11 OCTOBER
   
 

Born On This Day:

  • H. J. Heinz, 1844
  • Jacob Epstein, 1880
  • Eleanor Roosevelt, 1884
  • Willie Hoppe, 1887
  • Nathan Twining, 1897
  • Joseph Alsop, 1910
  • Jerome Robbins, 1918
  • Art Blakey, 1919
  • Elmore Leonard, 1925
  • Dottie West, 1932
  • Bobby Charlton, 1937
  • Ron Liebman, 1944
  • Daryl Hall, 1946
  • Joan Cusack, 1962
  • Luke Perry, 1966
  • Orlando Hernandez, 1969
  • Alexander Wolfson, 1978

Died On This Day:

  • Meriwether Lewis suicide, 1809
  • Anton Bruckner, 1896
  • Chico Marx, 1961
  • Edith Piaf, 1963
  • Jean Cocteau, 1963
  • Trader Vic (Bergeron), 1984
  • Redd Foxx, 1991

Today's Events:

  • 1521 - Pope confers on Henry VIII title of 'Defender of the faith' thanks to Hank's denunciation of Martin Luther.
  • 1727 - Coronation of King George II in Westminster Abbey; Archbishop of Canterbury cancels Handel anthem.
  • 1730 - City of Baltimore founded.
  • 1737 - Earthquake in Calcutta, India, kills 300,000.
  • 1776 - Americans under Gen. Benedict Arnold beat by British in naval battles on Lake Champlain.
  • 1797 - British Navy defeats Dutch fleet in Battle of Camperdown.
  • 1811 - World's first steam-powered ferry starts run between New York City and Hoboken, NJ.
  • 1871 - Great Chicago fire ends with 300 dead, 17,500 buildings destroyed, 100,000 homeless.
  • 1881 - David Henderson Houston of Cambria, Wisconsin receives patent on roll film for cameras.
  • 1887 - Adding machine patented by Eugene Felt, Chicago, who called it a 'comptmeter.'
  • 1890 - D.A.R., Daughters of the American Revolution, founded.
  • 1910 - Theodore Roosevelt becomes first President to fly in airplane for four minutes over St. Louis.
  • 1919 - First in-flight meal, a box lunch, served on flight from London to Paris.
  • 1936 - First U.S. radio quiz show ('Professor Quiz') premieres on CBS Radio; Canadians one year earlier.
  • 1938 - Fiberglass patented under generic name 'glass wool.'
  • 1968 - Apollo 7, first manned Apollo mission, launched with Schirra, Eisele and Cunningham aboard.
  • 1975 - 'Saturday Night Live' premieres on NBC TV with comics John Belushi, Dan Ackroyd, Gilda Radner.

Feast Day of Saint:

  • Bruno
  • Canice (or Cainnech)
  • Alexander Sauli
  • Kenneth

Non-Specific Holiday:

  • CHUSOK (Korea) on day of full moon of eighth lunar month.
  • DURGA-PUJA (Hindu festival of Goddess Durga)
  • PITRA PASKSHA and AMAVASYA, Hindu Feast of the Dead.
  • LAKSHMI PUJA, Hindu Festival of the Goddess of Fortune
  • CHUNG CHI'U CHIEH (Chinese mid-autumn festival) 15th day of 8th lunar month.
  • DIVALI (India) five day autumn festival.
  • BHRATRI DWITYA, Hindu Festival of Brothers
  • RAMADAN, Muslim holy month
  • CHILD HEALTH DAY - first Monday in October in USA
  • COLUMBUS DAY - first Monday in October
  • DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ENDS - last Sunday in October set clocks back
  • MOTHER-IN-LAW DAY - celebrated fourth Sunday in October in US
  • NATIONAL CHILDREN'S DAY - second Sunday in October in USA
  • THANKSGIVING DAY IN CANADA - second Monday in October

 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
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