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Friday January 11, 2019

January 11: Day of the Week

January 11, 2019 was the 11th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 354 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is vendredi.

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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)

  • 630
    Muhammad leads an army of 10,000 to conquer Mecca.
  • 1571
    Austrian nobility is granted freedom of religion.
  • 1917
    The Kingsland munitions factory explosion occurs as a result of sabotage.
  • 1927
    Louis B. Mayer, head of film studio Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), announced the creation of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences at a banquet in Los Angeles, California.
  • 1943
    World War II: The United States and United Kingdom give up territorial rights in China.
  • 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.
  • 1962
    An avalanche on Huascaran in Peru causes 4,000 deaths.
  • 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.
  • 1998
    Sidi-Hamed massacre takes place in Algeria, over 100 people are killed.

Who were born on January 11?

  • 1878
    Theodoros Pangalos, Greek general (d. 1952)
  • 1899
    Eva Le Gallienne, English-American actress (d. 1991)
  • 1924
    Roger Guillemin, French neuroendocrinologist, Nobel laureate
  • 1939
    Anne Heggtveit, Canadian alpine skier
  • 1958
    Diego León Montoya Sánchez, Colombian organized crime figure
  • 1969
    Kyle Richards, American actress
  • 1969
    Manny Acta, Dominican baseball player
  • 1970
    Chris Jent, American basketball player and coach
  • 1970
    Manfredi Beninati, Italian visual artist.
  • 1983
    Adrian Sutil, German racing driver

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