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National Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friend Day

Jan 11, 2016

January 11 is the 11th day of the year. There are 355 days remaining until the end of 2016.

Sunrise Today: 7:25 AM

Sunset Today: 5:10 PM

We will have 9 hours, 45 minutes, and 15 seconds of daylight today

the first high tide was at 12:58 am 

and the next high tide will be at 11:50 am. 

The first low tide just happened at 5:41 am 

and the next low tide at 6:26 pm.

The lunar phase is a Waxing Crescent. 

11… National Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friend Day

Children's Day (Tunisia)

Eugenio María de Hostos Day (Puerto Rico)

German Apples Day (Germany)

Independence Resistance Day (Morocco)

Kagami biraki (Japan)

Republic Day (Albania)

If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday to you!  You get to share birthday cake with:

1755 – Alexander Hamilton, Nevisian-American general, economist and politician; 1st United States Secretary of the Treasury (d. 1804)

1807 -- Ezra Cornell 

American university founder

1887 – Aldo Leopold, American ecologist and author (d. 1948)

1903 – Alan Paton, South African author and activist (d. 1988)

1906 – Albert Hofmann, Swiss chemist and academic, discoverer of LSD (d. 2008)

1924 – Slim Harpo, American singer and harmonica player (d. 1970)

1934 – Jean Chrétien, Canadian lawyer and politician, 20th Prime Minister of Canada

1943 – Jim Hightower, American journalist and politician

1946 – Naomi Judd, American singer-songwriter and actress (The Judds)

1952 – Lee Ritenour, American guitarist, composer, and producer

1971 -- Mary J. Blige /ˈblaɪʒ/  45 years old

On this day in history

1759 – In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the first American life insurance company is incorporated.

1805 -- The Michigan Territory was created.

1861 -- Alabama seceded from the Union.{C}

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1908 – Grand Canyon National Monument is created.

1912 – Immigrant textile works in Lawrence, Massachusetts, go on strike when wages are reduced in response to a mandated shortening of the work week.

1922 – First use of insulin to treat diabetes in a human patient.

1927 – Louis B. Mayer, head of film studio Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), announces the creation of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, at a banquet in Los Angeles, California.

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.

1949 – A three-day snowfall begins in Los Angeles, California. Accumulations range from a trace near the coast to almost a foot in the San Fernando Valley.

1964 – Surgeon General of the United States Dr. Luther Terry, M.D., publishes the landmark report Smoking and Health: Report of the Advisory Committee to the Surgeon General of the United States saying that smoking may be hazardous to health, sparking national and worldwide anti-smoking efforts.

1972 – East Pakistan renames itself Bangladesh.

1973 – Major League Baseball owners vote in approval of the American League adopting the designated hitter position.

2007 English soccer player David Beckham announced a five-year deal to play 

for the Los Angeles Galaxy.

2008 Sir Edmund Hillary, one of the first people to conquer Mount Everest, died at age 88.

2010 Mark McGwire admitted to The Associated Press that he'd used steroids 

and human growth hormone when he broke baseball's home run record in 1998.