Daily Almanac: Jan. 11, 2022


RISE: 8:05 a.m.
SET: 5:38 p.m.

High/Low Temperatures:

HIGH: 51 °F
LOW: 36 °F

Today is…:

• Cigarettes are Hazardous to Your Health Day
• National Hot Toddy Day
• Secret Pal Day

What Happened On This Day:

1759 The first American life insurance company, the Corporation for Relief of Poor and Distressed Presbyterian Ministers and of the Poor and Distressed Widows and Children of the Presbyterian Ministers (now part of Unum Group), is incorporated in Philadelphia
1908 Grand Canyon National Monument (changed to Park in 1919) is created
1973 Major League Baseball owners vote in approval of the American League adopting the designated hitter position

Births On This Day:

1755 Alexander Hamilton
Nevisian/American economist, politician, philosopher and 1st U.S. Treasury Secretary
1971 Mary J. Blige
American singer-songwriter, producer and actress

Deaths On This Day:

2008 Edmund Hillary
New Zealand mountaineer and explorer
2013 Aaron Swartz
American computer programmer and activist