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11th of October 1138 EVENT A massive earthquake struck Aleppo, Syria.
11th of October 1531 EVENT Huldrych Zwingli is killed in battle with the Roman Catholic cantons of Switzerland.
11th of October 1582 EVENT Because of the implementation of the Gregorian calendar, this day does not exist in this year in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain.
11th of October 1614 EVENT Adriaen Block and 12 Amsterdam merchants petition the States General for exclusive trading rights in the New Netherland colony.
11th of October 1634 EVENT The Burchardi flood -- "the second Grote Mandrenke" killed around 15,000 men in North Friesland, Denmark and Germany.
11th of October 1649 EVENT Sack of Wexford: After a ten-day siege, English New Model Army troops (under Oliver Cromwell) stormed the town of Wexford, killing over 2,000 Irish Confederate troops and 1,500 civilians.
11th of October 1727 EVENT George II and Caroline of Ansbach are crowned King and Queen of Great Britain.
11th of October 1776 EVENT American Revolution: Battle of Valcour Island : On Lake Champlain 15 American gunboats are defeated but give Patriot forces enough time to prepare defenses of New York City.
11th of October 1797 EVENT Battle of Camperdown: Naval battle between Royal Navy and Royal Netherlands Navy during the French Revolutionary Wars. The outcome of the battle was a decisive British victory.
11th of October 1809 EVENT Along the Natchez Trace in Tennessee, explorer Meriwether Lewis dies under mysterious circumstances at an inn called Grinder's Stand.
11th of October 1811 EVENT Inventor John Stevens' boat, the Juliana, begins operation as the first steam-powered ferry (service between New York, New York, and Hoboken, New Jersey).
11th of October 1833 EVENT A big demonstration at the gates of the legislature of Buenos Aires forces the ousting of governor Juan Ramon Balcarce and his replacement with Juan Jose Viamonte.
11th of October 1852 EVENT The University of Sydney, Australia's oldest university, is inaugurated in Sydney.
11th of October 1862 EVENT American Civil War: In the aftermath of the Battle of Antietam, Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart and his men loot Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, during a raid into the north.
11th of October 1864 EVENT Campina Grande, Brazil is established as a city.
11th of October 1865 EVENT Paul Bogle led hundreds of black men and women in a march in Jamaica, starting the Morant Bay rebellion.
11th of October 1890 EVENT In Washington, DC, the Daughters of the American Revolution is founded.
11th of October 1899 EVENT Second Boer War begins: In South Africa, a war between the United Kingdom and the Boers of the Transvaal and Orange Free State erupts.
11th of October 1899 EVENT The Western League is renamed the American League.
11th of October 1906 EVENT San Francisco public school board sparks United States diplomatic crisis with Japan by ordering Japanese students to be taught in racially segregated schools.
11th of October 1910 EVENT Former President Theodore Roosevelt becomes the first U.S. president to fly in an airplane. He flew for four minutes with Arch Hoxsey in a plane built by the Wright Brothers at Kinloch Field (Lambert-St. Louis International Airport), St. Louis, Missouri.
11th of October 1929 EVENT JC Penney opens store #1252 in Milford, Delaware, making it a nationwide company with stores in all 48 U.S. states.
11th of October 1941 EVENT Beginning of the National Liberation War of Macedonia.
11th of October 1942 EVENT World War II: Battle of Cape Esperance : On the northwest coast of Guadalcanal, United States Navy ships intercept and defeat a Japanese fleet on their way to reinforce troops on the island.
11th of October 1944 EVENT Tuvinian People's Republic or formerly Tannu Tuva is annexed by the U.S.S.R
11th of October 1950 EVENT Television: CBS's mechanical color system is the first to be licensed for broadcast by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission.
11th of October 1954 EVENT First Indochina War: The Viet Minh take control of North Vietnam.
11th of October 1957 EVENT Space Race: M.I.T. scientists calculate Sputnik I's booster rocket's orbit.
11th of October 1958 EVENT Pioneer program: NASA launches the lunar probe Pioneer 1 (the probe falls back to Earth and burns up).
