Sunday, January 11, 2015

11th January date

11th January in History:
1922 – First use of insulin to treat diabetes in a human patient.
1935 – Amelia Earhart becomes the first person to fly solo from Hawaii to California.
1949 – The first "networked" television broadcasts take place as KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania goes on the air connecting the east coast and mid-west programming.
1972 – East Pakistan renames itself Bangladesh.
1986 – The Gateway Bridge, Brisbane in Queensland, Australia is officially opened.
2015 - Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi inaugurated the seventh edition of Vibrant Gujarat Summit in Gandhinagar, a flagship programme of Gujarat government which was attended by United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, US Secretary of State John Kerry and other dignitaries.

Birthdays you are sharing with:
1954 – Kailash Satyarthi, Indian engineer, academic, and activist, Nobel Prize laureate
1973 – Rahul Dravid, Indian cricketer

Festivals and celebrations:
Earliest day on which Triodion can fall, while February 14 is the latest; celebrated 70 days before Easter. (Eastern Orthodox)
Eugenio MarĂ­a de Hostos Day (Puerto Rico)
First day of Carmentalia, in honor of Carmenta. (Roman Empire)
Independence Resistance Day (Morocco)
Kagami Biraki (Japan)
Republic Day (Albania)
International Thank You Day, launched in 1994
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