History January 11th

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  1. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    1158 - Vladislav II of Bohemia becomes king

    1569 - 1st recorded lottery in England is drawn in St Paul's Cathedral

    1642 - Isaac Newton is elected a member of Royal Society

    1693 - Mt Etna erupts, Sicily

    1813 - 1st pineapples planted in Hawaii

    1892 - Hawaiian Historical Society founded

    1919 - Romania annexes Transylvania

    1922 - Insulin 1st used to treat diabetes (Leonard Thompson, 14, of Canada)

    1935 - Amelia Earhart flies from Honolulu to Oakland Ca (non-stop, of course)

    1949 - Snowfall 1st recorded in Los Angeles

    1964 - 1st govt report warning smoking may be hazardous to one's health

    1968 - Explorer 36 (GEOS-B) launched into earth orbit (1080/1570 km)

    1975 - Soyuz 17 carries 2 cosmonauts to space station Salyut 4

    1977 - Bollingen Prize awarded to David Ignatow

    1978 - Soyuz 27 links with Salyut 6 and Soyuz 26 (1st time 3 spacecraft link)

    1981 - Palau adopts constitution

    1982 - Honduras adopts constitution

    1984 - STS 41-B vehicle moves to launch pad

    1989 - 140 nations agree to ban chemical weapons (poison gas, etc)