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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.

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January 11 Historical Event(s)

  • 1759
    In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the first American life insurance company is incorporated.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1972
    East Pakistan renames itself Bangladesh.
  • 1998
    Sidi-Hamed massacre takes place in Algeria, over 100 people are killed.

Who were born on January 11?

  • 1755
    Alexander Hamilton, Nevis born American Founding Father, economist, and political philosopher; 1st United States Secretary of the Treasury (d. 1804)
  • 1807
    Ezra Cornell, American businessman and university founder (d. 1874)
  • 1897
    August Heissmeyer, German SS officer (d. 1979)
  • 1949
    Chris Ford, American basketball player and coach
  • 1949
    Daryl Braithwaite, Australian rock singer
  • 1961
    Jasper Fforde, British author
  • 1969
    Manny Acta, Dominican baseball player
  • 1974
    Roman Görtz, German footballer
  • 1982
    Ashley Taylor Dawson, British actor and singer
  • 1993
    Flora Cross, French actress

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