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Daily Calendar for Monday, October 11, 2021

Born

  • Johannes Fleischer (botanist)
  • Sir George Williams (founder of the YMCA)
  • Henry John Heinz (manufacturer)
  • Mary Isabella Drever Macleod (pioneer)
  • Eleanor Roosevelt (U.S. First Lady)
  • Charles Revson (founder of Revlon)
  • Jerome Robbins (ballet dancer)
  • Elmore Leonard (novelist)
  • Daryl Hall (musician)
  • Joan Cusack (actress)
  • Ty Murray (professional cowboy)
  • Michelle Trachtenberg (actress)
  • Michelle Wie (golfer)

Died

  • Meriwether Lewis (explorer)
  • Chico Marx (comedian)
  • Jean Cocteau (writer)
  • Red Foxx (actor)
  • Richard Denning (actor)
  • Neal Hefti (composer)

Events

  • Historic Bartram’s Garden began
  • Juliana, the first steam-powered ferry in the U.S., began service between NYC and Hoboken, NJ
  • 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
  • Premiere of Professor Quiz, first radio quiz show in U.S. to give away cash prizes
  • Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) received authorization from the FCC to begin transmission of color television broadcasts
  • 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
  • Michael Gallen set a world record by eating 63 bananas in 10 minutes
  • Saturday Night Live premiered
  • 19-pound, 2-ounce weakfish was caught near Jones Beach, Long Island, New York
  • Space Shuttle astronaut, Kathy Sullivan, became the first American woman to walk in space
  • U.S. President Jimmy Carter received the Nobel Peace Prize

Weather

  • Flash floods occurred in Oklahoma and Texas

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