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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)

  • 1055
    Theodora is crowned Empress of the Byzantine Empire.
  • 1569
    First recorded lottery in England.
  • 1693
    Mt. Etna erupts in Sicily, Italy. A powerful earthquake destroys parts of Sicily and Malta.
  • 1863
    American Civil War: Battle of Arkansas Post – General John McClernand and Admiral David Dixon Porter capture the Arkansas River for the Union.
  • 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.
  • 1946
    Enver Hoxha declares the People’s Republic of Albania with himself as president.
  • 1949
    The first “networked” television broadcasts take place as KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania goes on the air connecting the east coast and mid-west programming.
  • 1964
    United States Surgeon General Dr. Luther Leonidas Terry, M.D., publishes a landmark report saying that smoking may be hazardous to health, sparking nation- and worldwide anti-smoking efforts.
  • 1998
    Sidi-Hamed massacre takes place in Algeria, over 100 people are killed.

Who were born on January 11?

  • 1671
    François-Marie, 1st duc de Broglie, French military leader (d. 1745)
  • 1905
    Clyde Kluckhohn, American anthropologist (d. 1960)
  • 1911
    Zenko Suzuki, Prime Minister of Japan (d. 2004)
  • 1921
    Juanita M. Kreps, American economist, educator, & civil servant; 24th United States Secretary of Commerce (d. 2010)
  • 1922
    Ernle Bradford, English historian and writer (d. 1986)
  • 1923
    Jerome Bixby, American writer (d. 1998)
  • 1924
    Sam B. Hall, American politician (d. 1994)
  • 1944
    Shibu Soren, Indian politician
  • 1959
    Rob Ramage, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1967
    Derek Riddell, Scottish actor

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