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January 11 Historical Events

The following events took place on January 11. The list is arranged in chronological order.

Found 44 events. Showing 1 - 30.

  • 532
    Nika riots in Constantinople: A quarrel between supporters of different chariot teams—the Blues and the Greens—in the Hippodrome escalates into violence.
  • 1055
    Theodora is crowned Empress of the Byzantine Empire.
  • 1158
    Vladislav II becomes King of Bohemia.
  • 1569
    First recorded lottery in England.
  • 1571
    Austrian nobility is granted freedom of religion.
  • 1693
    A powerful earthquake destroys parts of Sicily and Malta.
  • 1759
    In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the first American life insurance company is incorporated.
  • 1779
    Ching-Thang Khomba is crowned King of Manipur.
  • 1782
    American Revolutionary War: French troops begin a siege of a British garrison on Brimstone Hill in Saint Kitts.
  • 1787
    William Herschel discovers Titania and Oberon, two moons of Uranus.
  • 1805
    The Michigan Territory is created.
  • 1861
    Alabama secedes from the United States.
  • 1863
    American Civil War: Battle of Arkansas Post – General John McClernand and Admiral David Dixon Porter capture the Arkansas River for the Union.
  • 1863
    American Civil War: CSS Alabama encounters and sinks the USS Hatteras off Galveston Lighthouse in Texas.
  • 1866
    SS London, an English steamship which sank in the Bay of Biscay
  • 1879
    The Anglo-Zulu War begins.
  • 1908
    Grand Canyon National Monument is created.
  • 1912
    Immigrant textile works in Lawrence, Massachusetts, go on strike when wages are reduced in response to a mandated shortening of the work week.
  • 1917
    The Kingsland munitions factory explosion occurs as a result of sabotage.
  • 1919
    Romania reincorporates Transylvania.
  • 1922
    First use of insulin to treat diabetes in a human patient.
  • 1923
    Occupation of the Ruhr: Troops from France and Belgium occupy the Ruhr area to force Germany to make its World War I reparation payments.
  • 1927
    Louis B. Mayer, head of film studio Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), announces the creation of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, at a banquet in Los Angeles, California.
  • 1935
    Amelia Earhart becomes the first person to fly solo from Hawaii to California.
  • 1942
    World War II: The Japanese capture Kuala Lumpur.
  • 1943
    World War II: The United States and United Kingdom give up territorial rights in China.
  • 1943
    Italian-American anarchist Carlo Tresca is assassinated in New York City.
  • 1945
    Greek Civil War: Last day of the Dekemvriana clashes in Athens, Greece.
  • 1946
    Enver Hoxha, Secretary General of the Communist Party of Albania, declares the People’s Republic of Albania with himself as head of state.
  • 1949
    The first “networked” television broadcasts take place as KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania goes on the air connecting the east coast and mid-west programming.

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