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, 27,231,840 minutes 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.
  • 1833
    A big demonstration at the gates of the legislature of Buenos Aires forces the ousting of governor Juan Ramón Balcarce and his replacement with Juan José Viamonte.
  • 1865
    Paul Bogle led hundreds of black men and women in a march in Jamaica, starting the Morant Bay rebellion.
  • 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.
  • 1910
    Former President Theodore Roosevelt becomes the first U.S. president to fly in an airplane. He flew for four minutes with Arch Hoxsey in a plane built by the Wright Brothers at Kinloch Field (Lambert-St. Louis International Airport), St. Louis, Missouri.
  • 1929
    JC Penney opens store #1252 in Milford, Delaware, making it a nationwide company with stores in all 48 U.S. states.
  • 1941
    Beginning of the National Liberation War of Macedonia.
  • 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.
  • 1986
    Cold War: U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev meet in Reykjavík, Iceland, in an effort to continue discussions about scaling back their intermediate missile arsenals in Europe.
  • 1996
    Pala accident: a wood lorry and school bus collide in Jõgeva county, Estonia, killing eight children.

Who were born on October 11?

  • 1809
    Orson Squire Fowler, American phrenologist (d. 1887)
  • 1879
    Ernst Mally, Austrian philosopher (d. 1944)
  • 1936
    Billy Higgins, American jazz drummer (d. 2001)
  • 1952
    Paulette Carlson, country music singer-songwriter
  • 1967
    Artie Lange, American actor and comedian
  • 1968
    Brett Salisbury, American football player and author
  • 1970
    Constance Zimmer, American actress
  • 1973
    Takeshi Kaneshiro, actor/model
  • 1977
    Ty Wigginton, American baseball player
  • 1982
    Jeff Larish, American Baseball Player

Who died on October 11?

  • 1424
    Jan Žižka, leader of the Hussites (b. 1360)
  • 1572
    Sulaiman Khan Karrani, Sultan of Bengal
  • 1636
    Johann Albrecht Adelgrief, German man who claimed to be a prophet and was executed for witchcraft.
  • 1821
    John Ross Key, American judge and lawyer (b. 1754)
  • 1991
    Steven Jesse Bernstein, American underground poet (suicide) (b. 1950)
  • 1993
    Jess Thomas, American tenor (b. 1927)
  • 2002
    Dina Pathak, Indian Actress (b. 1922)
  • 2006
    Cory Lidle, American baseball pitcher (b. 1972)
  • 2008
    Ernst-Paul Hasselbach, Dutch tv-host and producer (b. 1966)
  • 2009
    Veronika Neugebauer, German actress and voice actress (b. 1968)

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