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1693 : Earthquake in Sicily

On January 11, 1693, Mount Etna erupted and caused an earthquake throughout southern Italy, Sicily and Malta.

1879 : Beginning of the Anglo-Zulu War

On January 11, 1879 began the Anglo-Zulu war which ended on July 4 by the British victory and the end of the independence of the Zulu nation.

1908 : The Grand Canyon became a National Park

On January 11, 1908, President Theodore Roosevelt declared the Grand Canyon a National Park to preserve a unique natural site. The mines were replaced by tourists. The Grand Canyon is located in Arizona and was made by the Colorado River.

1964 : Smoking is bad

On January 11, 1964, Luther Leonidas Terry surgeon reported that smoking could be dangerous for health and cause lung cancer.

1966 : Floods and landslides in Rio

On January 11, 1966, torrential rains hit the region of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, causing floods and landslides. The most affected districts were the favelas (Brazilian shantytowns) with their precarious houses on steep slopes. More than 400 people were killed, often buried under the mud.

1998 : Massacre in Algeria

On January 11, 1998, 50 armed men attacked the town of Sidi-Hamed, south of Algiers, killing men, women and children and blowing up buildings and mosque. 103 people were killed and 30 girls were kidnapped. The massacre was attributed to the Armed Islamic Group of Algeria (GIA).

Novità del giorno : 11 Gennaio

Beginning of Winter Sales
On January 11, 2012, the winter sales start. They will last five weeks until February 14, 2012.

Citazione del giorno : 11 Gennaio

Proverbe Indien
The world seems dark when the eyes are closed.
Pierre Véron, écrivain et poète Français
A month before the wedding, he speaks, she listens. One month after the wedding, she speaks, he listens. Ten years after marriage, they talk together and the neighbors listen.

Compleanni : 11 Gennaio

Abd-ar-Rahman III, Emir e califfo di Cordoba (889)
Komyo, Imperatore del Giappone (1322)
Go-En'yu, Imperatore del Giappone (1359)
Joseph Charles Arthur, Botanico (1850)
George Washington Pierce, Fisico (1872)
Pierre Mendès-France, Uomo politico francese (1905)
Lionel Stander, Attore americano (1908)
Bernard Blier, Attore (1916)
Ernle Bradford, Scrittore (1922)
Roger Guillemin, Neurologo francese, premio Nobel per la medicina (1924)
Rod Taylor, Attore americano (1930)
Jean Chrétien, 20o Primo Ministro del Canada (1934)
Shibu Soren, Politico (1944)
Terry Williams, Musicista galese (Dire Straits) (1948)
Marc Blucas, Attore (1972)
Amanda Peet, Attrice americana (1972)
Emile Heskey, Calciatore inglese (1978)
Jamelia, Cantante inglese (1981)

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John Molson, Produttore di birra (1836)
Francis Scott Key, Avvocato e scrittore (1843)
Georges Haussmann, Planner of Paris (1891)
Jean de Lattre de Tassigny, Generale francese (1952)
Lal Bahadur Shastri, Primo ministro dell'India (1966)
Gregory "Pappy" Boyington, Aviatore americano (1988)
Isidor Isaac Rabi, Fisico (1988)
Carl David Anderson, Fisico (1991)
Lewis Nixon, U.S. Army officer (1995)
Maurice Pialat, Regista (2003)
Edmund Hillary, Nuova Zelanda alpinista (2008)
Vue mer : crédit photo Aseed