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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.
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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.
- 1779Ching-Thang Khomba is crowned King of Manipur.
- 1794Robert 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.
- 1838Samuel Morse first successfully tests the electrical telegraph.
- 1863American Civil War: Battle of Arkansas Post – General John McClernand and Admiral David Dixon Porter capture the Arkansas River for the Union.
- 1935Amelia Earhart is the first person to fly solo from Hawaii to California.
- 1949First recorded case of snowfall in Los Angeles, California.
- 1960Henry Lee Lucas, once listed as America’s most prolific serial killer, commits his first known murder.
- 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.
- 1998Sidi-Hamed massacre takes place in Algeria, over 100 people are killed.
Who were born on January 11?
- 1839Eugenio Maria de Hostos, Puerto Rican educator and nationalist (d. 1903)
- 1853Georgios Jakobides, Greek painter (d. 1926)
- 1878Theodoros Pangalos, Greek general (d. 1952)
- 1903Alan Paton, South African writer (d. 1988)
- 1935Ghita Nørby, Danish actress
- 1957Bryan Robson, English footballer and manager
- 1979Siti Nurhaliza, Malaysian singer
- 1981Jamelia, English singer
- 1983Adrian Sutil, German racing driver
- 1987Scotty Cranmer, American BMX rider
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