|Theodora, the daughter of Constantine VIII and Helena, daughter of Alypius, became Byzantine Empress.
|Emperor Komayo of Japan was born.
|An intensity XI earthquake, the most powerful in Italian history, struck the island of Sicily.
|Kole Seeber's play "Rival Fools" premiered in London.
|Francis Salvador became the first Julie elected to office in the US.
|Ching-thang Khomba was crowned King of Manipur.
|Ching Thang Khomba became the king of Manipur.
|German-born British composer and astronomer William Herscheldiscovered two Uranian moons, later named, by his son, after charactersfrom the Shakespeare play A Midsummer Night's Dream, Oberon and Titania.
|German-born British astronomer William Herschel discovered two Uranian moons, later named by his son Oberon and Titania.
|William Herschel traces the two moons of Titania and Obernone, Uranus.
|Michigan was created capital in the United States.
|LaGrange College now University of North Alabama) commenced operations, becoming the first publicly chartered college in Alabama.
|Famous American thinker and philosopher William James was born in New York.
|Elizabeth Blackwell became the first woman in the US to pursue a medical degree.
|American Civil War: Alabama seceded from the United Nations.
|Charing Cross Station opened in London.
|In the Battle of Beverly, West Virginia, the Confederate army attacked the Union post.
|In England, 220 people died after being hit by the storm 'Steamer London'.
|Benito Juarez was then made Mexican President.
|The Anglo and Zulu War began.
|British forces under Lord Chelmsford invaded Zululand without authorisation from the British Government, beginning the Anglo-Zulu War.
|French chemist Michal Eugène Chevrolet died. He invented a type of candle called a lime candle.
|Hawaii Historical Society was established.
|Diabetes patients were given the first insulin.
|Troops from France and Belgium invaded the Ruhr Area to force the German Weimar Republic to pay its reparations in the aftermath of World War I.
|Enver Hoxha, First Secretary of the Party of Labour of Albania, declared the People's Republic of Albania with himself as head of state.
|Los Angeles recorded the highest number of snowfall.
|Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi, who raised a voice against child labor, was born.
|In the northwestern part of Peru, icy storms and rock slides caused 2,000 deaths.
|In a landmark report, U.S. Surgeon General Luther Terry issued the warning that smoking may be hazardous for one's health, concluding that it has a causative role in lung cancer, chronic bronchitis,emphysema, and other illnesses.
|The then Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri, who raised the slogan of Jai Jawan Jai Kisan, died in Tashkent.
|East Pakistan became an independent country as Bangladesh.
|The Gateway Bridge in Brisbane, Australia, at the time the longest prestressed concrete free-cantilever bridge in the world, opened.
|Singer Paul Simon was the first major artist to tour South Africa after the end of the cultural boycott.
|Tim Allen wins the 24th Annual People's Choice Awards in Seinfeld.
|After 76 performances, ‘Proposals' closes at Broadhurst Theater in New York City.
|In 2007, January 11.Vietnam became the 150th member of the world trade organization.
|Sir Edmund Hillary, the first mountaineer and philanthropist of Mount Everest, died.
|Slumdog Millionaire received the Best Film Award at the 66th Golden Globe Awards.
|In 2007, January 11.Vietnam became the 150th member of the world trade organization. The discovery of new tombs near the great pyramids proves that the Egypt's pyramids were built by free worker, not slaves.
|Israel is preparing for a increase of Syrian refugees into Golan heights according to Israel's Military chief.
|A journalist was killed with eight other Motors in Horns, Syrian.
|The parliament has passed an impeachment motion against chief justice Shriram Bandaranaike in Sri Lanka.
|Artist Paul Emsley unveils the first official portrait of Catherine Duchess of Cambridge.
|French special forces failed in an attempted rescue of a DGSE agent who had been taken hostage in July 2009 by Al-Shabaab in BioMarker, Somalia.
|U.S NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden and John Holdren, White House Science Advisor, announce that president Obama's administration approved extending the use of the International Space Station through 2024.
|The Israelis former prince minister, dies at the age of 85 after eight years in comma following a stroke in 2006.
|Kolinda Gruber Kitarovic was elected as the first female Prime Minister of Croatia.