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 French then this day of the week in French is lundi.
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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)
- 1693Mt. Etna erupts in Sicily, Italy. A powerful earthquake destroys parts of Sicily and Malta.
- 1759In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the first American life insurance company is incorporated.
- 1917The Kingsland munitions factory explosion occurs as a result of sabotage.
- 1919Romania annexes Transylvania.
- 1923Occupation of the Ruhr: Troops from France and Belgium occupy the Ruhr area to force Germany to make its World War I reparation payments.
- 1943Italian-American Anarchist Carlo Tresca is assassinated in New York
- 1957The African Convention is founded in Dakar.
- 1962An avalanche on Huascaran in Peru causes 4,000 deaths.
- 1964United 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.
- 1996Space 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?
- 1907Abraham Joshua Heschel, Warsaw-born American rabbi, theologian, and philosopher (d. 1972)
- 1923Carroll Shelby, American race car driver, automobile designer and businessman
- 1924Sam B. Hall, American politician (d. 1994)
- 1932Alfonso Arau, Mexican film director
- 1942Leo Cullum, American cartoonist (d. 2010)
- 1965Roland Scholten, Dutch darts Player
- 1982Son Ye-jin, South Korean actress
- 1983Matthew Palleschi, Canadian soccer player
- 1987Scotty Cranmer, American BMX rider
- 1989Sammy Carlson, American freeskier
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