January 11

1935

Amelia Earhart became the first person to fly solo from Hawaii to California.

1964

The first government report regarding the dangers of cigarette smoking was issued by the U.S. Surgeon General, Luther Terry.

1973

Baseball's American League adopted the "designated hitter" rule which allowed another player to bat for the pitcher.

2002

The first al-Qaeda prisoners arrive at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

2003

Outgoing Illinois governor George Ryan cleared the state's death row by commuting the sentences of 167 inmates.

2011

The Arab Spring movement begins in Tunisia when demonstrators take to the streets to protest chronic unemployment and police brutality.

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