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Events and People Who Made History on January 11

4th Century

314 - St. Militiades ends his reign as Catholic Pope

6th Century

532 - Nika-revolt against Justianus and Theodora in Hippodrome Constantinople

12th Century

1158 - Vladislav II of Bohemia becomes king

16th Century

1558 - Westmunster Church in Middelburg destroyed by heavy storm
1569 - 1st recorded lottery in England is drawn in St. Paul's Cathedral
1571 - Emperor Maximilian II grants Austrian adel freedom of religion
1599 - Jacob van Necks fleet leaves Bantam Java with pepper, clove and muskaat

17th Century

1693 - Mount Etna erupts, Sicily

18th Century

1709 - Colley Cibber's "Rival Fools," premieres in London
1753 - Ferdinand VI of Spain and Pope Benedictus XIV sign concord
1759 - 1st American life insurance company incorporated, Philadelphia
1765 - Frisia bans Voltaires "Traite sur la tolerance"
1774 - Messier adds M51 (spiral galaxy in Canes Venatici) to his catalog
1775 - Francis Salvador becomes 1st Jew elected to office in America (SC)
1785 - Continental Congress convenes in New York City
1787 - Titania and Oberon, moons of Uranus, discovered by William Herschel
1790 - Statisten and Vonckisten unite as Belgium

19th Century

1803 - Monroe and Livingston sail for Paris to buy New Orleans; they buy La
1805 - Michigan Territory organizes
1813 - 1st pineapples planted in Hawaii (or 1/21)
1839 - Earthquake at Martinique destroys half of Port Royal-700 die
1861 - Alabama becomes 4th state to secede
1861 - Mexico City captured by Juarez (Lib) in War of Reform
1863 - Naval engagement near Galveston between CSS Alabama and USS Hatteras
1863 - Union forces capture Arkansas Post, or Ft. Hindman, Arkansas
1864 - Charing Cross Station opens in London
1865 - Battle of Beverly, WV
1866 - Steamship London sinks in storm off Land's End England, kills 220
1873 - 1st livestock market newspaper published, Drover's Journal, Chicago
1879 - Zulu war against British colonial rule in South Africa begins
1885 - Henrik Ibsen's "Vildauden," premieres in Oslo
1892 - Hawaiian Historical Society founded
1892 - Paul Gauguin marries a 13-year-old Tahitian girl
1892 - William D McCoy of Indiana appointed U.S. minister to Liberia
1893 - Jaap Eden skates world record 1500m (2:35)
1897 - M H Cannon becomes 1st woman state senator in U.S. (Utah)

