This Day in History for 11th January

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 165

532 - Nika-revolt against Justianus & Theodora in Hippodrome Constantinople
1055 - Theodora is crowned Empress of the Byzantine Empire.
1158 - Vladislav II of Bohemia becomes king
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 & muskaat
1693 - Mt Etna in Sicily erupts
1709 - Colley Cibber's "Rival Fools," premieres in London
1753 - Ferdinand VI of Spain & Pope Benedictus XIV sign concord
1758 - Russian troops occupy Königsberg, East-Prussia [NS=Jan 22]
1759 - 1st American life insurance company incorporated, Philadelphia
French Enlightenment Philosopher VoltaireFrench Enlightenment Philosopher Voltaire 1765 - Frisia bans Voltaires "Traité sur la tolérance"
1774 - Messier adds M51 (spiral galaxy in Canes Venatici) to his catalog
1775 - Francis Salvador becomes 1st Jew elected to office in America (SC)
1779 - Ching-Thang Khomba is crowned King of Manipur.
1785 - Continental Congress convenes in NYC
1787 - Titania & Oberon, moons of Uranus, discovered by William Herschel
1790 - Statisten & Vonckisten unite as Belgium
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 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
Physician Elizabeth BlackwellPhysician Elizabeth Blackwell 1849 - Elizabeth Blackwell becomes 1st woman in US to earn medical degree
1861 - Alabama becomes 4th state to secede from the Union
1861 - Mexico City captured by Juarez (Lib) in War of Reform
1863 - Naval engagement near Galveston between CSS Alabama & 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 and kills 220
1867 - Benito Juárez becomes the Mexican president again.
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 - William D McCoy of Indiana appointed US minister to Liberia
1893 - Jaap Eden skates world record 1500m (2:35)
1897 - M H Cannon becomes 1st woman state senator in US (Utah)
1904 - Herero people of South West Africa, now Namibia, begin uprising
1912 - Bread & Roses Strike begins in Lawrence, Massachusetts
1913 - 1st sedan-type car (Hudson) goes on display at 13th Auto Show (NYC)
1915 - Col Jacob Ruppert & Col Tillinghast Huston purchase Yanks for $460,000
1916 - French troops capture/Serbian army flees to Corfu
1917 - Guy Bolton & PG Wodehouse's "Have a Heart," premieres in NYC
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 & Kurt Schwitters)
1923 - French & Belgian troops occupy Ruhr to collect reparations
US Secretary of State Frank KelloggUS Secretary of State Frank Kellogg 1925 - Frank Kellogg replaces Charles Hughes on as US Sect of State
1927 - Royale Theater (Golden, CBS Radio Playhouse) opens at 242 W 45th NYC
1935 - Amelia Earhart flies from Honolulu to Oakland Ca (non-stop, of course)
1936 - Charles Anderson enters Kentucky House of Representatives
1938 - Bradman scores a second innings 113 v Qld after a ton in the 1st
1938 - Frances Moulton elected 1st woman president of a US national bank
1940 - Sergei Prokofiev's ballet Romeo & Juliet premieres in Leningrad
Aviation Pioneer Amelia EarhartAviation Pioneer Amelia Earhart 1941 - Princess Irene Brigade established in Congleton
1942 - -23°F (-31°C), Kingston, Rhode Island (state record)
1942 - Japan conquers Kuala Lumpur, Malaya
1943 - US & Britain relinquish extraterritorial rights in China
1944 - Crakow-Plaszow Concentration Camp established
1946 - Bert Bell becomes 2nd NFL commissioner, moves Chicago HQ to Phila
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
First Director of the FBI J. Edgar HooverFirst Director of the FBI J. Edgar Hoover 1954 - 2 ton locomotive swept into ravine by avalanche 10 die (Austria)
1957 - The African Convention is founded in Dakar.
1957 - Mass-murderer Jack Gilbert Graham is executed via the Gas Chamber.
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" & "Ask Me Why"
1964 - "She Loves Me" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 302 perfs
1964 - Beatles "I Want to Hold Your Hand" is #80 in US (Cashbox)
1964 - Panama ends diplomatic relations with US
1964 - 1st government report warning by US Surgeon General Luther Terry reports that smoking may be hazardous
1966 - "Daktari" African adventure series premieres on CBS TV
1966 - 550 die in landslides in mountains behind Rio de Janeiro after rain
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 - Super Bowl IV: KC Chiefs beat Minnesota Vikings, 23-7 in New Orleans Super Bowl MVP: Len Dawson, Kansas City, QB
1971 - Tigers ace reliever John Hiller, 27, sufferes a heart attack, but later makes a remarkable comeback to record 38 saves
1972 - East-Pakistan becomes independent state of Bangladesh
1972 - Abu Sayeed Chudhury becomes president & sheik Mujib ur-Rahman premier
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 Wash DC
1974 - ABC airs final episode of "Love, American Style"

