On This Day..... October 11

 

OCTOBER 11TH

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL SAUSAGE PIZZA DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL COMING OUT DAY
 

BIRTHDAYS:

  • H.J. HEINZ (1844-1919)
  • ELANOR ROOSEVELT (1884-1962)
 
  • FRED TRUMP (1905-1999)
  • ELMORE LEONARD (1925-2013)
 
  • DARYL HALL (1946, 72)
  • PATTY MURRAY (1950, 68)
 
  • JOAN CUSACK (1962, 56)
  • LUKE PERRY (1966, 52)
 
  • PETER THIEL (1967, 51)
  • JANE KRAKOWSKI (1968, 50)
 
  • EMILY DESCHANEL (1976, 42)
  • MICHELLE TRACHTENBERG (1985, 33)
 
  • CARDI B (1992, 26)
 

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 1726, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN RETURNS TO PHILADELPHIA FROM LONDON
  • IN 1737, AN EARTHQUAKE DESTROYS HALF OF CALCUTTA IN INDIA, KILLING 300,000
  • IN 1779, CASIMIR PULASKI, A POLISH MILITARY LEADER FIGHTING WITH AMERICANS IN THE REVOLUTION DIES OF BATTLE WOUNDS AT 34. HE IS REMEMBERED AS THE “FATHER OF THE AMERICAN CAVALRY”
 
  • IN 1809, MERIWETHER LEWIS OF THE LEWIS & CLARK EXPEDITION DIES MYSTERIOUSLY AT AN INN ON THE NATCHEZ TRAIL IN TENNESSEE AT 35
  • IN 1811, THE JULIANA, THE FIRST STEAM POWERED FERRY, TAKES ITS FIRST RUN
  • IN 1865, PRESIDENT JOHNSON PAROLES THE VICE PRESIDENT OF THE CONFEDERACY, ALEXANDER STEPHENS
 
  • IN 1881, DAVID HOUSTON PATENTS THE ROLL OF FILM
  • IN 1887, ALEXANDER MILES PATENTS THE ELEVATOR
  • IN 1890, THE DAUGTHERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION INCORPORATES
 
  • IN 1906, THE BOARD OF EDUCATION IN SAN FRANCISCO MANDATES THAT ALL CHINESE, JAPANESE AND KOREAN CHILDREN BE SEGREGATED INTO THEIR OWN SCHOOLS
  • IN 1915, GERMANY EXECUTES EDITH CAVELL, AN ENGLISH NURSE HELPING ALLIED TROOPS ESCAPE BELGIUM
  • IN 1919, HANDLEY PAGE TRANSPORTS SERVES A COLD BOXED LUNCH IN FLIGHT, MARKING THE FIRST AIRLINE IN-FLIGHT MEAL
 
  • IN 1922, THE FBI APPOINTS ITS FIRST FEMALE INVESTIGATOR, ALASKA DAVIDSON
  • IN 1929, JC PENNEY OPENS A STORE IN DELAWARE, MAKING IT THE FIRST COMPANY TO HAVE STORES IN ALL 48 STATES
  • IN 1932, CBS BROADCASTS THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION, THE FIRST TELECAST OF A POLITICAL EVENT
 
  • IN 1936, THE FIRST RADIO QUIZ SHOW “PROFESSOR QUIZ” DEBUTS ON CBS RADIO
  • IN 1939, PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT MEETS WITH ALBERT EINSTEIN TO DISCUSS THE POSSIBILITIES OF THE ATOMIC BOMB
  • IN 1939, JACKIE COOGAN AND BETTY GRABLE DIVORCE AFTER TWO YEARS
  • IN 1944, OTTO PREMINGER RELEASES “LAURA”
 
  • IN 1945, THE CHINESE CIVIL WAR BEGINS BETWEEN CHIANG KAI-SHEK’S KUOMINTANG AND MAO ZEDONG’S COMMUNIST PARTY
  • IN 1950, THE FCC GRANTS CBS THE FIRST LICENSE TO BROADCAST IN COLOR
  • IN 1962, MERV GRIFFIN INTRODUCES THE WORLD TO THE GABOR SISTERS
 
