JANUARY 11: The Daily Flashback
1770: The first shipment of rhubarb was sent to the United States from London.
1902: The first issue of Popular Mechanics magazine was published.
1928: “Ol’ Man River” was recorded by Paul Whiteman and his orchestra with Bing Crosby as the featured vocalist.
1935: Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly solo from Hawaii to California.
1958: Starring Lloyd Bridges, “Seahunt” debuted on CBS-TV.
1964: Billboard published its first Country and Western Albums chart. Johnny Cash landed the first No. 1 with Ring of Fire.
1967: Jimi Hendrix recorded “Purple Haze” at De Lane Lea Studios in London.
1973: Owners of American League baseball teams voted to adopt the designated-hitter rule on a trial basis.
1985: Queen, Iron Maiden and Whitesnake played on Day One of the first Rock In Rio festival.
1992: In Johannesburg, Paul Simon began a South African concert tour, making him the first international star to perform in South Africa following the end of the UN cultural boycott.
1755: Alexander Hamilton
1924: Don Cherry
1942: Clarence Clemons
1946: Naomi Judd
1956: Robert Earl Keen
1958: Vicki Peterson
1971: Mary J. Blige
1999: Toni Fisher
2005: Spencer Dryden