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 262

347 - Emperor Theodosius I "The Great" of Rome (d. 395)
889 - Abd-ar-Rahman III, Emir and Caliph of Cordoba (d. 961)
1322 - Emperor Komyo of Japan (d. 1380)
1359 - Emperor Go-En'yu of Japan (d. 1393)
1395 - Michelle of Valois, Duchess of Burgundy (d. 1422)
1403 - Jan IV, Duke of Brabant/Limburg
1449 - Domenico Ghirlandajo, Italy, renaissance painter
1503 - Francesco Parmigianino, Italian artist (Madonna with the Long Neck)
1591 - Robert Devereux, 3rd Earl of Essex, English Civil War general (d. 1646)
1630 - John Rogers, American President of Harvard in the US (d. 1684)
1671 - François-Marie, 1st duc de Broglie, French military leader (d. 1745)
1703 - Columban Praelisauer, composer
1720 - Gijsbert John van Hardenbroeck, Utrechts regent
1723 - Prithvi Narayan Shah, began the unification of modern Nepal (d. 1774)
1727 - Franz Sebastian Haindl, composer
1746 - Frantisek Adam Mica, composer
1746 - William Curtis, English botanist/publisher (Botanical Magazine)
1750 - Johann Jakob Walder, composer
1st US Secretary of Treasury Alexander Hamilton1st US Secretary of Treasury Alexander Hamilton (1755) 1755 - Alexander Hamilton, Charlestown, Nevis, West Indies, 1st United States Secretary of the Treasury, (d. 1804)
1757 - Samuel Bentham, English mechanical engineer (d. 1831)
1786 - Joseph Jackson Lister, London, British optician who perfected the optical microscope by designing the achromatic objective lens
1788 - William Thomas Brande, English chemist (d. 1866)
1800 - Ányos Jedlik, Hungarian physicist (d. 1895)
1801 - John Lodge Ellerton, composer
1807 - Alfred Eugene "Mudwall" Jackson, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
1807 - Ezra Cornell, founder (Western Union Telegraph, Cornell University)
1808 - Antoine GB Schayes, Belgian historian/archaeologist
1814 - James Paget, English surgeon (disease of Paget)
1814 - Richard Griffith, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1862
Prime Minister of Canada John A. MacdonaldPrime Minister of Canada John A. Macdonald (1815) 1815 - John A. Macdonald, Glasgow Scotland, First Prime Minister of Canada (1867-1873 and 1878-1891)
1816 - Fitz-Henry Warren, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1878
1818 - John Reese Kenly, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1891
1825 - Bayard Taylor, U.S. poet and writer (d. 1878
1831 - James Ronald Chalmers, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1898
1839 - Eugenio Maria de Hostos, Puerto Rico, patriot/scholar
1842 - William James, New York City New York, American psychologist/philosopher (Pragmatism)
1843 - Charles Yelverton O'Connor, Irish-Australian engineer (d. 1902)
Father of American psychology William JamesFather of American psychology William James (1842) 1849 - Oskar Lassar, German dermatologist (bath house)
1850 - J C Arthur, Lowville NY, botanist (studied rusts)
1850 - Philipp la Renotiere von Ferrary, famous philatelist
1852 - Konstantin Fehrenbach, German chancellor (1920-21)
1853 - Gustav Falke, German author/poet (Der Mann im Nebel)
1853 - Georgios Jakobides, Greek painter (d. 1926)
1856 - Christian August Sinding, Kongsberg Norway, composer
1857 - Fred[erick J] Archer, English jockey (won 5 Derbys)
1858 - Harry Gordon Selfridge, American retailer (d. 1947)
1859 - [Gerard] Jan Ligthart, Dutch educator (Nog bij mother, Ot & Sien)
1860 - Marie Bashkirtseff, Russian/French painter/author (Journal)
1864 - Thomas Dixon, US attorney/playwright (Flaming Sword)
1867 - Edward B. Titchener, British psychologist. (d. 1927)
