11 January

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).

: 11 January

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

: 11 January

Proverbe Indien
The world seems dark when the eyes are closed.
Pierre Vron, crivain et pote Franais
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.

: 11 January

Abd-ar-Rahman III, Emir and Caliph of Cordoba (889)
Komyo, Emperor of Japan (1322)
Go-En'yu, Emperor of Japan (1359)
Joseph Charles Arthur, Botanist (1850)
George Washington Pierce, Physicist (1872)
Pierre Mends-France, French politician (1905)
Lionel Stander, American actor (1908)
Bernard Blier, Actor (1916)
Ernle Bradford, Writer (1922)
Roger Guillemin, French neurologist, Nobel prize for medicine (1924)
Rod Taylor, American actor (1930)
Jean Chrtien, 20th Prime Minister of Canada (1934)
Shibu Soren, Politician (1944)
Terry Williams, Welsh musician (Dire Straits) (1948)
Amanda Peet, American actress (1972)
Marc Blucas, Actor (1972)
Emile Heskey, English footballer (1978)
Jamelia, English singer (1981)

Ils nous ont quitt un 11 January

John Molson, Canadian brewer (1836)
Francis Scott Key, Lawyer and Writer (1843)
Georges Haussmann, Planner of Paris (1891)
Jean de Lattre de Tassigny, French general (1952)
Lal Bahadur Shastri, Prime Minister of India (1966)
Isidor Isaac Rabi, Physicist (1988)
Gregory "Pappy" Boyington, American World War II Marine aviator (1988)
Carl David Anderson, Physicist (1991)
Lewis Nixon, U.S. Army officer (1995)
Maurice Pialat, Director (2003)
Edmund Hillary, New Zealand mountaineer (2008)

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Tired eyes


If you have red eyes after a day spent in front of your computer screen, apply cold bags of chamomile tea, used or moistened, on them.

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