What happened this day in history January 11

What are the important events that happened on January 11? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

January 11: Facts & Myths About This Day

January 11 is the 11th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 354 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is December 29, 2020 – a Monday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 447,312 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 ‘hendecagon’ day.

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Capricorn is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Garnet is the modern birthstone for this month. Emerald is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 32 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 2,943 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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January 11 Historical Events

  • 630
    Muhammad leads an army of 10,000 to conquer Mecca.
  • 1158
    Vladislav II becomes King of Bohemia.
  • 1779
    Ching-Thang Khomba is crowned King of Manipur.
  • 1838
    Samuel Morse first successfully tests the electrical telegraph.
  • 1861
    Alabama secedes from the United States.
  • 1863
    American Civil War: Battle of Arkansas Post – General John McClernand and Admiral David Dixon Porter capture the Arkansas River for the Union.
  • 1922
    First use of insulin to treat diabetes in a human patient.
  • 1927
    Louis B. Mayer, head of film studio Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), announced the creation of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences at a banquet in Los Angeles, California.
  • 1949
    First recorded case of snowfall in Los Angeles, California.
  • 1949
    The first “networked” television broadcasts take place as KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania goes on the air connecting the east coast and mid-west programming.

Who were born on January 11?

  • 1359
    Emperor Go-En'yu of Japan (d. 1393)
  • 1755
    Alexander Hamilton, Nevis born American Founding Father, economist, and political philosopher; 1st United States Secretary of the Treasury (d. 1804)
  • 1807
    Ezra Cornell, American businessman and university founder (d. 1874)
  • 1850
    Joseph Charles Arthur, American botanist (d. 1942)
  • 1890
    Oswald de Andrade, Brazilian author (d. 1954)
  • 1934
    Jean Chrétien, Canadian statesman, 20th Prime Minister of Canada
  • 1957
    Darryl Dawkins, American basketball player
  • 1972
    Amanda Peet, American actress
  • 1982
    Tony Allen, American basketball player
  • 1985
    Newton Faulkner, British singer

Who died on January 11?

  • 314
    St. Miltiades
  • 1495
    Pedro González de Mendoza, Spanish cardinal and statesman (b. 1428)
  • 1867
    Sir Stuart Donaldson, first Premier of the Colony of New South Wales (b. 1812)
  • 1957
    Sir Robert Garran, Australian lawyer and early leading expert in Australian constitutional law (b. 1867)
  • 1968
    Moshe Zvi Segal, Israeli linguist and Talmudic scholar, and Israel Prize recipient (b. 1876)
  • 1985
    Sir William McKell, Premier of New South Wales, Governor-General of Australia (b. 1891)
  • 1986
    Sid Chaplin, UK novelist (b. 1916)
  • 2001
    Michael Williams, English actor (b. 1935)
  • 2005
    Jimmy Griffin, American musician (Bread) (b. 1943)
  • 2007
    Solveig Dommartin, French-German actress (b. 1961)

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