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1945Chinese civil war begins, Chiang Kai-Shek vs Mao Zedong

1978Dodgers Bob Welch dramatically strikes out Reggie Jackson in 9th

2006"30 Rock", starring Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, and Tracy Morgan, debuts on NBC

1865President Andrew Johnson paroles Confederate States VP Alexander H. Stephens

1927Lou Gehrig named AL MVP (Babe Ruth (former winner) not eligible)

1944"Laura", starring Gene Tierney, is released

1976Mao Zedong's widow Jiang Qing & "Gang of Four" arrested & charged with plotting a coup

1911Ty Cobb (AL) & Frank Schulte (NL) are 1st MVPs, each gets an auto

1868Thomas Edison patents his 1st invention: electric voice machine

1932Stalin forces Zinoviev & Kamenev out of Communist Party

19622nd Vatican Council (21st ecumenical) convened by Pope John XXIII

1929JC Penney opens store #1252 in Milford, Delaware, making it a nationwide company with stores in all 48 U.S. states.

1992Deion Sanders, plays for Atlanta Falcons (NFL) & Braves (Baseball)

1939Albert Einstein informs FDR of possibilities of atomic bomb

1975Islander's Bryan Trottier's 1st career hat trick

2012Mo Yan, a hallucinatory realist writer, wins the 2012 Nobel Prize for Literature

1726Benjamin Franklin returns to Philadelphia from England

1923Babe Ruth hits 2 HRs in a World Series game

198216th Country Music Association Award: Willie Nelson & Ricky Skagg

1997Dennis Rodman returns from 2nd longest NBA suspension (11 games)

1969Blues artist Muddy Waters involved in a car crash that kills 3

1521Pope Leo X titles King Henry VIII of England "Defender of the Faith"

1809Along the Natchez Trace in Tennessee, explorer Meriwether Lewis dies under mysterious circumstances at an inn called Grinder's Stand.

