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

  • 1614
    Adriaen Block and 12 Amsterdam merchants petition the States General for exclusive trading rights in the New Netherland colony.
  • 1634
    The Burchardi flood – “the second Grote Mandrenke” killed around 15,000 men in North Friesland, Denmark and Germany.
  • 1649
    Sack of Wexford: After a ten-day siege, English New Model Army troops (under Oliver Cromwell) stormed the town of Wexford, killing over 2,000 Irish Confederate troops and 1,500 civilians.
  • 1767
    Surveying for the Mason–Dixon Line separating Maryland from Pennsylvania is completed.
  • 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.
  • 1862
    American Civil War: In the aftermath of the Battle of Antietam, Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart and his men loot Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, during a raid into the north.
  • 1899
    Second Boer War begins: In South Africa, a war between the United Kingdom and the Boers of the Transvaal and Orange Free State erupts.
  • 1929
    JC Penney opens store #1252 in Milford, Delaware, making it a nationwide company with stores in all 48 U.S. states.
  • 1954
    First Indochina War: The Viet Minh take control of North Vietnam.
  • 1996
    Pala accident: a wood lorry and school bus collide in Jõgeva county, Estonia, killing eight children.

Who were born on October 11?

  • 1809
    Orson Squire Fowler, American phrenologist (d. 1887)
  • 1872
    Emily Davison, Militant womans suffrage activist (d. 1913)
  • 1939
    Maria Bueno, Brazilian tennis player
  • 1959
    Wayne Gardner, Australian racing driver
  • 1962
    Joan Cusack, American actress and comedian
  • 1967
    Artie Lange, American actor and comedian
  • 1977
    Matthew Bomer, American actor
  • 1979
    Gabe Saporta, Uruguayan-born American musician
  • 1983
    Bradley James, British actor
  • 1987
    Mike Conley, Jr., American basketball player

Who died on October 11?

  • 1188
    Robert I of Dreux, son of Louis VI of France
  • 1531
    Huldrych Zwingli, Swiss Protestant leader (b. 1484)
  • 1963
    Édith Piaf, French singer (b. 1915)
  • 1965
    Dorothea Lange, American photographer (b. 1895)
  • 1971
    Tamanoumi Masahiro, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 51st Yokozuna (b. 1944)
  • 1976
    Alfredo Bracchi, Italian author (b. 1897)
  • 1986
    Norm Cash, American baseball player (b. 1934)
  • 1996
    Joe Morris, C.C., LL.D., Canadian trade unionist (b. 1913)
  • 2008
    Ernst-Paul Hasselbach, Dutch tv-host and producer (b. 1966)
  • 2008
    Jörg Haider, Austrian politician (b. 1950)

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