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

  • 630
    Muhammad leads an army of 10,000 to conquer Mecca.
  • 1158
    Vladislav II becomes King of Bohemia.
  • 1569
    First recorded lottery in England.
  • 1571
    Austrian nobility is granted freedom of religion.
  • 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.
  • 1838
    Samuel Morse first successfully tests the electrical telegraph.
  • 1863
    American Civil War: Battle of Arkansas Post – General John McClernand and Admiral David Dixon Porter capture the Arkansas River for the Union.
  • 1863
    American Civil War: ship CSS encountered and sank the USS Hatteras off Galveston Lighthouse in Texas.
  • 1879
    The Anglo-Zulu War begins.
  • 1917
    The Kingsland munitions factory explosion occurs as a result of sabotage.
  • 1922
    First use of insulin to treat diabetes in a human patient.
  • 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: The Japanese capture Kuala Lumpur.
  • 1957
    The African Convention is founded in Dakar.
  • 1962
    An avalanche on Huascaran in Peru causes 4,000 deaths.
  • 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.

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