January 11

This Day in History

1928

Stalin banishes Trotsky

Leon Trotsky, a leader of the Bolshevik Revolution and early architect of the Soviet state, is deported by Soviet leader Joseph Stalin to Alma-Ata in remote Soviet Central Asia. He would live there in … (more...)

1922

Insulin injection aids diabetic patient

In Toronto, Canada, Leonard Thompson becomes the first person to receive insulin as treatment for diabetes. Diabetes has been recognized as a distinct medical condition for more than 3,000 years, but … (more...)