11th of October 1962 EVENT Second Vatican Council: Pope John XXIII convenes the first ecumenical council of the Roman Catholic Church in 92 years.
11th of October 1968 EVENT Apollo program: NASA launches Apollo 7, the first successful manned Apollo mission, with astronauts Wally Schirra, Donn F. Eisele and Walter Cunningham aboard.
11th of October 1972 EVENT A race riot occurs on the United States Navy aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk off the coast of Vietnam during Operation Linebacker.
11th of October 1975 EVENT The NBC sketch comedy/variety show Saturday Night Live debuts with George Carlin as the host and Andy Kaufman, Janis Ian and Billy Preston as guests.
11th of October 1976 EVENT George Washington's appointment, posthumously, to the grade of General of the Armies of the United States by congressional joint resolution Public Law 94-479 is approved by President Gerald R. Ford.
11th of October 1982 EVENT The Mary Rose, a Tudor carrack which sank on July 19 1545, is salvaged from the sea bed of the Solent, off Portsmouth.
11th of October 1984 EVENT Aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger, astronaut Kathryn D. Sullivan becomes the first American woman to perform a space walk.
11th of October 1986 EVENT Cold War: U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev meet in Reykjavik, Iceland, in an effort to continue discussions about scaling back their intermediate missile arsenals in Europe.
11th of October 1987 EVENT Start of Operation Pawan by Indian Peace Keeping Force in Sri Lanka that killed few thousand ethnic Tamil civilians, several hundred Tamil Tigers and few hundred Indian Army soldiers.
11th of October 1996 EVENT Pala accident: a wood lorry and school bus collide in Jogeva county, Estonia, killing eight children.
11th of October 2000 EVENT NASA launches STS-92, the 100th Space Shuttle mission, using Space Shuttle Discovery.
11th of October 2001 EVENT The Polaroid Corporation files for federal bankruptcy protection.
11th of October 2002 EVENT A bomb attack in a shopping mall in Vantaa, Finland kills seven.
11th of October 1335 BIRTHDAY Taejo of Joseon, ruler of Korea (d. 1408)
11th of October 1616 BIRTHDAY Andreas Gryphius, German writer (d. 1664)
11th of October 1661 BIRTHDAY Melchior de Polignac, French diplomat (d. 1742)
11th of October 1671 BIRTHDAY Frederick IV of Denmark (d. 1730)
11th of October 1672 BIRTHDAY Pylyp Orlyk, Ukrainian Zaporozhian Cossack starshina, diplomat (d. 1742)
11th of October 1675 BIRTHDAY Samuel Clarke, English philosopher (d. 1729)
11th of October 1738 BIRTHDAY Arthur Phillip, Governor of New South Wales (d. 1814)
11th of October 1758 BIRTHDAY Heinrich Wilhelm Matthaus Olbers, German astronomer (d. 1840)
11th of October 1786 BIRTHDAY Stevenson Archer, American Congressman (d. 1848)
11th of October 1788 BIRTHDAY Simon Sechter, Austrian music teacher (d. 1867)
11th of October 1809 BIRTHDAY Orson Squire Fowler, American phrenologist (d. 1887)
11th of October 1814 BIRTHDAY Jean Baptiste Lamy, first Archbishop of Santa Fe (d. 1888)
11th of October 1815 BIRTHDAY Pierre Napoleon Bonaparte, Italian-born adventurer (d. 1881)
11th of October 1821 BIRTHDAY George Williams, English founder of the YMCA (d. 1905)
11th of October 1844 BIRTHDAY Henry Heinz, American food manufacturer (d. 1916)
