This Day In History – January 11

This Day In History – January 11

1935

This was the beginning of Amelia Earhart’s solo flight trip across the Pacific

She was the first person to ever have flown across these waters by herself

She flew from Honolulu, Hawaii to California

1956

Happy 60th Birthday to Texas Country Legend Robert Earl Keen

He was born on January 11, 1956 in Houston, Texas

His songs have also been covered by several different artists including George Strait, Joe Ely, Lyle Lovett, The Highwaymen, Nanci Griffith, and the Dixie Chicks

1967

Johnny Cash and June Carter recorded their duet Jackson

It went on to win the couple a Grammy Award in 1968 for Best Country & Western Performance Duet

1970

Super Bowl IV

THE KANSAS CITY CHIEFS! beat the Minnesota Vikings 23-7 to earn their first Super Bowl Championship at Tulane Stadium in New Orleans 

Quarterback Len Dawson was named the game’s MVP

1983

Reba McEntire was at #1 on the country charts with Can’t Even Get the Blues

This was her 14th country single, and first number one hit! 

and then lastly…

2015

Over 3.5 million people in Paris and across France stage unity rallies to protest the recent Islamist terrorist attack on the offices of French satire magazine ‘Charlie Hebdo’

Of course, President Obama wasn’t there

The rallies carried the theme Je Suis Charlie, which in French, means I am Charlie

-Tyler Jackson

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