Today in History
Listings for Saturday, January 11, 2020.
- 1707 V. Riccati --1775
- 1755 Alexander Hamilton, the 1st Secretary of the US Treasury
- 1807 Ezra Cornell, founded Western Union Telegraph & Cornell Univ.
- 1885 Alice Paul, founder of National Woman's Party, ERA advocate
- 1903 Alan Paton, South African writer (Cry, the Beloved Country)
- 1905 Ellery Queen
- 1906 Albert Hofmann, Swiss chemist, discoverer of LSD
- 1926 Grant Tinker
- 1930 Rod Taylor
- 1952 Ben Crenshaw
- 1642 Isaac Newton is elected a member of Royal Society
- 1787 Titania & Oberon, moons of Uranus, discovered by William Herschel
- 1813 First pineapples planted in Hawaii.
- 1935 1st woman to fly solo across Pacific left Honolulu, AE Putnam
- 1935 Amelia Earhart flies from Hawaii to California, non-stop
- 1975 Soyuz 17 is launched
- 2001 AOL and Time Warner complete merger.
That's all for today.