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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation and Drug Enforcement Administration claim to have disrupted an alleged terrorist plot to assassinate the Saudi Arabian ambassador and bombings of the Saudi and Israeli embassies in Washington DC with possible links to Iran. //abcnews.go.com/Blotter/us-iran-tied-terror-plot-washington-dc-disrupted/story?id=14711933 (ABC News) //www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-15266992 (BBC)
The Cabinet of Israel approves a prisoner swap deal with Hamas for the release of the Israeli Army soldier Gilad Shalit, who had been held in captivity for five years. In exchange, Israel agrees to release a thousand Palestinian prisoners held in Israel, among them hundreds of prisoners serving multiple life sentences for planning and perpetrating murderous attacks against Israeli civilians.//news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/world/2011-10/12/c_131185670.htm (Xinhuanet) //www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4134416,00.html (Ynet)

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Turkey bombs Kurdish military targets in northern Iraq. //news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081011/ap_on_re_mi_ea/eu_turkey_kurds_ylt=AtuM5jQMWqrkI0hINB5utYNvaA8F (AP via Yahoo News ) //www.voanews.com/english/2008-10-10-voa9.cfm (Voice of America)
Former South African President Thabo Mbeki will mediate between the Movement for Democratic Change and Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's government after Mugabe takes control of ministries that command the military and the police, an action that allegedly violates the power-sharing agreement reached last month. //news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20081011/wl_africa_afp/zimbabwepoliticssafricambeki_ylt=Ai37LfO4CjtzSNFMujnhJAi96Q8F (AFP via Yahoo News)

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.

Friday, October 11, 2002

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.
Myyrmanni bombing: 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

of coal sludge spill in Martin County, Kentucky (considered a greater environmental disaster than the Exxon Valdez oil spill).
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

The mixed martial arts organization PRIDE Fighting Chionships holds its inaugural event at the Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan. In the main event Rickson Gracie defeats Nobuhiko Takada by armbar.

Monday, October 11, 1993

October 28 ndash The UNMIH is prevented from entering Haiti. On October 18, economic sanctions (abolished in August) are reinstated.
The fifth summit of the Francophonie opens in Mauritius.

Friday, October 11, 1991

October 13 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.

Sunday, October 11, 1987

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.

Monday, October 11, 1982

The "Mary Rose", flagship of Henry VIII of England that sank in 1545, is raised.

Saturday, October 11, 1975

NBC airs the first episode of "Saturday Night Live" (George Carlin is the first host Billy Preston and Janis Ian the first musical guests).

Friday, October 11, 1974

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.

Sunday, October 11, 1970

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.
Second Vatican Council: Pope John XXIII convenes the first ecumenical council of the Roman Catholic Church in 92 years.
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

In East Germany, the Communists win 99.7% of the vote.
The Federal Communications Commission issues the first license to broadcast television in color, to CBS (RCA will successfully dispute and block the license from taking effect, however).
The second Tacoma Narrows Bridge opens.

Monday, October 11, 1948

The Cleveland Indians defeat the Boston Braves to win the World Series, 4 games to 2.

Sunday, October 11, 1942

WWII ndash 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.

Saturday, October 11, 1941

October 12 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

Manhattan Project: U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt is presented a letter signed by Albert Einstein, urging the United States to rapidly develop the atomic bomb.

Sunday, October 11, 1936

Earl Bascom, rodeo cowboy and artist, designs and builds Mississippi's first permanent rodeo arena at Columbia, Mississippi.

Friday, October 11, 1918

Puerto Rico earthquake: The city of Mayagüez and adjacent towns are nearly destroyed by a 7.5 earthquake and a tsunami.

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

The Second Boer War: In South Africa, a war between the United Kingdom and the Boers of the Transvaal and Orange Free State erupts.

Saturday, October 11, 1890

In Michigan, the schooner "J.F. Warner" is lost at Thunder Bay.ref name=boats90/
The Delta Chi Fraternity is founded by 11 law students at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.
In Washington, D.C., the Daughters of the American Revolution is founded.

Monday, October 11, 1869

Red River Rebellion against British forces in Canada.ref name=CBH

Wednesday, October 11, 1865

Paul Bogle leads hundreds of black men and women in a march in Jamaica, starting the Morant Bay rebellion.

Saturday, October 11, 1862

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.

Friday, October 11, 1811

Inventor John Stevens' boat, the "Juliana", begins operation as the first steam-powered ferry service, between New York City and Hoboken, New Jersey.

Wednesday, October 11, 1809

Along the Natchez Trace in Tennessee, explorer Meriwether Lewis dies under mysterious circumstances at an inn called Grinder's Stand.

Friday, October 11, 1776

American Revolution: Battle of Valcour Island: On Lake Chlain near Valcour Island, a British fleet led by Sir Guy Carleton defeats 15 American gunboats commanded by Brigadier General Benedict Arnold. Although nearly all of Arnold's ships are destroyed, the two day-long battle will give Patriot forces enough time to prepare defenses of New York City.

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/

Sunday, October 11, 1693

William Penn publishes his proposal for European federation, "Essay on the Present and Future Peace of Europe".ref name=CBH/
The "Academia operosorum Labacensis" is established in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
John Locke publishes his influential book "Some Thoughts Concerning Education".
Charleroi falls to French forces.
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.
Financier Richard Hoare relocates Hoare\\'s Bank (founded 1672) from Cheapside to Fleet Street in London.
A religious schism takes place in Switzerland within a group of Swiss and AlsatianAnabaptists led by Jakob Ammann. Those who follow Ammann become the Mennonite Amish sect.

Wednesday, October 11, 1645

English Civil War: Re-fortification of Bourne Castle in Lincolnshire against a threatened Royalist attack begins.
The Solar cycle enters the 70-year Maunder Minimum during which sunspots will be rare.
The Stolberg-Wernigerode branch of the family of the counts of Stolberg and Wernigerode is founded in Germany.
Bamana forces from Ségou invade the Mali heartland, destroying the Mali Empire after its 400 years as a unified state.
Wallpaper begins to replace tapestries as a wall decoration.

Wednesday, October 11, 1634

October 12 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)

Battle of Kappel: The forces of Zürich are defeated by the Catholic cantons. Huldrych Zwingli, the Swiss religious reformer, is killed.

Tuesday, October 2, 1492 (Julianian calendar)

Several members of the first voyage of Christopher Columbus witness an unusual light.

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.
Bavaria is taken away from the Welfen Duke Henry the Proud and given to the Austrian Margrave Leopold IV.
The earldom of Pembroke, created for Gilbert de Clare, is the first earldom created by the Norman kings within the borders of Wales.
A deadly earthquake in Aleppo, Syria kills about 230,000 people. See 1138 Aleppo earthquake.

Sunday, October 8, 607 (Julianian calendar)

The Pantheon in Rome is converted into a church.
Construction begins on the Hōryū-jiBuddhist temple in Ikaruga, near Nara.
Thomas I is appointed Patriarch of Constantinople.
Source: Wikipedia