About October 11

October 11, 2021 is the 284th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 81 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

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Libra is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Opal is the modern birthstone for this month. Jasper is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 113 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On October 11

  • 1634
    The Burchardi flood – “the second Grote Mandrenke” killed around 15,000 men in North Friesland, Denmark and Germany.
  • 1649
    Sack of Wexford: After a ten-day siege, English New Model Army troops (under Oliver Cromwell) stormed the town of Wexford, killing over 2,000 Irish Confederate troops and 1,500 civilians.
  • 1767
    Surveying for the Mason–Dixon Line separating Maryland from Pennsylvania is completed.
  • 1776
    American Revolutionary War: Battle of Valcour Island – On Lake Champlain a fleet of American boats is defeated by the Royal Navy, but delays the British advance until 1777.
  • 1809
    Along the Natchez Trace in Tennessee, explorer Meriwether Lewis dies under mysterious circumstances at an inn called Grinder’s Stand.
  • 1811
    Inventor John Stevens’ boat, the Juliana, begins operation as the first steam-powered ferry (service between New York City, New York, and Hoboken, New Jersey).
  • 1862
    American Civil War: In the aftermath of the Battle of Antietam, Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart and his men loot Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, during a raid into the north.
  • 1890
    In Washington, DC, the Daughters of the American Revolution is founded.
  • 1910
    Former President Theodore Roosevelt becomes the first U.S. president to fly in an airplane. He flew for four minutes with Arch Hoxsey in a plane built by the Wright Brothers at Kinloch Field (Lambert-St. Louis International Airport), St. Louis, Missouri.
  • 1912
    First Balkan War: The Greek Army liberates the city of Kozani.
  • 1941
    Beginning of the National Liberation War of Macedonia.
  • 1944
    Tuvinian People’s Republic or formerly Tannu Tuva is annexed by the U.S.S.R
  • 1954
    First Indochina War: The Viet Minh take control of North Vietnam.
  • 1958
    Pioneer program: NASA launches the lunar probe Pioneer 1 (the probe falls back to Earth and burns up).
  • 1975
    The NBC sketch comedy/variety show Saturday Night Live debuts with George Carlin as the host and Andy Kaufman, Janis Ian and Billy Preston as guests.
  • 1976
    George Washington’s appointment, posthumously, to the grade of General of the Armies of the United States by congressional joint resolution Public Law 94-479 is approved by President Gerald R. Ford.
  • 1982
    The Mary Rose, a Tudor carrack which sank on July 19 1545, is salvaged from the sea bed of the Solent, off Portsmouth.
  • 1984
    Aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger, astronaut Kathryn D. Sullivan becomes the first American woman to perform a space walk.
  • 1986
    Cold War: U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev meet in Reykjavík, Iceland, in an effort to continue discussions about scaling back their intermediate missile arsenals in Europe.
  • 2000
    NASA launches STS-92, the 100th Space Shuttle mission, using Space Shuttle Discovery.

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