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    What happened on January 11

    • January 11, 0314 St Militiades ends his reign as Catholic Pope

    • January 11, 0532 Nika-revolt against Justianus & Theodora in Hippodrome Constantinople

    • January 11, 0705 John VI ends his reign as Catholic Pope

    • January 11, 1055 Theodora is crowned Empress of the Byzantine Empire.

    • January 11, 1158 Vladislav II becomes King of Bohemia.

    • January 11, 1558 Westmunster Church in Middelburg destroyed by heavy storm

    • January 11, 1569 First recorded lottery in England.

    • January 11, 1569 The first recorded lottery in England is drawn at St Paul's Cathedral

    • January 11, 1571 Austrian nobility is granted freedom of religion.

    • January 11, 1571 Emperor Maximilian II grants Austrian adel freedom of religion

    • January 11, 1599 "Jacob van Necks fleet leaves Bantam Java with pepper, clove & muskaat"

    • January 11, 1672 Isaac Newton is elected a member of Royal Society

    • January 11, 1693 "Mt. Etna erupts in Sicily, Italy. A powerful earthquake destroys parts of Sicily and Malta"

    • January 11, 1709 "Colley Cibber's ""Rival Fools,"" premieres in London"

    • January 11, 1753 Ferdinand VI of Spain & Pope Benedictus XIV sign concord

    • January 11, 1759 "First American life insurance company incorporated, Philadelphia"

    • January 11, 1765 "Frisia bans Voltaires ""Trait‚ sur la tol‚rance"""

    • January 11, 1774 Messier adds M51 (spiral galaxy in Canes Venatici) to his catalog

    • January 11, 1775 Francis Salvador becomes first Jew elected to office in America (SC)

    • January 11, 1779 Ching-Thang Khomba crowned King of Manipur

    • January 11, 1785 Continental Congress convenes in New York City NY

    • January 11, 1787 "Titania & Oberon, moons of Uranus, discovered by William Herschel"

    • January 11, 1787 "William Herschel discovers Titania and Oberon, two moons of Uranus."

    • January 11, 1790 Statisten & Vonckisten unite as Belgium

    • January 11, 1794 "Robert Forsythe, a US Marshal was killed in Augusta, Georgia when trying to serve court papers, the first US Marshal to die in action."

    • January 11, 1803 Monroe & Livingston sail for Paris to buy New Orleans; they buy Louisiana

    • January 11, 1805 Michigan Territory is created.

    • January 11, 1805 The Michigan Territory of the U.S. was created.

    • January 11, 1813 The first pineapples planted in Hawaii

    • January 11, 1839 Earthquake at Martinique destroys half of Port Royal-700 die

    • January 11, 1861 Alabama secedes from the Union at the start of the U.S. Civil War.

    • January 11, 1861 Mexico City captured by Ju rez (Liberal) in War of the Reform

    • January 11, 1863 CSS Alabama sinks USS Hatteras off Galveston

    • January 11, 1863 "Union forces capture Arkansas Post, or Fort Hindman AR"

    • January 11, 1864 Charing Cross Station opens in London

    • January 11, 1865 Battle of Beverly WV

    • January 11, 1866 "Steamship London sinks in storm off Land's End England, kills 220"

    • January 11, 1867 Benito Jurez becomes Mexican president again.

    • January 11, 1873 "The first livestock market newspaper published, Drover's Journal, Chicago"

    • January 11, 1879 Anglo-Zulu War begins.

    • January 11, 1879 UK hist Start of Anglo-Zulu war

    • January 11, 1879 Zulu war against British colonial rule in South Africa begins

    • January 11, 1880 Total solar eclipse blackens the sky of San Francisco one day after the funeral of Emperor Norton.