1868 - Cai Yuanpei, Chinese educator (d. 1940)
1870 - Alexander Stirling Calder, American sculptor (d. 1945)
1872 - Paul Graener, composer
1872 - George Washington Pierce, American physicist (d. 1956)
1873 - John Callan O'Laughlin, American political and military figure and journalist (d. 1949)
1875 - Reinhold Gliere, composer
1876 - Elmer Flick, American baseball player (d. 1971)
1878 - Theodorus Pangalos, Greek general/dictator (1926)
1879 - Antonio Beltramelli, writer
1880 - Rudolf T Palm, Curacao, pianist/composer
1885 - Alice Paul, ERA advocate/founder (National Woman's Party)
1885 - Jack Hoxie, American actor, rodeo performer (d. 1965)
1886 - George Zucco, England, actor (Adv of Sherlock Holmes, Capt Fury)
1887 - Aldo Leopold, founder (Wilderness Society)
1888 - Chester Conklin, Oskaloosa IA, actor (Every Day's a Holiday, Greed)
1889 - Calvin Bridges, American geneticist (d. 1938)
1890 - Monte Blue, Indianapolis IN, silent film actor (Montana, Oh Boy)
1890 - Oswald de Andrade, Brazilian author (d. 1954)
1890 - Max Carey, American baseball player (d. 1976)
1894 - Jaroslav Vogel, composer
1896 - Eva Le Gallienne, London England, actress/director (Resurrection)
1896 - Paddy Driscoll, NFL QB/coach (Chic Cardinals, Bears)
1897 - August Heissmeyer, German SS officer (d. 1979)
1898 - Hans Rudolf Krik, Danish writer/critic (Fiskerne, Slaven)
1899 - Eva Le Gallienne, English-American actress (d. 1991)
1901 - Andries D Copier, Dutch glass manufacturer (Gildeglass)
1901 - Kwon Ki-ok, Korean pilot (d. 1988)
1902 - Maurice Durufle, French organist/composer
1903 - Alan Paton, South Africa, writer (Cry, the Beloved Country)
1904 - Frederick Boland, Irish diplomat/president (UN General Assembly)
1905 - John Henry Jacques, Northumberland, England, co-operative retailer
1905 - Clyde Kluckhohn, American anthropologist (d. 1960)
1906 - Albert Hofmann, Switzerland, chemist (discovered LSD)
1906 - Johannes Paul Thilman, composer
1906 - Robert Nesbitt, impresario
1907 - Pierre Mendès-France, French Premier (1954-55) (d. 1982)
1907 - Abraham Joshua Heschel, Warsaw Poland, Jewish American rabbi and theologian (d. 1972)
1908 - Lionel Stander, NYC, actor (Max-Hart to Hart, Unfaithfully Yours)
1909 - Gunnar Johnsen Berg, composer
1909 - Marguerite Kelsey, English model/painter (Haunting)
1910 - Izler Solomon, St Paul, Minn, conductor
1910 - Trygve Martin Bratteli, Norwegian PM (Labour) (1971-72, 1973-76)
1910 - Sir Shane Paltridge, Australian politician (d. 1966)
1911 - Nora Heysen, Australian artist (d. 2003)
1911 - Zenko Suzuki, Prime Minister of Japan (d. 2004)
1912 - Donald Barry, Houston Texas, actor (Mr Gallo-Mr Novak)
1912 - Roger Lewis, aviation exec (Lockheed, Curtiss Wright, Pan Am)
1912 - Thomas "Schoolboy" Rowe, Waco Texas, pitcher (Detroit Tigers)
1914 - Dorothy Jeakins, costume designer
1915 - Robert Blair Mayne, British soldier, co-founder Special Air Service (d. 1955)

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 5 of 5

1892 - Paul Gauguin marries a 13-year-old Tahitian girl
Nobel Laureate Novelist Hermann HesseNobel Laureate Novelist Hermann Hesse (1924) 1924 - Novelist Hermann Hesse (36) weds singer Ruth Wenger
1976 - NBA player Pete Maravich (27) weds college sweetheart Jackie Elliser in Metairie, Louisiana
2003 - "How Stella Got Her Groove Back" actor Taye Diggs (32) weds broadway actress Idina Menzel (31) at Round Hill Hotel and Villas in Montego Bay, Jamaica
2003 - "The Sixth Sense" actress-singer Toni Collette (30) weds musician Dave Galafassi in a Buddhist ceremony near Sydney, Australia

