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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.
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Here’s the October calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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)
- 1138A massive earthquake strikes Aleppo, Syria.
- 1767Surveying for the Mason–Dixon Line separating Maryland from Pennsylvania is completed.
- 1776American Revolutionary War: Battle of Valcour Island – On Lake Champlain a fleet of American boats is defeated by the Royal Navy, but delays the British advance until 1777.
- 1809Along the Natchez Trace in Tennessee, explorer Meriwether Lewis dies under mysterious circumstances at an inn called Grinder’s Stand.
- 1852The University of Sydney, Australia’s oldest university, is inaugurated in Sydney.
- 1929JC Penney opens store #1252 in Milford, Delaware, making it a nationwide company with stores in all 48 U.S. states.
- 1942World 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.
- 1957Space Race: M.I.T. scientists calculate Sputnik I’s booster rocket’s orbit.
- 1972A race riot occurs on the United States Navy aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk off the coast of Vietnam during Operation Linebacker.
- 1996Pala accident: a wood lorry and school bus collide in Jõgeva county, Estonia, killing eight children.
Who were born on October 11?
- 1814Jean Baptiste Lamy, first Archbishop of Santa Fe (d. 1888)
- 1821George Williams, English founder of the YMCA (d. 1905)
- 1885François Mauriac, French author, Nobel laureate (d. 1970)
- 1941Charles Shyer, American film director
- 1957Paul Sereno, American paleontologist
- 1964Michael J. Nelson, American actor
- 1971MC Lyte, American rapper
- 1973Mike Smith, American guitarist (Snot, Limp Bizkit)
- 1973Niki Xanthou, Greek long jumper
- 1973Steven Pressley, Scottish footballer
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