January 11 Events in History - January 11 Birthdays - January 11 Deaths
2015 Over 3.5 million people in Paris and across France stage unity rallies to protest the recent Islamist terrorist attack on the offices of French satire magazine 'Charlie Hebdo'; the rallies carry the theme 'Je Suis Charlie' (I am Charlie)
2014 After eight years in a coma following a stroke in 2006, Ariel Sharon, Israel's former Prime Minister, dies at the age of 85
2014 U.S. NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden and John Holdren, White House Science Advisor, announce that President Obama's administration approved extending the use of the International Space Station through 2024
2013 Artist Paul Emsley unveils the first official portrait of Catherine Duchess of Cambridge
2013 In Sri Lanka, an impeachment motion against Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake is passed by the Parliament
2012 According to Israel's military chief, the country is preparing for a increase of Syrian refugees into Golan Heights
2012 A mortar in Horns, Syria, kills a friend journalist along with eight others
2011 The Arctic sun rises two days earlier than expected over Ilulissat, Greenland
2011 Scientists posit that streams of antimatter positrons detected annihilating electrons cause Terrestrial gamma-ray flashes on top of thunderstorms
2010 The theory that Egypt's pyramids were built by free workers, not slaves, is reinforced by the discovery of new tombs near the great pyramids
2007 Vietnam becomes the 150th member of the World Trade Organization
2006 Alaska's Augustine volcano erupts
1998 "Proposals," closes at Broadhurst Theater New York City after 76 performances
1998 24th Annual People's Choice Awards - Seinfeld, Tim Allen win
1998 AFC Championship: Denver Broncos beat Pittsburgh Steelers 24-21
1998 NFC Championship: Green Bay Packers beat San Francisco 49'ers 23-10
1998 U.S. Female Figure Skating championship won by Michelle Kwan
1997 23rd People's Choice Awards: Bill Cosby wins
1997 Martina Hingis beats Jennifer Capriati at Sydney Tennis International
1997 Telstar 401 Satellite Fails
1996 Space Shuttle STS-72 (Endeavour 10), launches into space
1995 5th TV network (WB) Warner Brothers begins (WPIX-TV in New York City)
1995 Birmingham Barracudas granted CFL franchise
1995 DC-9 crashes near Maria La Baya, Colombia: 51 die, 9 yr old girl lives
1995 NHLPA and owners agree to end NHL strike
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
1993 Howard Stern's radio show begins transmitting to Buffalo, New York on WKBW
1993 Independent President candidate Ross Perot publicly returns to politics
1992 Algeria's President Chadli announces his resignation
1992 Paul Simon opens a tour in South Africa
1992 U.S. female Figure Skating championship won by Kristi Yamaguchi.
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
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 New York Islander record of scoring goals in 11 straight
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
1988 Test debut of Phil Simmons, WI vs. India, Madras
1988 U.S.S.R. announces it will participate in Seoul Summer Olympics
1987 Largest crowd (76,633) at NFL New York Giant Stadium (beat Washington 17-0)
1986 1st black lt Governor since reconstruction sworn in (Douglas Wilder of Va)
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
1983 Billy Martin named New York Yankee manager for 3rd time
1982 Atlanta Ga's temperature goes below zero F
1982 Honduras adopts constitution
1981 "Tintypes" closes at John Golden Theater New York City after 93 performances
1981 Palau adopts constitution
1981 British team led by Ranulph Fiennes completes longest and fastest crossing of Antarctica, reaching Scott base after 75 days (2,500 miles)
1980 Debut of Pretenders
1979 "Grand Tour" opens at Palace Theater New York City for 61 performances
1978 Governor Askew dedicates RCUC solar office building
1978 Soyuz 27 links with Salyut 6 and Soyuz 26 (1st time 3 spacecraft link)
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
1976 "Pacific Overtures" opens at Winter Garden Theater New York City for 193 performances
1976 Dorothy Hamill wins her 3rd consec national figure skating champions
1976 Military coup in Ecuador, President Guillermo Lara leaves
1976 Stephen Sondheim's musical "Pacific Overtures," premieres in New York City
1976 U.S. Female Figure Skating championship won by Dorothy Hamill
1976 U.S. Male Figure Skating championship won by Terry Kubicka
1975 Soyuz 17 carries 2 cosmonauts to space station Salyut 4
1974 ABC airs final episode of "Love, American Style"
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 Washington D.C.
1972 East-Pakistan becomes independent state of Bangladesh
1972 Abu Sayeed Chudhury becomes president and sheik Mujib ur-Rahman premier
1971 1st "Quickie" Divorce granted in UK
1971 Tigers ace reliever John Hiller, 27, sufferes a heart attack, but later makes a remarkable comeback to record 38 saves
1970 Superbowl IV: Kansas City Chiefs beat Minnesota Vikings, 23-7 in New Orleans Superbowl MVP: Len Dawson, Kansas City, QB
1969 "Hooked on a Feeling" by BJ Thomas peaks at #5
1969 Jethro Tull's This Was Jethro Tull album debuts
1968 Explorer 36 (GEOS-B) launched into earth orbit (1080/1570 km)
1967 Romeinse Curie installs Council for Pontifical Study commission
1966 "Daktari" African adventure series premieres on CBS TV
1966 550 die in landslides in mountains behind Rio de Janeiro after rain
1964 "She Loves Me" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater New York City after 302 performances
