Friday, January 11, 2008

Today in History: January 11, 2008

Uncategorized "Today in History" Madness!
138 Historical Events that Happened on January 11.


1693 Mt Etna erupts, Sicily

1569 1st recorded lottery in England is drawn at 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
1672 Isaac Newton is elected a member of Royal Society

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
1759 1st American life insurance company incorporated, Philadelphia
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)
1785 Continental Congress convenes in New York City NY
1787 Titania & Oberon, moons of Uranus, discovered by William Herschel
1790 Statisten & Vonckisten unite as Belgium

1803 Monroe & Livingston sail for Paris to buy New Orleans; they buy Louisiana
1805 Michigan Territory is organized
1813 1st pineapples planted in Hawaii
1839 Earthquake at Martinique destroys half of Port Royal-700 die
1861 Alabama becomes 4th state to secede

1861 Mexico City captured by Juárez (Liberal) in War of the Reform
1863 Naval engagement near Galveston between CSS Alabama & USS Hatteras
1863 Union forces capture Arkansas Post, or Fort Hindman AR
1864 Charing Cross Station opens in London
1865 Battle of Beverly WV

1866 Steamship London sinks in storm off Land's End England, kills 220
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
1892 Paul Gauguin marries a 13-year-old Tahitian girl
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

1913 1st sedan-type car (Hudson) goes on display at 13th Auto Show (New York City NY)
1913 Bread & Roses Strike begins
1915 Colonel Jacob Ruppert & Colonel Tillinghast Huston purchase Yankees for $460,000
1916 French troops capture/Serbian army flees to Corfu
1917 Guy Bolton & PG Wodehouse's "Have a Heart" premieres in New York City NY

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 French & Belgian troops occupy Ruhr to collect reparations

1923 1st Dutch Dada-evening (Theo Van Doesburg & Kurt Schwitters)
1925 Franc B Kellogg replaces Charles Hughes on as US Secretary of State
1927 Royale Theater (Golden, CBS Radio Playhouse) opens at 242 W 45th New York City NY
1935 Amelia Earhart flies from Honolulu HI to Oakland CA (non-stop, of course)
1936 Charles Anderson enters Kentucky House of Representatives

1938 Frances Moulton elected 1st woman president of a US national bank
1938 Bradman scores a second inning 113 vs Queensland after a ton in the 1st
1940 Sergei Prokofiev's ballet Romeo & Juliet premieres in Leningrad
1941 Princess Irene Brigade established in Congleton
1942 -23ºF (-31ºC), Kingston RI (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 IL headquarters to Philadelphia PA
1946 People's Republic of Albania established
1946 Enver Hoxha declares People's Republic 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 the International Boxing Club
1954 2 ton locomotive swept into ravine by avalanche - 10 die (Austria)
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 Mandela leaves South Africa, travels to Ethiopia, Algeria & England
1962 Volcano Huascaran in Peru, erupts; 4,000 die
1963 Beatles release "Please Please Me" & "Ask Me Why"
1963 1st discotheque opens, The Whiskey-a-go-go in Los Angeles CA

1964 Beatles "I Want to Hold Your Hand" is #80 in US (Cashbox)
1964 US Surgeon General Luther Terry reports that smoking may be hazardous
1964 "She Loves Me" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater New York City NY after 302 performances
1964 Panamá ends diplomatic relations with US
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 Jethro Tull's This Was Jethro Tull album debuts
1969 "Hooked on a Feeling" by BJ Thomas peaks at #5

1970 Super Bowl IV Kansas City Chiefs beat Minnesota Vikings, 23-7 in New Orleans; Super Bowl MVP Len Dawson, Kansas City, Quarterback
1971 Tigers ace reliever John Hiller, 27, suffers a heart attack, misses the 1971 season, but later makes a remarkable comeback to record 38 saves
1971 1st "Quickie" Divorce granted in UK
1972 Abu Sayeed Chudhury becomes president & sheik Mujib ur-Rahman premier
1972 East-Pakistan becomes independent state of Bangladesh

1973 American League adopts designated hitter rule
1973 Trial of the Watergate burglars begins in Washington DC
1973 Famous victory at the SCG Pakistan chasing 158 all out 106
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 "Pacific Overtures" opens at Winter Garden Theater New York City NY for 193 performances
1976 Military coup in Ecuador, President Guillermo Lara leaves
1976 Stephen Sondheim's musical "Pacific Overtures" premieres in New York City NY
1976 US female Figure Skating championship won by Dorothy Hamill

1976 US male Figure Skating championship won by Terry Kubicka
1977 France releases Abu Daoud, a Palestinian suspected of involvement in the massacre of Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics
1977 Bollingen Prize awarded to David Ignatow
1977 Cubs trade outfielder Rick Monday to Dodgers for Bill Buckner
1978 Governor Askew dedicates the 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 New York City NY for 61 performances
1980 Debut of the Pretenders
1981 "Tintypes" closes at John Golden Theater New York City NY after 93 performances
1981 British team led by Ranulph Fiennes completes longest & fastest crossing of Antarctica, reaching Scott base after 75 days (2,500 miles)

