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Notable Historical Events for January 11th

1849Elizabeth Blackwell becomes 1st woman in US to earn medical degree

199824th People's Choice Awards: Harrison Ford & Julia Roberts win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Tim Allen & Oprah Winfrey win (TV)

1997Martina Hingis beats Jennifer Capriati at Sydney Tennis Intl

199926th American Music Award: Celine Dion & Eric Clapton win

1953J. Edgar Hoover declines 6 figure offer to become president of International Boxing Club

201238th People's Choice Awards: Johnny Depp & Emma Stone win (Movie Star) and Nathan Fillion & Nina Dobrev win (TV Drama)

1938Bradman scores a second innings 113 v Qld after a ton in the 1st

200430th People's Choice Awards: Mel Gibson & Julia Roberts win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Ray Romano & Jennifer Aniston win (TV)

1999Marty Schottenheimer resigns as head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs

1987"The Drive", trailing the Cleveland Browns 20-13 with only 5:32 remaining in the AFC Championship Game and the ball on their own two-yard line, Denver quarterback John Elway drove his team 98 yards for a touchdown to tie the game, which the Broncos won in overtime to advance to Super Bowl XXI

January 11th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on January 11th

1934Jean Chretien, Shawinigan Quebec, 20th Prime Minister of Canada (1993-2003)

1755Alexander Hamilton, Charlestown, Nevis, West Indies, 1st United States Secretary of the Treasury, (d. 1804)

1971Mary Jane Blige, New York, American R&B singer-songwriter

1930Rod Taylor, Sydney, New South Wales, Australian actor (The Birds, Time Machine)

1815John A. Macdonald, Glasgow Scotland, First Prime Minister of Canada (1867-1873 and 1878-1891)

1842William James, New York City New York, American psychologist/philosopher (Pragmatism)

January 11th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on January 11th

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

1924Novelist Hermann Hesse (36) weds singer Ruth Wenger

January 11th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on January 11th

2008Sir Edmund Hillary, New Zealand mountaineer/1st to climb Mt Everest in 1953, dies from a heart attack at 88

1991Carl David Anderson, American physicist, Nobel laureate, dies at 85

January 11th Deaths
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