On This Day: January 11th
This is 11th day of the year and 355 days remain in the year.
Baseball's American League adopted the "designated hitter" rule which allowed another player to bat for the pitcher.
Outgoing Illinois governor George Ryan cleared the state's death row by commuting the sentences of 167 inmates.
The Arab Spring movement begins in Tunisia when demonstrators take to the streets to protest chronic unemployment and police brutality.
January 11 BirthdaysWilliam James1842–1910 psychologist
Mary J. Bligesinger, songwriter
Sir John Macdonaldstatesman