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On This Day: January 11th

This is 11th day of the year and 354 days remain in the year.

in history
1935
Amelia Earhart became the first person to fly solo from Hawaii to California.
1964

The first government report regarding the dangers of cigarette smoking was issued by the U.S. Surgeon General, Luther Terry.

1973
Baseball's American League adopted the "designated hitter" rule which allowed another player to bat for the pitcher.
2002
The first al-Qaeda prisoners arrive at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
2003
Outgoing Illinois governor George Ryan cleared the state's death row by commuting the sentences of 167 inmates.
2011
The Arab Spring movement begins in Tunisia when demonstrators take to the streets to protest chronic unemployment and police brutality.
January 11 BirthdaysWilliam James

1842–1910 psychologist


Mary J. Bligesinger, songwriter
Alan Patonnovelist
Alice Paulactivist
Alexander Hamiltonstatesman
Ezra Cornellfinancier
Jean Chrétienpolitician
Sir John Macdonaldstatesman



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