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Wednesday January 11, 2017

January 11: Day of the Week

January 11, 2017 was the 11th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 354 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.

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Here’s the January calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Capricorn is the zodiac 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.

January 11 Historical Event(s)

  • 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.
  • 1805
    The Michigan Territory is created.
  • 1908
    Grand Canyon National Monument is created.
  • 1917
    The Kingsland munitions factory explosion occurs as a result of sabotage.
  • 1942
    World War II: Japan declares war on the Netherlands and invades the Netherlands East Indies.
  • 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.
  • 1972
    East Pakistan renames itself Bangladesh.
  • 1994
    The Irish Government announces the end of a 15-year broadcasting ban on the IRA and its political arm Sinn Féin.

Who were born on January 11?

  • 889
    Abd-ar-Rahman III, Emir and Caliph of Cordoba (d. 961)
  • 1924
    Roger Guillemin, French neuroendocrinologist, Nobel laureate
  • 1935
    Ghita Nørby, Danish actress
  • 1946
    John Piper, American theologian
  • 1961
    Jasper Fforde, British author
  • 1975
    Dan Luger, English rugby player
  • 1979
    Darren Lynn Bousman, American film director
  • 1980
    Lovieanne Jung, American softball player
  • 1985
    Kazuki Nakajima, Japanese racing driver
  • 1987
    Daniel Semenzato, Italian footballer

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