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Calendar for January 11th, 2014

1750s

  • Born 1757: Alexander Hamilton (statesman & founding father)

  • 1810s

  • Born 1815: Sir John A. Macdonald (Canadian prime minister)

  • 1840s

  • Died 1843: Francis Scott Key (composer)

  • 1860s

  • 1861: Alabama seceded from the Union

  • 1870s

  • Died 1874: Gail Borden (developed condensed milk)

  • 1878: Milk was delivered in glass bottles for the first time, Brooklyn, NY

  • 1880s

  • Born 1885: Alice Paul (lawyer)

  • 1900s

  • Born 1903: Alan Stewart Paton (author)

  • Born 1905: Manfred B. Lee (mystery writer)

  • 1910s

  • 1913: Hudson Motor Company unveiled the first sedan-type car

  • 1930s

  • 1935: Pioneer aviatrix Amelia Earhart became the first woman to pilot solo from Hawaii to Mainland USA. She took off from Honolulu, reaching Oakland, CA, in 18 1/4 hours

  • 1940s

  • Born 1942: Clarence Clemons (musician)

  • Born 1946: Naomi Judd (country music singer)

  • 1950s

  • Born 1952: Ben Crenshaw (golfer)

  • Born 1957: Darryl Dawkins (basketball player)

  • 1960s

  • 1960: India and Pakistan annouced the designation of an exact border between the two countries to eliminate clashes

  • 1963: The forerunner of the discotheques, the Whiskey A-Go-Go, opened on Sunset strip in Los Angeles, California and became the launching pad for many unkown stars like Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, The Doors, and Otis Redding

  • 1964: Dr. Luther Terry, the U.S. Surgeon General, issued the first government report saying that smoking was hazardous to one's health

  • 1970s

  • Born 1971: Mary J. Blige (singer)

  • Born 1972: Amanda Peet (actress)

  • 1973: Baseball's American League adopted the "designated hitter" rule which allows another player to bat for the pitcher

  • 1974: National Ballet of Canada founder, Celia Franca, retired.

  • 1980s

  • 1984: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control published evidence that AIDS can be transmitted through blood tranfusions

  • 1989: President Reagan bade the nation farewell in a nationally broadcast address from the Oval Office

  • 2000s

  • Died 2008: Sir Edmund Hillary (first to summit Mt. Everest)

  • 2010s

  • 2010: A 4.3-magnitude earthquake shook Southern California


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