January 11, 2014 / 10 Shevat 5774 / Shavuah Tov
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- 532 – Nika riots in Constantinople.
- 888 – Odo, Count of Paris becomes King of the Franks.
- 1547 – Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey is sentenced to death.
- 1607 – The Bank of Genoa fails after announcement of national bankruptcy in Spain.
- 1797 – French Revolutionary Wars: A naval battle between a French ship of the line and two British frigates off the coast of Brittanyends with the French vessel running ashore, resulting in the death of over 900.
- 1830 – The Great fire of New Orleans, Louisiana begins.
- 1832 – President Andrew Jackson writes to Vice President Martin Van Buren expressing his opposition to South Carolina's defiance of federal authority in theNullification Crisis.
- 1842 – Dr. William Brydon, an assistant surgeon in the British East India Company Army during the First Anglo-Afghan War, becomes famous for being the sole survivor of an army of 4,500 men and 12,000 camp followers when he reaches the safety of a garrison in Jalalabad, Afghanistan.
- 1898 – Émile Zola's J'accuse exposes the Dreyfus affair.
- 1910 – The first public radio broadcast takes place; a live performance of the opera Cavalleria rusticana is sent out over the airwaves from the Metropolitan Opera House in New York, New York.
- 1939 – The Black Friday bush fires burn 20,000 square kilometers of land in Australia, claiming the lives of 71 people.
- 1942 – Henry Ford patents a plastic automobile, which is 30% lighter than a regular car.
- 1953 – An article appears in Pravda accusing some of the most prestigious and prominent doctors, mostly Jews, in the Soviet Union of taking part in a vast plot to poison members of the top Soviet political and military leadership.
- 1964 – Karol Wojtyla, the future Pope John Paul II, is appointed archbishop of Kraków, Poland.
- 1968 – Johnny Cash performs live at Folsom State Prison
- 1334 – Henry II of Castile (d. 1379)
- 1562 – Mark Alexander Boyd, Scottish poet (d. 1601)
- 1596 – Jan van Goyen, Dutch painter (d. 1656)
- 1749 – Maler Müller, German poet, painter, and playwright (d. 1825)
- 1893 – Roy Cazaly, Australian footballer (d. 1963)
- 1911 – Joh Bjelke-Petersen, New Zealand-Australian politician, 31st Premier of Queensland (d. 2005)
- 1954 – Trevor Rabin, South African-American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Yes, Rabbitt, and Manfred Mann's Earth Band)
- 1961 – Julia Louis-Dreyfus, American actress and producer
- 1964 – Bill Bailey, English comedian, actor, singer, and guitarist
- 1964 – Penelope Ann Miller, American actress
- 1977 – Orlando Bloom, English actor
- 1995 – Qaasim Middleton, American actor, singer, and guitarist (Nat & Alex Wolff)
- 86 BC – Gaius Marius, Roman general and politician (b. 157 BC)
- 533 – Saint Remigius, French bishop (b. 437)
- 614 – Saint Mungo, Scottish apostle and saint
- 703 – Empress Jitō of Japan (b. 645)
- 858 – Æthelwulf of Wessex (b. 795)
- 888 – Charles the Fat, Carolingian emperor (b. 839)
- 1599 – Edmund Spenser, English poet (b. 1552)
- 1691 – George Fox, English religious leader, founder of the Religious Society of Friends (b. 1624)
- 1832 – Thomas Lord, English cricketer, founded Lord's Cricket Ground (b. 1755)
- 1929 – Wyatt Earp, American police officer (b. 1848)
- 1941 – James Joyce, Irish author and poet (b. 1882)