What Happened on January 11

Significant Events

  • 1599 Jacob van Necks fleet leaves Bantam Java with pepper, clove & muskaat
  • 1813 1st pineapples planted in Hawaii (or 1/21)
  • 1838 First public demonstration of telegraph message sent using dots & dashes at Speedwell Ironworks, Morristown, New Jersey by Samuel Morse and Alfred Vail
  • 1922 Insulin first used on humans to treat diabetes, on Leonard Thompson, 14, of Canada
  • 1964 1st government report warning by US Surgeon General Luther Terry that smoking may be hazardous
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Did You Know?

1st discotheque opens, Whiskey-a-go-go in LA

On January 11, 1963

Would You Believe?

Snowfall 1st recorded in Los Angeles

On January 11, 1949

Famous Weddings

Famous Divorces

  • 1971 1st "Quickie" Divorce granted in UK
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