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Today In History - January 11

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Our On This Day In History HistoryOrb.com archives contain over 200,000 events, birthdays and deaths from 6,000 years of history. Here is a roundup of some of them for January 11:

 

Historical Dates

  • 1693 - Mt Etna erupts, Sicily
  • 1759 - 1st American life insurance company incorporated, Philadelphia
  • 1787 - Titania & Oberon, moons of Uranus, discovered by William Herschel
  • 1794 - Robert Forsythe, a U.S. Marshal is killed in Augusta, Georgia when trying to serve court papers, the first US marshal to die while carrying out his duties.
  • 1803 - Monroe & Livingston sail for Paris to buy New Orleans; they buy Lousiana
  • 1805 - Michigan Territory organizes
  • 1849 - Elizabeth Blackwell becomes 1st woman in US to earn medical degree
  • 1861 - Alabama becomes 4th state to secede from the Union
  • 1897 - M H Cannon becomes 1st woman state senator in US (Utah)
  • 1913 - 1st sedan-type car (Hudson) goes on display at 13th Auto Show (NYC)
  • 1922 - Insulin 1st used to treat diabetes (Leonard Thompson, 14, of Canada)
  • 1953 - J. Edgar Hoover declines 6 figure offer to become president of International Boxing Club
  • 1963 - Beatles release "Please Please Me" & "Ask Me Why"
  • 1964 - Beatles "I Want to Hold Your Hand" is #80 in US 
  • 1964 - Panama ends diplomatic relations with US
  • 1964 - US Surgeon General Luther Terry reports that smoking may be hazardous
  • 1969 - "Hooked on a Feeling" by BJ Thomas peaks at #5
  • 1973 - American League adopts designated hitter rule
  • 1973 - Trial of Watergate burglars begins in Wash DC
  • 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 consecutive national figure skating championship
  • 1976 - US male Figure Skating championship won by Terry Kubicka
  • 1982 - Atlanta Ga's temperature goes below zero F
  • 1990 - Actor Joseph Cotton undergoes vocal cancer operation at 84
  • 1990 - Bobby Knight becomes basketball's Big 10 winningest coach (229)
  • 1991 - Ric Flair wins NWA/WCW wrestling title
  • 1991 - Ben Johnson 1st race after being stripped of his 1988 Olympic Gold medal for steroid use, he finished 2nd
  • 1992 - US female Figure Skating championship won by Kristi Yamaguchi
  • 1993 - Independent presidential candidate Ross Perot publicly returns to politics
  • 1995 - 5th TV network (WB) Warner Brothers begins 
  • 1996 - Space Shuttle STS 72 (Endeavour 10), launches into space
  • 1998 - US female Figure Skating championship won by Michelle Kwan
  • 1998 - US male Figure Skating championship won by Todd Eldredge

Famous Birthdays

  • 1746 - William Curtis, English botanist/publisher (Botanical Magazine)
  • 1755 - Alexander Hamilton, Charlestown, Nevis, West Indies, 1st United States Secretary of the Treasury, (d. 1804)
  • 1807 - Alfred Eugene "Mudwall" Jackson, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
  • 1807 - Ezra Cornell, founder (Western Union Telegraph, Cornell University)
  • 1814 - Richard Griffith, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1862
  • 1858 - Harry Gordon Selfridge, American retailer (d. 1947)
  • 1873 - John Callan O'Laughlin, American political and military figure and journalist (d. 1949)
  • 1885 - Jack Hoxie, American actor, rodeo performer (d. 1965)
  • 1886 - George Zucco, England, actor (Adv of Sherlock Holmes, Capt Fury)
  • 1903 - Alan Paton, South Africa, writer (Cry, the Beloved Country) 
  • 1908 - Lionel Stander, NYC, actor (Max-Hart to Hart, Unfaithfully Yours)
  • 1930 - Rod Taylor, Sydney, New South Wales, Australian actor (The Birds, Time Machine)
  • 1936 - Linda Lawson, Ann Arbor Mich, actress (Don't Call Me Charlie)
  • 1946 - Naomi Judd, [Diana Ellen], Ashland Ky, singer (Judds-Why Not Me)
  • 1949 - Tom Netherton, Munich Germany, singer (Lawrence Welk Show)
  • 1958 - Vicki Peterson, Los Angeles California, rock guitarist/vocalist (Bangles)
  • 1958 - Diego León Montoya Sánchez, former Columbian crime boss
  • 1959 - Brett Bodine, auto racer
  • 1962 - Kim Coles, Brooklyn New York, American actress (Synclaire-Living Single)
  • 1963 - Jason Connery, London England, actor (Robin Hood)
  • 1971 - Mary Jane Blige, New York, American R&B singer-songwriter
  • 1988 - Alexandria L'Esperance, quintuplet
  • 1988 - Danielle L'Esperance, quintuplet
  • 1988 - Erica L'Esperance, quintuplet
  • 1988 - Raymond L'Esperance, quintuplet
  • 1988 - Veronica L'Esperance, quintuplet


Famous Deaths

  • 1843 - Francis Scott Key, composer (Star Spangled Banner), dies at 63
  • 1928 - Thomas Hardy, novelist (Maddening Crowd), dies near Dorchester at 87
  • 1979 - Jack Soo, actor (Nick Yemana-Barney Miller, Green Berets), dies at 63
  • 1981 - Beulah Bondi, actress (It's a Wonderful Life), dies at 88
  • 1994 - John Bradley, raised US flag at Iwo Jima, dies at 70


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