Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Saturday, October 11, 2003
During the ALCS, after a series of tense moments, Pedro Martínez of the Boston Red Sox moved toward New York Yankees pitcher Roger Clemens resulting in a bench clearing brawl that included 74 year old Don Zimmer of the Yankees charging and being thrown to the ground by Martinez.
Myyrmanni bombing: A suicide bomber explodes at the Myyrmanni Shopping Mall in Vantaa, Finland, killing seven including the bomber.
U.S. plan to invade Iraq: The United States Senate voted to give war powers to President George W. Bush as part of the ongoing conflict between the United States and Iraq.
: A lone bomber explodes a home-made bomb in the Myyrmanni shopping mall north of Helsinki
, Finland the casualties include himself.
United States embassy guards in Tel Aviv, Israel, stopped a suicide bomber from setting off a bomb in a crowded beachfront cafe.
Wednesday, October 11, 2000
250 million US gallons ( of coal sludge spill in Martin County, Kentucky. Considered a greater environmental disaster than the Exxon Valdez oil spill.
Saturday, October 11, 1997
October 28 ndash The UNMIH is prevented from entering Haiti. On October 18, economic sanctions (abolished in August) are reinstated.
ndash The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee interviews both Supreme Court candidate Clarence Thomas
and former aide Anita Hill
, who alleges that Thomas sexually harassed her while she worked for him.
The first National Coming Out Day
is held in celebration of the second National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights.
Saturday, October 11, 1986
Cold War: Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev meet in Reykjavík, Iceland, to continue discussions about scaling back their intermediate missile arsenals in Europe (the talks break down in failure).
Thursday, October 11, 1984
Aboard the Space Shuttle "Challenger", astronaut Kathryn D. Sullivan becomes the first American woman to perform a space walk.
Saturday, October 11, 1975
The UK Labour government of Harold Wilson wins the second general election of the year
, forming a three-seat majority. Wilson, who has led the party for a total of 11 years, has now won four of the five general elections he has contested.
Eleven French soldiers are killed in a shootout with rebels in Chad
Tuesday, October 11, 1966
France and the Soviet Union
sign a treaty for cooperation in nuclear research.
Thursday, October 11, 1962
The infamous Columbus Day Storm
strikes the U.S. Pacific Northwest with wind gusts up to 170 mph (270 km/h) 46 are killed, 11 billion board feet (26 million m³) of timber is blown down, with $230 million U.S. in damages.
Jazz bassist/composer Charles Mingus presents a disastrous concert at Town Hall in New York City. It will gain a reputation as the worst moment of his career.
Saturday, October 11, 1958
Pioneer 1, the second and most successful of the 3 project Able space probes, becomes the first spacecraft launched by the newly formed NASA.
Tuesday, October 11, 1955
70-mm film for projection is introduced with the theatrical release of Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical film, "Oklahoma!"
Wednesday, October 11, 1950
The Cleveland Indians defeat the Boston Braves to win the World Series, 4 games to 2.
Saturday, October 11, 1941
ndash Fire destroys a Firestone Tire Rubber Co. plant in Fall River, Massachusetts
, consuming 15,850 tons of rubber
and causing a setback to the United States war effort.No Sabotage Found in Firestone Blaze by FBI Men Making Probe. Fall River, Herald News, October 14, 1941, p.1 Apollonia,
Wednesday, October 11, 1939
Earl Bascom, rodeo cowboy and artist, designs and builds Mississippi's first permanent rodeo arena at Columbia, Mississippi.
Thursday, October 11, 1906
A United States diplomatic crisis with Japan arises when the San Francisco public school board orders Japanese students to be taught in racially segregated schools.
Wednesday, October 11, 1899
Saturday, October 11, 1890
, the schooner
"J.F. Warner" is lost at Thunder Bay.ref name=boats90/
In Washington, D.C., the Daughters of the American Revolution is founded.
Wednesday, October 11, 1865
Saturday, October 11, 1862
Wednesday, October 11, 1809
Along the Natchez Trace in Tennessee, explorer Meriwether Lewis dies under mysterious circumstances at an inn called Grinder's Stand.
Saturday, October 11, 1727
Coronation of George II of Great Britain. Handel's Coronation Anthems are composed for the event, including "Zadok the Priest" which has been played at every subsequent Coronation of the British monarch.ref name=Cassell's Chronology/
William Penn publishes his proposal for European federation, "Essay on the Present and Future Peace of Europe".ref name=CBH/
China concentrates all its foreign trade on Canton European ships are forbidden to land anywhere else.
October ndash William Congreve's comedy "The Double-Dealer" is first performed at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London.ref name=McGHEWD
The Knights of the Apocalypse are formed in Italy.
Wednesday, October 11, 1645
English Civil War: Re-fortification of Bourne Castle in Lincolnshire against a threatened Royalist attack begins.
The Stolberg-Wernigerode branch of the family of the counts of Stolberg and Wernigerode is founded in Germany.
forces from Ségou
invade the Mali
heartland, destroying the Mali
Empire after its 400 years as a unified state.
Wednesday, October 11, 1634
ndash The Burchardi flood
(also known as the second Grote Mandrenke) strikes the North Sea coast of Germany and Denmark, causing 8,000ndash12,000 deaths.
Saturday, October 11, 1614
Adriaen Block and a group of Amsterdam merchants petition the States General for exclusive trading rights in the area he explored and named New Netherland.
Sunday, October 1, 1531 (Julianian calendar)
Tuesday, October 2, 1492 (Julianian calendar)
Tuesday, October 4, 1138 (Julianian calendar)
A castle in Scotland successfully defeats a siege despite being held by only nine knights.
First mention of the consuls of Florence, indicating that the city has become an independent and self-govern commune.
Sunday, October 8, 607 (Julianian calendar)
Thomas I is appointed Patriarch of Constantinople.