Monday, January 21, 2019 (Week 04)

January 11 in History

What happened on January 11 in history?

A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on january 11 in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened on january 11 in history.

2003
Illinois Gov. George Ryan commutes the death sentences of 167 prisoners on the state’s death row in the wake of allegations that Chicago police detective and commander Jon Burge tortured confessions from some 200 suspects over a 19 year period.
1994
The Irish Government announces an end to a 15-year ban on broadcasting by the IRA and its political branch, Sinn Fein.
1980
Honda announces it will build the first Japanese-owned passenger-car assembly plant in the United States–in Ohio.
1964
A collection of previously unexhibited paintings by Pablo Picasso are displayed for the first time in Toronto.
1949
Negotiations in China between the Nationalists and Communists open as Tientsin is virtually lost to the Communists.
1948
President Harry S. Truman proposes free, two-year community colleges for all who want an education.
1943
The Soviet Red Army encircles Stalingrad.
1942
Japan invades the Dutch East Indies at Borneo.
1941
Adolf Hitler orders forces to be prepared to enter North Africa to assist the Italian effort, marking the establishment of the Afrika Korps.
1940
Benjamin O. Davis, Sr., becomes the U.S. Army’s first black general, his son would later become a general as well.
1934
The German police raid the homes of dissident clergy in Berlin.
1923
The French enter the town of Essen in the Ruhr valley, to extract Germany’s resources as war payment.
1916
Russian General Yudenich launches a WWI winter offensive and advances west.
1904
British troops massacre 1,000 dervishes in Somaliland.
1887
At Fort Smith, Arkansas, hangman George Maledon dispatches four victims in a multiple hanging.
1862
Lincoln accepts Simon Cameron’s resignation as Secretary of War.
1861
Alabama secedes from the Union.
1843
Francis Scott Key, author of "The Star-Spangled Banner," dies in Baltimore.

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