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, 418,800 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 ‘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

  • 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.
  • 1727
    George II and Caroline of Ansbach are crowned King and Queen of Great Britain.
  • 1852
    The University of Sydney, Australia’s oldest university, is inaugurated in Sydney.
  • 1865
    Paul Bogle led hundreds of black men and women in a march in Jamaica, starting the Morant Bay rebellion.
  • 1890
    In Washington, DC, the Daughters of the American Revolution is founded.
  • 1942
    World War II: Battle of Cape Esperance – On the northwest coast of Guadalcanal, United States Navy ships intercept and defeat a Japanese fleet on their way to reinforce troops on the island.
  • 1968
    Apollo program: NASA launches Apollo 7, the first successful manned Apollo mission, with astronauts Wally Schirra, Donn F. Eisele and Walter Cunningham aboard.
  • 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.

Who were born on October 11?

  • 1930
    Sam Johnson, American politician
  • 1954
    Vojislav Seselj, Serbian politician
  • 1957
    Paul Sereno, American paleontologist
  • 1962
    Andy McCoy, Finnish musician Hanoi Rocks
  • 1964
    Michael J. Nelson, American actor
  • 1971
    MC Lyte, American rapper
  • 1976
    Emily Deschanel, American actress
  • 1982
    Kristy Wu, American Actress
  • 1983
    William Sledd, American internet personality
  • 1989
    Henry Lau, Canadian-Chinese singer

Who died on October 11?

  • 1303
    Pope Boniface VIII
  • 1809
    Meriwether Lewis, American explorer (b. 1774)
  • 1940
    Lluís Companys i Jover, President of Generalitat of Catalonia (shot) (b. 1882)
  • 1986
    Norm Cash, American baseball player (b. 1934)
  • 1991
    Steven Jesse Bernstein, American underground poet (suicide) (b. 1950)
  • 1996
    Joe Morris, C.C., LL.D., Canadian trade unionist (b. 1913)
  • 2006
    Cory Lidle, American baseball pitcher (b. 1972)
  • 2007
    Werner von Trapp, member of the Trapp Family Singers (b. 1915)
  • 2008
    Ernst-Paul Hasselbach, Dutch tv-host and producer (b. 1966)
  • 2009
    Veronika Neugebauer, German actress and voice actress (b. 1968)

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