Daily Calendar for Monday, January 11, 2010


  • Alexander Hamilton (statesman & founding father) –
  • Sir John A. Macdonald (Canadian prime minister) –
  • Alice Paul (lawyer) –
  • Alan Stewart Paton (author) –
  • Manfred B. Lee (mystery writer) –
  • Jean ChrΓ©tien (Canadian prime minister) –
  • Clarence Clemons (musician) –
  • Naomi Judd (country music singer) –
  • Ben Crenshaw (golfer) –
  • Darryl Dawkins (basketball player) –
  • Mary J. Blige (singer) –
  • Amanda Peet (actress) –


  • Francis Scott Key (composer) –
  • Gail Borden (developed condensed milk) –
  • Sir Edmund Hillary (one of the first to summit Mt. Everest) –


  • Alabama seceded from the Union–
  • Milk was delivered in glass bottles for the first time, Brooklyn, NY–
  • Hudson Motor Company unveiled the first sedan-type car–
  • 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–
  • India and Pakistan annouced the designation of an exact border between the two countries to eliminate clashes–
  • 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–
  • Dr. Luther Terry, the U.S. Surgeon General, issued the first government report saying that smoking was hazardous to one’s health–
  • Baseball’s American League adopted the β€œdesignated hitter” rule which allows another player to bat for the pitcher–
  • National Ballet of Canada founder, Celia Franca, retired.–
  • The U.S. Centers for Disease Control published evidence that AIDS can be transmitted through blood tranfusions–
  • President Reagan bade the nation farewell in a nationally broadcast address from the Oval Office–
  • A 4.3-magnitude earthquake shook Southern California–
  • A 17-pound 1-ounce ocean whitefish was caught at Hurricane Bank, off California and Mexico–


  • Charleston, South Carolina, experienced a sudden change in temperature on January 10. The mercury dropped from 70F to 26F and sank to 15F by the morning of January 11.–
  • Two-day blizzard began in Midwest, 1918–
  • Chinook winds warmed an Arctic air mass over Great Falls, Montana, raising temperatures from -32Β°F to 15Β°F in 7 minutes.–
  • A chilly 32 degrees F, Orlando, Florida–
  • 25.3 inches of snow fell in 24 hours in Buffalo, NY–
  • Five degrees below zero F in Atlanta, Georgia–
  • 75 mph wind gusts at Yankton, South Dakota–

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