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 1 of 1

1971 - 1st "Quickie" Divorce granted in UK

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 147

314 - St. Miltiades
705 - John VI, Catholic Pope (701-05), dies
802 - St. Paulinus II of Aquileia
812 - Staurakios, Byzantine Emperor
844 - Michael I Rhangabes, Byzantine Emperor
1055 - Constantine IX Monomachos, emperor of Byzantium, dies
1083 - Otto of Nordheim, Duke of Bavaria (c. 1020)
1494 - Domenico Ghirlandaio, Italian artist (b. 1449)
1495 - Pedro González de Mendoza, Spanish cardinal and statesman (b. 1428)
1547 - Pietro Bembo, Italian author, literary theorist, and Catholic cardinal (b. 1470)
1552 - Johannes Cochlaeus, [Dobeneck], German humanist/theologist, dies
1641 - Franciscus Gomarus, [Francois Gomaer], French theologist, dies
1641 - Juan Martínez de Jáuregui y Aguilar, Spanish poet (b. 1583)
1650 - Paul Hallman, composer, dies at 49
1674 - Jan Zoet, actor/playwright/poet (Brutal-Roffel), dies at 58
1696 - Charles Albanel, French missionary explorer in Canada (b. 1616)
1703 - Johann Georg Graevius, German classical scholar and critic (b. 1632)
1713 - Pierre Jurieu, French Protestant leader (b. 1637)
1735 - Danilo I, Vladika of Montenegro (b. c. 1670)
1753 - Hans Sloane, English physician (British Museum), dies at 92
1762 - Louis-François Roubiliac, French sculptor (b. 1695)
1763 - Caspar Abel, German theologian, historian, and poet (b. 1676)
1771 - Jean-Baptiste de Boyer, marquis d'Argens, French author, dies at 66
1775 - Yemelyan Pugachov, Don Cossack rebel, executed by tsarist Russia
1775 - Prithvi Narayan Shah, began the unification of modern Nepal (b. 1723)
1784 - Ferdinand Philipp Joseph Lobkowitz, composer, dies at 59
1791 - William Williams Pantycelyn, Welsh hymnist (b. 1717)
1797 - Francis Lightfoot Lee, US farmer (singer Decl of Independ), dies at 62
1801 - Domenico Cimarosa, Italian composer (Matrimonio segreto), dies at 51
1836 - John Molson, Canadian brewer (b. 1763)
1837 - John Field, Irish pianist/composer (Nocturnes), dies at 54
1843 - Francis Scott Key, American lawyer, poet and composer of the lyrics to "Star Spangled Banner" dies at 63
1847 - Caroline von Wolzogen [von Lengefeld], German author, dies at 83
1856 - Nikolai I Nadezjdin, Russian archaeologist, dies [NS=Jan 23]
1867 - Sir Stuart Donaldson, first Premier of the Colony of New South Wales (b. 1812)
1870 - Adolf Ganz, composer, dies at 73
1877 - Pietro Romani, composer, dies at 85
1882 - Theodor Schwann, German physiologist (b. 1810)
1891 - Georges-Eugene Haussmann, French senator/baron, dies at 81
1893 - Benjamin F Butler, US gen/pres candidate (anti-monopoly), dies at 74
1898 - Gaetano Capocci, composer, dies at 86
1901 - Vasily Sergeyevich Kalinnikov, composer, dies at 34
1902 - Johnny Briggs, cricketer (118 wkts for England), dies in an asylum
1905 - Yehudah Aryeh Leib Alter, Warsaw, Hasidic rabbi (b. 1847)
Writer & Satirist Ambrose BierceWriter & Satirist Ambrose Bierce (1914) 1914 - Ambrose Bierce, American writer and satirist, dies at 71
1914 - Carl Jacobsen, Danish brewer and patron of the arts after whom the Carlsberg brewery was named (b. 1842)
1923 - Constantine I, king of Greece (1913-17, 20-22), dies at 54
1928 - Thomas Hardy, English novelist (Far from the Madding Crowd) and poet, dies near Dorchester at 87
1929 - Julio Antonio Mella, Cuban revolutionary, murdered at about 28
1931 - Oscar Fetras, composer, dies at 76
