On This Day
Discover events that happened On This Day including famous birthdays and notable deaths. Each day we highlight famous people, past and present, who have impacted our world. Browse sections by selecting the links below or click the calendar to view events on another day.
Events on This Day
President Theodore Roosevelt establishes the Grand Canyon as a national monument, calling it "the one great sight which every American should see."
Amelia Earhart begins her trip from Hawaii to California, becoming the first woman to fly solo across the Pacific Ocean.
Oprah Winfrey confesses her "great shame" to her studio audience: She admits that she once smoked cocaine.
English soccer player David Beckham announces his contract to play with the Los Angeles Galaxy.
Baseball player Mark McGwire admits to using performance-enhancing drugs when he broke the home run record in 1998.
Born on This Day
Singer / 1971 -
"Queen of Hip-Hop Soul" Mary J. Blige has influenced a generation of artists with hits like "Real Love" and "Be Without You." She has also had a successful acting career, including playing Betty Shabazz in the TV movie Betty & Coretta.
Born: January 11, 1971
Age: 42 years old
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York, United States
1842 | 68 years old
Philosopher, Doctor, Psychologist, ...
Economist, Lawyer, Military Leader, Political Scientist, Journalist, Government Official / 1755 - 1804
Alexander Hamilton, a delegate to the Constitutional Convention and major author of the Federalist papers, was the United States' first secretary of the treasury.
1755 | 49 years old
Economist, Lawyer, Military Leader, ...
Born: January 11, 1946
Age: 67 years old
Birthplace: Ashland, Kentucky, United States
1887 | 61 years old
Environmental Activist, Journalist
1885 | 92 years old
Women's Rights Activist
Died on This Day
Died: January 11, 2008
Age: 88 years old
Place: Auckland , New Zealand
Occupation: Athlete, Explorer, Philanthropist
1928 | 87 years old
1843 | 63 years old
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