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KIU Trivia: January 11 in the Present and the Past


What’s Happening Today?

Independence Manifesto Day. Independence Manifesto Day commemorates the day when the document demanding independence for the country was sent to France, the USA, and Great Britain. These events took place in 1944 during the reign of late Mohammed V and were forced by the Istiqlal Party, which was founded in 1943 with discrete support from the U.S.

National Human Trafficking Awareness Day. (USA). It brings attention to a crime that leaves a lasting toll on human life, families, and communities around the world. Beginning in 2010, by Presidential Proclamation, each January has been designated National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month.  Following the start of National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, with the help of non-government organizations, National Human Trafficking Day began and is observed annually on January 11th.

What Happened Today?

1. In 1922, Insulin was used for the first time to treat diabetes.14-year-old Leonard Thompson was the first person to receive the medication to combat his Type 1 diabetes.

2. In 1962, a massive landslide killed 4,000 people in Peru. Nine villages in the Río Santa Valley were engulfed by a 12-meter wall of rock and ice.

3. In 2002, the first prisoners arrived in Guantanamo Bay. Following reports of torture, Amnesty International called the situation at the US detention camp a “human rights scandal”.


1. 1987 – Jamie Vardy, English Footballer who plays for Leicester City FC.

2. 1998 – Muhammad Shabban, Ugandan footballer

Sources: Wikipedia, checkiday & bornglorious