1986Reagan & Gorbachev open talks at a summit in Reykjavik, Iceland

October 11th Historical Events
Date Event
732
Battle at Tours: France under Karel Martel beat Moors 
1138
A massive earthquake struck Aleppo, Syria. 
1521
Pope Leo X titles King Henry VIII of England "Defender of the Faith" 
1531
Battle at Kappel: Swiss Roman Catholic kantons beat protestant forces of Zurich 
1531
Huldrych Zwingli Swiss reformation leader is killed at the Battle at Kappel 
1540
Emperor Karel names his son Philip, Duke of Milan 
1573
Battle of South Seas - Dutch rebels beat Spanish navy 
1614
Adriaen Block and 12 Amsterdam merchants petition the States General for exclusive trading rights in the New Netherland colony. 
1634
the Burchardi flood — "the second Grote Mandrenke" killed around 15,000 men in North Friesland, Denmark and Germany. 
1674
Pierre Corneille's "Surena" premieres in Paris 
1687
Hungary accepts Habsburgse sovereignty 
1698
France, England & Netherlands sign 1st Extermination treaty 
1726
Benjamin Franklin returns to Philadelphia from England 
1737
Earthquake kills 300,000 and destroys half of Calcutta India 
1746
Battle at Rocourt: French drive out English/Austria/Neth armies 
1776
Brig Gen Arnold's Lake Champlain fleet defeated by British 
1797
Battle of Camperdown (Kamperduin): English navy defeats Dutch fleet 
1809
Along the Natchez Trace in Tennessee, explorer Meriwether Lewis dies under mysterious circumstances at an inn called Grinder's Stand. 
1811
The Juliana, 1st steam-powered ferryboat, begins operation 
1852
The University of Sydney, Australia's oldest university, is inaugurated in Sydney. 
1861
Battle of Dumfries, VA (Quantico Creek) 
1863
Skirmish at Rheatown/Henderson's Mill, Tennessee 
1864
Slavery abolished in Maryland 
1864
Campina Grande, Brazil was established as a city. 
1865
President Andrew Johnson paroles Confederate States VP Alexander H. Stephens 
1865
Paul Bogle led hundreds of black men and women in a march in Jamaica, starting the Morant Bay rebellion. 
1868
Thomas Edison patents his 1st invention: electric voice machine 
1871
Great Chicago Fire is finally extinguished after 3 days, 300 killed 
1873
Toronto Argonaut Football Club 1st game losing to U of Toronto 
1881
David Houston patents roll film for cameras 
1887
A Miles patents elevator 
1890
1st 100 yard dash under 10 seconds (John Owens 9-4/5 secs, Wash DC) 
1890
Daughters of American Revolution founded 
1895
Emperor Menelik II of Addis Ababa draws against Italians 
1899
South African Boers declare war on Great Britain 
1902
8th US Golf Open: Laurie Auchterlonie shoots a 307 at Garden City NY 
1902
Commencement of 1st Test Cricket between South Africa & Australia 
1902
Lawrence Auchterlonie wins US Open golf tournament 
1906
White Sox Ed Walsh strikes out then record 12 in a World Series game 
1906
San Francisco Board of Education orders segregation in separate schools of Japanese, Chinese, and Korean children sparking diplomatic crisis 
1911
Ty Cobb (AL) & Frank Schulte (NL) are 1st MVPs, each gets an auto 
1913
Phila A's beat NY Giants, 4 games to 1 in 10th World Series 
1914
German troops occupy Gent 
1915
Bulgarian anti Serbian offensive begins 
1915
Despite international protest, Edith Cavell, and English nurse in Belgium, is executed by the Germans for aiding the escape of Allied prisoners 
1918
Major Tsumani shakes Caribbean 
1919
First transcontinental air race ends 
1922
First woman FBI "special investigator" appointed (Alaska Davidson) 
1922
Turkey & Greece sign cease fire 
1923
Babe Ruth hits 2 HRs in a World Series game 
1923
German Mark falls to 10 billion per £, 4 billion per $ 
1925
Belgian episcopelian sspeaks against Flemish activism 
1925
NY Giants play 1st NFL game, lose to Providence 14-0 
1927
Lou Gehrig named AL MVP (Babe Ruth (former winner) not eligible) 
1929
Sean O'Casey's "Silver Tassle" premieres in London 
1929
JC Penney opens store #1252 in Milford, Delaware, making it a nationwide company with stores in all 48 U.S. states. 
1930
Collingwood Football Club in Melbourne, Australia, won the VFL premiership for the fourth consecutive year. 
1931
100,000 extreme-right Germans form "Harzburger Front" 
1932
1st political telecast (Democratic National Committee) at CBS, NYC 
1932
Stalin forces Zinoviev & Kamenev out of Communist Party 
1936
"Professor Quiz" first radio quiz show premieres 
1939
Albert Einstein informs FDR of possibilities of atomic bomb 
1939
Bucky Harris signs to manage Washington again 
1939
Gertrude Lawrence's "Skylark" premieres in NYC 
1939
NAACP organized Legal Defense & Education Fund 
1941
1st NSB-battalion departures to Eastern front 
1942
-Oct 12] Sea battle at Cape Esperance Guadalcanal 
1943
NY Yankees beat Cards 4 games to 1, in 40th World Series, to become 1st team to win 10 World Series 
1944
Allies bomb sea wall at Veere 
1944
Tuvinian People's Republic or formerly Tannu Tuva was annexed by the U.S.S.R 
1944
"Laura", starring Gene Tierney, is released 
1945
Chinese civil war begins, Chiang Kai-Shek vs Mao Zedong 
1945
JPL WAC Corporal Launch (1st Man-Made Object to escape Atmosphere) 
1947
Brazil & Chile break diplomatic relations with USSR 
1948
"Love Life" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 252 performances 
1948
"Where's Chartev?" opens at St James Theater NYC for 792 performances 
1948
Cleve Indians beat Boston Braves, 4 games to 2 in 45th World Series 
1950
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission issues the first license to broadcast television in color, to CBS 
1954
"On Your Toes" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 64 performances 
1954
Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Ad caeli Reginam 
1955
All Peron feast days disposed of in Argentina 
1955
Persia signs Pact of Baghdad 
1956
1st Pakistan v Australia Test 95 runs scored on 1st day 
1956
Great Britain performs nuclear test at Maralinga Australia 
1956
AL Pres Will Harridge bars Wash Senators move to West Coast, unless unanimously approved by the other AL owners 
1958
"Goldilocks" opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC for 161 performances 
1958
2nd US Moon probe, Pioneer 1, reaches 113,810 km, falls back 
1959
KTHI TV channel 11 in Fargo-Grand Forks, ND (NBC) begins broadcasting 
1960
