Catching Up On January History

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United States
January 16, 2017 10:17am CST
I just seem to get further behind on this. I’m still trying to catch up but I’ve missed several days again. Oh well, maybe I will catch up by the end of the month. January 11, 1805: Those who live in Michigan might be interested to know that an act of Congress created the Michigan Territory on this date. January 11, 1757: Alexander Hamilton, the first Secretary of the U.S. Treasury, was born in the West Indies. January 11, 1815: For those who are Canadian: Sir John A. Macdonald, who was the first Prime Minister of Canada, was born in Glasgow, Scotland. January 11, 1935: Amelia Earhart started her trip from Honolulu, Hawaii to Oakland, California. When completed, she became the first woman to fly solo across the Pacific Ocean. January 11, 1964: The first government report, by the U.S. Surgeon General, Luther Terry, was issued, declaring that smoking may be hazardous to one’s health. What about January 12th? January 12, 1519: Holy Roman Emperor, Maximilian died January 12, 1773: The very first public museum was opened in Charleston, South Carolina. January 12, 1932: Hattie W. Caraway, became the first woman to be elected to the U.S. Senate. These are just a few of the things I found, that I thought would be interesting to know. Do you know of any other newsworthy items?
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@JohnRoberts (62900)
• Los Angeles, California
16 Jan 17
Howard Stern was born on Jan 12. And for heavy metal music fans, Rob Zombie.
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• United States
16 Jan 17
OK. Thanks for adding those facts.
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