    • January 11, 1885 "Henrik Ibsen's ""Vildauden,"" premieres in Oslo"

    • January 11, 1892 Hawaiian Historical Society founded

    • January 11, 1892 Paul Gauguin marries a 13-year-old Tahitian girl

    • January 11, 1892 William D McCoy of Indiana appointed US minister to Liberia

    • January 11, 1897 M H Cannon becomes first woman state senator in US (Utah)

    • January 11, 1902 Popular Mechanics magazine hit the newsstands for the first time.

    • January 11, 1904 "Herero people of South West Africa, now Namibia, begin uprising"

    • January 11, 1911 Record Alberta low temperature of -61.1C recorded at Fort Vermilion

    • January 11, 1912 "Lawrence textile strike begins in Lawrence, Massachusetts."

    • January 11, 1913 Bread & Roses Strike begins

    • January 11, 1913 The first sedan-type car (Hudson) goes on display at 13th Auto Show (New York City NY)

    • January 11, 1914 "Captain Robert Abram Bartlett 1875-1946 sees his Canadian Arctic Expedition ship Karluk crushed by ice near Herald Island, north of Siberia, 300 km short of his destination of Herschel Island; one of three ships of Stefansson expedition; many of the survivors will die before they reach Wrangel Island, 100 km away, where they wait until September before being rescued"

    • January 11, 1915 "Colonel Jacob Ruppert & Colonel Tillinghast Huston purchase Yankees for $460,000"

    • January 11, 1916 French troops capture/Serbian army flees to Corfu

    • January 11, 1917 Kingsland Explosion Sabotage of munitions factory.

    • January 11, 1919 3 year old German communist party (Spartacus) crushed

    • January 11, 1919 Romania annexes Transylvania

    • January 11, 1920 French passenger ship Afrique sinks near La Rochelle; 553 die

    • January 11, 1922 First use of insulin to treat diabetes in a human patient.

    • January 11, 1922 "Insulin first used to treat diabetes (Leonard Thompson, 14, of Canada)"

    • January 11, 1922 Quebec Catholic bishops pronounce themselves opposed to votes for women.

    • January 11, 1923 French & Belgian troops occupy Ruhr to collect reparations

    • January 11, 1923 Troops from France and Belgium occupy the Ruhr area to force Germany to pay its reparation payments.

    • January 11, 1924 "SS Helgoland, she had sought shelter off the Ards coast but dragged her anchors and stranded at Tara Point, Ulster. The crew climbed the rigging to seek safety but had to remain there all night until they were rescued. During World War One she had been a 'Q' ship, with disguised gunnery for use against enemy submarines."

    • January 11, 1925 Franc B Kellogg replaces Charles Hughes on as US Secretary of State

    • January 11, 1934 "Jean Chretien Canadian P.M. and lawyer, politician, born at Shawinigan, Quebec"

    • January 11, 1938 Frances Moulton elected first woman president of a US national bank

    • January 11, 1940 Sergei Prokofiev's ballet Romeo & Juliet premieres in Leningrad

    • January 11, 1941 Princess Irene Brigade established in Congleton

    • January 11, 1942 "-23§F (-31§C), Kingston RI (state record)"

    • January 11, 1942 "Japan conquers Kuala Lumpur, Malaya"

    • January 11, 1942 The Japanese capture Kuala Lumpur.

    • January 11, 1943 US & Britain relinquish extraterritorial rights in China

    • January 11, 1944 Aircraft from USS Block Island make first aircraft rocket attack on German submarine

    • January 11, 1944 Crakow-Plaszow Concentration Camp established

    • January 11, 1946 Enver Hoxha declares People's Republic of Albania with himself dictator

    • January 11, 1949 "First recorded case of snowfall in Los Angeles, California."

    • January 11, 1949 Snowfall first recorded in Los Angeles

    • January 11, 1954 A two ton locomotive swept into ravine by avalanche - 10 die (Austria)

    • January 11, 1957 "Canadian aircraft carrier HMCS Magnificent arrives in Egypt with men and supplies for the UN emergency force; Canadian strength in Egypt now about 1,000 men"

    • January 11, 1957 The African Convention is founded in Dakar. Mass-murderer Jack Gilbert Graham is executed via the Gas Chamber.

