Events in History for Monday 11th January 2016

Today’s Significant Events

532 – Nika-revolt against Justianus & Theodora in Hippodrome Constantinople
1599 – Jacob van Necks fleet leaves Bantam Java with pepper, clove & muskaat
1813 – 1st pineapples planted in Hawaii (or 1/21)
1838 – 1st public demonstration of telegraph message sent using dots & dashes at Speedwell Ironworks, Morristown, New Jersey by Samuel Morse and Alfred Vail
1879 – Zulu war against British colonial rule in South Africa begins
1964 – 1st government report warning by US Surgeon General Luther Terry reports that smoking may be hazardous
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