Ephemeris of January 11: What happened in the world on a day like today

On January 11, but in 1922, 14-year-old Leonard Thompson became the first diabetes patient to receive insulin as a treatment, in Toronto (Canada). He had an allergic reaction, but twelve days later, on January 23, he was successfully administered a new dose of purified insulin.


1861.- The Mexican Liberal Army enters the capital, ending the war. President Benito Juárez imposes the reform laws throughout the country.

1866.- Shipwreck in the Bay of Biscay of the English passenger ship “London”in which 220 people drowned.

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1935.- the american aviator Amelia Earhart becomes the first person to fly solo across the Pacific Oceanbetween Honolulu and Oakland.

1936.- A law changes the name of the capital of the Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo, by Ciudad Trujillo, at the initiative of the President of the Republic, Rafael Leónidas Trujillo.

1946.- the communist Enver Hoxa proclaims the People’s Republic of Albania.

1984.- Salvador Dalí announces the creation of the Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation and the donation of 621 of his works.

1992.- The Algerian president, Chadli Benyedid, resigns.

1993.- Inauguration in Tarifa (Cádiz) of the Europe’s largest wind farm.

2002.- The first 20 Al Qaeda prisoners arrive at the Guantánamo base (Cuba) from Kandahar (Afghanistan).

2003.- The Governor of Illinois (USA), George Ryan, says goodbye by commuting 156 death sentences.

2009.- More than 260 people die in the shipwreck of a ferry in the Celebes Islands (Indonesia).

2013.- France initiates a military intervention in Maliagainst the Islamist advance.

2014.- A fire destroys a large part of the historic Tibetan town of Dukezong.

2015.- More than 3.7 million people demonstrate in France against the jihadist attacks. Relatives of victims and world leaders lead the massive march in Paris.

2017.- Volkswagen (VW) admits its guilt in the scandal of the modified engines and agrees to pay a $4.3 billion fine to the United States.

2018.- Ecuador confirms that in the month of December of the previous year granted citizenship to the founder of WiKiLeaks, Australian Julian Assange.

2021.- A few days after the end of the term of the president of the United States, Donald Trump, Cuba returns to the US list of state sponsors of terrorismfrom which it came out in 2015.


1875.- Astrid CleveSwedish scientist.

1906.-Albert HoffmanSwiss chemist.

1907.-Mary Shaw ShorbAmerican immunologist.

1924.- Roger GuilleminFrench physician, Nobel Prize 1977.

1934.- Jean Chretienformer Canadian Prime Minister.

1943.- Eduardo MendozaSpanish writer.

1949.- Francisco Ignacio Taibo (Paco Ignacio Taibo II)Spanish-Mexican writer.

1954.- Kailash SatyarthiIndian activist for children’s rights, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014.

1961.- Carlos Habsburgo-LorraineArchduke of Austria.

1971.- Mary Jane BligeAmerican singer and actress.

1975.- Matteo Renziformer Prime Minister of Italy.

1985.- Kazuki NakajimaJapanese racing driver.

1997.- Cody SimpsonAustralian singer.


1966.- Alberto GiacomettiSwiss sculptor and painter.

1999.- Josefina PlaSpanish-Paraguayan writer and journalist.

2005.- Alessandro “Dado” Ruspoli, Italian prince, poet and actor.

2006.- Lluís Henri RiebenSwiss professor, forerunner of European unity.

2008.- Edmund HillaryNew Zealand mountaineer, first to summit Everest.

2010.- Eric RohmerFrench filmmaker.

-Dennis StockAmerican photographer.

-Jean-Yves Calvezintellectual and French Jesuit.

2014.- Ariel Sharonformer Israeli Prime Minister (had been in a coma since 2006).

2015.- Anita EkbergSwedish actress.

2018.- Noemi LapzesonArgentine dancer and choreographer.

2019.- Michael AtiyahBritish mathematician of Lebanese descent.

– Fernando LujanMexican actor.

2022.- David Sassoli, Italian politician, President of the European Parliament.

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Ephemeris of January 11: What happened in the world on a day like today