Historical Events In January - 11
Wednesday, 29 March 2023
1988 Gregory (Pappy) Boyington, ace WW II pilot, dies at 75 of cancer on January - 11.
1989 140 nations agree to ban chemical weapons (poison gas, etc) on this day in history.
1989 Kindergarten student caught with loaded handgun at Bronx school on this day in history.
1990 200,000 demand return of Lithuania's independence on January - 11.
1990 Actor Joseph Cotten undergoes vocal-chord cancer operation at 84 on this day in history.
1990 On this day in history mary Jane Carr, actress (Forbidden Trail, Second Wife), dies
1991 Ben Johnson first race after being stripped of his 1988 Olympic Gold medal for steroid use, he finished 2nd on January - 11.
1991 On this day in history congress empowers Bush to order attack on Iraq
1991 Ric Flair wins NWA/WCW wrestling title on January - 11.
1991 On this day in history soviets storm buildings in Vilnius to block Lithuania independence
1991 Jason Christmas, dies of gunshot wound during robbery in NY at 49 on this day in history.
1992 Algeria's President Chadli announces his resignation on this day in history.
1992 On this day in history paul Simon opens a tour in South Africa
1992 US female Figure Skating championship won by Kristi Yamaguchi on January - 11.
1993 Henry Birks and Sons jewelry chain files for bankruptcy protection; closes 34 of its 112 stores, then sells another 39 stores to an Italian jewellery group on this day in history.
1993 On this day in history howard Stern's radio show begins transmitting to Buffalo NY (WKBW)
1993 On this day in history independent presidential candidate Ross Perot publicly returns to politics
1994 Irish government announces end of a 20-year broadcasting ban on IRA on this day in history.
1995 On this day in history birmingham Barracudas granted CFL franchise
1995 Dylex Ltd., Canada's largest clothing retailer seeks court protection from its creditors and says it will shut 200 stores, eliminating 1,800 jobs on this day in history.
1995 Fifty-two people are killed when a Colombian airliner crashes near the resort town of Cartagena in the Caribbeans on this day in history.
1995 NHLPA &owners agree to end NHL strike on this day in history.
1996 Bloc Quebecois Leader Lucien Bouchard chosen as the 4th President of the Parti Quebecois, and Premier designate of Quebec on this day in history.
1996 Space Shuttle STS 72 (Endeavour 10), launches into space on January - 11.
1997 On January - 11 23rd People's Choice Awards Bill Cosby wins
1997 Telstar 401 Satellite Fails on this day in history.
1998 On this day in history 24th Annual People's Choice Awards - Seinfeld, Tim Allen win
1998 US female Figure Skating championship won by Michelle Kwan on this day in history.
1998 On January - 11 uS male Figure Skating championship won by Todd Eldredge
2006 The augine Volcano in Alaska erupts twice, marking its first major eruption since 1986 on this day in history.
2007 On January - 11 china successfully tests a ground-based ballistic missile capable of destroying satellites in orbit, drawing criticisms from other countries.
2007 On January - 11 in Bangladesh, a state of emergency is declared by caretaker President Iajuddin Ahmed, following weeks of violent protests preceding upcoming parliamentary elections.
2007 On January - 11 vietnam joins the World Trade Organization as its 150th member.
2011 On January - 11 flooding and mudslides in the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro kills 903.
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