Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Saturday, January 11, 2003
A U.S. court ordered the controversial organization Clonaid, which claims that it produced a human clone, to reveal the identity and whereabouts of the alleged cloned baby.
Thursday, January 11, 2001
The Federal Trade Commission approved the merger of AOL and Time Warner to form "AOL Time Warner".
Tuesday, January 11, 2000
The trawler Solway Harvester sinks off the Isle of Man.
Over 100 people are killed in the Sidi-Hamed massacre in Algeria.
Thursday, January 11, 1996
Thursday, January 11, 1990
Avianca Flight 52
crashes into Cove Neck, Long Island, after a miscommunication between the flight crew and JFK Airport
officials, killing 73 people on board.
The government of Haiti
declares a state of siege
, under which it suspends civil liberties, imposes censorship, and arrests political opponents. The state of siege
is lifted on January 29.
Pope John Paul II begins an eight-day tour of Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Burkina Faso, and Chad.
Cold War: In Lithuania, 300,000 demonstrate for independence.
Thousands storm the Stasi
headquarters in East Berlin
in an attempt to view their government records.
Cold War: Soviet troops occupy Baku, Azerbaijan, under the state of emergency decree issued by Soviet premier Mikhail Gorbachev and kill over 130 and wound over 700 protesters for national independence.//www.eurasianet.org/departments/rights/articles/pp021603.shtml
EurasiaNet Human Rights – Notes from Baku: Black January
The National Assembly of Bulgaria votes to end one party rule by the Bulgarian Communist Party.
Martin Luther King Day Crash - Telephone service in Atlanta, St. Louis, and Detroit, including 9-1-1 service, goes down for nine hours, due to an ATT software bug.
Wednesday, January 11, 1989
January 17 ndash A brutal cold snap sends temperatures to all-time record lows in dozens of cities throughout the Midwestern United States.
, 14, becomes the youngest chess
player to be awarded the degree of International Master.
The 1976 Flyers-Red Army game results in a 4-1 victory for the National Hockey League's Philadelphia Flyers over HC CSKA Moscow of the Soviet Union.
Saturday, January 11, 1964
The predominantly Arab government of Zanzibar
is overthrown by African nationalist rebels a U.S. destroyer evacuates 61 U.S. citizens.
The African Convention is founded in Dakar.
Wednesday, January 11, 1950
: U.S. Secretary of State Dean Acheson
delivers his 'Perimeter Speech', outlining the boundary of U.S. security guarantees.
Tuesday, January 11, 1944
US President Franklin Delano Roosevelt proposes a Second Bill of Rights for social and economic security in his State of the Union address
Dutch East Indies caign: Japan declares war on the Netherlands and invades the Dutch East Indies.
test pilot Helmut Schenk becomes the first person to escape from a stricken aircraft with an ejection seat
Saturday, January 11, 1941
The light cruiser HMS Southton (83) is sunk off Malta.
The first issue of "Look
" magazine goes on sale in the United States.
Wednesday, January 11, 1933
Thursday, January 11, 1923
Despite strong British protests, troops from France and Belgium occupy the Ruhr area to force Germany to pay its reparation payments.
Wednesday, January 11, 1922
The first successful insulin treatment of diabetes is made.
Saturday, January 11, 1919
Thursday, January 11, 1917
Saturday, January 11, 1890
Tuesday, January 11, 1887
Saturday, January 11, 1879
American Civil War: Alabama
secedes from the Union.
Saturday, January 11, 1851
Thursday, January 11, 1787
Thursday, January 11, 1759
Tuesday, January 11, 1689
January 22 O.S.) ndash Glorious Revolution in England: The Convention Parliament is convened to determine if King James II of England, the last Roman Catholic British monarch, vacated the throne when he fled to France at the end of 1688. The settlement of this is agreed on 8 February.ref name=Kenyon
Thursday, January 11, 1590
The Cortes of Castile
approves a new subsidy, the millones.
Monday, January 1, 1571 (Julianian calendar)
Saturday, January 1, 1569 (Julianian calendar)
May 6 ndash The first recorded lottery in England is performed nonstop at the west door of the St. Paul's Cathedral. Each share costs 10 shillings and proceeds are used to repair the harbours and for other public works.
Thursday, January 1, 1551 (Julianian calendar)
Sunday, January 2, 1435 (Julianian calendar)
Monday, January 4, 1227 (Julianian calendar)
The city of Požega is first mentioned in a charter of Andrew II of Hungary.
Saturday, January 4, 1158 (Julianian calendar)
Thursday, January 5, 1055 (Julianian calendar)
Sunday, January 10, 314 (Julianian calendar)