On This Day in History, January 11

As you tirelessly work on your action plans for the new year, get yourself informed on the significant events that happened on January 11 in history.

Here is a list you should read through:

  • 1805 – The territory of Michigan was created.
  • 1861Alabama seceded from the United States.
  • 1902 – The first”Popular Mechanics” magazine was published.
  • 1922 – Insulin is used for the first time to treat diabetes as a fourteen-year-old receives it to treat type 1 diabetes.
  • 1935Amelia Earhart was the first woman to fly non-stop from Honolulu to Oakland, California.
  • 1938 – In Limerick, ME, Frances Moulton assumed her duties as the first woman bank president.
  • 1942Japan declared war against the Netherlands.
  • 1943 – The United States and Britain signed treaties relinquishing extraterritorial rights in China.
  • 1946 – Bert Bell became the second NFL commissioner and moved Chicago headquarters to Philadelphia.
  • 1964 – Surgeon General Luther Terry released a report that identified smoking cigarettes as a definite health hazard.
  • 1973 – The Open University awarded its first degrees.
  • 1973 – American Baseball League adopted the designated hitter rule.
  • 1973 – Dorothy Hamill won her 3rd consecutive national figure skating championship.
  • 1980 – Nigel Short, age 14, from Britain, became the youngest International Master in the history of chess.
  • 1982 – Atlanta, Georgia’s temperature goes below zero F.
  • 1985 – The first Rock in Rio music festival was held with 1.5 million people in attendance.
  • 1986 – 1st African American Lieutenant Governor, Douglas Wilder of Virginia was sworn in.
  • 1991 – Ric Flair won the WCW wrestling title.
  • 2000 -The U.S. Postal Service unveiled the second Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial commemorative stamp.
  • 2002 -The first prisoners arrive in Guantanamo Bay as reports from Amnesty International identified the situation at the US detention camp as a “human rights scandal”.

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