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January 11, 2011 (1/11/11)

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It could be days before icy, treacherous conditions improve for areas of the South hit by a wintry blast that sent cars sliding off the road, emptied grocery shelves and had officials nervously watching ice-laden powerlines and tree limbs.

Heavy snow and ice in the south makes an an unusual 1-11-11. Six-plus inches of snow in parts of the mountains of Georgia, 3 to 5 inches in north Atlanta metro, 2 to 3 inches inside ‘the Perimeter’, and 1 to 2 inches in the south metro area.


Atlanta’s normally bustling downtown area was nearly deserted for the second day in a row Tuesday. The Georgia Department of Transportation is bringing in crews to help deal with the ice and snow that continue to coat highways.

Events

630 – Muhammad leads an army of 10,000 to conquer Mecca.
1055 – Theodora is crowned Empress of the Byzantine Empire.
1158 – Vladislav II becomes King of Bohemia.
1569 – First recorded lottery in England.
1571 – Austrian nobility is granted freedom of religion.
1693 – Mt. Etna erupts in Sicily, Italy. A powerful earthquake destroys parts of Sicily and Malta.
1759 – In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the first American life insurance company is incorporated.
1779 – Ching-Thang Khomba is crowned King of Manipur.
1787 – William Herschel discovers Titania and Oberon, two moons of Uranus.
1794 – Robert Forsythe, a U.S. Marshal is killed in Augusta, Georgia when trying to serve court papers, the first US marshal to die while carrying out his duties.
1805 – The Michigan Territory is created.
1861 – Alabama secedes from the United States.
1863 – American Civil War: Battle of Arkansas Post – General John McClernand and Admiral David Dixon Porter capture the Arkansas River for the Union.
1863 – American Civil War: CSS Alabama encountered and sank the USS Hatteras (1861) off Galveston Lighthouse in Texas.
1878 – Milk is first delivered in bottles.
1879 – The Anglo-Zulu War begins.
1908 – Grand Canyon National Monument is created.
1912 – The Lawrence textile strike begins in Lawrence, Massachusetts.
1917 – The Kingsland munitions factory explosion occurs as a result of sabotage.
1919 – Romania annexes Transylvania.
1922 – First use of insulin to treat diabetes in a human patient.
1923 – Occupation of the Ruhr: Troops from France and Belgium occupy the Ruhr area to force Germany to make its World War I reparation payments.
1927 – Louis B. Mayer, head of film studio Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), announced the creation of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences at a banquet in Los Angeles, California.
1935 – Amelia Earhart is the first person to fly solo from Hawaii to California.
1942 – World War II: Japan declares war on the Netherlands and invades the Netherlands East Indies.
1942 – World War II: The Japanese capture Kuala Lumpur.
1943 – World War II: The United States and United Kingdom give up territorial rights in China.
1943 – Italian-American Anarchist Carlo Tresca is assassinated in New York
1946 – Enver Hoxha declares the People’s Republic of Albania with himself as president.
1949 – First recorded case of snowfall in Los Angeles, California.
1957 – The African Convention is founded in Dakar.
1957 – Mass-murderer Jack Gilbert Graham is executed in Colorado by gas chamber.
1960 – Henry Lee Lucas, once listed as America’s most prolific serial killer, commits his first known murder.
1962 – An avalanche on Huascaran in Peru causes 4,000 deaths.
1964 – United States Surgeon General Dr. Luther Leonidas Terry, M.D., publishes a landmark report saying that smoking may be hazardous to health, sparking nation- and worldwide anti-smoking efforts.
1972 – East Pakistan renames itself Bangladesh.
1986 – The Gateway Bridge, Brisbane in Queensland, Australia is officially opened.
1990 – 300,000 march in favor of Lithuanian independence.
1991 – The Master of Useless Talents begins acquiring his vast library of talents.
1994 – The Irish Government announces the end of a 15-year broadcasting ban on the IRA and its political arm Sinn Féin.
1996 – Space Shuttle program: STS-72 launches from the Kennedy Space Center marking the start of the 74th Space Shuttle mission and the 10th flight of Endeavour.
1998 – Sidi-Hamed massacre takes place in Algeria, over 100 people are killed.
2005 – 9 people die in the Black Tuesday bushfire on South Australia’s Eyre Peninsula.
2007 – China conducts the first successful anti-satellite missile test of any nation since 1985.

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  • Current Conditions : 43.5F, Overcast - 1:21 PM CST Nov. 17
    Temperature: 43.5°F | Humidity: 73% | Pressure: 29.91in ( Falling) | Conditions: Overcast | Wind Direction: SSW | Wind Speed: 4.5mph
  • Tonight as of Nov. 17 3:04 AM CST
    Tonight - Rain and a chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 40s. South winds 10 to 20 mph in the evening becoming southwest and decreasing to 5 to 10 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation 100 percent.
  • Today as of Nov. 17 3:04 AM CST
    Today - Cloudy. A 30 percent chance of light rain in the afternoon. Blustery. Highs in the mid 40s. South winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph inland...but south 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 35 mph near the lake.
  • Saturday as of Nov. 17 3:04 AM CST
    Saturday - Windy. Rain and a slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning, then light rain in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 40s. North winds 10 to 20 mph in the morning becoming northwest and increasing to 20 to 30 mph in the afternoon. Gusts up to 40 mph. Chance of precipitation 90 percent.

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