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)
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"
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 black lt gov since reconstruction sworn in (Douglas Wilder of Va)
1987 - Largest crowd (76,633) at NFL NY Giant Stadium (beat Wash 17-0)
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)
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
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
2004 - 30th People's Choice Awards: Mel Gibson & Julia Roberts win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Ray Romano & Jennifer Aniston win (TV)
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
Actress Emma StoneActress Emma Stone 2013 - 29 people are killed and 12 are injured after a bus veers off a mountain road in Doti, Nepal

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