11th of October 1865 BIRTHDAY Hans E. Kinck, Norwegian author and philologist (d. 1926)
11th of October 1871 BIRTHDAY Johan Oscar Smith, Norweigian religious leader (d. 1943)
11th of October 1872 BIRTHDAY Emily Davison, Militant womans suffrage activist (d. 1913)
11th of October 1872 BIRTHDAY Harlan Fiske Stone, 12th Chief Justice of the United States (d. 1946)
11th of October 1879 BIRTHDAY Ernst Mally, Austrian philosopher (d. 1944)
11th of October 1881 BIRTHDAY Hans Kelsen, Austrian legal theorist (d. 1973)
11th of October 1884 BIRTHDAY Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady of the United States and humanitarian (d. 1962)
11th of October 1884 BIRTHDAY Friedrich Bergius, German chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1949)
11th of October 1884 BIRTHDAY Sig Ruman, German-American actor (d. 1967)
11th of October 1885 BIRTHDAY Francois Mauriac, French author, Nobel laureate (d. 1970)
11th of October 1895 BIRTHDAY Jakov Gotovac, Croatian composer (d. 1982)
11th of October 1897 BIRTHDAY Nathan Twining, USAF general (d. 1982)
11th of October 1899 BIRTHDAY Eddie Dyer, American baseball player (d. 1964)
11th of October 1902 BIRTHDAY Jayaprakash Narayan, Indian freedom fighter and political leader (d. 1979)
11th of October 1905 BIRTHDAY Fred Trump, American real estate developer, father of Donald Trump (d. 1999)
11th of October 1912 BIRTHDAY Betty Noyes, singer who dubbed Debbie Reynolds' singing voice in Singin' in the Rain (d. 1987)
11th of October 1913 BIRTHDAY Dorothy Woolfolk, American comic book editor (d. 2000)
11th of October 1913 BIRTHDAY Joe Simon, American comic book artist and writer
11th of October 1915 BIRTHDAY T. Llew Jones, Welsh author (d. 2009)
11th of October 1918 BIRTHDAY Jerome Robbins, American choreographer (d. 1998)
11th of October 1919 BIRTHDAY Art Blakey, American jazz drummer (d. 1990)
11th of October 1919 BIRTHDAY Jean Vander Pyl, American voice actress (d. 1999)
11th of October 1924 BIRTHDAY Mal Whitfield, American athlete
11th of October 1925 BIRTHDAY Elmore Leonard, American novelist
11th of October 1926 BIRTHDAY Neville Wran, former Premier of New South Wales
11th of October 1926 BIRTHDAY Thich Nhat Hanh, Vietnamese Zen Buddhist monk
11th of October 1927 BIRTHDAY Princess Josephine-Charlotte of Belgium (d. 2005)
11th of October 1928 BIRTHDAY Alfonso de Portago, Spanish race car driver (d. 1957)
11th of October 1929 BIRTHDAY Liselotte Pulver, Swiss actress
11th of October 1930 BIRTHDAY Sam Johnson, American politician
11th of October 1930 BIRTHDAY LaVell Edwards, American football coach
11th of October 1932 BIRTHDAY Dottie West, American singer (d. 1991)
11th of October 1936 BIRTHDAY Billy Higgins, American jazz drummer (d. 2001)
11th of October 1937 BIRTHDAY Sir Bobby Charlton, English footballer
11th of October 1937 BIRTHDAY R. H. W. Dillard, American poet
11th of October 1939 BIRTHDAY Austin Currie, Northern Irish politician
11th of October 1939 BIRTHDAY Maria Bueno, Brazilian tennis player
11th of October 1941 BIRTHDAY Lester Bowie, American jazz trumpeter (d. 1999)
11th of October 1941 BIRTHDAY Charles Shyer, American film director
11th of October 1942 BIRTHDAY Amitabh Bachchan, Indian actor
11th of October 1943 BIRTHDAY John Nettles, English actor
11th of October 1944 BIRTHDAY Rodney Marsh, English Footballer
