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

  • 1531
    Huldrych Zwingli is killed in battle with the Roman Catholic cantons of Switzerland.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1975
    The NBC sketch comedy/variety show Saturday Night Live debuts with George Carlin as the host and Andy Kaufman, Janis Ian and Billy Preston as guests.
  • 1984
    Aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger, astronaut Kathryn D. Sullivan becomes the first American woman to perform a space walk.

Who were born on October 11?

  • 1815
    Pierre Napoleon Bonaparte, Italian-born adventurer (d. 1881)
  • 1872
    Harlan Fiske Stone, 12th Chief Justice of the United States (d. 1946)
  • 1913
    Dorothy Woolfolk, American comic book editor (d. 2000)
  • 1924
    André Emmerich, American gallerist (d. 2007)
  • 1941
    Lester Bowie, American jazz trumpeter (d. 1999)
  • 1950
    Patty Murray, American politician, senior senator of Washington
  • 1962
    Joan Cusack, American actress and comedian
  • 1963
    Ronny Rosenthal, Israeli footballer
  • 1970
    Constance Zimmer, American actress
  • 1977
    Claudia Palacios, Colombian television journalist

Who died on October 11?

  • 1303
    Pope Boniface VIII
  • 1705
    Guillaume Amontons, French physicist and instrument maker (b. 1663)
  • 1940
    Lluís Companys i Jover, President of Generalitat of Catalonia (shot) (b. 1882)
  • 1961
    Chico Marx, American comedian (b. 1887)
  • 1971
    Tamanoumi Masahiro, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 51st Yokozuna (b. 1944)
  • 1988
    Bonita Granville, American actress (b. 1923)
  • 2005
    Edward Szczepanik, Polish economist and Prime Minister in exile (b. 1915)
  • 2006
    Cory Lidle, American baseball pitcher (b. 1972)
  • 2007
    Sri Chinmoy (Chinmoy Kumar Ghose), founder of the Sri Chinmoy meditation centres (b. 1931)
  • 2008
    Neal Hefti, American jazz trumpeter, composer and arranger (b. 1922)

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