October 11 in History
|October 11th is…
General Pulaski Memorial Day
National Coming Out Day
International Day of the Girl Child
Sausage Pizza Day
1138 (Earthquake) Aleppo, Syria
1767 – Surveying for the Mason–Dixon line separating Maryland from Pennsylvania was completed.
1811 -The Juliana began operation as the first steam-powered ferry service between New York City, New York, and Hoboken, New Jersey.
1852 – The University of Sydney, Australia’s oldest university, opened.
1890 – The Daughters of the American Revolution were founded, in Washington, DC.
1958 – NASA launched the lunar probe Pioneer 1.
1962 – Pope John XXIII convened the Second Vatican Council, changing several rules, including saying The mass in the local languages and having the celebrant (priest) face the congregation.
1968 – NASA launches Apollo 7, the first successful manned Apollo mission.
1973 – Aliens allegedly in Mississippi abducted Charles Hickson and Calvin Parker, and they told authorities.
#1 Hit October 11, 1975 – October 31, 1975: Neil Sedaka – Bad Blood
1984 – Astronaut Kathryn D. Sullivan became the first American woman to perform a spacewalk on the Space Shuttle Challenger.
#1 Hit October 11, 1997 – January 16, 1998: Elton John – Candle in the Wind ’97
2006 – 30 Rock premiered on NBC