January 11 is the eleventh day of the year. There are 354 days left in the year (355 in leap years).
Børge and Børre
1158 - Vladislav II of Bohemia becomes king of Bohemia.
1569 - The first known lottery is held in England.
1571 - Austrian nobility gains religious freedom.
1693 - Etna volcano erupts.
1759 - The first American life insurance company is established in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
1787 - William Herschel discovers Titania and Oberon, two of Uranus' moons.
1867 - Benito Juarez becomes Mexican president.
1879 - The Zulu War breaks out
1919 - Romania annexes Transylvania.
1922 - Insulin is used for diabetes for the first time.
1923 - Belgian and French troops occupy the Ruhr area to force Germany to pay war damages.
1935 - Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly alone from Hawaii to California.
1942 - World War II: Japan declares war on the Netherlands and invades Dutch East India.
1942 - World War II: Japanese forces capture Kuala Lumpur.
1943 - US and British renounce territorial rights in China.
1946 - Enver Hoxha becomes dictator of Albania.
1949 - First known case of snow in Los Angeles, California.
1960 - Chad declares independence.
1962 - A volcanic eruption of Huascarán in Peru erupts. More than 4,000 die.
1963 - Nightclub Whiskey A Go-Go, the United States' first disco, opens.
1972 - East Pakistan secedes and changes its name to Bangladesh.
1973 - The trial of the burglars involved in the Watergate scandal begins.
1980 - 14-year-old Nigel Short becomes the youngest chess player to receive the title of "international champion".
1990 - More than 300,000 people demonstrate for Lithuanian independence.
1993 - Kirkenes declaration was signed. It marked the start of Barents cooperation.
See more who were born on January 11 in Category: Births on January 11.
1545 - Guidobaldo del Monte, Italian mathematician, philosopher and astronomer (d. 1607)
1757 - Alexander Hamilton, first United States Secretary of the Treasury (d. 1804)
1815 - John Macdonald, Prime Minister of Canada (d. 1891)
1815 - Kirsten Andersdatter Spein, participant in the Kautokeino uprising (d. 1899)
1833 - Prince Gong, Manchuian prince (d. 1898)
1856 - Christian Sinding, Norwegian composer (d. 1941)
1877 - Oskar Andersson, Swedish cartoonist (d. 1906)
1910 - Trygve Bratteli, Norwegian politician and prime minister (d. 1984)
1916 - Einar Strand, Norwegian trade unionist (d. 2007)
1918 - Gunnar «Kjakan» Sønsteby, Norwegian war hero from World War II (d. 2012)
1920 - Ole Henrik Moe, Norwegian pianist and art historian (d. 2013)
1923 - Ernst Nolte, German historian (d. 2016)
1923 - Carroll Shelby, American racing driver (d. 2012)
1928 - Pio Larsen, Norwegian author (d. 1983)
1929 - Wanda Wiłkomirska, Polish violinist (d. 2018)
1934 - Jean Chrétien, 20th Prime Minister of Canada
1934 - Egil Johansen, Swedish – Norwegian jazz musician (d. 1998)
1939 - Anne Heggtveit, Canadian mountaineer
1942 - Clarence Clemons, American musician (E Street Band) (d. 2011)
1947 - Carry Geijssen, Dutch figure skater
1951 - Anne Hustad, Norwegian librarian
1953 - Jeyaraj Fernandopulle, Sri Lankan politician and minister (d. 2008)
1957 - Bryan Robson, English footballer
1961 - Carl Morten Amundsen, Norwegian playwright and director
1961 - Archduke Karl von Habsburg-Lorraine, German
1964 - Torstein Aagaard-Nilsen, Norwegian composer
1969 - Øystein Olsen, Norwegian ice hockey player
1977 - Anni Friesinger, German figure skater
1979 - Kari Mette Johansen, Norwegian handball player
1997 - Cody Simpson, Australian singer
See more who died January 11 in Category: Deaths January 11.
1843 - Francis Scott Key, American lawyer who composes the American national anthem (b. 1779)
1890 - Richard Frederick Littledale, Irish theologian, priest and hymn writer (b. 1833)
1891 - Baron Haussmann, French city architect (b.