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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 31 - 44.

  • 1949
    A record-setting snowstorm hits Los Angeles, California.
  • 1957
    The African Convention is founded in Dakar, Senegal.
  • 1960
    Henry Lee Lucas, once listed as America’s most prolific serial killer, commits his first known murder.
  • 1962
    Cold War: While tied to its pier in Polyarny, the Soviet submarine B-37 is destroyed when fire breaks out in its torpedo compartment.
  • 1962
    An avalanche on Huascarán in Peru causes 4,000 deaths.
  • 1964
    Surgeon General of the United States Dr. Luther Terry, M.D., publishes the landmark report Smoking and Health: Report of the Advisory Committee to the Surgeon General of the United States saying that smoking may be hazardous to health, sparking national and worldwide anti-smoking efforts.
  • 1972
    East Pakistan renames itself Bangladesh.
  • 1973
    Major League Baseball owners vote in approval of the American League adopting the designated hitter position.
  • 1986
    The Gateway Bridge, Brisbane in Queensland, Australia is officially opened.
  • 1994
    The Irish Government announces the end of a 15-year broadcasting ban on the IRA and its political arm Sinn Féin.
  • 1996
    Space Shuttle program: STS-72 launches from the Kennedy Space Center marking the start of the 74th Space Shuttle mission and the 10th flight of Endeavour.
  • 1998
    Over 100 people are killed in the Sidi-Hamed massacre in Algeria.
  • 2003
    Illinois Governor George Ryan commutes the death sentences of 167 prisoners on Illinois’ death row based on the Jon Burge scandal.
  • 2013
    One French soldier and 17 militants are killed in a failed attempt to free a French hostage in Bulo Marer, Somalia.

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