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BITS OF HISTORY

(JANUARY 11)

1935: The American aviator Amelia Earhart made the first transpacific solo airplane flight by a woman.

2008: The New Zealander Sir Edmund Hillary, who along with Nepal's Tenzing Norgay Sherpa became the first to conquer the world's highest peak, Mount Everest, died aged 88.

2009: An Indonesian ferry carrying 250 passengers from Pare-Pare on the west coast of Sulawesi to the city of Samarinda capsized and sank in a storm after being hit by a large wave.

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