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
Muhammad leads an army of 10,000 to conquer Mecca.
Vladislav II becomes King of Bohemia.
Ching-Thang Khomba is crowned King of Manipur.
Samuel Morse first successfully tests the electrical telegraph.
Alabama secedes from the United States.
American Civil War: Battle of Arkansas Post – General John McClernand and Admiral David Dixon Porter capture the Arkansas River for the Union.
First use of insulin to treat diabetes in a human patient.
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.
First recorded case of snowfall in Los Angeles, California.
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?
Emperor Go-En'yu of Japan (d. 1393)
Alexander Hamilton, Nevis born American Founding Father, economist, and political philosopher; 1st United States Secretary of the Treasury (d. 1804)
Ezra Cornell, American businessman and university founder (d. 1874)
Joseph Charles Arthur, American botanist (d. 1942)
Oswald de Andrade, Brazilian author (d. 1954)
Jean Chrétien, Canadian statesman, 20th Prime Minister of Canada
Darryl Dawkins, American basketball player
Amanda Peet, American actress
Tony Allen, American basketball player
Newton Faulkner, British singer
Who died on January 11?
Pedro González de Mendoza, Spanish cardinal and statesman (b. 1428)
Sir Stuart Donaldson, first Premier of the Colony of New South Wales (b. 1812)
Sir Robert Garran, Australian lawyer and early leading expert in Australian constitutional law (b. 1867)
Moshe Zvi Segal, Israeli linguist and Talmudic scholar, and Israel Prize recipient (b. 1876)
Sir William McKell, Premier of New South Wales, Governor-General of Australia (b. 1891)
Sid Chaplin, UK novelist (b. 1916)
Michael Williams, English actor (b. 1935)
Jimmy Griffin, American musician (Bread) (b. 1943)
Solveig Dommartin, French-German actress (b. 1961)
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