Today is Monday, January 11th. It’s Milk Day, National Gluten-Free Day, International Thank You Day, National Clean Off Your Desk Day, National Hot Toddy Day, Cigarettes Are Hazardous to Your Health Day and Secret Pal Day
There are 13 days until the River Radio Ever After Bridal Fair Experience
There are 22 days until Groundhog Day
There are 34 days until Valentine’s Day
There are 68 days until Spring
Today is the day that…
— in 1569, the first lottery took place
— in 1838, Samuel Morse conducts the first public demonstration of a telegraph message in Morristown, New Jersey
— in 1922, doctors in Canada are the first to use insulin to treat diabetes. The first recipient was 14-year-old Leonard Thompson
— in 1927, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (the people who hand out the Oscars) is established
— in 1935, aviator Amelia Earhart began a trip from Honolulu to Oakland, California, becoming the first woman to fly solo across the Pacific Ocean
— in 1942, saxophonist Clarence Clemons of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band is born in Virginia
— in 1964, U.S. Surgeon General Luther Terry issued the first government report saying smoking may be hazardous to human health
— in 1964, Billboard published its first Country and Western Albums chart. Johnny Cash got the first #1 with Ring of Fire.
— in 1973, American League baseball team owners voted to adopt the designated-hitter rule on a trial basis
— in 1983, Billy Martin is named New York Yankees manager for a third time
— in 1985, Queen, Iron Maiden and Whitesnake play on Day 1 of the first Rock In Rio festival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— in 1992, Nirvana make their first appearance on Saturday Night Live
— in 1995, The WB Television Network began broadcasting
— also in 1995, National Hockey League players and owners agree to end a lockout that wiped out three months of the season as well as the All-Star Game
— in 1998, Nike debuts its “I Can” commercial, introducing the British band The Verve to an American audience with the song “Bitter Sweet Symphony.”
— in 2002, the first al-Qaeda prisoners arrived at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
— in 2006, Angelina Jolie announced she was pregnant
— in 2008, Former Olympic track gold medalist Marion Jones was sentenced to six months in prison for lying to investigators about using performance-enhancing drugs and her role in a check-fraud scam.
— in 2010, Mark McGwire admitted using steroids and said, “I wish I had never touched steroids. It was foolish and it was a mistake. I truly apologize. Looking back, I wish I had never played during the steroid era.”
— also in 2010, Simon Cowell announced he was leaving American Idol
— in 2014, During a concert in Maui, Mick Fleetwood announces that Christine McVie would be rejoining Fleetwood Mac
— and in 2016, the day after David Bowie’s passing, his music videos on VEVO are viewed 51 million times, shattering the previous record of 36 million held by Adele
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