    • January 11, 1957 UK hist Harold Macmillan becomes Prime Minister

    • January 11, 1958 "Sea Hunt, starring Lloyd Bridges as crusty frogman and good guy Mike Nelson, debuts on CBS-TV."

    • January 11, 1959 "Hanif Mohammad completes 499 for Karachi, then first class world record"

    • January 11, 1960 Lamar Clark sets pro boxing record of 44 consecutive knockouts

    • January 11, 1961 Racial riot at University of Georgia

    • January 11, 1962 "Eruption of the Huascaran volcano in Peru; 4,000 deaths."

    • January 11, 1962 "Mandela leaves South Africa, travels to Ethiopia, Algeria & England"

    • January 11, 1962 Number one hit on UK music charts - Cliff Richard - The Young Ones

    • January 11, 1962 "Volcano Huascaran in Peru, erupts; 4,000 die"

    • January 11, 1963 "Beatles release ""Please Please Me"" & ""Ask Me Why"""

    • January 11, 1963 "The first discotheque opens, The Whiskey-a-go-go in Los Angeles CA"

    • January 11, 1963 "The Whisky a Go Go night club in Los Angeles, the first disco in the USA, is opened."

    • January 11, 1964 """She Loves Me"" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater New York City NY after 302 performances"

    • January 11, 1964 "Beatles ""I Want to Hold Your Hand"" is #80 in US (Cashbox)"

    • January 11, 1964 Panama ends diplomatic relations with US

    • January 11, 1964 U.S. Surgeon General Luther Terry releases a report that states that smoking cigarettes is bad for your health.

    • January 11, 1964 "United States Surgeon General Dr. Luther Leonidas Terry, M.D., publishes a report saying that smoking may be hazardous to health. It is the first such statement ever made by the U.S. government."

    • January 11, 1966 """Daktari"" African adventure series premieres on CBS TV with John Wayne"

    • January 11, 1966 550 die in landslides in mountains behind Rio de Janeiro after rain

    • January 11, 1968 Explorer 36 (GEOS-B) launched into earth orbit (1080/1570 km)

    • January 11, 1969 """Hooked on a Feeling"" by BJ Thomas peaks at #5"

    • January 11, 1969 Jethro Tull's This Was Jethro Tull album debuts

    • January 11, 1971 "The first ""Quickie"" Divorce granted in UK"

    • January 11, 1972 East Pakistan renames itself Bangladesh.

    • January 11, 1972 East-Pakistan becomes independent state of Bangladesh

    • January 11, 1973 Famous victory at the SCG Pakistan chasing 158 all out 106

    • January 11, 1973 The designated hitter rule is added to Major League Baseball teams in the American League.

    • January 11, 1973 "The Open University, Britain's distance-learning university, awards its first degrees."

    • January 11, 1973 Trial of the Watergate burglars begins in Washington DC

    • January 11, 1974 "ABC airs final episode of ""Love, American Style"""

    • January 11, 1974 "The world's first surviving set of sextuplets are born to Susan Rosenkowitz in Cape Town, South Africa."

    • January 11, 1975 Soyuz 17 carries 2 cosmonauts to space station Salyut 4

    • January 11, 1976 Dorothy Hamill wins her 3rd consecutive national figure skating championship

    • January 11, 1976 "Military coup in Ecuador, President Guillermo Lara leaves"

    • January 11, 1977 "France releases Abu Daoud, a Palestinian suspected of involvement in the massacre of Israeli athletes at the"

    • January 11, 1978 Soyuz 27 links with Salyut 6 & Soyuz 26 the first time 3 spacecraft link

    • January 11, 1980 Debut of the Pretenders

    • January 11, 1981 "British team led by Ranulph Fiennes completes longest & fastest crossing of Antarctica, reaching Scott base after 75 days (2,500 miles)"

    • January 11, 1981 Palau adopts constitution

    • January 11, 1982 Atlanta GA's temperature goes below zero§ F

    • January 11, 1982 Honduras adopts constitution

    • January 11, 1983 Billy Martin named New York Yankee manager for 3rd time

    • January 11, 1983 Canadian Soccer player Matthew Palleschi is born.

