On This Day In History…(1/11/2018)

On This Day In History…(1/11/2018)

On This Day In History…(1/11/2018)

1935Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly solo across the Pacific Ocean, flying from Honolulu, Hawaii, to Oakland, California.
1963 “Please Please Me” b/w “Ask Me Why” by the Beatles is released in the U.K.
1964, U.S. Surgeon General Luther Terry issued the first government report that indicated smoking might be hazardous to people’s health.
1973, the designated hitter rule was adopted by Major League Baseball’s American League on a trial basis. Under the rule, an additional player was used to bat for the pitcher.
1979 Actor Jack Soo (Barney Miller‘s Detective Nick Yemana) dies at age 62.
1989, outgoing President Ronald Reagan said goodbye to the nation in a farewell address from the Oval Office.

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