11th of October 1944 BIRTHDAY Mike Fiore, American baseball player
11th of October 1946 BIRTHDAY Sawao Kato, Japanese gymnast
11th of October 1946 BIRTHDAY Daryl Hall, American rock singer (Hall & Oates)
11th of October 1946 BIRTHDAY Oba Chandler, American convicted murderer
11th of October 1946 BIRTHDAY Gary Mallaber, American musician (The Steve Miller Band)
11th of October 1947 BIRTHDAY Al Atkins, English musician
11th of October 1947 BIRTHDAY Lucas Papademos, Greek economist
11th of October 1947 BIRTHDAY Thomas Boswell, American sports columnist
11th of October 1948 BIRTHDAY Cecilia, Spanish singer-songwriter (d. 1976)
11th of October 1949 BIRTHDAY Henry Luke Orombi, Archbishop of Uganda
11th of October 1950 BIRTHDAY Patty Murray, American politician, senior senator of Washington
11th of October 1951 BIRTHDAY Jean-Jacques Goldman, French singer/songwriter
11th of October 1953 BIRTHDAY David Morse, American actor
11th of October 1954 BIRTHDAY Vojislav Seselj, Serbian politician
11th of October 1955 BIRTHDAY Norm Nixon, American basketball player
11th of October 1956 BIRTHDAY Nicanor Duarte Frutos, former President of Paraguay, Senator for life
11th of October 1957 BIRTHDAY Paul Bown, English actor
11th of October 1957 BIRTHDAY Dawn French, Welsh comedian,actress and screenwriter
11th of October 1957 BIRTHDAY Paul Sereno, American paleontologist
11th of October 1958 BIRTHDAY Gregory Dudek, Canadian roboticist and computer scientist
11th of October 1959 BIRTHDAY Wayne Gardner, Australian racing driver
11th of October 1960 BIRTHDAY Curt Ford, American baseball player
11th of October 1960 BIRTHDAY Randy Breuer, American basketball player
11th of October 1961 BIRTHDAY Neil Buchanan, English television presenter
11th of October 1961 BIRTHDAY Amr Diab, Egyptian singer
11th of October 1961 BIRTHDAY Steve Young, American football player
11th of October 1962 BIRTHDAY Nicola Bryant, English actress
11th of October 1962 BIRTHDAY Joan Cusack, American actress and comedian
11th of October 1963 BIRTHDAY Ronny Rosenthal, Israeli footballer
11th of October 1963 BIRTHDAY Prince Faisal bin Al Hussein of Jordan
11th of October 1964 BIRTHDAY Michael J. Nelson, American actor
11th of October 1965 BIRTHDAY Alexander Hacke, German musician (Einsturzende Neubauten)
11th of October 1965 BIRTHDAY Orlando Hernandez, Cuban baseball player
11th of October 1965 BIRTHDAY Sean Patrick Flanery, American actor
11th of October 1965 BIRTHDAY Luke Perry, American actor
11th of October 1966 BIRTHDAY Solofa Fatu, aka Rikishi, American professional wrestler
11th of October 1967 BIRTHDAY Daniel Razon, Vice Presiding Minister, Church of God International
11th of October 1967 BIRTHDAY Tony Chimel, American professional wrestling announcer
11th of October 1967 BIRTHDAY David Starr, American race car driver
11th of October 1967 BIRTHDAY Artie Lange, American actor and comedian
11th of October 1967 BIRTHDAY Tazz, American professional wrestler and commentator
11th of October 1968 BIRTHDAY Claude Lapointe, Canadian ice hockey player
11th of October 1968 BIRTHDAY Jane Krakowski, American actress
11th of October 1969 BIRTHDAY Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands
11th of October 1969 BIRTHDAY Stephen Moyer, British actor
11th of October 1970 BIRTHDAY Andy Marriott, English footballer
