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Friday October 11, 2019

October 11: Day of the Week

October 11, 2019 is the 284th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 81 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.

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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)

  • 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).
  • 1833
    A big demonstration at the gates of the legislature of Buenos Aires forces the ousting of governor Juan Ramón Balcarce and his replacement with Juan José Viamonte.
  • 1864
    Campina Grande, Brazil is established as a city.
  • 1929
    JC Penney opens store #1252 in Milford, Delaware, making it a nationwide company with stores in all 48 U.S. states.
  • 1942
    World War II: Battle of Cape Esperance – On the northwest coast of Guadalcanal, United States Navy ships intercept and defeat a Japanese fleet on their way to reinforce troops on the island.
  • 1944
    Tuvinian People’s Republic or formerly Tannu Tuva is annexed by the U.S.S.R
  • 1962
    Second Vatican Council: Pope John XXIII convenes the first ecumenical council of the Roman Catholic Church in 92 years.
  • 1968
    Apollo program: NASA launches Apollo 7, the first successful manned Apollo mission, with astronauts Wally Schirra, Donn F. Eisele and Walter Cunningham aboard.
  • 1984
    Aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger, astronaut Kathryn D. Sullivan becomes the first American woman to perform a space walk.
  • 1987
    Start of Operation Pawan by Indian Peace Keeping Force in Sri Lanka that killed few thousand ethnic Tamil civilians, several hundred Tamil Tigers and few hundred Indian Army soldiers.

Who were born on October 11?

  • 1758
    Heinrich Wilhelm Matthäus Olbers, German astronomer (d. 1840)
  • 1844
    Henry Heinz, American food manufacturer (d. 1916)
  • 1872
    Harlan Fiske Stone, 12th Chief Justice of the United States (d. 1946)
  • 1884
    Sig Ruman, German-American actor (d. 1967)
  • 1919
    Jean Vander Pyl, American voice actress (d. 1999)
  • 1932
    Dottie West, American singer (d. 1991)
  • 1952
    Paulette Carlson, country music singer-songwriter
  • 1967
    Artie Lange, American actor and comedian
  • 1970
    Andy Marriott, English footballer
  • 1972
    Cherokee Parks, American basketball player

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