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On this day... October 11, 2017

Fun and historical facts for October 11th

Jim Clerkin
October 12, 2017 - 4:50 am
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OCTOBER 11TH

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL SAUSAGE PIZZA DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL STOP BULLYING DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL BRING YOUR TEDDY BEAR TO WORK / SCHOOL DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL COMING OUT DAY

BIRTHDAYS:

  • HENRY HEINZ (1844-1919)
  • ELANOR ROOSEVELT (1884-1962)
  • FRED TRUMP (1905-1999)
  • ELMORE LEONARD (1925-2013)
  • DARYL HALL (1946, 71)
  • PATTY MURRAY (1950, 67)
  • STEVE YOUNG (1961, 56)
  • JOAN CUSACK (1962, 55)
  • LUKE PERRY (1966, 51)
  • ARTIE LANGE (1967, 50)
  • PETER THIEL (1967, 50)
  • JANE KRAKOWSKI (1968, 49)

 

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 1809, MERIWETHER LEWIS (OF LEWIS & CLARK) DIES OF “MYSTERIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES” AT THE GRINDER’S STAND INN IN TENNESSEE
  • IN 1811, THE FIRST STEAM FERRYBOAT, THE JULIANNA, BEGINS OPERATION
  • IN 1865, PRESIDENT JOHNSON PARDONS CONFEDERATE VP ALEXANDER STEVENS
  • IN 1871, THE GREAT CHICAGO FIRE IS FINALLY PUT OUT AFTER THREE DAYS
  • IN 1887, THE FIRST ELEVATOR IS PATENTED
  • IN 1890, THE DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION HAVE THEIR FIRST MEETING
  • IN 1906, THE SAN FRANCISCO BOARD OF EDUCATION ORDERS THAT CHINESE, JAPANESE AND KOREAN STUDENTS BE SEGREGATED INTO SEPARATE SCHOOLS
  • IN 1919, HANDLEY PAGE TRANSPORT FLIGHTS OFFER A COLD BOX LUNCH DURING FLIGHT, MARKING THE FIRST EVER “ON FLIGHT MEAL”
  • IN 1929, JC PENNEY BECOMES THE FIRST COMPANY TO HAVE A STORE IN ALL 48 STATES
  • IN 1932, CBS AIRS THE FIRST POLITICAL TELECAST FROM THE DEM. NAT. COMMITTEE
  • IN 1936, “PROFESSOR QUIZ” A PRECURSOR TO “QUIZ SHOW” DEBUTS ON THE RADIO
  • IN 1939, ALBERT EINSTEIN MEETS WITH PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT TO DISCUSS THE POSSIBILITY OF AN ATOMIC BOMB
  • IN 1944, “LAURA” IS RELEASED IN THEATRES
  • IN 1945, THE CHINESE CIVIL WAR BETWEEN CHIANG KAI-SHEK’S GOVERNMENT AND MAO ZEDONG’S COMMUNIST PARTY BEGINS
  • IN 1950, CBS BECOMES THE FIRST TV COMPANY LICENSED TO BROADCAST IN COLOR
  • IN 1963, EDITH PIAF DIES AT 47 FROM LIVER CANCER
  • IN 1967, CARL YASTREMSKI, REGGIE SMITH, AND RICO PETROCELLI HIT BACK-TO-BACK-TO-BACK HOME RUNS IN THE WORLD SERIES
  • IN 1968, APOLLO 7 LAUNCHES AND PROVIDES THE 1ST TV TRANSMISSION FROM SPACE
  • IN 1975, BILL CLINTON MARRIES HILLARY RODHAM IN FAYETTEVILLE ARKANSAS
  • IN 1975, SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE PREMIERES ON NBC. GEORGE CARLIN IS THE FIRST HOST
  • IN 1978, SID VICIOUS’S GIRLFRIEND NANCY IS STABBED TO DEATH IN SID’S HOTEL ROOM
  • IN 1981, THEN UNKNOWN PRINCE OPENS FOR THE ROLLING STONES IN LOS ANGELES
  • IN 1983, THE LAST HAND CRANKED PHONES ARE TAKEN OUT OF SERVICE IN MAINE
  • IN 1983, LIONEL RICHIE RELEASES “CAN’T SLOW DOWN”
  • IN 1983, NANCY REAGAN BEGINS HER “JUST SAY NO” DRUG CAMPAIGN
  • IN 1984, GERALDINE FERRARO DEBATES GEORGE BUSH FOR VICE PRESIDENT
  • IN 1986, PRESIDENT REAGAN AND RUSSIAN PRESIDENT GORBACHEV OPEN A SUMMIT IN ICELAND
  • IN 1988, WAYLAND FLOWERS AND MADAME DIE OF AIDS AT 48
  • IN 1990, LIBYAN LEADER MUAMAR QADHAFI CALLS FOR THE ELIMINATION OF ISRAEL
  • IN 1991, ANITA HILL TESTIFIES ON HER CHARGE THAT CLARENCE THOMAS SEXUALLY HARASSED HER
  • IN 1992, GEORGE BUSH, BILL CLINTON AND ROSS PEROT HAVE THE FIRST EVER THREE WAY PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE
  • IN 1992, DEION SANDERS OFFICIALLY BECOMES AN ACTIVE PLAYER ON BOTH THE ROSTERS OF THE ATLANTA BRAVES AND FALCONS
  • IN 1995, JOHN WAYNE BOBBIT HAS SURGERY TO ADD 3 INCHES BACK ONTO HIS PENIS
  • IN 1995, OJ SIMPSON CANCELS A PLANNED APPEARANCE ON DATELINE NBC
  • IN 1997, DENNIS RODMAN RETURNS FROM AN 11 GAME SUSPENSION FOR KICKING A CAMERAMAN DURING A GAME
  • IN 2001, POLAROID FILES FOR BANKRUPTCY
  • IN 2006, “30 ROCK” DEBUTS ON NBC
  • IN 2016, SAMSUNG ANNOUNCES IT WILL ELIMINATE THE NOTE 7 FROM PRODUCTION AFTER REPEATED COMPLAINTS THAT THE DEVICES CATCH ON FIRE
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