Friday, January 11, 2019

On This Day in History

January 11, 2019

Historical Events

1599  Jacob van Neck's fleet leaves Bantam, Java in modern day Indonesia with 1 million pounds of pepper and cloves and a further half a ship full of nutmeg, mace and cinnamon
1838  First public demonstration of telegraph message sent using dots & dashes at Speedwell Ironworks, Morristown, New Jersey by Samuel Morse and Alfred Vail
1922  Insulin first used on humans to treat diabetes, on Leonard Thompson, 14, of Canada
1964  1st government report warning by US Surgeon General Luther Terry that smoking may be hazardous
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Famous Birthdays

Alexander Hamilton

(1755 - 1804)

Alice Paul

(1885 - 1977)

John A. Macdonald

(1815 - 1891)

Mary J. Blige

48th Birthday
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Famous Deaths

Anita Ekberg

(1931 - 2015)

Edmund Hillary

(1919 - 2008)
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January 12: The Man Who Saved Elton John's Life

Long John Baldry was born on this day - a friend of stars from Rod Stewart to The Beatles and who, in 1969, famously took Elton John aside and saved the life.

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