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

  • 1055
    Theodora is crowned Empress of the Byzantine Empire.
  • 1158
    Vladislav II becomes King of Bohemia.
  • 1569
    First recorded lottery in England.
  • 1693
    Mt. Etna erupts in Sicily, Italy. A powerful earthquake destroys parts of Sicily and Malta.
  • 1805
    The Michigan Territory is created.
  • 1861
    Alabama secedes from the United States.
  • 1863
    American Civil War: Battle of Arkansas Post – General John McClernand and Admiral David Dixon Porter capture the Arkansas River for the Union.
  • 1879
    The Anglo-Zulu War begins.
  • 1908
    Grand Canyon National Monument is created.
  • 1922
    First use of insulin to treat diabetes in a human patient.
  • 1935
    Amelia Earhart is the first person to fly solo from Hawaii to California.
  • 1942
    World War II: The Japanese capture Kuala Lumpur.
  • 1943
    Italian-American Anarchist Carlo Tresca is assassinated in New York
  • 1946
    Enver Hoxha declares the People’s Republic of Albania with himself as president.
  • 1957
    The African Convention is founded in Dakar.
  • 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.
  • 1972
    East Pakistan renames itself Bangladesh.
  • 1986
    The Gateway Bridge, Brisbane in Queensland, Australia is officially opened.
  • 1994
    The Irish Government announces the end of a 15-year broadcasting ban on the IRA and its political arm Sinn Féin.

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