1/11/2019 12:08:00 AM Today In History - January 11
Reprinted By Permission From OnThisDay.com
Today in History in 1759 the first American life insurance company was incorporated in Philadelphia; in 1813 the first pineapples were planted in Hawaii; and in 1935 Amelia Earhart flew her plane from Honolulu, Hawaii to Oakland, California.
Our on this day in history archives contain over 200,000 events, birthdays and deaths from 6,000 years of history. Here is a roundup of a few of them:
532 - Nika-revolt against Justianus & Theodora in Hippodrome Constantinople
1599 - Jacob van Necks fleet leaves Bantam Java with pepper, clove & muskaat
1759 - 1st American life insurance company incorporated, Philadelphia
1813 - 1st pineapples planted in Hawaii
1838 - 1st public demonstration of telegraph message sent using dots & dashes at Speedwell Ironworks, Morristown, New Jersey by Samuel Morse and Alfred Vail
1849 - Elizabeth Blackwell becomes 1st woman in US to earn medical degree
1879 - Zulu war against British colonial rule in South Africa begins
1913 - 1st sedan-type car (Hudson) goes on display at 13th Auto Show (NYC)
1935 - Amelia Earhart flies from Honolulu to Oakland California
1964 - 1st government report warning by US Surgeon General Luther Terry reports that smoking may be hazardous
2010 - Simon Cowell leaves "American Idol"
1755 - Alexander Hamilton, Charlestown, Nevis, West Indies, 1st United States Secretary of the Treasury, (d. 1804)
1858 - Harry Gordon Selfridge, American retailer (d. 1947)
1928 - Mitchell Ryan, Cincinnati Oh, actor (Chase, Executive Suite)
1930 - Rod Taylor, Sydney, New South Wales, Australian actor (The Birds, Time Machine)
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