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11 January

630 – Saudi Arabia – Conquest of Mecca. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conquest_of_Mecca

705 – Rome – Pope John VI died. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_John_VI

1055 – Byzantine Empire – Theodora became sole Empress. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theodora_(11th_century)

1158 – Bohemia – Vladislav II became king. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vladislav_II_of_Bohemia

1569 – England – First recorded lottery to take place in England, chartered by Elizabeth I. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1285543/Britains-lottery-held-450-years-ago–5-000-jackpot.html

1693 – Sicily – Earthquake measuring 7.5Mw, epicentre in Catania Province. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1693_Sicily_earthquake

1787 – GB – William Herschel discovered Titania & Oberon, moons of Uranus. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_discovery_of_Solar_System_planets_and_their_moons#18th_century https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Herschel

1779 – Manipur – Ching-Thang Khomba crowned king. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ching-Thang_Khomba

1791 – USA – Siege of Dunlap’s Station ended (Northwest Indian War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Dunlap%27s_Station

1846 – NZ – Northern War ended. http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/war/northern-war

1863 – USA – Battle of Arkansas Post ended (American Civil War). http://www.civilwar.org/education/history/navy-hub/navy-history/the-battle-of-arkansas-post.html

1863 – USA – Action off Galveston Light (American Civil War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Action_off_Galveston_Light


1879 – South Africa – Anglo-Zulu War began. https://youtu.be/-kF2K7Lobjg http://www.anglozuluwar.com/


1908 – USA – Grand Canyon National Monument created. https://youtu.be/PKdxjJtaejo http://www.pbs.org/nationalparks/parks/grand-canyon/


1912 – USA – Lawrence Textile Strike began. https://youtu.be/2xKnqhGpc8M https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1912_Lawrence_textile_strike


1917 – USA – Explosion at Kingsland munitions factory, Lyndhurst, NJ (WWI). http://youtu.be/TBLemK1iRuU  http://www.lyndhursthistoricalsociety.org/KingslandExplosion.html

1921 – Turkey – First Battle of Inönü ended (Greco-Turkish War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Battle_of_%C4%B0n%C3%B6n%C3%BC

1935 – USA – Amelia Earhart became first person to fly solo from Hawaii to California. http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/07/140727-amelia-earhart-history-flight-airplanes-adventure-explorer/ http://www.ameliaearhart.com/about/achievements.html

1938 – Samoa – Pan American World Airways Flight 1 exploded over Pago Pago, 7 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19380111-0

1941 – Albania – Capture of Klisura Pass ended (Greco-Italian War, WWII). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capture_of_Klisura_Pass

1942 – British Malaysia – Battle of Kuala Lumpur (WWII). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Kuala_Lumpur

1943 – China – Sino-British New Equal Treaty & Sino-American New Equal Treaty signed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sino-British_New_Equal_Treaty https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sino-American_New_Equal_Treaty

1944 – Germany – US bombers attacked Ascherleben, Braunschweig & Madgeburg (WWII). http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=55/Bombing-of-Hamburg-Dresden-and-Other-Cities-World-War-II-Database

1945 – Greece – Dekemvriana ended (Greek Civil War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dekemvriana

1947 – UK – BOAC plane crashed into Barley Hill, Stowting, Kent, 8 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19470111-0

1947 – Philippines – Far East Air Transport plane crashed off Laoag, 7 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19470111-1

1948 – Dominican Republic – Dominicana de Aviacion plane crashed near Yamasá, 32 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19480111-0

1949 – Brazil – SAVAG plane crashed near Pelotas-Federal Airport, RS, 8 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19490111-0

1953 – Sweden – Dagens Nyheter plane crashed near Jönköping Airport, 2 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19530111-0

1954 – Colombia – Avianca plane crashed at Manizales, 21 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19540111-0

1955 – USA – USAF plane crashed near Smyra-Sewart AFB, TN, 2 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19550111-2

1955 – Ireland – Two RAF planes missing off Fastnet Rock, 18 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19550111-0

1959 – Brazil – Lufthansa Flight 502 crashed near Rio de Janeiro-Galeão International Airport, 36 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19590111-0

1962 – Peru – Avalanche on Huascarán, 4000 killed. http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/january/11/newsid_3306000/3306665.stm

1986 – Australia – Gateway Bridge, Brisbane officially opened. https://youtu.be/WnEsidXzauE http://www.yourbrisbanepastandpresent.com/2010/05/gateway-bridge-now-sir-leo-hielscher.html

1996 – USA – Space Shuttle Endeavour launched (STS-72). https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/shuttlemissions/archives/sts-72.html

1998 – Algeria – Sidi-Hamed Massacre, 100 killed. http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/january/11/newsid_4075000/4075725.stm

York

1660 – General Monck in York for five days. https://faculty.history.wisc.edu/sommerville/361/361-30.htm