About January 11

January 11, 2024 is the 11th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 355 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

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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 30 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.
  • 1569
    First recorded lottery in England.
  • 1759
    In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the first American life insurance company is incorporated.
  • 1838
    Samuel Morse first successfully tests the electrical telegraph.
  • 1861
    Alabama secedes from the United States.
  • 1917
    The Kingsland munitions factory explosion occurs as a result of sabotage.
  • 1919
    Romania annexes Transylvania.
  • 1927
    Louis B. Mayer, head of film studio Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), announced the creation of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences at a banquet in Los Angeles, 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
    Italian-American Anarchist Carlo Tresca is assassinated in New York
  • 1946
    Enver Hoxha declares the People’s Republic of Albania with himself as president.
  • 1949
    The first “networked” television broadcasts take place as KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania goes on the air connecting the east coast and mid-west programming.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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