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, 24,602,400 minutes 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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1776
    American Revolutionary War: Battle of Valcour Island – On Lake Champlain a fleet of American boats is defeated by the Royal Navy, but delays the British advance until 1777.
  • 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).
  • 1906
    San Francisco public school board sparks United States diplomatic crisis with Japan by ordering Japanese students to be taught in racially segregated schools.
  • 1929
    JC Penney opens store #1252 in Milford, Delaware, making it a nationwide company with stores in all 48 U.S. states.
  • 1941
    Beginning of the National Liberation War of Macedonia.
  • 1996
    Pala accident: a wood lorry and school bus collide in Jõgeva county, Estonia, killing eight children.
  • 2001
    The Polaroid Corporation files for federal bankruptcy protection.

Who were born on October 11?

  • 1815
    Pierre Napoleon Bonaparte, Italian-born adventurer (d. 1881)
  • 1937
    Sir Bobby Charlton, English footballer
  • 1947
    Al Atkins, English musician
  • 1948
    Cecilia, Spanish singer-songwriter (d. 1976)
  • 1951
    Jean-Jacques Goldman, French singer/songwriter
  • 1956
    Nicanor Duarte Frutos, former President of Paraguay, Senator for life
  • 1961
    Neil Buchanan, English television presenter
  • 1970
    Chidi Ahanotu, American football player
  • 1976
    Dominic Aitchison, Scottish musician (Mogwai)
  • 1982
    Terrell Suggs, American Football Player

Who died on October 11?

  • 1303
    Pope Boniface VIII
  • 1347
    Louis IV, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1282)
  • 1705
    Guillaume Amontons, French physicist and instrument maker (b. 1663)
  • 1986
    Norm Cash, American baseball player (b. 1934)
  • 1989
    M. King Hubbert, American geophysicist (b. 1904)
  • 1996
    Joe Morris, C.C., LL.D., Canadian trade unionist (b. 1913)
  • 1996
    Lars Ahlfors, Finnish mathematician (b. 1907)
  • 2000
    Donald Dewar, first First Minister of Scotland (b. 1937)
  • 2005
    Edward Szczepanik, Polish economist and Prime Minister in exile (b. 1915)
  • 2007
    Werner von Trapp, member of the Trapp Family Singers (b. 1915)

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