To­day in his­tory


Jan­uary 11, 1569

- Eng­land’s first state lot­tery was held.

Jan­uary 11, 1787

– Wil­liam Her­schel dis­cov­ers Ti­ta­nia and Oberon, two moons of Uranus.

Jan­uary 11, 1838

- First pub­lic demon­stra­tion of tele­graph mes­sages sent us­ing dots and dashes at Speed­well Iron­works in Mor­ris­town, New Jer­sey by Sa­muel Morse and Al­fred Vail

Jan­uary 11, 1913

- The first en­closed sedan-type au­to­mo­bile, a Hudson, went on dis­play at the 13th Na­tional Au­to­mo­bile Show in New York.

Jan­uary 11, 1922

- At Toronto Gen­eral Hos­pi­tal, Leonard Thomp­son, aged 14 be­came the first per­son to be suc­cess­fully treated with in­sulin.

Jan­uary 11, 1935

– Amelia Earhart be­comes the first per­son to fly solo from Hawaii to Cal­i­for­nia.

Jan­uary 11, 1960

- La­mar Clark sets pro box­ing record of 44 con­sec­u­tive knock­outs Jan­uary 11, 1964 - U.S. Sur­geon Gen­eral Luther Terry re­leased a re­port that said that smok­ing cig­a­rettes was a def­i­nite health haz­ard.

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