OCTOBER 11 ~ ON THiS DAY in History

1738 – Arthur Phillip the English admiral, politician and 1st Governor of New South Wales was born on the 11th October 1738 (died 1814).

1811 – John Stevens the American lawyer, engineer and inventor, began the 1st steam-powered ferry boat, named the Juliana, on the 11th October 1811.

1821 – George Williams the English founder of the YMCA was born on the 11th October 1821 (died 1905).

1844 – Henry J. Heinz the American businessman and founder of the H. J. Heinz Company was born on the 11th October 1844 (died 1916).

1852 – The University of Sydney, known as Australia’s oldest university, was inaugurated in Sydney on the 11th October 1852.

1879 – Ernst Mally the Austrian philosopher was born on the 11th October 1879 (died 1944).

1884 – Eleanor Roosevelt the American politician, humanitarian, 34th First Lady of the United States was born on the 11th October 1884 (died 1962).

1884 – Friedrich Bergius the German chemist and Nobel Prize laureate was born on the 11th October 1884 (died 1949).

1905 – Fred Trump the American real estate developer was born on the 11th October 1905 (died 1999).

1919 – Art Blakey the American drummer and bandleader was born on the 11th October 1919 (died 1990).

1920 – Édgar Negret the Colombian sculptor was born on the 11th October 1920 (died 2012).

1926 – Neville Wran the Australian lawyer, politician and 35th Premier of New South Wales was born on the 11th October 1926.

1929 – Raymond Moriyama the Canadian architect and designer of the Ottawa Civic Centre and Scarborough Civic Centre was born on the 11th October 1929.

1935 – Dan Evins the American businessman and founder of the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store was born on the 11th October 1935 (died 2012).

1941 – Lester Bowie the American trumpet player and composer from the Art Ensemble of Chicago was born on the 11th October 1941 (died 1999).

1946 – Daryl Hall the American singer-songwriter and guitarist from Hall & Oates was born on the 11th October 1946.

1946 – Gary Mallaber the American drummer from the Steve Miller Band was born on the 11th October 1946.

1947 – Al Atkins the English singer-songwriter from Judas Priest was born on the 11th October 1947.

1950 – CBS’s mechanical color system was the first to be licensed for broadcast by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission on the 11th October 1950.

1957 – Dawn French the Welsh actress and screenwriter was born on the 11th October 1957.

1957 – Paul Sereno the American paleontologist was born on the 11th October 1957.

1959 – Wayne Gardner the Australian motorcycle racer was born on the 11th October 1959.

1965 – Luke Perry the American actor was born on the 11th October 1965.

1968 – Apollo 7 became the first successful manned Apollo mission when launched by NASA on the 11th October 1968, with astronauts Wally SchirraDonn F. Eisele and Walter Cunningham aboard.

1971 – Jason Ellis the Australian skateboarder was born on the 11th October 1971. Jason Ellis official website: www.EllisMania.com | Facebook: www.facebook.com/EllisMania |Twitter verified: www.Twitter.com/EllisMate

1972 – Claudia Black the Australian actress was born on the 11th October 1972. Claudia Black website: www.ClaudiaLeeBlack.co.uk

1975 – Saturday Night Live the sketch comedy/variety show debuted on the NBC on the 11th October 1975, with host George Carlin, and guests Andy KaufmanJanis Ian and Billy Preston.

1976 – Raivo Kotov the Estonian architect was born on the 11th October 1976.

1981 – Beau Brady the Australian actor was born on the 11th October 1981.

1982 – Liz Cantor the Australian journalist was born on the 11th October 1982.

1984 – Kathryn D. Sullivan the Space Shuttle Challenger astronaut became the first American woman to perform a space walk on the 11th October 1984.

2000 – STS-92 was launched by NASA as the 100th Space Shuttle mission, using Space Shuttle Discovery on the 11th October 2000.

2001 – The Polaroid Corporation filed for federal bankruptcy protection on on the 11th October 2001.

Today in History for October 11th ~ video presented by the Associated Press…  

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