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Notable Historical Events for January 11th

1999Marty Schottenheimer resigns as head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs

2010Simon Cowell leaves "American Idol"

1953J. Edgar Hoover declines 6 figure offer to become president of International Boxing Club

1935Amelia Earhart flies from Honolulu to Oakland Ca (non-stop, of course)

1849Elizabeth Blackwell becomes 1st woman in US to earn medical degree

18381st public demonstration of telegraph message sent using dots & dashes at Speedwell Ironworks, Morristown, New Jersey by Samuel Morse and Alfred Vail

199926th American Music Award: Celine Dion & Eric Clapton win

1925Frank Kellogg replaces Charles Hughes on as US Sect of State

1987"The Drive", trailing the Cleveland Browns 20-13 with only 5:32 remaining in the AFC Championship Game and the ball on their own two-yard line, Denver quarterback John Elway drove his team 98 yards for a touchdown to tie the game, which the Broncos won in overtime to advance to Super Bowl XXI

199824th People's Choice Awards: Harrison Ford & Julia Roberts win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Tim Allen & Oprah Winfrey win (TV)

January 11th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on January 11th

1842William James, New York City New York, American psychologist/philosopher (Pragmatism)

1755Alexander Hamilton, Charlestown, Nevis, West Indies, 1st United States Secretary of the Treasury, (d. 1804)

1934Jean Chretien, Shawinigan Quebec, 20th Prime Minister of Canada (1993-2003)

1930Rod Taylor, Sydney, New South Wales, Australian actor (The Birds, Time Machine)

1971Mary Jane Blige, New York, American R&B singer-songwriter

1815John A. Macdonald, Glasgow Scotland, First Prime Minister of Canada (1867-1873 and 1878-1891)

January 11th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on January 11th

2003"How Stella Got Her Groove Back" actor Taye Diggs (32) weds broadway actress Idina Menzel (31) at Round Hill Hotel and Villas in Montego Bay, Jamaica

1924Novelist Hermann Hesse (36) weds singer Ruth Wenger

January 11th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on January 11th

1991Carl David Anderson, American physicist, Nobel laureate, dies at 85

2008Sir Edmund Hillary, New Zealand mountaineer/1st to climb Mt Everest in 1953, dies from a heart attack at 88

January 11th Deaths
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