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today is thursday, Jan. 11, the 11th day oF
2018. there are 354 days leFt in the year.
today’s highlight in history: farewell in a prime-time address,
saying of his eight years in office:
on Jan. 11, 1964, U.S.

“We meant to change a nation and
instead we changed a world.”
in 1995, 51 people were killed
when a Colombian DC-9 jetliner
crashed as it was preparing to
land near the Caribbean resort of
Cartagena — however, 9-year-old
Erika Delgado survived.
on this date:
in 1861, Alabama became the in 2003, calling the death
fourth state to withdraw from the penalty process “arbitrary
and capricious, and therefore
Union.
immoral,” Illinois Gov. George
in 1908, President Theodore
Roosevelt proclaimed the Grand Ryan commuted the sentences of
167 condemned inmates, clearing
Canyon National Monument (it
became a national park in 1919). his state’s death row two days
before leaving office.
in 1913, the first enclosed
sedan-type automobile, a Hudson, ten years ago: Bank of
America said it would buy
went on display at the 13th
Countrywide Financial for $4.1
National Automobile Show in
billion in stock in a deal rescuing
New York.
the country’s biggest mortgage
in 1927, the creation of the
lender. Sir Edmund Hillary,
Academy of Motion Picture Arts who along with Tenzing Norgay
and Sciences was proposed during
conquered Mount Everest in 1953,
a dinner of Hollywood luminaries
died in Auckland, New Zealand,
at the Ambassador Hotel in Los
at age 88.
Angeles.
Five years ago: President
in 1935, aviator Amelia Earhart Barack
Obama and Afghan
began an 18-hour trip from
President
Hamid Karzai met at
Honolulu to Oakland, California,
the
White
House, where they
that made her the first person
to fly solo across any part of the agreed to speed up slightly the
schedule for moving Afghanistan’s
Pacific Ocean.
security forces into the lead across
in 1942, Japan declared war
the country, with U.S. troops
against the Netherlands, the same shifting fully to a support role.
day that Imperial Japanese forces Reddit co-founder Aaron Swartz
invaded the Dutch East Indies.
was found dead in his Brooklyn
in 1942, Japan declared war
apartment, a suicide; he was 26.
against the Netherlands, the same Italian actress Mariangela Melato
day that Imperial Japanese forces (“Swept Away”), 71, died in Rome.
invaded the Dutch East Indies.
one year ago: In a combative
in 1977, France set off an
and freewheeling news conference
international uproar by releasing at Trump Tower in New York,
Abu Daoud, a PLO official behind President-elect Donald Trump
the massacre of Israeli athletes at said for the first time that he
the 1972 Munich Olympics.
accepted that Russia was behind
in 1978, two Soviet cosmonauts the election year hacking of
aboard the Soyuz 27 capsule linked Democrats that roiled the White
up with the Salyut 6 orbiting
House race; looking ahead, he
space station, where the Soyuz 26 urged Congress to move quickly to
capsule was already docked.
replace President Barack Obama’s
in 1989, nine days before leaving signature health care law and
insisted anew that Mexico would
the White House, President
pay the cost of a border wall.
Ronald Reagan bade the nation

Surgeon General Luther Terry
issued “Smoking and Health,”
a report which concluded that
“cigarette smoking contributes
substantially to mortality from
certain specific diseases and to the
overall death rate.”

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