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

  • 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.
  • 1797
    Battle of Camperdown: Naval battle between Royal Navy and Royal Netherlands Navy during the French Revolutionary Wars. The outcome of the battle was a decisive British victory.
  • 1809
    Along the Natchez Trace in Tennessee, explorer Meriwether Lewis dies under mysterious circumstances at an inn called Grinder’s Stand.
  • 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.
  • 1865
    Paul Bogle led hundreds of black men and women in a march in Jamaica, starting the Morant Bay rebellion.
  • 1968
    Apollo program: NASA launches Apollo 7, the first successful manned Apollo mission, with astronauts Wally Schirra, Donn F. Eisele and Walter Cunningham aboard.
  • 1976
    George Washington’s appointment, posthumously, to the grade of General of the Armies of the United States by congressional joint resolution Public Law 94-479 is approved by President Gerald R. Ford.
  • 1996
    Pala accident: a wood lorry and school bus collide in Jõgeva county, Estonia, killing eight children.
  • 2000
    NASA launches STS-92, the 100th Space Shuttle mission, using Space Shuttle Discovery.

Who were born on October 11?

  • 1814
    Jean Baptiste Lamy, first Archbishop of Santa Fe (d. 1888)
  • 1884
    Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady of the United States and humanitarian (d. 1962)
  • 1884
    Sig Ruman, German-American actor (d. 1967)
  • 1926
    Thích Nhất Hạnh, Vietnamese Zen Buddhist monk
  • 1943
    John Nettles, English actor
  • 1944
    Mike Fiore, American baseball player
  • 1947
    Lucas Papademos, Greek economist
  • 1978
    Kali, Angolan footballer
  • 1979
    Gabe Saporta, Uruguayan-born American musician
  • 1985
    Michelle Trachtenberg, American actress

Who died on October 11?

  • 1636
    Johann Albrecht Adelgrief, German man who claimed to be a prophet and was executed for witchcraft.
  • 1708
    Ehrenfried Walther von Tschirnhaus, German mathematician (b. 1651)
  • 1809
    Meriwether Lewis, American explorer (b. 1774)
  • 1821
    John Ross Key, American judge and lawyer (b. 1754)
  • 1897
    Léon Boëllmann, French composer (b. 1862)
  • 1935
    Steele Rudd, Australian author (b. 1868)
  • 1991
    Redd Foxx, American comedian and actor (b. 1922)
  • 2004
    Keith Miller, Australian sportsman (b. 1919)
  • 2007
    David Lee “Tex” Hill, World War II fighter pilot, flying ace, 1st American Volunteer Group (b. 1915)
  • 2008
    Ernst-Paul Hasselbach, Dutch tv-host and producer (b. 1966)

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