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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)

  • 630
    Muhammad leads an army of 10,000 to conquer Mecca.
  • 1571
    Austrian nobility is granted freedom of religion.
  • 1759
    In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the first American life insurance company is incorporated.
  • 1863
    American Civil War: ship CSS encountered and sank the USS Hatteras off Galveston Lighthouse in Texas.
  • 1879
    The Anglo-Zulu War begins.
  • 1908
    Grand Canyon National Monument is created.
  • 1922
    First use of insulin to treat diabetes in a human patient.
  • 1943
    World War II: The United States and United Kingdom give up territorial rights in China.
  • 1972
    East Pakistan renames itself Bangladesh.
  • 1986
    The Gateway Bridge, Brisbane in Queensland, Australia is officially opened.

Who were born on January 11?

  • 1591
    Robert Devereux, 3rd Earl of Essex, English Civil War general (d. 1646)
  • 1800
    Ányos Jedlik, Hungarian physicist (d. 1895)
  • 1868
    Cai Yuanpei, Chinese educator (d. 1940)
  • 1887
    Aldo Leopold, American ecologist (d. 1948)
  • 1925
    Grant Tinker, American television executive
  • 1930
    Ron Mulock, Australian politician
  • 1938
    Vladimir Krpan, Croatian pianist
  • 1963
    Dean Reynolds, English snooker player
  • 1966
    Kelley Law, Canadian curler
  • 1985
    Kazuki Nakajima, Japanese racing driver

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