On This Day in History for January 11 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 124 of 124

  • 1991 Congress empowers Bush to order attack on Iraq
  • 1991 Ric Flair wins NWA/WCW wrestling title
  • 1991 Soviets storm buildings in Vilnius to block Lithuania independence
  • 1992 Algeria's President Chadli announces his resignation
  • 1992 Paul Simon opens a tour in South Africa
  • 1992 US female Figure Skating championship won by Kristi Yamaguchi
  • 1993 Howard Stern's radio show begins transmitting to Buffalo NY (WKBW)
  • 1993 Independent presidential candidate Ross Perot publicly returns to politics
  • 1993 British Airways ends one of the longest libel actions in its history
  • 1994 Hyderabad score 6 for 944 against Andhra Pradesh in Ranji Trophy
  • 1994 Irish government announces end of a 20-year broadcasting ban on IRA
  • 1995 5th TV network (WB) Warner Brothers begins (WPIX-TV in NYC)
  • 1995 DC-9 crashes near Maria La Baya, Colombia: 51 die, 9 yr old girl lives
  • 1996 Space Shuttle STS 72 (Endeavour 10), launches into space
  • 1996 Haiti becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty
  • 1997 Telstar 401 Satellite Fails
  • 1998 US female Figure Skating championship won by Michelle Kwan
  • 1998 US male Figure Skating championship won by Todd Eldredge
  • 1998 Sidi-Hamed massacre takes place in Algeria, over 100 people are killed.
  • 1999 Bülent Ecevit becomes Prime Minister of Turkey for the 4th time

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2007 Author J. K. Rowling finishes the 7th and last Harry Potter novel in room 552 of the Bamoral Hotel, Edinburgh

Novelist J. K. Rowling
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  • 2013 46 people are killed and 12 are missing after a landslide buries a village in the Yunnan province, China
  • 2013 29 people are killed and 12 are injured after a bus veers off a mountain road in Doti, Nepal
  • 2015 Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović is elected as the first female President of Croatia

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 101 - 109 of 109

  • 1966 Kelley Law, Canadian curler
  • 1972 Yang Wenyi, Chinese swim star (WR/OR 50m freestyle)
  • 1975 Matteo Renzi, Italian politician, Prime Minister of Italy (2014-), born in Florence
  • 1980 Lovieanne Jung, American softball player
  • 1988 Alexandria L'Esperance, quintuplet
  • 1988 Danielle L'Esperance, quintuplet
  • 1988 Erica L'Esperance, quintuplet
  • 1988 Raymond L'Esperance, quintuplet
  • 1988 Veronica L'Esperance, quintuplet

Weddings in History


Divorces in History


Deaths in History