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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)

  • 1158
    Vladislav II becomes King of Bohemia.
  • 1693
    Mt. Etna erupts in Sicily, Italy. A powerful earthquake destroys parts of Sicily and Malta.
  • 1759
    In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the first American life insurance company is incorporated.
  • 1779
    Ching-Thang Khomba is crowned King of Manipur.
  • 1922
    First use of insulin to treat diabetes in a human patient.
  • 1942
    World War II: The Japanese capture Kuala Lumpur.
  • 1943
    Italian-American Anarchist Carlo Tresca is assassinated in New York
  • 1946
    Enver Hoxha declares the People’s Republic of Albania with himself as president.
  • 1986
    The Gateway Bridge, Brisbane in Queensland, Australia is officially opened.
  • 1996
    Space Shuttle program: STS-72 launches from the Kennedy Space Center marking the start of the 74th Space Shuttle mission and the 10th flight of Endeavour.

Who were born on January 11?

  • 1786
    Joseph Jackson Lister, English opticist and physicist (d. 1869)
  • 1807
    Ezra Cornell, American businessman and university founder (d. 1874)
  • 1907
    Abraham Joshua Heschel, Warsaw-born American rabbi, theologian, and philosopher (d. 1972)
  • 1930
    Ron Mulock, Australian politician
  • 1935
    Melvyn Hayes, British actor
  • 1948
    Wajima Hiroshi, Japanese sumo wrestler (the 54th Yokozuna) and professional wrestler
  • 1949
    Chris Ford, American basketball player and coach
  • 1952
    Diana Gabaldon, American author
  • 1953
    John Sessions, Scottish actor
  • 1965
    Roland Scholten, Dutch darts Player

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