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Saturday January 11, 2020

January 11: Day of the Week

January 11, 2020 was the 11th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 355 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is samedi.

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

January 2020

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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)

  • 1158
    Vladislav II becomes King of Bohemia.
  • 1779
    Ching-Thang Khomba is crowned King of Manipur.
  • 1838
    Samuel Morse first successfully tests the electrical telegraph.
  • 1861
    Alabama secedes from the United States.
  • 1927
    Louis B. Mayer, head of film studio Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), announced the creation of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences at a banquet in Los Angeles, California.
  • 1935
    Amelia Earhart is the first person to fly solo from Hawaii to California.
  • 1943
    World War II: The United States and United Kingdom give up territorial rights in China.
  • 1946
    Enver Hoxha declares the People’s Republic of Albania with himself as president.
  • 1949
    First recorded case of snowfall in Los Angeles, California.
  • 1986
    The Gateway Bridge, Brisbane in Queensland, Australia is officially opened.

Who were born on January 11?

  • 1503
    Parmigianino, Italian artist (d. 1540)
  • 1800
    Ányos Jedlik, Hungarian physicist (d. 1895)
  • 1928
    Mitchell Ryan, American actor
  • 1958
    Diego León Montoya Sánchez, Colombian organized crime figure
  • 1958
    Vicki Peterson, American musician (The Bangles)
  • 1969
    Kyle Richards, American actress
  • 1970
    Rick Hendrix, American writer
  • 1985
    Rie Fu, Japanese singer
  • 1988
    Daniel Dzufer, Australian rules footballer
  • 1989
    Sammy Carlson, American freeskier

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