    • January 11, 1984 STS 41-B vehicle moves to launch pad

    • January 11, 1984 Supreme Court reinstated $10M award to Karen Silkwood's family

    • January 11, 1986 Number one hit on UK music charts - Pet Shop Boys - West End Girls

    • January 11, 1986 "The Gateway Bridge, Brisbane in Queensland, Australia is officially opened."

    • January 11, 1987 "Largest crowd (76,633) at NFL New York Giant Stadium (beat Washington 17-0)"

    • January 11, 1988 USSR announces it will participate in the Seoul Summer Olympics

    • January 11, 1989 "140 nations agree to ban chemical weapons (poison gas, etc)"

    • January 11, 1989 Kindergarten student caught with loaded handgun at Bronx school

    • January 11, 1990 "200,000 demand return of Lithuania's independence"

    • January 11, 1990 "300,000 march in favor of Lithuanian independence."

    • January 11, 1990 Actor Joseph Cotten undergoes vocal-chord cancer operation at 84

    • January 11, 1991 "Ben Johnson first race after being stripped of his 1988 Olympic Gold medal for steroid use, he finished 2nd"

    • January 11, 1991 Congress empowers Bush to order attack on Iraq

    • January 11, 1991 Ric Flair wins NWA/WCW wrestling title

    • January 11, 1991 Soviets storm buildings in Vilnius to block Lithuania independence

    • January 11, 1992 Algeria's President Chadli announces his resignation

    • January 11, 1992 Paul Simon opens a tour in South Africa

    • January 11, 1993 "Henry Birks and Sons jewelry chain files for bankruptcy protection; closes 34 of its 112 stores, then sells another 39 stores to an Italian jewellery group"

    • January 11, 1993 Howard Stern's radio show begins transmitting to Buffalo NY (WKBW)

    • January 11, 1993 Independent presidential candidate Ross Perot publicly returns to politics

    • January 11, 1994 Irish government announces end of a 20-year broadcasting ban on IRA

    • January 11, 1994 Irish Government announces the end of a 15-year broadcasting ban on the IRA and its political arm Sinn Fin

    • January 11, 1995 Birmingham Barracudas granted CFL franchise

    • January 11, 1995 "Dylex Ltd., Canada's largest clothing retailer seeks court protection from its creditors and says it will shut 200 stores, eliminating 1,800 jobs"

    • January 11, 1995 Fifty-two people are killed when a Colombian airliner crashes near the resort town of Cartagena in the Caribbeans.

    • January 11, 1995 NHLPA & owners agree to end NHL strike

    • January 11, 1996 "Bloc Quebecois Leader Lucien Bouchard chosen as the 4th President of the Parti Quebecois, and Premier designate of Quebec."

    • January 11, 1996 Haiti becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.

    • January 11, 1996 "Space Shuttle STS 72 (Endeavour 10), launches into space"

    • January 11, 1997 23rd People's Choice Awards Bill Cosby wins

    • January 11, 1997 Telstar 401 Satellite Fails

    • January 11, 1998 "24th Annual People's Choice Awards - Seinfeld, Tim Allen win"

    • January 11, 1998 Sidi-Hamed massacre in Algeria; over 100 people killed.

    • January 11, 2001 The Federal Trade Commission approved the merger of AOL and Time Warner to form AOL Time Warner.

    • January 11, 2003 Illinois governor George H. Ryan announces decision to grant clemency to all inmates of death row.

    • January 11, 2005 """Black Tuesday"" bushfires swept across the southern Eyre Peninsula in South Australia."







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