A look at the highlights this day January 11;

1569 – First recorded lottery in England.


1922 – First use of insulin to treat diabetes in a human patient. Insulin was discovered by Sir Frederick G Banting.

2007 – Author J. K. Rowling finishes the 7th and last Harry Potter novel – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows in room 552 of the Bamoral Hotel, Edinburgh.

2015  – Over 3.5 million people in Paris and across France stage unity rallies to protest the recent Islamist terrorist attack on the offices of French satire magazine ‘Charlie Hebdo’.


2014 –  After eight years in a coma following a stroke in 2006, Ariel Sharon, Israel’s former Prime Minister, dies at the age of 85.


1913 – The first enclosed sedan-type automobile, a Hudson, went on display at the 13th National Automobile Show in New York.

There, notable happenings on this day January 11.

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