2021 January

January 11: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on January 11

January 11th is also known as Milk Day & Step In A Puddle And Splash Your Friends Day.

We would like to thank you for celebrating the eleventh day of the year with us.

People who were born on January 11th all share the Capricorn zodiac sign.

If January 11 is a special day for you or a loved one then you’re in the right place as we’ve selected some of the top historical events, facts and figures that we could lay our hands on.

Did you know that on this day in 1787, Sir William Herschel discovered the first two moons of Uranus? They were named Titania & Oberon after “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”.

Keep reading for more facts about January 11th in history!

What Happened On January 11 In History?

2010

Judge Simon Cowell left American Idol but continued working with FOX on X Factor US.

Cowell said, "I want to leave 'Idol' this year bigger and better than it was in the past." He added, "I'm thrilled that we have put a date on the launch of the US version of 'The X Factor,' and delighted to be continuing to work with Fox,"
Source CNN
2007

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling officially finished writing The Deathly Hallows.

It was finished in room 552 at the Balmoral Hotel in Edinburgh, UK.
1980

British-American band The Pretenders released their first album called “Pretenders.”

The album hit #1 in the UK charts within its first week.
1949

Los Angeles was covered in snow for the 1st recorded time in history.

Source LA Times
1922

First successful administration of insulin to treat diabetes was given to 14-year-old Leonard Thompson.

OTD in 1922: First successful administration of insulin to treat diabetes was given to 14-year-old Leonard Thompson.
Insulin is still the only treatment that effectively helps those suffering with Type 1 diabetes.
1864

Charing Cross Railway Station opened in London, England.

1838

Samuel Morse sent the first telegraph message using Morse code across two miles of wire in New Jersey, USA.

OTD in 1838: Samuel Morse sent the first telegraph message using Morse code across two miles of wire in New Jersey
1787

Astronomer Sir William Herschel discovered the first two moons of Uranus, Titania & Oberon.

1775

The 1st Jewish person was elected in the US.

His name was Francis Salvador and he lived in South Carolina where he was elected.
Source Politico
1569

England drew it’s very first lottery outside St Paul’s Cathedral.

Queen Elizabeth I chose to do this lottery as a way to raise money for England's harbors and coastal defenses. The alternative was raising taxes.

Did you know that on this day, January 11th 1787, Sir William Herschel discovered the first two moons of Uranus?