Hurricane ravages East-Pakistan (6,000 die) 
1960
Radio/TV executive John Fetzer buys a controlling interest of Detroit Tigers 
1961
USAF Major Robert M White takes X-15 to 66,100m 
1961
USSR performs nuclear test 
1962
1st appearance of a Gabor sister on Merv Griffin Show 
1962
2nd Vatican Council (21st ecumenical) convened by Pope John XXIII 
1964
Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Hillside House Ladies' Golf Open 
1967
World Series record 3 consecutive HRs (Carl Yastremski, Reggie Smith, & Rico Petrocelli) by Red Sox 
1967
Yoko Plus Me art exhibit opens in London (the me is John Lennon) 
1968
Apollo 7 (Schirra, Eisele & Cunningham) made 163 orbits in 260 hours 
1968
Billy Martin named manager of Twins 
1968
Panama revolts 
1969
-28] Rome: 2nd bishop synod 
1969
Blues artist Muddy Waters involved in a car crash that kills 3 
1969
Soyuz 6 launched; Soyuz 7 & 8 follow in next 2 days 
1969
Three people shot dead during street violence in the loyalist Shankill area of Belfast 
1971
60th Davis Cup: USA beats Romania in Charlotte (3-2) 
1971
Brooks Robinson ties Series record, reaches base 5 straight times 
1971
Frank McGee becomes news anchor of Today Show 
1971
Switzerland recognizes North Vietnam 
1972
Panama adopts constitution 
1972
Prison uprising at Washington DC jail 
1972
Reads beat Pirates in NLCS 
1973
Oakland beats Baltimore 3 games to 2 to win AL pennant 
1974
A's Catfish Hunter charge owner Charlie Finley with breach of contract 
1975
"Saturday Night Live" premieres with guest host George Carlin 
1975
Islander's Bryan Trottier's 1st career hat trick 
1975
Saturday Night Live premieres with George Carlin as host 
1976
10th Country Music Association Award: Mel Tillis wins 
1976
Mao Zedong's widow Jiang Qing & "Gang of Four" arrested & charged with plotting a coup 
1977
Soyuz 25 returns to Earth 
1978
Aristides Royo elected president of Panama 
1978
Belgium government of Tindemans resigns 
1978
Dodgers Bob Welch dramatically strikes out Reggie Jackson in 9th 
1979
"Most Happy Fella" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 53 performances 
1979
German DR frees dissidents Rudolf Bahro & Nico Hubner 
1979
Allan McLeod Cormack & Godfrey Newbold Hounsfield win Nobel Prize for medicine for developing CAT scan 
1980
Cosmonauts Popov & Ryumin set space endurance record of 184 days 
1980
Dallas Mavericks first game at Reunion Arena, beat San Antonio 103-92 
1980
USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR 
1981
Expos beat Phillies, 3 games to 2, in NLCS 
1981
Hollis Stacy wins LPGA Inamori Golf Classic 
1981
LeRoy Irvin sets yards gained on punt returns record (207 yds) 
1981
Unknown rocker Prince opens for Rolling Stones at LA Coliseum 
1981
Yanks beat Brewers 7-3 & win only Eastern Championship Series 
1982
16th Country Music Association Award: Willie Nelson & Ricky Skagg 
1982
English ship Mary Rose, which sank during an engagement with France in 1545, raised at Portsmouth, England 
1982
Riot in Amsterdam as tram catches fire 
1983
Last hand-cranked telephones US went out of service as 440 telephone customers in Bryant Pond, Maine, were switched over to direct-dial 
1984
1st space walk by US woman (Dr Kathryn D Sullivan) 
1984
August Wilson's "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" premieres in NYC 
1984
NASA launches space vehicle S-208 
1984
VP candidates' debate - Geraldine Ferraro (D) & George H W Bush (R) 
1985
Atlantis returns to Kennedy Space Center via Kelly AFB 
1985
President Reagan bans importation of South African Krugerrands 
1985
US intercepts Egyptian Boeing with Achille Lauro terrorists 
1986
Reagan & Gorbachev open talks at a summit in Reykjavik, Iceland 
1987
200,000 gays march for civil rights in Washington 
1990
"Miser" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC for 93 performances 
1990
Center for Urban archaeology opens in NYC South Street Seaport Museum 
1990
Octavio Paz wins Nobel Prize for literature 
1990
Oil hits a record $40.42 per barrel 
1990
Libya's Qadhafi says Israel must be eliminated 
1990
UK Foreign Secretary Hurd says force would be used if Iraq does not withdrawal from Kuwait 
1991
Anita Hill testifies Clarence Thomas sexually harrased her 
1991
Chip Beck ties PGA lowest 18 hole score of 59 
1991
Televangelist Jimmy Swaggart seen soliciting a prostitute 
1992
1First 3-way US presidential debate (Bush-Clinton-Perot) 
1992
Deion Sanders, plays for Atlanta Falcons (NFL) & Braves (Baseball) 
1992
Toronto down 6-1 in 7th beats A's 7-6 in 11th in AL playoff 
1993
Norwegian Rushdie publisher William Nygaard injured in attack 
1993
US warship Harlan County anchors off Port-au-Prince Haiti 
1994
Russian ruble decreases to 3,926 rubles per dollar 
1994
Space shuttle STS-68 (Endeavour 7), lands 
1995
John Bobbitt has plastic surgery to increase his penis 3 inches 
1995
O J Simpson cancels a TV appearance on Dateline 
1996
Ford buys rights to named Detroit domed stadium for $40 million 
1997
Dennis Rodman returns from 2nd longest NBA suspension (11 games) 
1998
A Congo Airlines Boeing 727 is shot down by rebels in Kindu, Democratic Republic of the Congo, killing 40 people. 
2000
The 100th Space Shuttle mission (STS-92) is flown. 
2001
The Polaroid Corporation files for federal bankruptcy protection. 
2002
A bomb attack in a shopping mall in Vantaa, Finland kills seven. 
2006
"30 Rock", starring Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, and Tracy Morgan, debuts on NBC 
2012
A further 83 people are killed throughout Syria by the Syrian army 
2012
A US appeal court overturns a district court ruling banning the sale of Samsung 
2012
Mo Yan, a hallucinatory realist writer, wins the 2012 Nobel Prize for Literature 
2013
10 people are killed and a hospital fire in Fukuoka prefecture, Japan 
2013
27 people are killed after a migrant boat sinks in the Channel of Sicily 
2013
The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons wins the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize 
2016
Obama declares major disaster in North Carolina from Hurricane Matthew 
2016
Samsung halts Galaxy Note 7 sales over fire concerns, tells users to switch off 
2017
Catalan leader signs document declaring independence from Spain 
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