1931 - James Milton Carroll, American Baptist pastor, leader, historian, and author (b. 1852)
1941 - Emanuel Lasker, German chess player (b. 1868)
1943 - Carlo Tresca, NY's Italian newspaper editor/anti-fascist, murdered
1944 - Galeazzo count of Cortellazzo Ciano, Italian politician, dies
1947 - Eva Tanguay, Canadian-born singer and entertainer (b. 1879)
1950 - Karin Michaelis, writer, dies at 77
1952 - Jean JM de Lattre de Tassigny, gen (N-Africa/Indo-China), dies at 61
1952 - Aureliano Pertile, Italian tenor (b. 1885)
1953 - Ernst H Ridder Rappard, Dutch Nazi founder (NSNAP), dies at 53
1953 - Marcel Canneel, Flemish painter, dies at 58
1953 - Noach Zjordanija, Georgian Premier (1918-21), dies at 84
1954 - Edgar Tytgat, Flemish painter/etcher/drawer, dies at 77
1954 - Emmy Arbous, Dutch actress/cabaret performer (Boefje), dies at 56
1954 - Oscar Straus, Austrian composer (Brave Soldier), dies at 83
1955 - Rodolfo Graziani, Italian East-Africa Minister of Defense, dies at 72
1957 - Sir Robert Garran, Australian lawyer and early leading expert in Australian constitutional law (b. 1867)
1958 - Alec Rowley, composer, dies at 65
1959 - Mohammed Zakaria Ghonein, discoverer of 6,000 yr old pyramid, dies
1960 - Johan E Elias, Dutch historian (Elias Family), dies at 84
1961 - Elena Gerhardt, German mezzo-soprano singer (b. 1883)
1963 - Arthur D Nock, English/Americans historian (St Paul), dies at 60
1966 - Albert Giacometti, Swiss/French painter/sculptor, dies at 64
1966 - Lal Bahadur Shastri, Indian premier (1964-66), dies at 61
1966 - Hannes Kolehmainen, Finnish runner (b. 1889)
1969 - Richmal Crompton, British author (b. 1890)
1971 - I. (Irene) Rice Pereira, American abstract artist dies aged 68
1973 - Isabel Randolph, actress (Missing Corpse), dies at 83
1973 - Rudolf Kubin, composer, dies a day after 64th birthday
1975 - Max Lorenz, German heldentenor famous for Wagner roles (b. 1901)
1976 - Mervyn Grell, cricketer (Test WI v England 1930, 21 & 13, 0-17), dies
1978 - Michael Bates, actor (Clockwork Orange, Salt & Pepper), dies at 57
1978 - Ibn-e-Insha, Pakistani humorist and Urdu poet (b. 1927)
1979 - Jack Soo, actor (Nick Yemana-Barney Miller, Green Berets), dies at 63
1980 - Barbara Pym, English novelist (b. 1913)
1981 - Beulah Bondi, actress (It's a Wonderful Life), dies at 88
1983 - Nikolaj V Podgorny, president USSR, dies at 79
1983 - Shri Ghanshyam Das Birla, Indian industrialist and educator (b. 1894)
1984 - Fritz Geissler, composer, dies at 62
1984 - Jack La Rue, TV narrator (Lights Out), dies at 81
1985 - Sir William McKell, Premier of New South Wales, Governor-General of Australia (b. 1891)
1986 - Sid Chaplin, UK novelist (b. 1916)
1987 - Albert Ferber, Swiss-English pianist (b. 1911)
1988 - Gregory (Pappy) Boyington, ace WW II pilot, dies at 75 of cancer
1988 - Isidor Isaac Rabi, nuclear physicist (Nobel Prize-1944), dies at 89
1988 - Florence Knapp, American, one-time oldest person in the world (b. 1873)
1990 - Mary Jane Carr, actress (Forbidden Trail, Second Wife), dies
1991 - Jason Christmas, dies of gunshot wound during robbery in NY at 49
Nobel Laureat Physicist Carl David AndersonNobel Laureat Physicist Carl David Anderson (1991) 1991 - Carl David Anderson, American physicist, Nobel laureate, dies at 85
1993 - Lacey Fosburgh, author (Closing Time), dies of breast cancer at 50
1994 - John Bradley, raised US flag at Iwo Jima, dies at 70

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