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Monday January 11, 2021

January 11: Day of the Week

January 11, 2021 was the 11th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 354 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Getsuyōbi.

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Here’s the January calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

January 2021

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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)

  • 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.
  • 1794
    Robert Forsythe, a U.S. Marshal is killed in Augusta, Georgia when trying to serve court papers, the first US marshal to die while carrying out his duties.
  • 1863
    American Civil War: ship CSS encountered and sank the USS Hatteras off Galveston Lighthouse in Texas.
  • 1919
    Romania annexes Transylvania.
  • 1943
    Italian-American Anarchist Carlo Tresca is assassinated in New York
  • 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.
  • 1957
    The African Convention is founded in Dakar.
  • 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?

  • 1858
    Harry Gordon Selfridge, American retailer (d. 1947)
  • 1870
    Alexander Stirling Calder, American sculptor (d. 1945)
  • 1885
    Alice Paul, American women’s rights activist (d. 1977)
  • 1887
    Aldo Leopold, American ecologist (d. 1948)
  • 1926
    Lev Demin, Soviet cosmonaut (d. 1998)
  • 1932
    Alfonso Arau, Mexican film director
  • 1946
    Naomi Judd, American singer
  • 1953
    John Sessions, Scottish actor
  • 1985
    Newton Faulkner, British singer
  • 1989
    Darko Bodul, Croatian footballer

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