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.
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)
- 1614Adriaen Block and 12 Amsterdam merchants petition the States General for exclusive trading rights in the New Netherland colony.
- 1634The Burchardi flood – “the second Grote Mandrenke” killed around 15,000 men in North Friesland, Denmark and Germany.
- 1649Sack of Wexford: After a ten-day siege, English New Model Army troops (under Oliver Cromwell) stormed the town of Wexford, killing over 2,000 Irish Confederate troops and 1,500 civilians.
- 1833A 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.
- 1912First Balkan War: The Greek Army liberates the city of Kozani.
- 1954First Indochina War: The Viet Minh take control of North Vietnam.
- 1962Second Vatican Council: Pope John XXIII convenes the first ecumenical council of the Roman Catholic Church in 92 years.
- 1972A race riot occurs on the United States Navy aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk off the coast of Vietnam during Operation Linebacker.
- 1984Aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger, astronaut Kathryn D. Sullivan becomes the first American woman to perform a space walk.
- 2000NASA launches STS-92, the 100th Space Shuttle mission, using Space Shuttle Discovery.
Who were born on October 11?
- 1814Jean Baptiste Lamy, first Archbishop of Santa Fe (d. 1888)
- 1871Johan Oscar Smith, Norwegian religious leader (d. 1943)
- 1924André Emmerich, American gallerist (d. 2007)
- 1928Alfonso de Portago, Spanish race car driver (d. 1957)
- 1961Neil Buchanan, English television presenter
- 1977Desmond Mason, American basketball player
- 1979Andy Douglas, American professional wrestler
- 1980Nyron Nosworthy, English footballer
- 1982Jeff Larish, American Baseball Player
- 1982Kristy Wu, American Actress
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