This Day in Politics: January 11



This Day in Politics: January 11

We’re doing a special round up of not only political events that took place on January 11th but also the deaths that occurred on this day. My guess is that some of these people could have used some life and critical illness insurance of some kind cause January 11 was not there day. Anyway, back to the list:

  • In 705, Pope John VI dies.
  • In 1055, Constantine IX Monomachos, Byzantine Emperor dies after being the ruler for many years.
  • In 1055 Theodora is crowned Empress of the Byzantine Empire. What a coincidence!
  • In 1158 Vladislav II becomes King of Bohemia. His great great great grandson goes on the write the Queen hit “Bohemian Rhapsody.”

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Who are these guys? Anyway: back to the list…..

  • In 1571 Austrian nobility is granted freedom of religion. They praise their respective gods.
  • In 1779 Ching-Thang Khomba is crowned King of Manipur. It sounds made up but it’s real.
  • In 1805 the Michigan Territory is created. So begins the Detroit Red Wings winning streak.
  • In 1861, Alabama secedes from the United States.
  • In 1863, American Civil War: Battle of Arkansas Post
  • In 1879, the Anglo-Zulu War begins.
  • In 1919, Romania annexes Transylvania. Dracula is sad :(
  • In 1923, Occupation of the Ruhr: Troops from France and Belgium occupy the Ruhr area to force Germany to make its World War I reparation payments.
  • In 1942, World War II: Japan declares war on the Netherlands and invades the Netherlands East Indies.
  • In 1942, World War II: The Japanese capture Kuala Lumpur.
  • In 1943, World War II: The United States and United Kingdom give up territorial rights in China.
  • In 1946, Enver Hoxha declares the People’s Republic of Albania with himself as president. It’s funny how that works!
  • In 1957, The African Convention is founded.
  • In 1972, East Pakistan renames itself Bangladesh.
  • In 1990, 300,000 march in favor of Lithuanian independence.
  • In 1994, The Irish Government announces the end of a 15-year broadcasting ban on the IRA and its political arm Sinn Féin.