11th of October 1970 BIRTHDAY Chidi Ahanotu, American football player
11th of October 1970 BIRTHDAY Constance Zimmer, American actress
11th of October 1971 BIRTHDAY Jason Ellis, Australian professional skateboarder
11th of October 1971 BIRTHDAY MC Lyte, American rapper
11th of October 1971 BIRTHDAY Petra Haden, American musician (The Rentals)
11th of October 1972 BIRTHDAY Claudia Black, Australian actress
11th of October 1972 BIRTHDAY Cherokee Parks, American basketball player
11th of October 1973 BIRTHDAY Takeshi Kaneshiro, actor/model
11th of October 1973 BIRTHDAY Steven Pressley, Scottish footballer
11th of October 1973 BIRTHDAY Mike Smith, American guitarist (Snot, Limp Bizkit)
11th of October 1973 BIRTHDAY Dmitri Young, American baseball player
11th of October 1973 BIRTHDAY Niki Xanthou, Greek long jumper
11th of October 1974 BIRTHDAY Terje Haakonsen, Norwegian snowboarder
11th of October 1974 BIRTHDAY Jamie Thomas, American skateboarder
11th of October 1974 BIRTHDAY Jason Arnott, Canadian ice hockey player
11th of October 1976 BIRTHDAY Dominic Aitchison, Scottish musician (Mogwai)
11th of October 1976 BIRTHDAY Brent Bennett, American mercenary
11th of October 1976 BIRTHDAY Emily Deschanel, American actress
11th of October 1977 BIRTHDAY Matthew Bomer, American actor
11th of October 1977 BIRTHDAY Desmond Mason, American basketball player
11th of October 1977 BIRTHDAY Claudia Palacios, Colombian television journalist
11th of October 1977 BIRTHDAY Ty Wigginton, American baseball player
11th of October 1978 BIRTHDAY Kali, Angolan footballer
11th of October 1979 BIRTHDAY Bae Doona, South Korean model and actress
11th of October 1979 BIRTHDAY Gabe Saporta, Uruguayan-born American musician (Cobra Starship, Midtown)
11th of October 1979 BIRTHDAY Andy Douglas, American professional wrestler
11th of October 1980 BIRTHDAY Nyron Nosworthy, English footballer
11th of October 1981 BIRTHDAY Beau Brady, Australian Actor
11th of October 1982 BIRTHDAY Liz Cantor, Australian journalist
11th of October 1982 BIRTHDAY Jeff Larish, American Baseball Player
11th of October 1982 BIRTHDAY Terrell Suggs, American Football Player
11th of October 1982 BIRTHDAY Kristy Wu, American Actress
11th of October 1983 BIRTHDAY Ruslan Ponomariov, Ukrainian chess player
11th of October 1983 BIRTHDAY William Sledd, American internet personality
11th of October 1983 BIRTHDAY Bradley James, British actor
11th of October 1984 BIRTHDAY Martha MacIsaac, Canadian actress
11th of October 1984 BIRTHDAY Sergio Hellings, Dutch footballer
11th of October 1985 BIRTHDAY Michelle Trachtenberg, American actress
11th of October 1987 BIRTHDAY Mike Conley, Jr., American basketball player
11th of October 1989 BIRTHDAY Michelle Wie, American golfer
11th of October 1989 BIRTHDAY Henry Lau, Korean Singer (Super Junior M)
11th of October 1188 DEATH Robert I of Dreux, son of Louis VI of France
11th of October 1303 DEATH Pope Boniface VIII
11th of October 1347 DEATH Louis IV, Holy Roman Emperor (Born 1282)
11th of October 1424 DEATH Jan Zizka, leader of the Hussites (Born 1360)
11th of October 1531 DEATH Huldrych Zwingli, Swiss Protestant leader (Born 1484)
11th of October 1572 DEATH Sulaiman Khan Karrani, Sultan of Bengal
11th of October 1636 DEATH Johann Albrecht Adelgrief, German man who claimed to be a prophet and was executed for witchcraft.
