Historical Events on 11th October

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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.
1643 - Battle at Wincebt: English New Model-army beats royalists
King of England Henry VIIIKing of England Henry VIII 1674 - Pierre Corneille's "Surena," premieres in Paris
1687 - Hungary accepts Habsburgse sovereignty
1698 - France, England & Netherlands signs 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
Soldier/Public Administrator Meriwether LewisSoldier/Public Administrator Meriwether Lewis 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.
Inventor Thomas EdisonInventor Thomas Edison 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 - SF begins school for "Asians"
1906 - White Sox Ed Walsh strikes out then record 12 in a World Series game
1906 - San Francisco public school board sparks United States diplomatic crisis with Japan by ordering Japanese students to be taught in racially segregated schools.
1906 - The San Francisco Board of Education orders segregation in separate schools of Japanese, Chinese, and Korean children
MLB Legend Ty CobbMLB Legend Ty Cobb 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 - 1st transcontinental air race ends
1922 - 1st woman FBI "special investigator" appointed (Alaska Davidson)
1922 - Turkey & Greece sign cease fire
Baseball Legend Babe RuthBaseball Legend Babe Ruth 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
Soviet Union Premier Joseph StalinSoviet Union Premier Joseph Stalin 1932 - Stalin forces Zinoviev & Kamenev out of Communist Party
1936 - "Professor Quiz," 1st 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
Chinese Communist Revolutionary Mao ZedongChinese Communist Revolutionary Mao Zedong 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 exec John Fetzer buys a controlling interest of Det 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
Pope John XXIIIPope John XXIII 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
Blues Musician Muddy WatersBlues Musician Muddy Waters 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
Chinese Communist & Wife of Mao Zedong Jiang QingChinese Communist & Wife of Mao Zedong Jiang Qing 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
MLB Right Fielder Reggie JacksonMLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson 1980 - Dallas Mavericks 1st 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
Country Singer Willie NelsonCountry Singer Willie Nelson 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 candidate debate-Graldine 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
US President & Actor Ronald ReaganUS President & Actor Ronald Reagan 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
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 - 1st 3-way US presidential debate (Bush-Clinton-Perot)
NFL Legend Deion SandersNFL Legend Deion Sanders 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
Basketball Player Dennis RodmanBasketball Player Dennis Rodman 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.
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
Novelist Mo YanNovelist Mo Yan 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

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