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Sunday October 11, 2020

October 11: Day of the Week

October 11, 2020 is the 285th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 81 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Sunday.

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

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

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Libra is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Opal is the modern birthstone for this month. Jasper is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

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October 11 Historical Event(s)

  • 1582
    Because of the implementation of the Gregorian calendar, this day does not exist in this year in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain.
  • 1614
    Adriaen Block and 12 Amsterdam merchants petition the States General for exclusive trading rights in the New Netherland colony.
  • 1811
    Inventor John Stevens’ boat, the Juliana, begins operation as the first steam-powered ferry (service between New York City, New York, and Hoboken, New Jersey).
  • 1862
    American Civil War: In the aftermath of the Battle of Antietam, Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart and his men loot Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, during a raid into the north.
  • 1899
    Second Boer War begins: In South Africa, a war between the United Kingdom and the Boers of the Transvaal and Orange Free State erupts.
  • 1906
    San Francisco public school board sparks United States diplomatic crisis with Japan by ordering Japanese students to be taught in racially segregated schools.
  • 1912
    First Balkan War: The Greek Army liberates the city of Kozani.
  • 1968
    Apollo program: NASA launches Apollo 7, the first successful manned Apollo mission, with astronauts Wally Schirra, Donn F. Eisele and Walter Cunningham aboard.
  • 1975
    The NBC sketch comedy/variety show Saturday Night Live debuts with George Carlin as the host and Andy Kaufman, Janis Ian and Billy Preston as guests.
  • 1986
    Cold War: U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev meet in Reykjavík, Iceland, in an effort to continue discussions about scaling back their intermediate missile arsenals in Europe.

Who were born on October 11?

  • 1871
    Johan Oscar Smith, Norwegian religious leader (d. 1943)
  • 1899
    Eddie Dyer, American baseball player (d. 1964)
  • 1915
    T. Llew Jones, Welsh author (d. 2009)
  • 1929
    Curtis Amy, American tenor saxophone jazz musician
  • 1936
    Billy Higgins, American jazz drummer (d. 2001)
  • 1941
    Charles Shyer, American film director
  • 1949
    Henry Luke Orombi, Archbishop of Uganda
  • 1968
    Jane Krakowski, American actress
  • 1969
    Stephen Moyer, British actor
  • 1973
    Niki Xanthou, Greek long jumper

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