January 11 in Pop Culture History

11January 11 in Pop Culture History
Today is National Clean Off Your Desk Day

Today is also Stomp in a Puddle and Splash Your Friends Day (weather permitting)

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)

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.

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