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Other Notable Events for October 11

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On this date in history:

In 1811, the first steam-powered ferry in the world, the Juliana, 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 recorder to rapidly tabulate floor votes in the U.S. Congress. Edison's device was issued U.S...Read more

Notable Birthdays for October 11

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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 John Heinz in 1844
- former first lady/author Eleanor Roosevelt in 1884
- writer Elmore...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Thursday, Oct. 11, the 284th day of 2018 with 81 follow.

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

Pioneer 1

This Day in History, October 11

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On October 11th, 1958, NASA launched the lunar probe Pioneer 1.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: We all should rise above the clouds of ignorance, narrowness and selfishness. -- Booker T. Washington

Other Notable Events for October 10

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On this date in history:

In 1845, the U.S. Naval Academy was formally opened at Fort Severn, Annapolis, Md., with 50 midshipmen in the first class.

In 1886, Griswold Lorillard of Tuxedo Park, N.Y., fashioned the first tuxedo for men.

In 1928, Chiang Kai-shek became chairman of the Republic of China. Following two...Read more

Notable Birthdays for October 10

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Those born on this date include:

- English chemist/physicist Henry Cavendish, discoverer of hydrogen, in 1731
- Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi in 1813
- jazz musician Thelonious Monk in 1917
- filmmaker Ed Wood in 1924
- actor Peter Coyote in 1941 (age 77)
- singer John Prine in 1946 (age 72)
- ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Wednesday, Oct. 10, the 283rd day of 2018 with 82 to follow.

The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Mars, Neptune and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Neptune, Saturn and Uranus.

Blue Water Bridge

This Day in History, October 10

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On October 10th, 1938, the Blue Water Bridge opened.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything. -- George Bernard Shaw

Other Notable Events for October 9

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On this date in history:

In 1888, 40 years after construction began, the Washington Monument opens to the public. Work on the obelisk was halted from 1854 to 1877 due to a lack of funds, internal squabbling within the Washington National Monument Society, and the American Civil War.

In 1919, the Cincinnati Reds win the ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for October 9

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Those born on this date include:

- French composer Camille Saint-Saens in 1835
- Charles Rudolph Walgreen, drugstore chain founder, in 1873
- baseball Hall of Fame member Rube Marquard in 1886
- baseball Hall of Fame member Walter O'Malley in 1903
- convicted Watergate burglar/novelist/lecturer E. Howard Hunt Jr...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Tuesday, Oct. 9, the 282nd day of 2018 with 83 to follow.

The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Mars, Neptune and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Neptune, Saturn and Uranus.

Artist's rendering of the Great Chicago Fire

This Day in History, October 9

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On October 9th, 1871, the Great Chicago Fire was brought under control.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: Putting is a fascinating, aggravating, wonderful, terrible and almost incomprehensible part of the game of golf. -- Arnold Palmer

Other Notable Events for October 8

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On this date in history:

In 1871, a massive Chicago fire destroyed more than 17,000 buildings, killed more than 300 people and left 100,000 homeless.

In 1912, Montenegro declares war against the Ottoman Empire, starting the First Balkan War. Irreconcilable differences between the great powers...now loom up as the most ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for October 8

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Those born on this date include:

- Argentine dictator Juan Peron in 1895
- gossip columnist Rona Barrett in 1936 (age 82)
- tennis Hall of Fame member Fred Stolle in 1938 (age 80)
- actor Paul Hogan in 1939
- the Rev. Jesse Jackson, civil rights leader, in 1941 (age 77)
- Goosebumps author R.L. Stine in ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Monday, Oct. 8, the 281st day of 2018 with 84 to follow.

The moon is new. Morning stars are Mars, Neptune and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Neptune, Saturn and Uranus.

Planes in the Indian Air Force

This Day in History, October 8

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On October 8th, 1932, the Indian Air Force was established.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: I would rather walk with a friend in the dark than alone in the light. -- Helen Keller

 

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