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January 11: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Did you know that on this day, January 11, 1787, Sir William Herschel discovered the first two moons of Uranus?

January 11th is also known as Milk Day & Step In A Puddle And Splash Your Friends Day.

We would like to thank you for celebrating the eleventh day of the year with us.

Today at we pass the first one million seconds of the year.

If January 11 is a special day for you or a loved one then you’re in the right place as we’ve selected some of the top historical events, facts and figures that we could lay our hands on.

Did you know that on this day in 1787, Sir William Herschel discovered the first two moons of Uranus? They were named Titania & Oberon after “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about January 11th in history!

What Events Happened On January 11 In History?

2010 Judge Simon Cowell left American Idol but continued working with FOX on X Factor US.

Cowell said, "I want to leave 'Idol' this year bigger and better than it was in the past." He added, "I'm thrilled that we have put a date on the launch of the US version of 'The X Factor,' and delighted to be continuing to work with Fox,"

2007 Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling officially finished writing The Deathly Hallows.

OTD in 2007: Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling officially finished writing The Deathly Hallows.
It was finished in room 552 at the Balmoral Hotel in Edinburgh, UK.

1980 The British-American band, The Pretenders, released their debut album called “Pretenders.”

The album hit number one in the UK charts within its first week.

1972 East Pakistan renamed itself Bangladesh after seceding from Pakistan.

1949 Los Angeles was covered in snow for the 1st recorded time in history.

1922 The first successful administration of insulin to treat diabetes was given to 14-year-old Leonard Thompson.

OTD in 1922: The first successful administration of insulin to treat diabetes was given to 14-year-old Leonard Thompson.
Insulin is still the only treatment that effectively helps those who have Type 1 diabetes.

1908 The Grand Canyon National Monument was created.

It was the fifteenth site in the US to be named a national park.

1864 Charing Cross Railway Station opened in London, England.

1838 Samuel Morse sent the first telegraph message using Morse code across two miles of wire in New Jersey, USA.

OTD in 1838: Samuel Morse sent the first telegraph message using Morse code across two miles of wire in New Jersey

1787 Astronomer Sir William Herschel discovered the first two moons of Uranus, Titania & Oberon.

1775 The first Jewish person was elected in the US.

His name was Francis Salvador, and he lived in South Carolina, where he was elected.

1569 England drew it’s very first lottery outside St Paul’s Cathedral.

Queen Elizabeth I chose to do this lottery as a way to raise money for England's harbors and coastal defenses. The alternative was raising taxes.

Famous Quotes Said On January 11

Here we have the most notable quotes that have been spoken throughout history on this day.

1821

“Self-love for ever creeps out, like a snake, to sting anything which happens, even, accidentally, to stumble upon it.”

– Lord Byron

Famous People Born On January 11

Are you celebrating your birthday today? If so, did you know that you share the same birthday as Mary J. Blige? See what other famous people were born on this day.

1971 Mary J. Blige

American Singer

Mary J. Blige
Age:
51 years old
Born In:
New York, USA

1997 Cody Simpson

Australian Singer

Cody Simpson
Age:
25 years old
Born In:
Queensland, Australia

1755 Alexander Hamilton

American Politician

Alexander Hamilton
Died On:
Jul 12, 1804 (Age 49)
Born In:
Charlestown, Saint Kitts and Nevis

1986 Rachel Riley

British Television Presenter

Rachel Riley
Age:
36 years old
Born In:
England, UK

Special Holidays On January 11

If you’ve got a few minutes spare today, why not celebrate these special holidays.

January 11: National Milk Day

National Milk Day

Have you ever knocked back a delicious glass of milk in the morning to only be told later that you’re adorning a milk-tache? Today is National Milk Day, so wear your milky mustache with pride, knowing you're doing your body and bones a whole lot of good!

January 11: National Step In A Puddle And Splash Your Friends Day

National Step In A Puddle And Splash Your Friends Day

According to kids, there are few things as thrilling as jumping around in puddles and splashing your friends. Today everyone gets to join in on the fun, so why not head outside and try it yourself?

January 11 Birthday Facts, Zodiac & Birthstone

People who were born on January 11th all share the Capricorn zodiac sign.

Capricorn is the tenth astrological sign in the zodiac, originating from the constellation of Capricornus, the horned goat.

All those born in January have the Garnet birthstone. The garnet is undoubtedly a gift to the wearer as it brings them love, friendships, loyalty, health, and luck.

People born on January 11 were likely conceived on or around April 20 in the previous year.

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