About January 11

January 11, 2021 is the 11th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 354 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

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Capricorn is the sun 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.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 32 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On January 11

  • 1569
    First recorded lottery in England.
  • 1759
    In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the first American life insurance company is incorporated.
  • 1779
    Ching-Thang Khomba is crowned King of Manipur.
  • 1787
    William Herschel discovers Titania and Oberon, two moons of Uranus.
  • 1805
    The Michigan Territory is created.
  • 1908
    Grand Canyon National Monument is created.
  • 1919
    Romania annexes Transylvania.
  • 1923
    Occupation of the Ruhr: Troops from France and Belgium occupy the Ruhr area to force Germany to make its World War I reparation payments.
  • 1935
    Amelia Earhart is the first person to fly solo from Hawaii to California.
  • 1942
    World War II: Japan declares war on the Netherlands and invades the Netherlands East Indies.
  • 1942
    World War II: The Japanese capture Kuala Lumpur.
  • 1943
    World War II: The United States and United Kingdom give up territorial rights in China.
  • 1949
    First recorded case of snowfall in Los Angeles, California.
  • 1960
    Henry Lee Lucas, once listed as America’s most prolific serial killer, commits his first known murder.
  • 1962
    An avalanche on Huascaran in Peru causes 4,000 deaths.
  • 1964
    United States Surgeon General Dr. Luther Leonidas Terry, M.D., publishes a landmark report saying that smoking may be hazardous to health, sparking nation- and worldwide anti-smoking efforts.
  • 1972
    East Pakistan renames itself Bangladesh.
  • 1994
    The Irish Government announces the end of a 15-year broadcasting ban on the IRA and its political arm Sinn Féin.
  • 1996
    Space Shuttle program: STS-72 launches from the Kennedy Space Center marking the start of the 74th Space Shuttle mission and the 10th flight of Endeavour.
  • 1998
    Sidi-Hamed massacre takes place in Algeria, over 100 people are killed.

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