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

200430th People's Choice Awards: Mel Gibson & Julia Roberts win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Ray Romano & Jennifer Aniston win (TV)

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

1997Martina Hingis beats Jennifer Capriati at Sydney Tennis Intl

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

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

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

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

2010Simon Cowell leaves "American Idol"

1938Bradman scores a second innings 113 v Qld after a ton in the 1st

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

201238th People's Choice Awards: Johnny Depp & Emma Stone win (Movie Star) and Nathan Fillion & Nina Dobrev win (TV Drama)

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

1990Pat LaFontaine sets NY Islander record of scoring goals in 11 straight

January 11th Historical Events
Date Event
532
Nika-revolt against Justianus & Theodora in Hippodrome Constantinople 
1055
Theodora is crowned Empress of the Byzantine Empire. 
1158
Vladislav II of Bohemia becomes king 
1558
Westmunster Church in Middelburg destroyed by heavy storm 
1569
1st recorded lottery in England is drawn in 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 
1693
Mt Etna in Sicily erupts 
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 [NS=Jan 22] 
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) 
1779
Ching-Thang Khomba is crowned King of Manipur. 
1785
Continental Congress convenes in NYC 
1787
Titania & Oberon, moons of Uranus, discovered by William Herschel 
1790
Statisten & Vonckisten unite as Belgium 
1794
Robert Forsythe, a U.S. Marshal is killed in Augusta, Georgia when trying to serve court papers, the first US marshal to die while carrying out his duties. 
1803
Monroe & Livingston sail for Paris to buy New Orleans; they buy La 
1805
Michigan Territory organizes 
1813
1st pineapples planted in Hawaii (or 1/21) 
1838
1st public demonstration of telegraph message sent using dots & dashes at Speedwell Ironworks, Morristown, New Jersey by Samuel Morse and Alfred Vail 
1839
Earthquake at Martinique destroys half of Port Royal - 700 die 
1849
Elizabeth Blackwell becomes 1st woman in US to earn medical degree 
1861
Mexico City captured by Juarez (Lib) in War of Reform 
1861
Alabama secedes from the Union (US Civil War) 
1863
Naval engagement near Galveston between CSS Alabama & USS Hatteras 
1863
Union forces capture Arkansas Post, or Ft Hindman, Arkansas 
1864
Charing Cross Station opens in London 
1865
Battle of Beverly, WV 
1866
Steamship London sinks in storm off Land's End, England and kills 220 
1867
Benito Juárez becomes the Mexican president again. 
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 
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 
1912
Bread & Roses Strike begins in Lawrence, Massachusetts 
1913
1st sedan-type car (Hudson) goes on display at 13th Auto Show (NYC) 
1915
Col Jacob Ruppert & Col Tillinghast Huston purchase Yanks for $460,000 
1916
French troops capture/Serbian army flees to Corfu 
1917
Guy Bolton & PG Wodehouse's "Have a Heart," premieres in NYC 
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
1st Dutch Dada-evening (Theo Van Doesburg & Kurt Schwitters) 
1923
French & Belgian troops occupy Ruhr to collect reparations 
1925
Frank Kellogg replaces Charles Hughes on as US Sect of State 
1927
Royale Theater (Golden, CBS Radio Playhouse) opens at 242 W 45th NYC 
1935
Amelia Earhart flies from Honolulu to Oakland Ca (non-stop, of course) 
1936
Charles Anderson enters Kentucky House of Representatives 
1938
Bradman scores a second innings 113 v Qld after a ton in the 1st 
1938
Frances Moulton elected 1st woman president of a US national bank 
1940
Sergei Prokofiev's ballet Romeo & Juliet premieres in Leningrad 
1941
Princess Irene Brigade established in Congleton 
1942
-23°F (-31°C), Kingston, Rhode Island (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 HQ to Phila 
1946
Enver Hoxha declares People's Rep 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 International Boxing Club 
1954
2 ton locomotive swept into ravine by avalanche 10 die (Austria) 
1957
The African Convention is founded in Dakar. 
1957
Mass-murderer Jack Gilbert Graham is executed via the Gas Chamber. 
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
Volcano Huascaran in Peru, erupts; 4,000 die 
1963
1st discotheque opens, Whiskey-a-go-go in LA 
1963
Beatles release "Please Please Me" & "Ask Me Why" 
1964
"She Loves Me" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 302 perfs 
1964
Beatles "I Want to Hold Your Hand" is #80 in US (Cashbox) 
1964
Panama ends diplomatic relations with US 
1964
1st government report warning by US Surgeon General Luther Terry reports that smoking may be hazardous 
