On this Day in History, October 11

There are some events that take place in a day; some planned for, while some totally unplanned for. The events make it to the books of history depending on how important they are.

What are some of the events that took place on October 11? We have done the research for you. Take a look

  • 1698 – Netherlands, France & England ratified the First Partition Treaty, which eventually led to the War of the Spanish Succession.
  • 1881 – The first roll film for cameras was patented by David Henderson.
  • 1884 – An American politician and humanitarian, Eleanor Roosevelt, was born.
  • 1899 – South African Boers declare war on Great Britain.
  • 1911 –  The Wuchang uprising occurred in China.
  • 1939 – U.S. President Roosevelt was urged to develop the U.S.  atomic program rapidly in a letter presented to him from Albert Einstein.
  • 1942 – The Battle of Cape Esperance, during World War II, began in the Solomon.
  • 1975 – Bill Clinton and Hillary Rodham got married in Fayetteville, AR.
  • 1961 – The Soviet Union performed a nuclear test.
  • 1984 – Kathryn Dwyer Sullivan, an American Woman, was the first to walk in space.
  • 1990 – Oil hit a record $40.42 per barrel.
  • 1994 – Iraqi troops began moving away from the Kuwaiti border.
  • 1994 – The National Palace was taken control of by U.S. troops in Haiti.
  • 2000 – The 100th Space Shuttle mission (STS-92) was flown.
  • 2012 – The Syrian army killed 83 people in Syria.
  • 2013 – The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons won the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize.
  • 2016 – South Korean firm Samsung announced it will permanently stop production of Note 7 phones after complaints devices caught fire.
  • 2018 – The world’s new longest flight took 17 hours 52 minutes to fly from Singapore to Newark Airport, New Jersey.
  • 2019 – Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed won the Nobel Peace Prize for the peace deal with Eritrea.
  • 2020 – More than 7 million COVID-19 cases were recorded in India.


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