History Blog

January 11

Happy Birthday Felix Silla-75 Naomi Judd-66 Lee Ritenour-60 Vicki Peterson-54 Mary J. Blige-41 Amanda Peet-40  ; 1805 The Michigan Territory was created.

Smoking and Health: Report of the Advisory Committee to the Surgeon General of the United States was a landmark report published on January 11, 1964 by the Surgeon General’s Advisory Committee on Smoking and Health, chaired by then-Surgeon General of the United States Luther Terry regarding the negative health effects of smoking. While not the first such declaration by an official of the United States of America, it is notable for being arguably the most famous, and certainly had lasting and widespread effects on the tobacco industry and on the worldwide perception of smoking.