What happened this day in history January 11, 2008

What are the important events that happened on January 11, 2008? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

January 11, 2008: Facts & Myths About This Day

January 11, 2008 is the 11th day of the year 2008 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 355 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is December 29, 2007 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,200,009,600 seconds 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.

If a person born on this day saved a Cent every day starting at age 5, then by now that person has accumulated $41.17. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

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.

Pig is the mythical animal and Fire is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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Who died on January 11, 2008?

  • 2008
    Carl Karcher, founded the Carl’s Jr. hamburger chain (b. 1917)
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    Edmund Hillary, New Zealand mountaineer, the first person to climb Mount Everest in 1953 (b. 1919)

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