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
Huldrych Zwingli is killed in battle with the Roman Catholic cantons of Switzerland.
Surveying for the Mason–Dixon Line separating Maryland from Pennsylvania is completed.
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.
Campina Grande, Brazil is established as a city.
First Balkan War: The Greek Army liberates the city of Kozani.
Television: CBS’s mechanical color system is the first to be licensed for broadcast by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission.
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.
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.
The Polaroid Corporation files for federal bankruptcy protection.
A bomb attack in a shopping mall in Vantaa, Finland kills seven.
Who were born on October 11?
Melchior de Polignac, French diplomat (d. 1742)
Frederick IV of Denmark (d. 1730)
Stevenson Archer, American Congressman (d. 1848)
François Mauriac, French author, Nobel laureate (d. 1970)
Billy Higgins, American jazz drummer (d. 2001)
Mike Fiore, American baseball player
Paulette Carlson, country music singer-songwriter
Ronny Rosenthal, Israeli footballer
Mike Smith, American guitarist (Snot, Limp Bizkit)
Kristy Wu, American Actress
Who died on October 11?
Pope Boniface VIII
Sulaiman Khan Karrani, Sultan of Bengal
John Ross Key, American judge and lawyer (b. 1754)
Anton Bruckner, Austrian composer (b. 1824)
Jean Cocteau, French writer (b. 1889)
Redd Foxx, American comedian and actor (b. 1922)
Joe Morris, C.C., LL.D., Canadian trade unionist (b. 1913)
David Lee “Tex” Hill, World War II fighter pilot, flying ace, 1st American Volunteer Group (b. 1915)
Sri Chinmoy (Chinmoy Kumar Ghose), founder of the Sri Chinmoy meditation centres (b. 1931)
Angelo DiGeorge, Italian-American pediatric endocrinologist (b. 1922)
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