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January 11th

January 11th is the 11th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 354 days remaining until the end of the year (355 days in leap years).

On this page, we have placed information about January 11th, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on January 11th

347 Theodosius I (Roman Emperor)

1209 Möngke Khan (Mongol Emperor)

1755 Alexander Hamilton (statesman)

1815 John A. Macdonald (first Prime Minister of Canada)

1841 Sir James Paget (surgeon, pathologist)

1858 Harry Gordon Selfridge (businessman - founded Selfridges)

1906 Alfred Hofmann (chemist - discovered LSD)

1930 Rod Taylor (actor)

1934 Jean Chrétien (Canadian Prime Minister 1993-2003)

1938 Arthur Scargill (British Trade Union leader)

1946 Naomi Judd (singer - The Judds)

1953 John Sessions (actor)

1957 Bryan Robson (soccer player and manager)

1969 Kyle Richards (actress)

1972 Amanda Peet (actress)

1973 Rahul Dravid (Indian cricket player)

1978 Michael Duff (soccer player)

1978 Emile Heskey (soccer player)

January 11th in History

1569 First recorded lottery in England.

1787 William Herschel discovers two moons of Uranus: Titania and Oberon.


1861 Alabama secedes from the United States/

1879 Anglo-Zulu War begins.

1908 Grand Canyon National Monument is created.

1922 First use of insulin to treat diabetes in a human patient.

1923 French and Belgian troops occupy the Ruhr to force Germany to make reparations payments for World War I.

1935 Amelia Earhart becomes the first person to fly solo from Hawaii to California.

Amelia Earhart

1972 East Pakistan renames itself Bangladesh.

1980 Nigel Short, aged 14, becomes the youngest chess player to be awarded the title of "International Master".


2002 US brings first 20 captives to Camp X-Ray in Guantanamo Bay Cuba.

January 11th is also

Feast of the Baptism of Jesus (Catholicism)

Republic Day (Albania).

Unity Day (Nepal).

Independence Manifesto Day (Morocco).


People born on January 11th are Capricorn


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