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.
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)
- 630Muhammad leads an army of 10,000 to conquer Mecca.
- 1569First recorded lottery in England.
- 1759In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the first American life insurance company is incorporated.
- 1861Alabama secedes from the United States.
- 1863American Civil War: ship CSS encountered and sank the USS Hatteras off Galveston Lighthouse in Texas.
- 1922First use of insulin to treat diabetes in a human patient.
- 1943World War II: The United States and United Kingdom give up territorial rights in China.
- 1957The African Convention is founded in Dakar.
- 1960Henry Lee Lucas, once listed as America’s most prolific serial killer, commits his first known murder.
- 1962An avalanche on Huascaran in Peru causes 4,000 deaths.
Who were born on January 11?
- 1395Michelle of Valois, Duchess of Burgundy (d. 1422)
- 1902Maurice Duruflé, French composer (d. 1986)
- 1907Abraham Joshua Heschel, Warsaw-born American rabbi, theologian, and philosopher (d. 1972)
- 1923Ernst Nolte, German historian
- 1930Ron Mulock, Australian politician
- 1939Anne Heggtveit, Canadian alpine skier
- 1944Shibu Soren, Indian politician
- 1980Lovieanne Jung, American softball player
- 1985Aaron Porter, British politician
- 1987Scotty Cranmer, American BMX rider
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