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.
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)
- 1158Vladislav II becomes King of Bohemia.
- 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.
- 1779Ching-Thang Khomba is crowned King of Manipur.
- 1922First use of insulin to treat diabetes in a human patient.
- 1942World War II: The Japanese capture Kuala Lumpur.
- 1943Italian-American Anarchist Carlo Tresca is assassinated in New York
- 1946Enver Hoxha declares the People’s Republic of Albania with himself as president.
- 1986The Gateway Bridge, Brisbane in Queensland, Australia is officially opened.
- 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?
- 1786Joseph Jackson Lister, English opticist and physicist (d. 1869)
- 1807Ezra Cornell, American businessman and university founder (d. 1874)
- 1907Abraham Joshua Heschel, Warsaw-born American rabbi, theologian, and philosopher (d. 1972)
- 1930Ron Mulock, Australian politician
- 1935Melvyn Hayes, British actor
- 1948Wajima Hiroshi, Japanese sumo wrestler (the 54th Yokozuna) and professional wrestler
- 1949Chris Ford, American basketball player and coach
- 1952Diana Gabaldon, American author
- 1953John Sessions, Scottish actor
- 1965Roland Scholten, Dutch darts Player
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