Historical Events for 11th January 2019

1571 – Emperor Maximilian II grants Austrian adel freedom of religion
1709 – Colley Cibber’s play “Rival Fools” premieres in London
1915 – Col Jacob Ruppert and Col Tillinghast Huston purchase Yanks for $460,000
1962 – Volcano Huascaran in Peru erupts killing 4,000
1968 – Explorer 36 (GEOS-B) launched into earth orbit (1080/1570 km)
1979 – “Grand Tour” opens at Palace Theater NYC for 61 performances
1980 – Debut of first Pretenders album “Pretenders”
1983 – Billy Martin named NY Yankee manager for 3rd time
1999 – 26th American Music Awards: Celine Dion and Eric Clapton win
2003 – Washington right wing Jaromír Jágr scores his 10th career hat-trick and adds 4 assists for 7 points and his 1,200th NHL point in a 12-2 win against Florida; Jágr has 20+ goals in each of his 13 NHL seasons

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