On This Day

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

Events in History

  • 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 Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Michelle Kwan
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Novelist J. K. Rowling
Novelist
J. K. Rowling
  • 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
  • 2018 In China's first significant #MeToo moment Beihang University in Beijing fires a professor for sexual misconduct

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2018 US President Donald Trump causes worldwide controversy when it is reported he called African countries "shitholes" during immigration meeting

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

2020 Taiwan re-elects Tsai Ing-wen for a second term as president in a landslide result

7th President of the Republic of China Tsai Ing-wen
7th President of the Republic of China
Tsai Ing-wen
  • 2020 Diego the giant 100 year old tortoise retires to the Galapagos islands after his high libido is credited with saving his species
  • 2021 Ireland becomes the country with the world's highest COVID-19 infection rate after a dramatic surge results in seven-day rolling average of 1,394 cases per million
  • 2021 US House Democrats introduce one article of impeachment against President Donald Trump for "incitement of insurrection" for encouraging his supporters to riot at the Capitol
  • 2021 The king of Malaysia, Al-Sultan Abdullah declares a state of emergency over COVID-19 till 1 August, suspending parliament and giving the government new powers

Birthdays in History

  • 1972 Yang Wenyi, Chinese swim star (WR/OR 50m freestyle), born in Shanghai, China
  • 1975 Matteo Renzi, Italian politician and Prime Minister of Italy (2014-), born in Florence, Italy
  • 1979 Henry Shefflin, Irish hurler, born in Waterford, Ireland
  • 1980 Lovieanne Jung, American softball player, born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1988 Alexandria L'Esperance, US quintuplet, born in Royal Oak, Michigan
  • 1988 Danielle L'Esperance, US quintuplet, born in Royal Oak, Michigan
  • 1988 Erica L'Esperance, US quintuplet, born in Royal Oak, Michigan
  • 1988 Raymond L'Esperance, US quintuplet, born in Royal Oak, Michigan
  • 1988 Veronica L'Esperance, US quintuplet, born in Royal Oak, Michigan

Weddings in History


Divorces in History


Deaths in History