  • IN 1962, POPE JOHN XXIII CONVENES THE SECOND VATICAN COUNCIL
  • IN 1962, ABC DEBUTS “MCHALE’S NAVY”
  • IN 1963, EDITH PIAF DIES OF LIVER CANCER AT 47
  • IN 1967, CARL YASTREMSKI, REGGIE SMITH AND RICO PETROCELLI HIT THE ONLY BACK TO BACK TO BACK HOME RUNS IN WORLD SERIES HISTORY FOR THE RED SOX
 
  • IN 1975, SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE DEBUTS ON NBC WITH GEORGE CARLIN AS HOST
  • IN 1975, BILL CLINTON MARRIES HILLARY RODHAM IN ARKANSAS
  • IN 1976, MAO ZDEONG’S WIDOW JIANG QING IS ARREST FOR PLOTTING A COUP AGAINST THE GOVERNMENT WITH HER “GANG OF FOUR”
  • IN 1978, NANCY SPUNGEN OF SID & NANCY IS STABBED TO DEATH IN HER NEW YORK HOTEL ROOM. SID VICIOUS WOULD DIE OF A HEROIN OVERDOSE BEFORE HE COULD BE TRIED
 
  • IN 1981, THE ROLLING STONES PERFORM AT THE LOS ANGELES COLISEUM WITH AN UNKNOWN OPENING ACT NAMED PRINCE
  • IN 1983, BRYANT POND, MAINE BECOMES THE LAST TOWN IN THE U.S. TO CONVERT FROM HAND CRANKED TELEPHONES TO DIRECT DIAL
  • IN 1983, LIONEL RICHIE RELEASES HIS SECOND ALBUM “CAN’T SLOW DOWN”
 
  • IN 1983, NANCY REAGAN UNVEILS HER ANTI-DRUG CAMPAIGN “JUST SAY NO”
  • IN 1984, GEORGE H.W. BUSH DEBATES GERALDINE FERRARO FOR THE VICE PRESIDENCY OF THE UNITED STATES
  • IN 1986, PRESIDENT REAGAN MEETS WITH MIKHAIL GORBACHEV AT THE REYKJAVIK SUMMIT IN ICELAND
  • IN 1986, JANET JACKSON HITS #1 WITH “WHEN I THINK OF YOU”
 
  • IN 1987, 20,000 PEOPLE MARCH FOR GAY RIGHTS IN WASHINGTON D.C.
  • IN 1991, JIMMY SWAGGART IS CAUGHT SOLICITING A PROSTITUTE
  • IN 1991, APPLE COMPUTERS SETTLES A COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT SUIT WITH THE BEATLES’ APPLE MUSIC REPORTEDLY FOR $29 MILLION
  • IN 1992, THE FIRST THREE WAY PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE IS HELD BETWEEN PRESIDENT BUSH, FUTURE PRESIDENT CLINTON AND ROSS PEROT
 
  • IN 1992, DEION SANDERS SIGNS CONTRACTS TO PLAY SIMULTANEOUSLY FOR THE ATLANTA FALCONS AND BRAVES
  • IN 1995, JOHN WAYNE BOBBIT HAS PLASTIC SURGERY TO INCREASE HIS PENIS SIZE THREE INCHES
  • IN 1995, TUPAC SHAKUR IS RELEASED FROM PRISON ON $1.4 MILLION BAIL, PAID BY HIS RECORD LABEL “DEATH ROW RECORDS”
 
  • IN 1995, O.J. SIMPSON BACKS OUT OF A PLANNED INTERVIEW WITH DATELINE NBC
  • IN 1997, ELTON JOHN HITS #1 WITH HIS REMAKE OF “CANDLE IN THE WIND” FROM THE FUNERAL OF PRINCESS DIANA
  • IN 2001, POLAROID FILES FOR FEDERAL BANKRUPTCY
  • IN 2006, TINA FEY DEBUTS “30 ROCK” ON NBC
 
  • IN 2006, MADONNA TRAVELS TO MALAWI TO ADOPT A BOY WHO’S MOTHER HAD DIED A WEEK AFTER HE WAS BORN.
  • IN 2009, BARBRA STREISAND HAS THE #1 ALBUM WITH “LOVE IS THE ANSWER”
  • IN 2016, SAMSUNG ANNOUNCES IT WILL PERMANENTLY STOP PRODUCING THE NOTE 7 PHONE AFTER THE REPEATEDLY CATCH FIRE

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