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What Happened on October 11, 1737

Historical Events

  • Earthquake reported to have killed 300,000 and destroyed half of Calcutta in India. Now thought to have been an exaggerated account of a hurricane which claimed 3,000 of the city's estimated 20,000 residents. [1]
1737 Highlights

About October 11, 1737

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 284 years, 10 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Libra