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What Happened on January 11th This Day in History

Year Name
2013 One French soldier and 17 militants are killed in a failed attempt to free a French hostage in Bulo Marer, Somalia.
2003 Illinois Governor George Ryan commutes the death sentences of 167 prisoners on Illinois's death row based on the Jon Burge scandal.
1998 Over 100 people are killed in the Sidi-Hamed massacre in Algeria.
1996 Space Shuttle program: STS-72 launches from the Kennedy Space Center marking the start of the 74th Space Shuttle mission and the 10th flight of Endeavour.
1996 Ryutaro Hashimoto, leader of the Liberal Democratic Party, becomes Prime Minister of Japan.
1994 The Irish Government announces the end of a 15-year broadcasting ban on the IRA and its political arm Sinn Féin.
1986 The Gateway Bridge, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia is officially opened.
1973 Major League Baseball owners vote in approval of the American League adopting the designated hitter position.
1972 East Pakistan renames itself Bangladesh.
1964 Surgeon General of the United States Dr. Luther Terry, M.D., publishes the landmark report Smoking and Health: Report of the Advisory Committee to the Surgeon General of the United States saying that smoking may be hazardous to health, sparking national and worldwide anti-smoking efforts.
1962 Cold War: While tied to its pier in Polyarny, the Soviet submarine B-37 is destroyed when fire breaks out in its torpedo compartment.
1962 An avalanche on Huascarán in Peru causes around 4,000 deaths.
1961 Throgs Neck Bridge over the East River, linking New York City's boroughs of The Bronx and Queens, opens to road traffic.
1957 The African Convention is founded in Dakar, Senegal.
1949 The first "networked" television broadcasts took place as KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania goes on the air connecting the east coast and mid-west programming.
1946 Enver Hoxha, Secretary General of the Communist Party of Albania, declares the People's Republic of Albania with himself as head of state.
1943 The Republic of China agrees to the Sino-British New Equal Treaty and the Sino-American New Equal Treaty.
1943 Italian-American anarchist Carlo Tresca is assassinated in New York City.
1942 World War II: Japanese forces capture Kuala Lumpur, the capital of the Federated Malay States.
1942 World War II: Japanese forces attack Tarakan in Borneo, Netherlands Indies (Battle of Tarakan)
1935 Amelia Earhart becomes the first person to fly solo from Hawaii to California.
1927 Louis B. Mayer, head of film studio Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), announces the creation of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, at a banquet in Los Angeles, California.
1923 Occupation of the Ruhr: Troops from France and Belgium occupy the Ruhr area to force Germany to make its World War I reparation payments.
1922 First use of insulin to treat diabetes in a human patient.
1917 The Kingsland munitions factory explosion occurs as a result of sabotage.
1912 Immigrant textile workers in Lawrence, Massachusetts, go on strike when wages are reduced in response to a mandated shortening of the work week.
1908 Grand Canyon National Monument is created.
1879 The Anglo-Zulu War begins.
1863 American Civil War: Battle of Arkansas Post: General John McClernand and Admiral David Dixon Porter capture the Arkansas River for the Union.
1863 American Civil War: CSS Alabama encounters and sinks the USS Hatteras off Galveston Lighthouse in Texas.
1861 American Civil War: Alabama secedes from the United States.
1805 The Michigan Territory is created.
1787 William Herschel discovers Titania and Oberon, two moons of Uranus.
1779 Ching-Thang Khomba is crowned King of Manipur.
1759 In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the first American life insurance company is incorporated.
1693 A powerful earthquake destroys parts of Sicily and Malta.
1654 Arauco War: A Spanish army is defeated by local Mapuche-Huilliches as it tries to cross Bueno River in Southern Chile.
1571 Austrian nobility is granted freedom of religion.
1569 First recorded lottery in England.
1158 Vladislaus II, Duke of Bohemia becomes King of Bohemia.
1055 Theodora is crowned empress of the Byzantine Empire.
947 Emperor Tai Zong of the Khitan-led Liao Dynasty invades the Later Jin, resulting in the destruction of the Later Jin.
630 Conquest of Mecca: The prophet Muhammad and his followers conquer the city, Quraysh surrender.
532 Nika riots in Constantinople: A quarrel between supporters of different chariot teams⿿the Blues and the Greens⿿in the Hippodrome escalates into violence.
Famous People Born on January 11

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Year Name
1850 Joseph Charles Arthur, American pathologist and mycologist (d. 1942)
1972 Amanda Peet, American actress and playwright
1956 Big Bank Hank, American rapper (d. 2014)
1971 Jeff Orford, Australian rugby league player
1979 Henry Shefflin, Irish hurler
1942 Bud Acton, American basketball player
1951 Willie Maddren, English footballer and manager (d. 2000)
1777 Vincenzo Borg, Maltese merchant and rebel leader (d. 1837)
1209 Möngke Khan, Mongolian emperor (d. 1259)
1905 Clyde Kluckhohn, American anthropologist and theorist (d. 1960)
Famous People Deaths On January 11

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Date Name
1546 Gaudenzio Ferrari, Italian painter and sculptor (b. c. 1471)
1975 Max Lorenz, German tenor and actor (b. 1901)
1843 Francis Scott Key, American lawyer, author, and songwriter (b. 1779)
1344 Thomas Charlton, Bishop of Hereford and Lord Chancellor of Ireland
1753 Hans Sloane, Irish-English physician and academic (b. 1660)
2010 Miep Gies, Austrian-Dutch humanitarian (b. 1909)
1995 Josef Gingold, Belarusian-American violinist and educator (b. 1909)
1902 Johnny Briggs, English cricketer and rugby player (b. 1862)
1963 Arthur Nock, English-American scholar, theologian, and academic (b. 1902)
1791 William Williams Pantycelyn, Welsh composer and poet (b. 1717)