1815
    Pierre Napoleon Bonaparte, Italian-born adventurer (d. 1881)
  • 1881
    Hans Kelsen, Austrian legal theorist (d. 1973)
  • 1897
    Nathan Twining, USAF general (d. 1982)
  • 1948
    Cecilia, Spanish singer-songwriter (d. 1976)
  • 1953
    David Morse, American actor
  • 1957
    Paul Bown, English actor
  • 1972
    Claudia Black, Australian actress
  • 1974
    Terje Haakonsen, Norwegian snowboarder
  • 1977
    Ty Wigginton, American baseball player
  • 1978
    Kali, Angolan footballer

Who died on October 11?

  • 1347
    Louis IV, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1282)
  • 1424
    Jan Žižka, leader of the Hussites (b. 1360)
  • 1852
    Gotthold Eisenstein, German mathematician (b. 1823)
  • 1935
    Steele Rudd, Australian author (b. 1868)
  • 1996
    Lars Ahlfors, Finnish mathematician (b. 1907)
  • 2002
    Dina Pathak, Indian Actress (b. 1922)
  • 2005
    Shan-ul-Haq Haqqee, Linguist, and writer of Pakistan (b. 1917)
  • 2006
    Cory Lidle, American baseball pitcher (b. 1972)
  • 2008
    Jörg Haider, Austrian politician (b. 1950)
  • 2009
    Angelo DiGeorge, Italian-American pediatric endocrinologist (b. 1922)

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