On This Day for 11th January

Historical Events

  • 532 Nika-revolt against Justianus & Theodora in Hippodrome Constantinople
  • 1599 Jacob van Necks fleet leaves Bantam Java with pepper, clove & muskaat
  • 1813 1st pineapples planted in Hawaii (or 1/21)
  • 1838 1st public demonstration of telegraph message sent using dots & dashes at Speedwell Ironworks, Morristown, New Jersey by Samuel Morse and Alfred Vail
  • 1879 Zulu war against British colonial rule in South Africa begins
  • 1964 1st government report warning by US Surgeon General Luther Terry reports that smoking may be hazardous
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Did You Know?

Insulin first used on humans to treat diabetes - Leonard Thompson, 14, of Canada

On January 11th, 1922

Famous Weddings

  • 1892 Paul Gauguin marries a 13-year-old Tahitian girl
  • 1911 Actress Hattie McDaniel (16) weds pianist Howard Hickman
  • 1924 Novelist Hermann Hesse (36) weds singer Ruth Wenger
  • 1976 NBA player Pete Maravich (27) weds college sweetheart Jackie Elliser in Metairie, Louisiana
  • 2003 "How Stella Got Her Groove Back" actor Taye Diggs (32) weds broadway actress Idina Menzel (31) at Round Hill Hotel and Villas in Montego Bay, Jamaica

Famous Divorces

  • 1971 1st "Quickie" Divorce granted in UK
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