October 11 in History

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, 1986 – October 24, 1986: Janet Jackson – When I Think of You

#1 Hit October 11, 1997 – January 16, 1998: Elton John – Candle in the Wind ’97

2006 – 30 Rock premiered on NBC


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