January 11: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?
(Page last edited 10/12/2017)
- 1787 - William Herschel discovers Titania and Oberon, two moons of Uranus.
- 1908 - Grand Canyon National Monument is created.
- 1922 - First use of insulin to treat diabetes in a human patient.
- 1935 - Amelia Earhart becomes the first person to fly solo from Hawaii to California.
- 1996 - Space Shuttle program: STS-72 launches from the Kennedy Space Center marking the start of the 74th Space Shuttle mission and the 10th flight of Endeavour.
- Famous Birthdays: Parmigianino (Italian painter), Ezra Cornell (American businessman and philanthropist, founded Western Union and Cornell University), Edward B. Titchener (English psychologist), Calvin Bridges (American geneticist), Roger Guillemin (French neuroendocrinologist, Nobel Prize laureate)
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