Daily Calendar for Wednesday, October 11, 2023


  • 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) –


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


  • 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–


  • Flash floods occurred in Oklahoma and Texas–

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