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Notable Birthdays for January 11

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Those born on this date include:

- American statesman Alexander Hamilton in 1757
- Ezra Cornell, founder of Western Union Telegraph company and Cornell University, in 1807
- John MacDonald, first prime minister of Canada, in 1815
- psychologist and philosopher William James in 1842
- feminist lawyer Alice Paul in 1885
- South African novelist Alan Paton (Cry, the Beloved Country) in 1903
- automobile designer Carroll Shelby in 1923
- actor Rod Taylor in 1930 (age 86)
- former Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien in 1934 (age 83)
- musician Clarence Clemons in 1942
- singer Naomi Judd in 1946 (age 71)
- Olympic gold medal-winning swimmer Tracy Caulkins in 1963 (age 54)
- singer Mary J. Blige in 1971 (age 46)
- actor Amanda Peet in 1972 (age 45).

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