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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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.

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

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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)

  • 1759
    In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the first American life insurance company is incorporated.
  • 1779
    Ching-Thang Khomba is crowned King of Manipur.
  • 1863
    American Civil War: Battle of Arkansas Post – General John McClernand and Admiral David Dixon Porter capture the Arkansas River for the Union.
  • 1879
    The Anglo-Zulu War begins.
  • 1917
    The Kingsland munitions factory explosion occurs as a result of sabotage.
  • 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.
  • 1943
    World War II: The United States and United Kingdom give up territorial rights in China.
  • 1962
    An avalanche on Huascaran in Peru causes 4,000 deaths.
  • 1994
    The Irish Government announces the end of a 15-year broadcasting ban on the IRA and its political arm Sinn Féin.
  • 1998
    Sidi-Hamed massacre takes place in Algeria, over 100 people are killed.

Who were born on January 11?

  • 1359
    Emperor Go-En'yu of Japan (d. 1393)
  • 1671
    François-Marie, 1st duc de Broglie, French military leader (d. 1745)
  • 1911
    Zenko Suzuki, Prime Minister of Japan (d. 2004)
  • 1944
    Mohammed Abed Elhai, Sudanese writer and academic (d. 1989)
  • 1961
    Karl Habsburg-Lothringen, Prince of Austria and Prince Royal of Hungary
  • 1966
    Marc Acito, American novelist and humorist
  • 1974
    Roman Görtz, German footballer
  • 1978
    Michael Duff, Northern Irish footballer
  • 1979
    Darren Lynn Bousman, American film director
  • 1982
    Ashley Taylor Dawson, British actor and singer

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