Today in History January 11: From Rahul Dravid's Birthday to First Insulin vaccine, list of 10 most important events happened today

11 Jan, 2022
Today in History January 11: From Rahul Dravid's Birthday to First  Insulin vaccine, list of 10 most important events happened today

This Day in History: According to the Gregorian calendar, January 11 is the 11th day of the year and the 11th day in a leap year.


On this day let’s see some important events and anniversaries. We have compiled a list of some monumental events that happened all around the world on 11 January as well as birthdays of famous people.

 

10 Major Events Happened Today in History 



  1. Kailash Satyarthi Birthday



Born in 1954 in Madhya Pradesh, Kailash Satyarthi is an Indian social reformer who campaigned against child labour in India. He advocated the universal right to education. Satyarthi is a recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, along with Malala Yousafzai, "for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education."  


  1. Happy Birthday Rahul Dravid



Rahul Dravid is a former Indian international cricketer. He is one of the seven batsmen to have scored more than 10,000 runs in both the principal forms of international cricket – Tests and ODIs. The other six are Sachin Tendulkar, Ricky Ponting, Jacques Kallis, Brian Lara, Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara. Currently, he is the captain of the Indian national team and serving as its head coach. Before this, he was the Head of Cricket at the National Cricket Academy (NCA), and the head coach of the India Under-19 and India A teams. 


  1. Sumant Misra Birth Anniversary



Sumant Misra was a legendary tennis player. He played on the India Davis Cup team for almost 9 years between 1947 and 1956. He also captained the team in 1952 and 1953. He also won the men's singles title at both the Ceylon and Malay Nationals in 1958–59 and 1959. 


  1. Asha Khadilkar Birthday



Born in 1955 in Mumbai, Asha Khadilkar is a Senior Vocalist from India who performs Indian classical, semi-classical and devotional music including Natya Sangeet. She is a regular singer on All India Radio. 


  1. Lal Bahadur Shastri Death Anniversary

 
On January 11the death anniversary of Lal Bahadur Shastri is observed. He was one of the greatest Indian statesmen and the second prime minister of India. Lal Bahadur Shastri took over as India’s 2nd prime minister after the demise of Jawaharlal Nehru in May 1964. Shastri was elected to the legislature from the United Provinces. Along with it, he held Uttar Pradesh and neighbouring states, important cabinet positions of transport and the Ministry of Home Affairs.


  1. Ching-Thang Khomba Crowned King of Manipur.



In 1779, Ching-Thang Khomba was crowned King of Manipur. He was a Meitei monarch of the 18th century CE. Khomba is accredited with the invention of Ras Lila dance. He spread and developed Vaishnavism in Manipur State. 


  1.  Sir Edmund Hillary Death Anniversary

 

Sir Edmund Hillary was a mountain climber and explorer from New Zealand. Along with the Tibetan mountaineer Tenzing Norgay, he became the first to reach Mount Everest. He died at the age of 88. 





  1. Insulin used First Time for Diabetes

 

In 1921, Insulin was discovered by Sir Frederick G Banting, Charles H Best and JJR Macleod at the University of Toronto.  Later on, it was subsequently purified by James B Collip. On January 23, 1922, 14-year-old Leonard Thompson became the first person to be administered insulin injection as treatment for diabetes.

  1. Founding Father of the USA, Alexander Hamilton Birth Anniversary



Alexander Hamilton was a politician, philosopher, economist and First US Secretary of the Treasury. He was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He was born in 1755 or 1757 in Charlestown, Nevis, British Leeward Islands. 


  1. Grand Canyon–Parashant National Monument created



Grand Canyon–Parashant National Monument also called the Parashant National Monument is situated on the northern edge of the Grand Canyon in northwest Arizona. On January 11, 2000, the monument was established by Presidential Proclamation 7265. Grand Canyon–Parashant includes the following wilderness areas: Grand Wash Cliffs Wilderness, Mount Logan Wilderness, Mount Trumbull Wilderness and Paiute Wilderness. 







Above are the 10 most important events that happened in the history of India and the whole world. It includes major birthdays, death anniversaries, fun facts and important historical events that occurred in India as well as globally.

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