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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Up to 50 people are killed following protests against rising unemployment in Tunisia. //www.sbs.com.au/news/article/1464492/Up-to-fifty-killed-in-Tunisia-unrest (AFP via SBS)
Thousands of airline flights are cancelled in the south, Great Lakes and northeast regions of the United States due to storms. //www.miamiherald.com/2011/01/11/2011321/canceled-flights-mount-as-us-storm.html (AP via "Miami Herald")
Fresh protests break out in Tunisia, in the capital Tunis. //www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-12168175 (BBC) //english.aljazeera.net/video/africa/2011/01/2011111214716877786.html (Al Jazeera)
Flooding and mudslides in the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro kills 903.{{cite news|url=//www1.folha.uol.com.br/cotidiano/863364-equipe-aeropolicial-improvisa-e-arrisca-para-resgatar-vitimas-das-chuvas-no-rj.shtml | title=Equipe aeropolicial improvisa e arrisca para resgatar vítimas das chuvas no RJ | accessdate=20 January 2011 | date=20 January 2011 | publisher=Folha |work=UOL | language = Portuguese}}

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".
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission approves the merger of America Online and Time Warner to form AOL Time Warner.

Tuesday, January 11, 2000

The trawler Solway Harvester sinks off the Isle of Man.

Sunday, January 11, 1998

Over 100 people are killed in the Sidi-Hamed massacre in Algeria.

Thursday, January 11, 1996

Ryutaro Hashimoto, leader of the Liberal Democratic Party, becomes Prime Minister of Japan.

Monday, January 11, 1993

WWF Monday Night Raw premieres on the USA Network and continues to this day.

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.
Robert Tappan Morris, Jr. is convicted of releasing the Morris worm.
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.
Prime Minister of Pakistan Benazir Bhutto gives birth to a girl, becoming the first modern head of government to bear a child while in office.
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.
Clashes break out between Indian troops and Muslim separatists in Kashmir.
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.
The League of Communists of Yugoslavia votes to give up its monopoly on power.

Wednesday, January 11, 1989

President of the United States Ronald Reagan delivers his farewell address to the nation.

Monday, January 11, 1982

January 17 ndash A brutal cold snap sends temperatures to all-time record lows in dozens of cities throughout the Midwestern United States.
Mark Thatcher, son of British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, disappears in the Sahara during the Paris-Dakar Rally. He is rescued January 14.

Friday, January 11, 1980

Nigel Short, 14, becomes the youngest chess player to be awarded the degree of International Master.

Sunday, January 11, 1976

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.
United States Surgeon General Luther Leonidas Terry reports that smoking may be hazardous to one's health (the first such statement from the U.S. government).
Routine U.S. naval patrols of the South China Sea begin.

Friday, January 11, 1957

The African Convention is founded in Dakar.

Wednesday, January 11, 1950

Cold War: U.S. Secretary of State Dean Acheson delivers his 'Perimeter Speech', outlining the boundary of U.S. security guarantees.
The British submarine "Truculent" collides with a Swedish oil tanker in the Thames Estuary and sinks 64 die.
Huk guerrillas manhandle the town of Hermosa, Bataan in the Philippines.

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

Sunday, January 11, 1942

Battle of Malaya: The Japanese capture Kuala Lumpur.
Dutch East Indies caign: Japan declares war on the Netherlands and invades the Dutch East Indies.
Sikorsky R-4 first flies, in the United States it will become the first mass-produced helicopter.
Heinkel 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.

Monday, January 11, 1937

The first issue of "Look" magazine goes on sale in the United States.

Friday, January 11, 1935

Amelia Earhart becomes the first person to fly solo from Hawaii to California.

Wednesday, January 11, 1933

Sir Charles Kingsford Smith makes the first commercial flight between Australia and New Zealand.

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.

Sunday, January 11, 1920

The Azerbaijan Democratic Republic was recognised de facto by European powers in Versailles.//today.az/news/politics/53534.html Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry official: result of overcoming obstacles by first Azerbaijani diplomats was international recognition in Versailles Today.az

Saturday, January 11, 1919

Thursday, January 11, 1917

German saboteurs set off the Kingsland Explosion at Kingsland, NJ (now Lyndhurst, NJ), one of the events leading to U.S. involvement in WWI.

Saturday, January 11, 1890

1890 British Ultimatum: the United Kingdom demands Portugal withdraw its forces from the land between the Portuguese colonies of Mozambique and Angola (most of present-day Zimbabwe and Zambia)

Tuesday, January 11, 1887

Louis Pasteur's anti-rabies treatment is defended in the French Academy of Medicine by Dr. Joseph Grancher.

Saturday, January 11, 1879

The Anglo-Zulu War begins.

Friday, January 11, 1867

Benito Juárez becomes Mexican president again.

Friday, January 11, 1861

American Civil War: Alabama secedes from the Union.

Saturday, January 11, 1851

Monday, January 11, 1830

LaGrange College (now the University of North Alabama) opens its doors, becoming the first publicly chartered college in Alabama.

Friday, January 11, 1805

Michigan Territory is created.

Thursday, January 11, 1787

William Herschel discovers Titania and Oberon, 2 moons of Uranus.

Monday, January 11, 1779

Thursday, January 11, 1759

In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the first American life insurance company is incorporated.

Sunday, January 11, 1693

Mount Etna erupts, causing a devastating earthquake that affects parts of Sicily and Malta.

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{{cite book|first=J. P.|last=Kenyon|title=Stuart England|location=Harmondsworth|publisher=Penguin Books|year=1978|isbn=0-14-022076-3}}

Thursday, January 11, 1590

The Cortes of Castile approves a new subsidy, the millones.
March ndash Maurice of Nassau, Prince of Orange, takes Breda by concealing 68 of his best men in a peat-boat to get through the impregnable defences.

Monday, January 1, 1571 (Julianian calendar)

The Austrian nobility are granted freedom of religion.

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.
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)

Ketumati, Burma is conquered by Bayinnaung.

Sunday, January 2, 1435 (Julianian calendar)

Sweden's first Riksdag of the Estates is summoned under Engelbrekt.

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)

Vladislav II becomes king of Bohemia.

Thursday, January 5, 1055 (Julianian calendar)

Theodora becomes reigning empress of the Byzantine Empire.

Sunday, January 10, 314 (Julianian calendar)

Pope Miltiades' reign ends.
Source: Wikipedia