20th Century

1904 - Herero people of South West Africa, now Namibia, begin uprising
1913 - 1st sedan-type car (Hudson) goes on display at 13th Auto Show (New York City)
1913 - Bread and Roses Strike begins
1915 - Col Jacob Ruppert and Col Tillinghast Huston purchase Yankees for $460,000
1916 - French troops capture/Serbian army flees to Corfu
1917 - Guy Bolton and PG Wodehouse's "Have a Heart," premieres in New York City
1919 - 3 year old German Communist Party (Spartacus) crushed
1919 - Romania annexes Transylvania
1920 - French passenger ship Afrique sinks near La Rochelle; 553 die
1922 - Insulin 1st used to treat diabetes (Leonard Thompson, 14, of Canada)
1923 - 1st Dutch Dada-evening (Theo Van Doesburg and Kurt Schwitters)
1923 - French and Belgian troops occupy Ruhr to collect reparations
1925 - Franc B. Kellogg replaces Charles Hughes on as U.S. Secretary of State
1927 - Royale Theater (Golden, CBS Radio Playhouse) opens at 242 W 45th New York City
1935 - Amelia Earhart flies from Honolulu to Oakland California (non-stop, of course)
1936 - Charles Anderson enters Kentucky House of Representatives
1938 - Bradman scores a second innings 113 vs. Qld after a ton in the 1st
1938 - Frances Moulton elected 1st woman president of a U.S. national bank
1940 - Sergei Prokofiev's ballet Romeo and Juliet premieres in Leningrad
1941 - Princess Irene Brigade established in Congleton
1942 - -23 degrees F (-31 degrees C), Kingston, Rhode Island (state record)
1942 - Japan conquers Kuala Lumpur, Malaya
1943 - U.S. and Britain relinquish extraterritorial rights in China
1944 - Crakow-Plaszow Concentration Camp established
1946 - Bert Bell becomes 2nd NFL commissioner, moves Chicago headquarters to Philadelphia
1946 - Enver Hoxha declares People's Rep of Albania with himself dictator
1949 - Snowfall 1st recorded in Los Angeles
1952 - Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Marianne Moore
1953 - J Edgar Hoover declines 6 figure offer to become president of International Boxing Club
1954 - 2 ton locomotive swept into ravine by avalanche 10 die (Austria)
1959 - Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Theodore Roethke
1959 - Hanif Mohammad completes 499 for Karachi, then 1st class world record
1959 - Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Mayfair Golf Open
1959 - NFL Pro Bowl: East beats West 28-21
1960 - Chad declares independence from France
1960 - Lamar Clark sets pro boxing record of 44 consecutive knockouts
1961 - Racial riot at University of Georgia
1962 - Volcano Huascaran in Peru, erupts; 4,000 die
1963 - 1st discotheque opens, Whiskey-a-go-go in LA
1963 - Beatles release "Please Please Me" and "Ask Me Why"
1964 - 1st government report warning smoking may be hazardous to one's health
1964 - Beatles "I Want to Hold Your Hand" is #80 in U.S. (Cashbox)
1964 - Panama ends diplomatic relations with U.S.
1964 - "She Loves Me" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater New York City after 302 performances
1964 - U.S. Surgeon General Luther Terry reports that smoking may be hazardous
1966 - 550 die in landslides in mountains behind Rio de Janeiro after rain
1966 - "Daktari" African adventure series premieres on CBS TV
1967 - Romeinse Curie installs Council for Pontifical Study commission
1968 - Explorer 36 (GEOS-B) launched into earth orbit (1080/1570 km)
1969 - "Hooked on a Feeling" by BJ Thomas peaks at #5
1969 - Jethro Tull's This Was Jethro Tull album debuts
1970 - Superbowl IV: Kansas City Chiefs beat Minnesota Vikings, 23-7 in New Orleans Superbowl MVP: Len Dawson, Kansas City, QB
1971 - 1st "Quickie" Divorce granted in UK
1971 - Tigers ace reliever John Hiller, 27, sufferes a heart attack, but later makes a remarkable comeback to record 38 saves
1972 - Abu Sayeed Chudhury becomes president and sheik Mujib ur-Rahman premier
1972 - East-Pakistan becomes independent state of Bangladesh
1973 - American League adopts designated hitter rule
1973 - Famous victory at the SCG Pakistan chasing 158 all out 106
1973 - Trial of Watergate burglars begins in Washington D.C.
1974 - ABC airs final episode of "Love, American Style"
1975 - Soyuz 17 carries 2 cosmonauts to space station Salyut 4
