Wednesday, January 11, 2012

January 11 in History

January 11 is the 11th day of the year. There are 355 days remaining until the end of the year.
  • 1569 – First recorded lottery in England took place.
  • 1571 – The Austrian nobility was granted freedom of religion.
  • 1759 – In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the first American life insurance company was incorporated.
  • 1787 – William Herschel discovered Titania and Oberon, two moons of Uranus.
  • 1794 – Robert Forsythe, a U.S. Marshal was killed in Georgia while trying to serve court papers, the first US Marshal to die in the line of duty.
  • 1805 - The Michigan Territory was established.
  • 1861 – Alabama seceded from the United States.
  • 1908 – The Grand Canyon National Monument was created.
  • 1912 – The Lawrence Textile Strike began in Lawrence, Massachusetts.
  • 1922 – First use of insulin to treat diabetes in a human patient.
  • 1927 – The creation of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was announced in Los Angeles, California by Louis B. Mayer.
  • 1935 – Amelia Earhart became the first person to fly solo from Hawaii to California.
  • 1949 – First recorded snowfall in Los Angeles, California.
  • 1964 – United States Surgeon General Dr. Luther Leonidas Terry, M.D., published a landmark report saying that smoking may be hazardous to health, sparking nation- and worldwide anti-smoking efforts.
  • 1972 – East Pakistan renamed itself Bangladesh.

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