1981 Palau adopts constitution
1982 Atlanta GA's temperature goes below zeroº F
1982 Honduras adopts constitution
1983 Billy Martin named New York 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 Lieutenant-Governor since reconstruction sworn in (Douglas Wilder of Virginia)
1987 Largest crowd (76,633) at NFL New York Giant Stadium (beat Washington 17-0)
1988 USSR announces it will participate in the Seoul Summer Olympics

1988 Test debut of Phil Simmons, West Indies vs India, Madras
1989 140 nations agree to ban chemical weapons (poison gas, etc)
1989 Kindergarten student caught with loaded handgun at Bronx school
1989 Denver Nuggets' rookie Jerome Lane misses 7 free throws in a game against Milwaukee, one missed by 2 feet
1990 Actor Joseph Cotten undergoes vocal-chord cancer operation at 84

1990 Bobby Knight becomes basketball's Big 10 winningest coach (229)
1990 Pat Lafontaine sets New York Islander record of scoring goals in 11 straight
1990 200,000 demand return of Lithuania's independence
1991 Congress empowers Bush to order attack on Iraq
1991 Ben Johnson 1st race after being stripped of his 1988 Olympic Gold medal for steroid use, he finished 2nd

1991 Ric Flair wins NWA/WCW wrestling title
1991 Soviets storm buildings in Vilnius to block Lithuania independence
1992 Paul Simon opens a tour in South Africa
1992 Algeria's President Chadli announces his resignation
1992 US female Figure Skating championship won by Kristi Yamaguchi

1993 Howard Stern's radio show begins transmitting to Buffalo NY (WKBW)
1993 Independent presidential 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 New York City NY)

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
1997 23rd People's Choice Awards Bill Cosby wins

1997 Martina Hingis beats Jennifer Capriati at Sydney Tennis International
1997 Telstar 401 Satellite Fails
1998 "Proposals" closes at Broadhurst Theater New York City NY after 76 performances
1998 24th Annual People's Choice Awards - Seinfeld, Tim Allen win
1998 AFC Championship Denver Broncos beat Pitt Steelers 24-21

1998 NFC Championship Green Bay Packers beat San Francisco 49'ers 23-10
1998 US female Figure Skating championship won by Michelle Kwan
1998 US male Figure Skating championship won by Todd Eldredge

1991 Jason Christmas dies of gunshot wound during robbery in New York at 49


1757 Alexander Hamilton West Indies, 1st US Secretary of Treasury ($10 face)
1815 Sir John A MacDonald (C) 1st PM of Canada (1867-73)
1926 Grant Tinker broadcasting executive (NBC-TV)
1927 Wilton "Bogey" Gaynair saxophonist
1928 David L Wolper producer (Devil's Brigade)
1929 Rod Taylor Sydney Australia, actor (Bearcats, Time Machine)
1942 Clarence Clemons rock saxophonist (Bruce Springsteen's E St Band)
1946 Naomi Judd [Diana Ellen], Ashland KY, singer (Judds-Why Not Me)
1947 Anna Calder-Marshall Kensington England, actress (Zulu Dawn)
1952 Lee Ritenour Los Angeles CA, jazz musician
1957 Darryl Dawkins NBA center (Philadelphia 76ers, New Jersey Nets)
1958 Lourdes Ann Kananimanu Estores Honolulu HI, playmate (June 1982)
1959 Brett Bodine auto racer
1962 Julie Moran TV hostess (Entertainment Tonight, Independence Day)
1963 Tracy Caulkins Winona MN, swimmer (Olympics-3 gold-1984)
1967 Jeff Bankett Pittsburgh PA, actor (Tyler-1 Life to Live)
1971 Mary J Blige singer
1974 Rosenkowitz sextuplets Cape Town South Africa (1st known to survive infancy)
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


0705 John VI Catholic Pope (701-05), dies
1797 Francis Lightfoot Lee US farmer (signer Declaration of Independence), dies at 62
1843 Francis Scott Key composer (Star Spangled Banner), dies at 63
1893 Benjamin F Butler US General /presidential candidate (anti-monopoly), dies at 74
1914 Ambrose Bierce writer, dies at 71 (No actual date known. Bierce disappeared while in Mexico reporting.)
1928 Thomas Hardy novelist (Maddening Crowd), dies at his home near Dorchester at 87
1954 Oscar Straus Austrian composer (Brave Soldier), dies at 83
1963 Arthur D Nock English/Americans historian (St Paul), dies at 60
1966 Lal Bahadur Shastri Indian premier (1964-66), dies at 61
1979 Jack Soo actor (Nick Yemana-Barney Miller, Green Berets), dies at 63
1984 Jack La Rue TV narrator (Lights Out), dies at 84
1988 Gregory (Pappy) Boyington ace WWII pilot, dies at 75 of cancer
1994 John Bradley raised US flag at Iwo Jima, dies at 70
1994 Roger "Ram" Ramirez jazz piano player/composer, dies at 80
1997 Sheldon Leonard producer/director (Dick Van Dyke), dies at 89

January 11, the 11th day of 2008. There are 355 days left in the year.

compiled by Mondoreb
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Source: Today in History


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