11th January

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January 23, 2022

January 11 is the eleventh day of the year. There are 354 days left in the year (355 in leap years).

Name day

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History

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.

Births

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

Deaths

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.

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