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.