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Notable Historical Events for January 11th

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

18381st public demonstration of telegraph message sent using dots & dashes at Speedwell Ironworks, Morristown, New Jersey by Samuel Morse and Alfred Vail

1925Frank Kellogg replaces Charles Hughes on as US Sect of State

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

2010Simon Cowell leaves "American Idol"

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

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

1997Martina Hingis beats Jennifer Capriati at Sydney Tennis Intl

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

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

January 11th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on January 11th

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

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

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

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

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

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

January 11th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on January 11th

1924Novelist Hermann Hesse (36) weds singer Ruth Wenger

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

January 11th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on January 11th

1914Ambrose Bierce, American writer and satirist, dies at 71

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

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