January 11th - Basic Facts:
- January 11 is the 11th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar.
- There are 354 days remaining until the end of the year (355 in leap years).
- The preceding day is January 10.
- Next day is January 12.
January 11th Deaths (Here)
January 11th Events:
1055 – Theodora is crowned Empress of the Byzantine Empire.
1158 – Vladislav II becomes King of Bohemia.
1569 – Lottery recorded for first time in England - from the West Door of St Paul's Cathedral.
1571 – Austrian nobility is granted freedom of religion.
1693 – Mt. Etna erupts in Sicily, Italy.
1759 – First American life insurance company is incorporated in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
1779 – Ching-Thang Khomba is crowned King of Manipur.
1787 – William Herschel discovers 2 moons of Uranus - Titania & Oberon.
1794 – Robert Forsythe, a U.S. Marshal is killed in Augusta, Georgia when trying to serve court papers.
1805 – The Michigan Territory is created.
1861 – Alabama secedes from the United States.
1863 – Battle of Arkansas Post (American Civil War) – General John McClernand & Admiral David Dixon Porter capture the Arkansas River for the Union.
1864 – Charing Cross railway station (London) is officially opened.
1867 – Benito Juarez, Mexican President, returns to Mexico City.
1879 – The Anglo-Zulu War begins.
1908 – Grand Canyon National Monument is created.
1917 – The Kingsland munitions factory explosion occurs following sabotage.
1919 – Romania annexes Transylvania.
1922 – Insulin first used to treat diabetes mellitus in a human patient (14-year-old Leonard Thompson).
1923 – Troops from France & Belgium occupy the Ruhr area to lever Germany in to making its World War I reparation payments.
1935 – Amelia Earhart is the first person to fly solo from Hawaii to California.
1942 – Japan declares war on the Netherlands & invades the Netherlands East Indies (World War II).
1942 – The Japanese capture Kuala Lumpur (World War II).
1943 – The United States & United Kingdom give up territorial rights in China (World War II).
1943 – Anarchist Carlo Tresca is assassinated in New York
1946 – Enver Hoxha declares the People's Republic of Albania with himself as president.
1957 – The African Convention is founded in Dakar.
1957 – Mass-murderer Jack Gilbert Graham is executed in Colorado by gas chamber.
1962 – Avalanche on Huascaran in Peru - 4,000 deaths recorded.
1963 - The 'Whisky-a-go-go' (Los Angeles) is the first opened disco.
1964 – United States Surgeon General (Dr. Luther Leonidas Terry, M.D.) publishes report saying that smoking may be hazardous to health.
1970 – General Ojukwe, Biafran leader, flees the country.
1972 – East Pakistan renames as Bangladesh.
1986 – Official opening of Gateway Bridge, Brisbane (Queensland, Australia).
1990 – 300,000 march in favor of Lithuanian independence.
1994 – End of Irish Government's 15-year broadcasting ban on the IRA (& political arm Sinn Féin).
1996 – Haiti becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.
1996 – Space Shuttle program: STS-72 launches from the Kennedy Space Center.
1998 – Sidi-Hamed massacre occurs in Algeria - over 100 people are killed.
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