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
"Hooked on a Feeling" by BJ Thomas peaks at #5 
1969
Jethro Tull's This Was Jethro Tull album debuts 
1970
Super Bowl IV: KC Chiefs beat Minnesota Vikings, 23-7 in New Orleans Super Bowl MVP: Len Dawson, Kansas City, QB 
1970
Irish republican political party Sinn Féin party splits between those in favor of abstentionism (of not taking any seats won in the parliaments) and those where against 
1971
Tigers ace reliever John Hiller, 27, sufferes a heart attack, but later makes a remarkable comeback to record 38 saves 
1972
East-Pakistan becomes independent state of Bangladesh 
1972
Abu Sayeed Chudhury becomes president & sheik Mujib ur-Rahman premier 
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 Wash DC 
1974
ABC airs final episode of "Love, American Style" 
1975
Soyuz 17 carries 2 cosmonauts to space station Salyut 4 
1976
"Pacific Overtures" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 193 perfs 
1976
Dorothy Hamill wins her 3rd consec natl figure skating champions 
1976
Military coup in Ecuador, Pres Guillermo Lara leaves 
1976
Stephen Sondheim's musical "Pacific Overtures," premieres in NYC 
1976
US female Figure Skating championship won by Dorothy Hamill 
1976
US male Figure Skating championship won by Terry Kubicka 
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 
1978
Gov Askew dedicates 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 NYC for 61 performances 
1980
Debut of Pretenders 
1981
"Tintypes" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 93 performances 
1981
Palau adopts constitution 
1981
Brit team led by Ranulph Fiennes completes longest & fastest crossing of Antarctica, reaching Scott base after 75 days (2,500 miles) 
1982
Atlanta Ga's temperature goes below zero F 
1982
Honduras adopts constitution 
1983
Billy Martin named NY 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 lt gov since reconstruction sworn in (Douglas Wilder of Va) 
1987
Largest crowd (76,633) at NFL NY Giant Stadium (beat Wash 17-0) 
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 
1988
Test debut of Phil Simmons, WI v India, Madras 
1988
USSR announces it will participate in Seoul Summer Olympics 
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 
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 NY Islander record of scoring goals in 11 straight 
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 
1992
Algeria's Pres Chadli announces his resignation 
1992
Paul Simon opens a tour in South Africa 
1992
US female Figure Skating championship won by Kristi Yamaguchi 
1993
Howard Stern's radio show begins transmitting to Buffalo NY (WKBW) 
1993
Independent pres 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 NYC) 
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 
1996
Haiti becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty. 
1997
Martina Hingis beats Jennifer Capriati at Sydney Tennis Intl 
1997
Telstar 401 Satellite Fails 
1998
"Proposals," closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 76 performances 
1998
AFC Championship: Denver Broncos beat Pitt Steelers 24-21 
1998
NFC Championship: Green Bay Packers beat SF 49'ers 23-10 
1998
US female Figure Skating championship won by Michelle Kwan 
1998
US male Figure Skating championship won by Todd Eldredge 
1998
Sidi-Hamed massacre takes place in Algeria, over 100 people are killed. 
1998
24th People's Choice Awards: Harrison Ford & Julia Roberts win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Tim Allen & Oprah Winfrey win (TV) 
1999
26th American Music Award: Celine Dion & Eric Clapton win 
1999
Marty Schottenheimer resigns as head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs 
2004
"4th and 26", trailing the Green Bay Packers by 3 in the NFC Divisional Playoff Game, the Philadelphia Eagles faced 4th and 26 on their final drive, when Donovan McNabb hit Freddie Mitchell for 29 yards. The Eagles would tie the game and go on to win in overtime 
2004
30th People's Choice Awards: Mel Gibson & Julia Roberts win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Ray Romano & Jennifer Aniston win (TV) 
2010
Simon Cowell leaves "American Idol" 
2012
38th People's Choice Awards: Johnny Depp & Emma Stone win (Movie Star) and Nathan Fillion & Nina Dobrev win (TV Drama) 
2013
46 people are killed and 12 are missing after a landslide buries a village in the Yunnan province, China 
2013
29 people are killed and 12 are injured after a bus veers off a mountain road in Doti, Nepal 
2017
Volkswagen's Tentative $4.3 Billion Deal With US Includes Guilty Plea on Emissions 
2017
Dylann Roof Is Sentenced to Death in Charleston Church Massacre 
2017
Trump Tells Congress to Repeal and Replace Health Care Law 'Very Quickly' 
2017
Obama says Israeli settlements making two-state solution impossible 
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