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

  • 1138
    A massive earthquake strikes Aleppo, Syria.
  • 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.
  • 1811
    Inventor John Stevens’ boat, the Juliana, begins operation as the first steam-powered ferry (service between New York City, New York, and Hoboken, New Jersey).
  • 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.
  • 1941
    Beginning of the National Liberation War of Macedonia.
  • 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.
  • 1962
    Second Vatican Council: Pope John XXIII convenes the first ecumenical council of the Roman Catholic Church in 92 years.
  • 2001
    The Polaroid Corporation files for federal bankruptcy protection.

Who were born on October 11?

  • 1885
    François Mauriac, French author, Nobel laureate (d. 1970)
  • 1899
    Eddie Dyer, American baseball player (d. 1964)
  • 1943
    John Nettles, English actor
  • 1946
    Oba Chandler, American convicted murderer
  • 1947
    Lucas Papademos, Greek economist
  • 1957
    Paul Sereno, American paleontologist
  • 1963
    Prince Faisal bin Al Hussein of Jordan
  • 1967
    Tazz, American professional wrestler and commentator
  • 1972
    Claudia Black, Australian actress
  • 1982
    Terrell Suggs, American Football Player

Who died on October 11?

  • 1303
    Pope Boniface VIII
  • 1708
    Ehrenfried Walther von Tschirnhaus, German mathematician (b. 1651)
  • 1852
    Gotthold Eisenstein, German mathematician (b. 1823)
  • 1963
    Jean Cocteau, French writer (b. 1889)
  • 1971
    Chesty Puller, the most decorated American Marine in history (b. 1898)
  • 1996
    Lars Ahlfors, Finnish mathematician (b. 1907)
  • 2004
    Keith Miller, Australian sportsman (b. 1919)
  • 2005
    Edward Szczepanik, Polish economist and Prime Minister in exile (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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