October 11 Events in History - October 11 Birthdays - October 11 Deaths
2014 A Dallas hospital worker who treated deceased Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan has herself contracted the virus despite wearing protective gear; the Centers for Disease Control states that her infection results from a breach in protocol
2014 27 hostages have been freed in Cameroon, including the wife of vice prime minister Amadou Ali and a group of Chinese workers; Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram is suspected to be responsible
2013 A ban on fracking is upheld by the Constitutional Council of France
2013 Nearly 500,000 people been evacuated from India's Odisha and Andhra Pradesh states in preparation for Cyclone Phailin
2012 The Nobel Prize in Literature is awarded to Chinese author Mo Yan, famous for the hallucinatory realism writing style
2012 The U.S. court ruling banning the sale of Samsung's Galaxy Nexus is overturned, winning a round for Google's Android against Apple
2011 The oil spill from MV Rena, the ship stranded off the coast of Tauranga, New Zealand, becomes the country's worst environmental disaster
2011 Further sanctions are imposed on Belarus, Iran and Syria by the EU, who reiterates the call for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to step down
2010 The Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences is awarded to economists Peter A. Diamond, Dale T. Mortensen and Christopher A. Pissarides
1998 Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail LPGA Tournament
1997 Dennis Rodman returns from 2nd longest NBA suspension (11 games)
1996 Ford buys rights to named Detroit domed stadium for $40 million
1995 John Bobbitt has plastic surgery to increase his penis 3 inches
1995 O. J. Simpson cancels a TV appearance on Dateline
1994 Russian ruble decreases to 3,926 rubles per dollar
1994 Space shuttle STS-68 (Endeavour 7), lands
1993 Norwegian Rushdie publisher William Nygaard injured in attack
1993 U.S. warship Harlan County anchors off Port-au-Prince Haiti
1992 1st 3-way presidential debate (Bush-Clinton-Perot)
1992 Deion Sanders, plays for Atlanta Falcons (NFL) and Braves (Baseball)
1992 Toronto down 6-1 in 7th beats A's 7-6 in 11th in AL playoff
1991 Anita Hill testifies Clarence Thomas sexually harrased her
1991 Chip Beck ties PGA lowest 18 hole score of 59
1991 Televangelist Jimmy Swaggart seen soliciting a prostitute
1990 "Miser" opens at Circle in Sq Theater New York City for 93 performances
1990 Center for Urban archaeology opens in New York City South Street Seaport Museum
1990 Octavio Paz wins Nobel Prize for literature
1990 Oil hits a record $40.42 per barrel
1987 200,000 gays march for civil rights in Washington
1986 Reagan and Gorbachev open talks at a summit in Iceland
1985 Atlantis returns to Kennedy Space Center via Kelly AFB
1985 President Reagan bans importation of South African Krugerrands
1985 U.S. intercepts Egyptian Boeing with Achille Lauro terrorists
1984 1st space walk by U.S. woman, Kathryn D. Sullivan
1984 August Wilson's "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom," premieres in New York City
1984 NASA launches space vehicle S-208
1984 Vice President candidate debate-Graldine Ferraro (D) and George Bush (R)
1983 Last hand-cranked telephones U.S. went out of service as 440 telephone customers in Bryant Pond, Maine, were switched over to direct-dial
1982 16th Country Music Association Award: Willie Nelson and Ricky Skagg
1982 English ship Mary Rose, which sank during an engagement with France in 1545, raised at Portsmouth, England
1982 Riot in Amsterdam as tram catches fire
1981 Hollis Stacy wins LPGA Inamori Golf Classic
1981 LeRoy Irvin sets yards gained on punt returns record (207 yards)
1981 Unknown rocker Prince opens for Rolling Stones at LA Coliseum
1981 Yankees beat Brewers 7-3 and win only Eastern Championship Series
1980 Cosmonauts Popov and Ryumin set space endurance record of 184 days
1980 Dallas Mavericks 1st game at Reunion Arena beat San Antonio 103-92
1980 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1979 "Most Happy Fella" opens at Majestic Theater New York City for 53 performances
1979 East Germany frees dissidents Rudolf Bahro and Nico Hubner
1979 Allan McLeod Cormack and Godfrey Newbold Hounsfield win Nobel Prize for medicine for developing CAT scan
1978 Aristides Royo elected president of Panama
1978 Belgium government of Tindemans resigns
1978 Dodgers Bob Welch dramatically strikes out Reggie Jackson in 9th
1977 Soyuz 25 returns to Earth
1976 10th Country Music Association Award: Mel Tillis wins
1976 Mao Tse-Tung's widow Jiang Qing and "Gang of Four," arrested and charged with plotting a coup
1975 "Saturday Night Live" premieres with guest host George Carlin
1975 Bill Clinton weds Hillary Rodham
1975 Islander's Bryan Trottier's 1st career hat trick
1975 Saturday Night Live premieres with George Carlin as host
1974 A's Catfish Hunter charge owner Charlie Finley with breach of contract
1973 Oakland beats Baltimore 3 games to 2 to win AL pennant
1972 Panama adopts constitution
1972 Prison uprising at Washington D.C. jail
1972 Reads beat Pirates in NLCS
1971 60th Davis Cup: USA beats Romania in Charlotte (3-2)
1971 Brooks Robinson ties Series record, reaches base 5 straight times
1971 Frank McGee becomes news anchor of Today Show
1971 Switzerland recognizes North Vietnam
1969 Rome: 2nd bishop synod
1969 Blues artist Muddy Waters involved in a car crash that kills 3
1969 Soyuz 6 launched; Soyuz 7 and 8 follow in next 2 days
1968 Apollo 7 (Schirra, Eisele and Cunningham) made 163 orbits in 260 hours
1968 Billy Martin named manager of Twins
1968 Panama revolts
1967 World Series record 3 consecutive home runs (Carl Yastremski, Reggie Smith, and Rico Petrocelli) by Red Sox
1967 Yoko Plus Me art exhibit opens in London (the me is John Lennon)
1964 Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Hillside House Ladies' Golf Open
1962 1st appearance of a Gabor sister on Merv Griffin Show
1962 2nd Vatican Council (21st ecumenical) convened by Pope John XXIII
1961 USAF Major Robert M White takes X-15 to 66,100m
1961 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test
1960 Hurricane ravages East-Pakistan (6,000 die)
1960 Radio - TV executive John Fetzer buys a controlling interest of Detroit Tigers
1959 KTHI TV channel 11 in Fargo-Grand Forks, ND (NBC) begins broadcasting
1958 "Goldilocks" opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater New York City for 161 performances
1958 2nd U.S. Moon probe, Pioneer 1, reaches 113,810 km, falls back
1956 1st Pakistan vs. Australia Test 95 runs scored on 1st day
1956 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Maralinga Australia
1956 AL President Will Harridge bars Washington Senators move to West Coast, unless unanimously approved by the other AL owners
1955 All Peron feast days disposed of in Argentina
1955 Persia signs Pact of Baghdad
1954 "On Your Toes" opens at 46th St. Theater New York City for 64 performances
1954 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Ad caeli Reginam
1948 "Love Life" opens at 46th St. Theater New York City for 252 performances
1948 "Where's Chartev?" opens at St. James Theater New York City for 792 performances
