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Notable Historical Events for January 11th

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

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

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

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

2010Simon Cowell leaves "American Idol"

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

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)

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

January 11th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on January 11th

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

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

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

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

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

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

1924Novelist Hermann Hesse (36) weds singer Ruth Wenger

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

January 11th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on January 11th

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

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

January 11th Deaths
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