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
Huldrych Zwingli is killed in battle with the Roman Catholic cantons of Switzerland.
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.
Paul Bogle led hundreds of black men and women in a march in Jamaica, starting the Morant Bay rebellion.
Second Boer War begins: In South Africa, a war between the United Kingdom and the Boers of the Transvaal and Orange Free State erupts.
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.
JC Penney opens store #1252 in Milford, Delaware, making it a nationwide company with stores in all 48 U.S. states.
Beginning of the National Liberation War of Macedonia.
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.
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.
Pala accident: a wood lorry and school bus collide in Jõgeva county, Estonia, killing eight children.
Who were born on October 11?
Orson Squire Fowler, American phrenologist (d. 1887)
Ernst Mally, Austrian philosopher (d. 1944)
Billy Higgins, American jazz drummer (d. 2001)
Paulette Carlson, country music singer-songwriter
Artie Lange, American actor and comedian
Brett Salisbury, American football player and author
Constance Zimmer, American actress
Takeshi Kaneshiro, actor/model
Ty Wigginton, American baseball player
Jeff Larish, American Baseball Player
Who died on October 11?
Jan Žižka, leader of the Hussites (b. 1360)
Sulaiman Khan Karrani, Sultan of Bengal
Johann Albrecht Adelgrief, German man who claimed to be a prophet and was executed for witchcraft.
John Ross Key, American judge and lawyer (b. 1754)
Steven Jesse Bernstein, American underground poet (suicide) (b. 1950)
Jess Thomas, American tenor (b. 1927)
Dina Pathak, Indian Actress (b. 1922)
Cory Lidle, American baseball pitcher (b. 1972)
Ernst-Paul Hasselbach, Dutch tv-host and producer (b. 1966)
Veronika Neugebauer, German actress and voice actress (b. 1968)
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