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Notable Historical Events for January 11th

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

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

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

2010Simon Cowell leaves "American Idol"

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

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

1935Amelia Earhart flies from Honolulu to Oakland Ca (non-stop, of course)

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

1990Pat LaFontaine sets NY Islander record of scoring goals in 11 straight

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

January 11th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on January 11th

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

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

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

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

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)

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

1976NBA player Pete Maravich (27) weds college sweetheart Jackie Elliser in Metairie, Louisiana

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

January 11th Deaths
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