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Other Notable Events for October 11

On this date in history:

In 1811, the first steam-powered ferry in the world started its run between New York City and Hoboken, N.J.

In 1868, Thomas Alva Edison filed papers for his first invention: an electrical vote ...

Notable Birthdays for October 11

Those born on this date include:

- Clergyman Mason Locke Weems, who invented the story of George Washington and the cherry tree, in 1759
- Englishman George Williams, founder of the YMCA, in 1821
- food industry pioneer Henry...

Astronomy

Today is Saturday, Oct. 11, the 284th day of 2014 with 81 follow.

The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter and Venus. Evening stars are Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Uranus and Saturn.