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On This Day: October 11th

This is 284th day of the year and 81 days remain in the year.

in history
1779
Polish patriot and American Revolutionary War commander Casimir Pulaski was killed in the battle of Savannah.
1899
The Boer War began in South Africa.
1915
English nurse Edith Cavell was executed by the Germans.
1939
A letter from Albert Einstein was delivered to President Franklin D. Roosevelt concerning the possibility of atomic weapons.
1962
The first session of Vatican II was convened by Pope John XXIII.
1968
The first staffed Apollo mission, Apollo 7, was launched with astronauts Wally Schirra, Donn Fulton Eisele, and R. Walter Cunningham aboard.
1984
Space shuttle Challenger astronaut, Kathryn Sullivan, became the first American woman to walk in space.
October 11 BirthdaysEleanor Roosevelt1884–1962, American humanitarian, born in New York City.
Steve Youngfootball player
Elmore Leonardwriter
Michelle Wiegolfer
Jerome Robbinschoreographer
Luke Perryactor
Charles Revsoncosmetics industry executive
Joseph Alsoppolitical journalist
H. J. Heinzfood manufacturer
Joan Cusackcomic actress



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