1964 1st government report warning smoking may be hazardous to one's health
1964 Beatles "I Want to Hold Your Hand" is #80 in U.S. (Cashbox)
1964 Panama ends diplomatic relations with U.S.
1964 U.S. Surgeon General Luther Terry reports that smoking may be hazardous
1963 1st discotheque opens, Whiskey-a-go-go in LA
1963 Beatles release "Please Please Me" and "Ask Me Why"
1962 Volcano Huascaran in Peru, erupts; 4,000 die
1961 Racial riot at University of Georgia
1960 Chad declares independence from France
1960 Lamar Clark sets pro boxing record of 44 consecutive knockouts
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
1954 2 ton locomotive swept into ravine by avalanche 10 die (Austria)
1953 J Edgar Hoover declines 6 figure offer to become president of International Boxing Club
1952 Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Marianne Moore
1949 Snowfall 1st recorded in Los Angeles
1946 Bert Bell becomes 2nd NFL commissioner, moves Chicago headquarters to Philadelphia
1946 Enver Hoxha declares People's Rep of Albania with himself dictator
1944 Crakow-Plaszow Concentration Camp established
1943 U.S. and Britain relinquish extraterritorial rights in China
1942 -23 degrees F (-31 degrees C), Kingston, Rhode Island (state record)
1942 Japan conquers Kuala Lumpur, Malaya
1941 Princess Irene Brigade established in Congleton
1940 Sergei Prokofiev's ballet Romeo and Juliet premieres in Leningrad
1938 Bradman scores a second innings 113 vs. Qld after a ton in the 1st
1938 Frances Moulton elected 1st woman president of a U.S. national bank
1936 Charles Anderson enters Kentucky House of Representatives
1935 Amelia Earhart flies from Honolulu to Oakland California (non-stop, of course)
1927 Royale Theater (Golden, CBS Radio Playhouse) opens at 242 W 45th New York City
1925 Franc B. Kellogg replaces Charles Hughes on as U.S. Secretary of State
1923 1st Dutch Dada-evening (Theo Van Doesburg and Kurt Schwitters)
1923 French and Belgian troops occupy Ruhr to collect reparations
1922 Insulin 1st used to treat diabetes (Leonard Thompson, 14, of Canada)
1920 French passenger ship Afrique sinks near La Rochelle; 553 die
1919 3 year old German Communist Party (Spartacus) crushed
1919 Romania annexes Transylvania
1917 Guy Bolton and PG Wodehouse's "Have a Heart," premieres in New York City
1916 French troops capture/Serbian army flees to Corfu
1915 Col Jacob Ruppert and Col Tillinghast Huston purchase Yankees for $460,000
1913 1st sedan-type car (Hudson) goes on display at 13th Auto Show (New York City)
1913 Bread and Roses Strike begins
1904 Herero people of South West Africa, now Namibia, begin uprising
1897 M H Cannon becomes 1st woman state senator in U.S. (Utah)
1893 Jaap Eden skates world record 1500m (2:35)
1892 Hawaiian Historical Society founded
1892 Paul Gauguin marries a 13-year-old Tahitian girl
1892 William D McCoy of Indiana appointed U.S. minister to Liberia
1879 Zulu war against British colonial rule in South Africa begins
1873 1st livestock market newspaper published, Drover's Journal, Chicago
1866 Steamship London sinks in storm off Land's End England, kills 220
1865 Battle of Beverly, WV
1864 Charing Cross Station opens in London
1863 Naval engagement near Galveston between CSS Alabama and USS Hatteras
1863 Union forces capture Arkansas Post, or Ft. Hindman, Arkansas
1861 Alabama becomes 4th state to secede
1861 Mexico City captured by Juarez (Lib) in War of Reform
1839 Earthquake at Martinique destroys half of Port Royal-700 die
1813 1st pineapples planted in Hawaii (or 1/21)
1805 Michigan Territory organizes
1803 Monroe and Livingston sail for Paris to buy New Orleans; they buy La
1790 Statisten and Vonckisten unite as Belgium
1787 Titania and Oberon, moons of Uranus, discovered by William Herschel
1785 Continental Congress convenes in New York City
1775 Francis Salvador becomes 1st Jew elected to office in America (SC)
1774 Messier adds M51 (spiral galaxy in Canes Venatici) to his catalog
1765 Frisia bans Voltaires "Traite sur la tolerance"
1759 1st American life insurance company incorporated, Philadelphia
1753 Ferdinand VI of Spain and Pope Benedictus XIV sign concord
1709 Colley Cibber's "Rival Fools," premieres in London
1693 Mount Etna erupts, Sicily
1599 Jacob van Necks fleet leaves Bantam Java with pepper, clove and muskaat
1571 Emperor Maximilian II grants Austrian adel freedom of religion
1569 1st recorded lottery in England is drawn in St. Paul's Cathedral
1558 Westmunster Church in Middelburg destroyed by heavy storm
1158 Vladislav II of Bohemia becomes king
532 Nika-revolt against Justianus and Theodora in Hippodrome Constantinople
314 St. Militiades ends his reign as Catholic Pope