About January 11

January 11, 2020 is the 11th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 355 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

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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 14 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.
  • 1571
    Austrian nobility is granted freedom of religion.
  • 1693
    Mt. Etna erupts in Sicily, Italy. A powerful earthquake destroys parts of Sicily and Malta.
  • 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.
  • 1794
    Robert Forsythe, a U.S. Marshal is killed in Augusta, Georgia when trying to serve court papers, the first US marshal to die while carrying out his duties.
  • 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.
  • 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
    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.
  • 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.
  • 1962
    An avalanche on Huascaran in Peru causes 4,000 deaths.
  • 1972
    East Pakistan renames itself Bangladesh.

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