Historical Events on 11th January

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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)
Inventor Samuel MorseInventor Samuel Morse 1838 - 1st public demonstration of telegraph message sent using dots & dashes at Speedwell Ironworks, Morristown, New Jersey by Samuel Morse and Alfred Vail
1839 - Earthquake at Martinique destroys half of Port Royal - 700 die
1849 - Elizabeth Blackwell becomes 1st woman in US to earn medical degree
1861 - Mexico City captured by Juarez (Lib) in War of Reform
1861 - Alabama secedes from the Union (US Civil War)
1863 - Naval engagement near Galveston between CSS Alabama & USS Hatteras
1863 - Union forces capture Arkansas Post, or Ft Hindman, Arkansas
Physician Elizabeth BlackwellPhysician Elizabeth Blackwell 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
Cricket Legend Donald BradmanCricket Legend Donald Bradman 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
1970 - Irish republican political party Sinn Féin party splits between those in favor of abstentionism (of not taking any seats won in the parliaments) and those where against
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"
1975 - Soyuz 17 carries 2 cosmonauts to space station Salyut 4
1976 - "Pacific Overtures" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 193 perfs
1976 - Dorothy Hamill wins her 3rd consec natl figure skating champions
1976 - Military coup in Ecuador, Pres Guillermo Lara leaves
1976 - Stephen Sondheim's musical "Pacific Overtures," premieres in NYC
1976 - US female Figure Skating championship won by Dorothy Hamill
1976 - US 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 - Gov Askew dedicates RCUC solar office building
1978 - Soyuz 27 links with Salyut 6 & Soyuz 26 (1st time 3 spacecraft link)
1979 - "Grand Tour" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 61 performances
1980 - Debut of Pretenders
1981 - "Tintypes" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 93 performances
1981 - Palau adopts constitution
1981 - Brit team led by Ranulph Fiennes completes longest & fastest crossing of Antarctica, reaching Scott base after 75 days (2,500 miles)
1982 - Atlanta Ga's temperature goes below zero F
1982 - Honduras adopts constitution
1983 - Billy Martin named NY 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 African American Lieutenant Governor since reconstruction sworn in - Douglas Wilder of Virginia
1987 - Largest crowd (76,633) at NFL NY Giant Stadium (beat Wash 17-0)
NFL Quarterback John ElwayNFL Quarterback John Elway 1987 - "The Drive", trailing the Cleveland Browns 20-13 with only 5:32 remaining in the AFC Championship Game and the ball on their own two-yard line, Denver quarterback John Elway drove his team 98 yards for a touchdown to tie the game, which the Broncos won in overtime to advance to Super Bowl XXI
1988 - Test debut of Phil Simmons, WI v India, Madras
1988 - USSR 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)
NHL Center Pat LaFontaineNHL Center Pat LaFontaine 1990 - Pat LaFontaine sets NY Islander record of scoring goals in 11 straight
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
1991 - Ben Johnson 1st race after being stripped of his 1988 Olympic Gold medal for steroid use, he finished 2nd
1992 - Algeria's Pres Chadli announces his resignation
1992 - Paul Simon opens a tour in South Africa
1992 - US female Figure Skating championship won by Kristi Yamaguchi
1993 - Howard Stern's radio show begins transmitting to Buffalo NY (WKBW)
1993 - Independent pres candidate Ross Perot publicly returns to politics
1993 - British Airways ends one of the longest libel actions in its history
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 NYC)
1995 - Birmingham Barracudas granted CFL franchise
1995 - DC-9 crashes near Maria La Baya, Colombia: 51 die, 9 yr old girl lives
1995 - NHLPA & owners agree to end NHL strike
1996 - Space Shuttle STS 72 (Endeavour 10), launches into space
1996 - Haiti becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.
Tennis Player Martina HingisTennis Player Martina Hingis 1997 - Martina Hingis beats Jennifer Capriati at Sydney Tennis Intl
1997 - Telstar 401 Satellite Fails
1998 - "Proposals," closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 76 performances
1998 - AFC Championship: Denver Broncos beat Pitt Steelers 24-21
1998 - NFC Championship: Green Bay Packers beat SF 49'ers 23-10
1998 - US female Figure Skating championship won by Michelle Kwan
1998 - US male Figure Skating championship won by Todd Eldredge
1998 - Sidi-Hamed massacre takes place in Algeria, over 100 people are killed.
Actress Julia RobertsActress Julia Roberts 1998 - 24th People's Choice Awards: Harrison Ford & Julia Roberts win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Tim Allen & Oprah Winfrey win (TV)
1999 - 26th American Music Award: Celine Dion & Eric Clapton win
1999 - Marty Schottenheimer resigns as head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs
2004 - "4th and 26", trailing the Green Bay Packers by 3 in the NFC Divisional Playoff Game, the Philadelphia Eagles faced 4th and 26 on their final drive, when Donovan McNabb hit Freddie Mitchell for 29 yards. The Eagles would tie the game and go on to win in overtime
2004 - 30th People's Choice Awards: Mel Gibson & Julia Roberts win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Ray Romano & Jennifer Aniston win (TV)
Recording Executive Simon CowellRecording Executive Simon Cowell 2010 - Simon Cowell leaves "American Idol"
2012 - 38th People's Choice Awards: Johnny Depp & Emma Stone win (Movie Star) and Nathan Fillion & Nina Dobrev win (TV Drama)
2013 - 46 people are killed and 12 are missing after a landslide buries a village in the Yunnan province, China
2013 - 29 people are killed and 12 are injured after a bus veers off a mountain road in Doti, Nepal

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