The Goldendale Sentinel - Headlines & History since 1879

By Tim ONeill
Funny Guy 

First X-ray, OJ trial, Schweitzer and Ali born, first JC Penney


Jan. 11: 630—An army of 10,000 Muslims is led by Muhammad to conquer Mecca. 1569—England holds its first recorded lottery. 1759—The first American life insurance company is incorporated in Philadelphia. Exorbitant premiums follow shortly thereafter. 1908—Grand Canyon National Monument is created about 200 million years after the Canyon was created. 1949—Los Angeles has its first recorded snowfall. 1964—United States Surgeon General Dr. Luther Leonidas Terry, M.D., issues a paper reporting the danger cigarettes pose to health. Later in life he published another paper on the additional danger rabid anti-smoking advocates pose to smokers. Born: Chester Conklin (1888). Died: Franc...

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