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Sunday October 11, 2020

October 11: Day of the Week

October 11, 2020 was the 285th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 81 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was 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.
  • 1634
    The Burchardi flood – “the second Grote Mandrenke” killed around 15,000 men in North Friesland, Denmark and Germany.
  • 1890
    In Washington, DC, the Daughters of the American Revolution is founded.
  • 1910
    Former President Theodore Roosevelt becomes the first U.S. president to fly in an airplane. He flew for four minutes with Arch Hoxsey in a plane built by the Wright Brothers at Kinloch Field (Lambert-St. Louis International Airport), St. Louis, Missouri.
  • 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.
  • 1958
    Pioneer program: NASA launches the lunar probe Pioneer 1 (the probe falls back to Earth and burns up).
  • 1968
    Apollo program: NASA launches Apollo 7, the first successful manned Apollo mission, with astronauts Wally Schirra, Donn F. Eisele and Walter Cunningham aboard.
  • 1976
    George Washington’s appointment, posthumously, to the grade of General of the Armies of the United States by congressional joint resolution Public Law 94-479 is approved by President Gerald R. Ford.
  • 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.
  • 1996
    Pala accident: a wood lorry and school bus collide in Jõgeva county, Estonia, killing eight children.

Who were born on October 11?

  • 1786
    Stevenson Archer, American Congressman (d. 1848)
  • 1936
    Tom Zé, Brazilian songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer
  • 1942
    Amitabh Bachchan, Indian actor
  • 1947
    Lucas Papademos, Greek economist
  • 1948
    Cecilia, Spanish singer-songwriter (d. 1976)
  • 1968
    Brett Salisbury, American football player and author
  • 1969
    Stephen Moyer, British actor
  • 1979
    Bae Doona, South Korean model and actress
  • 1980
    Nyron Nosworthy, English footballer
  • 1993
    Sean Murray, Irish footballer

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