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Calendar for October 11th, 2012

1580s

  • Born 1582: Johannes Fleischer (botanist)

  • 1720s

  • 1728: Historic Bartram's Garden began

  • 1800s

  • Died 1809: Meriwether Lewis (explorer)

  • 1810s

  • 1811: Juliana, the first steam-powered ferry in the U.S., began service between NYC and Hoboken, NJ

  • 1820s

  • Born 1821: Sir George Williams (founder of the YMCA)

  • 1840s

  • Born 1844: Henry John Heinz (manufacturer)

  • 1850s

  • Born 1852: Mary Isabella Drever Macleod (pioneer)

  • 1860s

  • 1868: At the age of 21, Thomas Edison completed his first invention and filed for a patent. It was an electric machine to count votes quickly, but Congress did not buy it

  • 1880s

  • Born 1884: Eleanor Roosevelt (U.S. First Lady)

  • 1900s

  • Born 1906: Charles Revson (founder of Revlon)

  • 1910s

  • Born 1918: Jerome Robbins (ballet dancer)

  • 1920s

  • Born 1925: Elmore Leonard (novelist)

  • 1930s

  • 1936: Premiere of Professor Quiz, first radio quiz show in U.S. to give away cash prizes

  • 1940s

  • Born 1948: Daryl Hall (musician)

  • 1950s

  • 1950: Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) received authorization from the FCC to begin transmission of color television broadcasts

  • 1960s

  • Died 1961: Chico Marx (comedian)

  • 1961: US Air Force Major Robert M. White flies an X-15 rocket plane to a height of 217,000 feet, a record for winged, man-controlled aircraft

  • Born 1962: Joan Cusack (actress )

  • Died 1963: Jean Cocteau (writer)

  • Born 1969: Ty Murray (professional cowboy)

  • 1970s

  • 1972: Michael Gallen set a world record by eating 63 bananas in 10 minutes

  • 1975: Saturday Night Live premiered

  • 1980s

  • 1984: 19-pound, 2-ounce weakfish was caught near Jones Beach, Long Island, New York

  • 1984: Space Shuttle astronaut, Kathy Sullivan, became the first American woman to walk in space

  • Born 1985: Michelle Trachtenberg (actress)

  • Born 1989: Michelle Wie (golfer)

  • 1990s

  • Died 1991: Red Foxx (actor)

  • Died 1998: Richard Denning (actor)

  • 2000s

  • 2002: U.S. President Jimmy Carter received the Nobel Peace Prize

  • Died 2008: Neal Hefti (composer)


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