What happened this day in history October 11

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 284th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 81 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is September 28, 2021 – a Monday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 453,864 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 ‘dihectaoctacontatetragon’ 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 113 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 3,216 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.
  • 1767
    Surveying for the Mason–Dixon Line separating Maryland from Pennsylvania is completed.
  • 1862
    American Civil War: In the aftermath of the Battle of Antietam, Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart and his men loot Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, during a raid into the north.
  • 1864
    Campina Grande, Brazil is established as a city.
  • 1912
    First Balkan War: The Greek Army liberates the city of Kozani.
  • 1950
    Television: CBS’s mechanical color system is the first to be licensed for broadcast by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission.
  • 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.
  • 1987
    Start of Operation Pawan by Indian Peace Keeping Force in Sri Lanka that killed few thousand ethnic Tamil civilians, several hundred Tamil Tigers and few hundred Indian Army soldiers.
  • 2001
    The Polaroid Corporation files for federal bankruptcy protection.
  • 2002
    A bomb attack in a shopping mall in Vantaa, Finland kills seven.

Who were born on October 11?

  • 1661
    Melchior de Polignac, French diplomat (d. 1742)
  • 1671
    Frederick IV of Denmark (d. 1730)
  • 1786
    Stevenson Archer, American Congressman (d. 1848)
  • 1885
    François Mauriac, French author, Nobel laureate (d. 1970)
  • 1936
    Billy Higgins, American jazz drummer (d. 2001)
  • 1944
    Mike Fiore, American baseball player
  • 1952
    Paulette Carlson, country music singer-songwriter
  • 1963
    Ronny Rosenthal, Israeli footballer
  • 1973
    Mike Smith, American guitarist (Snot, Limp Bizkit)
  • 1982
    Kristy Wu, American Actress

Who died on October 11?

  • 1303
    Pope Boniface VIII
  • 1572
    Sulaiman Khan Karrani, Sultan of Bengal
  • 1821
    John Ross Key, American judge and lawyer (b. 1754)
  • 1896
    Anton Bruckner, Austrian composer (b. 1824)
  • 1963
    Jean Cocteau, French writer (b. 1889)
  • 1991
    Redd Foxx, American comedian and actor (b. 1922)
  • 1996
    Joe Morris, C.C., LL.D., Canadian trade unionist (b. 1913)
  • 2007
    David Lee “Tex” Hill, World War II fighter pilot, flying ace, 1st American Volunteer Group (b. 1915)
  • 2007
    Sri Chinmoy (Chinmoy Kumar Ghose), founder of the Sri Chinmoy meditation centres (b. 1931)
  • 2009
    Angelo DiGeorge, Italian-American pediatric endocrinologist (b. 1922)

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