January 11: Day of the Week
January 11, 2023 was the 11th day of the year 2023 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 French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.
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Here’s the January calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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)
- 1571Austrian nobility is granted freedom of religion.
- 1759In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the first American life insurance company is incorporated.
- 1787William Herschel discovers Titania and Oberon, two moons of Uranus.
- 1805The Michigan Territory is created.
- 1838Samuel Morse first successfully tests the electrical telegraph.
- 1935Amelia Earhart is the first person to fly solo from Hawaii to California.
- 1942World War II: Japan declares war on the Netherlands and invades the Netherlands East Indies.
- 1943World War II: The United States and United Kingdom give up territorial rights in China.
- 1960Henry Lee Lucas, once listed as America’s most prolific serial killer, commits his first known murder.
- 1972East Pakistan renames itself Bangladesh.
Who were born on January 11?
- 1867Edward B. Titchener, British psychologist. (d. 1927)
- 1878Theodoros Pangalos, Greek general (d. 1952)
- 1897August Heissmeyer, German SS officer (d. 1979)
- 1910Izler Solomon, American conductor (d. 1987)
- 1921Gory Guerrero, professional wrestler (d. 1990)
- 1946Naomi Judd, American singer
- 1969Manny Acta, Dominican baseball player
- 1978Emile Heskey, English footballer
- 1978Holly Brisley, Australian actress
- 1981Jamelia, English singer
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