11th of October 1705 DEATH Guillaume Amontons, French physicist and instrument maker (Born 1663)
11th of October 1708 DEATH Ehrenfried Walther von Tschirnhaus, German mathematician (Born 1651)
11th of October 1721 DEATH Edward Colston, English merchant and philanthropist (Born 1636)
11th of October 1725 DEATH Hans Herr, Swiss-born Mennonite bishop (Born 1639)
11th of October 1779 DEATH Kazimierz Pu?aski, Polish fighter for American independence (Born 1745)
11th of October 1809 DEATH Meriwether Lewis, American explorer (Born 1774)
11th of October 1811 DEATH Johann Conrad Ammann, Swiss physician and naturalist (Born 1724)
11th of October 1821 DEATH John Ross Key, American judge and lawyer (Born 1754)
11th of October 1852 DEATH Gotthold Eisenstein, German mathematician (Born 1823)
11th of October 1889 DEATH James Prescott Joule, English physicist (Born 1818)
11th of October 1896 DEATH Anton Bruckner, Austrian composer (Born 1824)
11th of October 1896 DEATH Edward White Benson, Archbishop of Canterbury (Born 1829)
11th of October 1897 DEATH Leon Boellmann, French composer (Born 1862)
11th of October 1935 DEATH Steele Rudd, Australian author (Born 1868)
11th of October 1940 DEATH Lluis Companys, President of Generalitat of Catalonia (shot) (Born 1882)
11th of October 1940 DEATH Vito Volterra, Italian mathematician and physicist (Born 1860)
11th of October 1961 DEATH Chico Marx, American comedian (Born 1887)
11th of October 1963 DEATH Edith Piaf, French singer (Born 1915)
11th of October 1963 DEATH Jean Cocteau, French writer (Born 1889)
11th of October 1965 DEATH Dorothea Lange, American photographer (Born 1895)
11th of October 1965 DEATH Walther Stampfli, member of the Swiss Federal Council (Born 1884)
11th of October 1971 DEATH Tamanoumi Masahiro, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 51st Yokozuna (Born 1944)
11th of October 1971 DEATH Chesty Puller, the most decorated American Marine in history (Born 1898)
11th of October 1976 DEATH Alfredo Bracchi, Italian author (Born 1897)
11th of October 1977 DEATH MacKinlay Kantor, American author (Born 1904)
11th of October 1986 DEATH Norm Cash, American baseball player (Born 1934)
11th of October 1988 DEATH Bonita Granville, American actress (Born 1923)
11th of October 1989 DEATH M. King Hubbert, American geophysicist (Born 1904)
11th of October 1991 DEATH Steven Jesse Bernstein, American underground poet (suicide) (Born 1950)
11th of October 1991 DEATH Redd Foxx, American comedian and actor (Born 1922)
11th of October 1993 DEATH Jess Thomas, American tenor (Born 1927)
11th of October 1996 DEATH Lars Ahlfors, Finnish mathematician (Born 1907)
11th of October 1996 DEATH Renato Russo, Brazilian rock singer-songwriter (Born 1960)
11th of October 1996 DEATH Joe Morris, C.C., LL.D., Canadian trade unionist (Born 1913)
11th of October 1998 DEATH Richard Denning, American actor (Born 1914)
11th of October 2000 DEATH Donald Dewar, first First Minister of Scotland (Born 1937)
11th of October 2002 DEATH Dina Pathak, Indian Actress (Born 1922)
11th of October 2004 DEATH Keith Miller, Australian sportsman (Born 1919)
11th of October 2005 DEATH Edward Szczepanik, Polish economist and Prime Minister in exile (Born 1915)
11th of October 2005 DEATH Shan-ul-Haq Haqqee, Linguist, and writer of Pakistan (Born 1917)
11th of October 2006 DEATH Cory Lidle, American baseball pitcher (Born 1972)
11th of October 2007 DEATH Werner von Trapp, member of the Trapp Family Singers (Born 1915)
11th of October 2007 DEATH David Lee "Tex" Hill, World War II fighter pilot, flying ace, 1st American Volunteer Group (Born 1915)
11th of October 2007 DEATH Sri Chinmoy Chinmoy Kumar Ghose founder of the Sri Chinmoy meditation centres (Born 1931)
11th of October 2008 DEATH Jorg Haider, Austrian politician (Born 1950)
11th of October 2008 DEATH Neil Hefti, American jazz trumpeter, composer and arranger (Born 1922)
11th of October 2009 DEATH Veronika Neugebauer, German actress and voice actress (Born 1969)

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