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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 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.

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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)

  • 1138
    A massive earthquake strikes Aleppo, Syria.
  • 1767
    Surveying for the Mason–Dixon Line separating Maryland from Pennsylvania is completed.
  • 1776
    American 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.
  • 1809
    Along the Natchez Trace in Tennessee, explorer Meriwether Lewis dies under mysterious circumstances at an inn called Grinder’s Stand.
  • 1852
    The University of Sydney, Australia’s oldest university, is inaugurated in Sydney.
  • 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.
  • 1957
    Space Race: M.I.T. scientists calculate Sputnik I’s booster rocket’s orbit.
  • 1972
    A race riot occurs on the United States Navy aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk off the coast of Vietnam during Operation Linebacker.
  • 1996
    Pala accident: a wood lorry and school bus collide in Jõgeva county, Estonia, killing eight children.

Who were born on October 11?

  • 1814
    Jean Baptiste Lamy, first Archbishop of Santa Fe (d. 1888)
  • 1821
    George Williams, English founder of the YMCA (d. 1905)
  • 1885
    François Mauriac, French author, Nobel laureate (d. 1970)
  • 1941
    Charles Shyer, American film director
  • 1957
    Paul Sereno, American paleontologist
  • 1964
    Michael J. Nelson, American actor
  • 1971
    MC Lyte, American rapper
  • 1973
    Mike Smith, American guitarist (Snot, Limp Bizkit)
  • 1973
    Niki Xanthou, Greek long jumper
  • 1973
    Steven Pressley, Scottish footballer

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