1976 - Dorothy Hamill wins her 3rd consec national figure skating champions
1976 - Military coup in Ecuador, President Guillermo Lara leaves
1976 - "Pacific Overtures" opens at Winter Garden Theater New York City for 193 performances
1976 - Stephen Sondheim's musical "Pacific Overtures," premieres in New York City
1976 - U.S. Female Figure Skating championship won by Dorothy Hamill
1976 - U.S. Male Figure Skating championship won by Terry Kubicka
1977 - Bollingen Prize awarded to David Ignatow
1977 - Cubs trade outfielder Rick Monday to Dodgers for Bill Buckner
1977 - France releases Abu Daoud, a Palestinian suspected of involvement in massacre of Israeli athletes at 1972 Munich Olympics
1978 - Governor Askew dedicates RCUC solar office building
1978 - Soyuz 27 links with Salyut 6 and Soyuz 26 (1st time 3 spacecraft link)
1979 - "Grand Tour" opens at Palace Theater New York City for 61 performances
1980 - Debut of Pretenders
1981 - British team led by Ranulph Fiennes completes longest and fastest crossing of Antarctica, reaching Scott base after 75 days (2,500 miles)
1981 - Palau adopts constitution
1981 - "Tintypes" closes at John Golden Theater New York City after 93 performances
1982 - Atlanta Ga's temperature goes below zero F
1982 - Honduras adopts constitution
1983 - Billy Martin named New York Yankee manager for 3rd time
1984 - Denver Nuggets 163, San Antonio Spurs 155-highest-scoring NBA game
1984 - STS-41-B vehicle moves to launch pad
1984 - Supreme Court reinstated $10M award to Karen Silkwood's family
1986 - 1st black lt Governor since reconstruction sworn in (Douglas Wilder of Va)
1987 - Largest crowd (76,633) at NFL New York Giant Stadium (beat Washington 17-0)
1988 - Test debut of Phil Simmons, WI vs. India, Madras
1988 - U.S.S.R. announces it will participate in Seoul Summer Olympics
1989 - 140 nations agree to ban chemical weapons (poison gas, etc)
1989 - Denver Nuggets' rookie Jerome Lane misses 7 free throws in a game against Milwaukee, one missed by 2 feet
1989 - Kindergarten student caught with loaded handgun at Bronx school
1990 - 200,000 demand return of Lithuania's independence
1990 - Actor Joseph Cotton undergoes vocal cancer operation at 84
1990 - Bobby Knight becomes basketball's Big 10 winningest coach (229)
1990 - Pat Lafontaine sets New York Islander record of scoring goals in 11 straight
1991 - Ben Johnson 1st race after being stripped of his 1988 Olympic Gold medal for steroid use, he finished 2nd
1991 - Congress empowers Bush to order attack on Iraq
1991 - Ric Flair wins NWA/WCW wrestling title
1991 - Soviets storm buildings in Vilnius to block Lithuania independence
1992 - Algeria's President Chadli announces his resignation
1992 - Paul Simon opens a tour in South Africa
1992 - U.S. female Figure Skating championship won by Kristi Yamaguchi.
1993 - Howard Stern's radio show begins transmitting to Buffalo, New York on WKBW
1993 - Independent President candidate Ross Perot publicly returns to politics
1994 - Hyderabad score 6 for 944 against Andhra Pradesh in Ranji Trophy
1994 - Irish government announces end of a 20-year broadcasting ban on IRA
1995 - 5th TV network (WB) Warner Brothers begins (WPIX-TV in New York City)
1995 - Birmingham Barracudas granted CFL franchise
1995 - DC-9 crashes near Maria La Baya, Colombia: 51 die, 9 yr old girl lives
1995 - NHLPA and owners agree to end NHL strike
1996 - Space Shuttle STS-72 (Endeavour 10), launches into space
1997 - 23rd People's Choice Awards: Bill Cosby wins
1997 - Martina Hingis beats Jennifer Capriati at Sydney Tennis International
1997 - Telstar 401 Satellite Fails
1998 - 24th Annual People's Choice Awards - Seinfeld, Tim Allen win
1998 - AFC Championship: Denver Broncos beat Pittsburgh Steelers 24-21
1998 - NFC Championship: Green Bay Packers beat San Francisco 49'ers 23-10
1998 - "Proposals," closes at Broadhurst Theater New York City after 76 performances
1998 - U.S. Female Figure Skating championship won by Michelle Kwan

21st Century

2006 - Alaska's Augustine volcano erupts
2007 - Vietnam becomes the 150th member of the World Trade Organization


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