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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)

  • 630
    Muhammad leads an army of 10,000 to conquer Mecca.
  • 1759
    In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the first American life insurance company is incorporated.
  • 1917
    The Kingsland munitions factory explosion occurs as a result of sabotage.
  • 1919
    Romania annexes Transylvania.
  • 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.
  • 1964
    United States Surgeon General Dr. Luther Leonidas Terry, M.D., publishes a landmark report saying that smoking may be hazardous to health, sparking nation- and worldwide anti-smoking efforts.
  • 1986
    The Gateway Bridge, Brisbane in Queensland, Australia is officially opened.
  • 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?

  • 1867
    Edward B. Titchener, British psychologist. (d. 1927)
  • 1870
    Alexander Stirling Calder, American sculptor (d. 1945)
  • 1921
    Gory Guerrero, professional wrestler (d. 1990)
  • 1935
    Ghita Nørby, Danish actress
  • 1952
    Bille Brown, Australian actor and playwright
  • 1967
    Derek Riddell, Scottish actor
  • 1971
    Chris Willsher, English singer-songwriter and musician
  • 1981
    Jamelia, English singer
  • 1983
    Matthew Palleschi, Canadian soccer player
  • 1987
    Daniel Semenzato, Italian footballer

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