1948 Cleveland Indians beat Boston Braves, 4 games to 2 in 45th World Series
1947 Brazil and Chile break diplomatic relations with U.S.S.R.
1945 Chinese civil war begins, Chiang Kai-Shek vs Mao Tse-Tung
1945 JPL WAC Corporal Launch (1st Man-Made Object to escape Atmosphere)
1944 Allies bomb sea wall at Veere
1943 New York Yankees beat Cards 4 games to 1, in 40th World Series, to become 1st team to win 10 World Series
1941 1st NSB-battalion departures to Eastern front
1939 Albert Einstein informs Franklin D. Roosevelt of possibilities of atomic bomb
1939 Bucky Harris signs to manage Washington again
1939 Gertrude Lawrence's "Skylark," premieres in New York City
1939 NAACP organized Legal Defense and Education Fund
1936 "Professor Quiz," 1st radio quiz show premieres
1932 1st political telecast (Democratic National Committee) at CBS, New York City
1932 Stalin forces Zinoviev and Kamenev out of Communist Party
1931 100,000 extreme-right Germans form "Harzburger Front"
1929 Sean O'Casey's "Silver Tassle," premieres in London
1927 Lou Gehrig named AL MVP (Babe Ruth (former winner) not eligible)
1925 Belgian episcopelian sspeaks against Flemish activism
1925 New York Giants play 1st NFL game, lose to Providence 14-0
1923 Babe Ruth hits 2 home runs in a World Series game
1922 1st woman FBI "special investigator" appointed (Alaska Davidson)
1922 Turkey and Greece sign cease fire
1919 1st transcontinental air race ends
1915 Bulgarian anti Serbian offensive begins
1914 German troops occupy Gent
1913 Philadelphia A's beat New York Giants, 4 games to 1 in 10th World Series
1911 Ty Cobb (AL) and Frank Schulte (NL) are 1st MVPs, each gets an auto
1906 San Francisco begins school for "Asians"
1906 White Sox Ed Walsh strikes out then record 12 in a World Series game
1902 8th U.S. Golf Open: Laurie Auchterlonie shoots a 307 at Garden City NY
1902 Commencement of 1st Test Cricket between South Africa and Australia
1902 Lawrence Auchterlonie wins U.S. Open golf tournament
1899 South African Boers declare war on Great Britain
1895 Emperor Menelik II of Addis Ababa draws against Italians
1890 1st 100 yard dash under 10 seconds (John Owens 9-4/5 seconds, Washington D.C.)
1890 Daughters of American Revolution forms
1887 A Miles patents elevator
1881 David Houston patents roll film for cameras
1873 Toronto Argonaut Football Club 1st game losing to University of Toronto
1871 Great Chicago Fire is finally extinguished after 3 days, 300 killed
1868 Thomas Edison patents his 1st invention: electric voice machine
1865 President Johnson paroles CSA Vice President Alexander Stephens
1864 Slavery abolished in Maryland
1863 Skirmish at Rheatown/Henderson's Mill, Tennessee
1861 Battle of Dumfries, Virginia (Quantico Creek)
1811 The Juliana, 1st steam-powered ferryboat, begins operation
1797 Battle at Kamperduin: English fleet destroys Bataafse
1797 British naval forces defeat Dutch off Camperdown, Netherlands
1776 Brigadier General Arnold's Lake Champlain fleet defeated by British
1746 Battle at Rocourt: French drive out English/Austria/Netherlands armies
1737 Earthquake kills 300,000 and destroys of Calcutta India
1726 Benjamin Franklin returns to Philadelphia from England
1698 France, England and Netherlands signs 1st Extermination treaty
1689 Peter the Great becomes tsar of Russia
1687 Hungary accepts Habsburgse sovereignty
1674 Pierre Corneille's "Surena," premieres in Paris
1643 Battle at Wincebt: English New Model-army beats royalists
1573 Battle of South Seas - Dutch rebels beat Spanish navy
1540 Emperor Karel names his son Philip, duke of Milan
1531 Battle at Kappel: Swiss RC kantons beat protestant
1521 Pope Leo X titles King Henry VIII of England "Defender of the Faith"
1492 Columbus' ships sites land on the horizon (Bahamas)
732 Battle at Tours: France under Karel Martel beat Moors