1693 (Earthquake) Sicily, Italy
1908 – The Grand Canyon National Monument was created.
1922 – Leonard Thompson (1908-35) was the first person to receive an injection of insulin as a treatment for diabetes.
1927 – Louis B. Mayer, head of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), announced the creation of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, at a banquet in Los Angeles, California.
1949 – It snowed in Los Angeles for the first time (that we know of)
1958 – #1 Hit January 11, 1958 – February 14, 1958: Danny & the Juniors – At The Hop
1964 – US Surgeon General Dr. Luther Leonidas Terry, M.D., published the first governmental report saying that smoking may be hazardous to health.
1973 – Major League Baseball owners voted to approve of the American League adopting the designated hitter position.
1995 – The WB Television Network was launched.