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Thursday October 11, 2018

October 11: Day of the Week

October 11, 2018 was the 284th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 81 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.

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

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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.
  • 1634
    The Burchardi flood – “the second Grote Mandrenke” killed around 15,000 men in North Friesland, Denmark and Germany.
  • 1727
    George II and Caroline of Ansbach are crowned King and Queen of Great Britain.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1957
    Space Race: M.I.T. scientists calculate Sputnik I’s booster rocket’s orbit.
  • 1968
    Apollo program: NASA launches Apollo 7, the first successful manned Apollo mission, with astronauts Wally Schirra, Donn F. Eisele and Walter Cunningham aboard.
  • 1982
    The Mary Rose, a Tudor carrack which sank on July 19 1545, is salvaged from the sea bed of the Solent, off Portsmouth.
  • 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?

  • 1758
    Heinrich Wilhelm Matthäus Olbers, German astronomer (d. 1840)
  • 1924
    Mal Whitfield, American athlete
  • 1957
    Dawn French, Welsh comedian,actress and screenwriter
  • 1960
    Nicola Bryant, English actress
  • 1965
    Sean Patrick Flanery, American actor
  • 1970
    Constance Zimmer, American actress
  • 1973
    Takeshi Kaneshiro, actor/model
  • 1974
    Jason Arnott, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1980
    Nyron Nosworthy, English footballer
  • 1989
    Henry Lau, Canadian-Chinese singer

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