January 11 is the 11th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 354 days remain until the end of the year.
We have some interesting facts & historic events all about January 11th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.
Keep reading for more interesting facts about January 11th in history!
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- International Thank-You Day
- National Step In A Puddle And Splash Your Friends Day
- Learn Your Name In Morse Code Day
- National Human Trafficking Awareness Day
- Poetry At Work Day
2002: The first prisoners arrive in Guantanamo Bay
Following reports of torture, Amnesty International called the situation at the US detention camp a “human rights scandal”.
1985: The first Rock in Rio music festival is held
A whopping 1.5 million people attended, making it the world’s largest music festival.
1962: A massive landslide kills 4,000 in Peru
Nine villages in the Río Santa Valley were engulfed by a 12-meter wall of rock and ice.
1935: Amelia Earhart flies solo from Hawaii to the U.S. mainland
She was the first person to achieve this feat. Her journey took her from Honolulu to Oakland, California.
1922: Insulin is used for the first time to treat diabetes
14-year-old Leonard Thompson was the first person to receive the medication to combat his Type 1 diabetes.
1979: Siti Nurhaliza, Malaysian singer-songwriter, producer
1973: Rahul Dravid, Indian cricketer
1971: Mary J. Blige, American singer-songwriter, producer, actress
1934: Jean Chrétien, Canadian politician, 20th Prime Minister of Canada
1755: Alexander Hamilton, Nevisian/American economist, politician, philosopher, 1st United States Secretary of the Treasury
2014: Ariel Sharon, Israeli general, politician, 11th Prime Minister of Israel
2013: Nguyen Khanh, Vietnamese general, politician, 3rd President of South Vietnam
2013: Aaron Swartz, American computer programmer, activist
2008: Edmund Hillary, New Zealand mountaineer, explorer
1941: Emanuel Lasker, German chess player
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