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On This Day — January 11th

Television Academy Event For NBC's "The Wiz Live!"

January 11th is the 11th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 354 days remaining until the end of the year (355 in leap years). This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Monday, Wednesday or Friday (58 in 400 years each) than on Saturday or Sunday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Tuesday or Thursday (56).

Historical Events:

1787 – William Herschel discovers Titania and Oberon, two moons of Uranus.

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.

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.

Celebrity Births:

Singer-songwriter Mary J. Blige turns 47

Actress Kyle Richards turns 49

Television Personality Yolanda Hadid turns 54

Singer Louisa Johnson turns 20

Actress Amanda Peet turns 46

Singer Cody Simpson turns 21

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