October 11th Events

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October 11th, 2002 (October 11 2002)EventA bomb attack in a shopping mall in Vantaa, Finland kills seven.
October 11th, 2001 (October 11 2001)EventThe Polaroid Corporation files for federal bankruptcy protection.
October 11th, 2000 (October 11 2000)EventThe 100th Space Shuttle mission (STS-92) is flown.
October 11th, 1998 (October 11 1998)EventA Congo Airlines Boeing 727 is shot down by rebels in Kindu, Democratic Republic of the Congo, killing 40 people.
October 11th, 1986 (October 11 1986)EventCold War: U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev meet in Reykjavik, Iceland, in an effort to continue discussions about scaling back their intermediate missile arsenals in Europe. GRonald Reagan Quotes
October 11th, 1984 (October 11 1984)EventAboard the Space Shuttle Challenger, astronaut Kathryn D. Sullivan becomes the first American woman to perform a space walk.
October 11th, 1982 (October 11 1982)EventThe Mary Rose, a Tudor gunship which sunk on July 18 1545, is raised from the sea bed in the Solent Channel, near Portsmouth.
October 11th, 1976 (October 11 1976)EventGeorge Washington s appointment, posthumously, to the grade of General of the Armies of the United States by congressional joint resolution Public Law 94-479 was approved by President Gerald R. Ford.Gerald Ford Quotes
October 11th, 1975 (October 11 1975)EventThe NBC sketch comedy/variety show Saturday Night Live debuts with George Carlin as the host and Janis Ian and Billy Preston as musical guests.George Carlin Quotes
October 11th, 1968 (October 11 1968)EventApollo program: NASA launches Apollo 7, the first successful manned Apollo mission, with astronauts Wally Schirra, Donn F. Eisele and Walter Cunningham aboard.
October 11th, 1967 (October 11 1967)EventAfghan Prime Minister Mohammad Hashim Maiwandwal resigns for health reasons
October 11th, 1962 (October 11 1962)EventSecond Vatican Council: Pope John XXIII convenes the first ecumenical council of the Roman Catholic Church in 92 years.
October 11th, 1958 (October 11 1958)EventPioneer program: NASA launches the lunar probe Pioneer 1 (the probe falls back to Earth and burns up).
October 11th, 1954 (October 11 1954)EventFirst Indochina War: The Viet Minh take control of North Vietnam.
October 11th, 1950 (October 11 1950)EventThe U.S. Federal Communications Commission issues the first license to broadcast television in color, to CBS
October 11th, 1944 (October 11 1944)EventTuvinian People s Republic or formerly Tannu Tuva was annexed by the U.S.S.R
October 11th, 1942 (October 11 1942)EventWorld War II: Battle of Cape EsperanceOn the northwest coast of Guadalcanal, United States Navy ships intercept and defeat a Japanese fleet on their way to reinforce troops on the island.
October 11th, 1941 (October 11 1941)EventBeginning of the National Liberation War of Macedonia.
October 11th, 1930 (October 11 1930)EventCollingwood Football Club in Melbourne, Australia, won the VFL premiership for the fourth consecutive year.
October 11th, 1929 (October 11 1929)EventJC Penney opens store #1252 in Milford, Delaware, making it a nationwide company with stores in all 48 U.S. states.
October 11th, 1918 (October 11 1918)EventMajor Tsumani shakes Caribbean
October 11th, 1910 (October 11 1910)EventEx-president Theodore Roosevelt becomes the first U.S. president to fly in an airplane. He flew for four minutes with Arch Hoxsey in a plane built by the Wright Brothers at Kinloch Field (Lambert-St. Louis International Airport), St. Louis, Missouri.Theodore Roosevelt Quotes
October 11th, 1906 (October 11 1906)EventSan Francisco public school board sparks United States diplomatic crisis with Japan by ordering Japanese students to be taught in racially segregated schools.
October 11th, 1899 (October 11 1899)EventSecond Boer War begins: In South Africa, a war between the United Kingdom and the Boers of the Transvaal and Orange Free State erupts. The Western League was renamed the American League.
October 11th, 1890 (October 11 1890)EventIn Washington, DC, the Daughters of the American Revolution is founded.
October 11th, 1865 (October 11 1865)EventPaul Bogle led hundreds of black men and women in a march in Jamaica, starting the Morant Bay rebellion.
October 11th, 1864 (October 11 1864)EventCampina Grande, Brazil was established as a city.
October 11th, 1862 (October 11 1862)EventAmerican Civil War: In the aftermath of the Battle of Antietam, Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart and his men loot Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, during a raid into the north.
October 11th, 1852 (October 11 1852)EventThe University of Sydney, Australia s oldest university, is inaugurated in Sydney.
October 11th, 1811 (October 11 1811)EventInventor John Stevens boat, the Juliana, begins operation as the first steam-powered ferry (service between New York, New York, and Hoboken, New Jersey). Julian Quotes
October 11th, 1809 (October 11 1809)EventAlong the Natchez Trace in Tennessee, explorer Meriwether Lewis dies under mysterious circumstances at an inn called Grinder s Stand.
October 11th, 1776 (October 11 1776)EventAmerican Revolution: Battle of Valcour IslandOn Lake Champlain 15 American gunboats are defeated but give Patriot forces enough time to prepare defenses of New York City.
October 11th, 1634 (October 11 1634)Eventthe Burchardi flood - "the second Grote Mandrenke" killed around 15,000 men in North Friesland, Denmark and Germany.
October 11th, 1614 (October 11 1614)EventAdriaen Block and 12 Amsterdam merchants petition the States General for exclusive trading rights in the New Netherland colony.
October 11th, 1582 (October 11 1582)EventBecause of the implementation of the Gregorian calendar, this day does not exist in this year in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain, often causing widespread panic to the natives.
October 11th, 1531 (October 11 1531)EventHuldrych Zwingli is killed in battle with the Roman Catholic cantons of Switzerland.

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