11th January
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1927 Charlie Chaplin's assets frozen

Courts freeze the assets of Charlie Chaplin after his second wife, Lita Grey, files for divorce. Lita Grey was a 16 year old hopeful when 35 year old Chaplin married her in 1924. The bitter divorce led to a $1mn settlement for Lita.

 
It was on this day...
1935 Amelia Earhart made the first solo flight from Hawaii to California.

American female aviator Amelia Earhart leaves Wheeler Field in Honolulu, Hawaii this day, on a solo flight to North America.

Hawaiian commercial interests had offered $10,000 to anyone completing the first flight. She traveled the 2,400 miles in 18 hours, landing safely at Oakland Airport in Oakland, California.

Two years after this success, she was lost somewhere in the South Pacific with copilot Frederick J. Noonan, as they attempted to fly around the world.

 

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1972 Amanda Peet
1971 Mary J Blige
1962 Kim Coles
1952 Ben Crenshaw
1934 Jean Chretien
1930 Rod Taylor
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1913: The Hudson Motor Car Company introduces the first fully enclosed hardtop automobile.
1964: United States Surgeon General Luther Terry issues the first report that smoking cigarettes may be dangerous.
1984: Michael Jackson is nominated for 12 Grammy Awards (he wins an unprecedented 8) for his album Thriller.

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