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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.

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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.
  • 1569
    First recorded lottery in England.
  • 1759
    In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the first American life insurance company is incorporated.
  • 1879
    The Anglo-Zulu War begins.
  • 1908
    Grand Canyon National Monument is created.
  • 1917
    The Kingsland munitions factory explosion occurs as a result of sabotage.
  • 1935
    Amelia Earhart is the first person to fly solo from Hawaii to California.
  • 1942
    World War II: Japan declares war on the Netherlands and invades the Netherlands East Indies.
  • 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.
  • 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?

  • 1903
    Alan Paton, South African writer (d. 1988)
  • 1911
    Nora Heysen, Australian artist (d. 2003)
  • 1925
    Grant Tinker, American television executive
  • 1938
    John August Swanson, American artist
  • 1952
    Ben Crenshaw, American golfer
  • 1968
    Anders Borg, Swedish politician
  • 1970
    Chris Jent, American basketball player and coach
  • 1973
    Rockmond Dunbar, American actor
  • 1981
    Tom Meighan, English singer (Kasabian)
  • 1997
    Cody Simpson, Australian singer-songwriter

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