This day in #History


This day in #History
October 11th

1687 – Hungary accepts Habsburgse sovereignty

1689 – Peter the Great becomes tsar of Russia

1811 – The Juliana , 1st steam-powered ferryboat,
begins operation

1852 – The University of Sydney , Australia ‘s oldest university, is inaugurated in Sydney.

1864 – Slavery abolished in Maryland

1864 – Campina Grande , Brazil was established as a city.

1868 – Thomas Edison patents his 1 st invention :
electric voice machine

1871 – Great Chicago Fire is finally extinguished
after 3 days , 300 killed

1881 – David Houston patents roll film for cameras

1887 – A Miles patents elevator

1890 – Daughters of American Revolution founded

1895 – Emperor Menelik II of Addis Ababa draws
against Italians

1899 – South African Boers declare war on Great
Britain

932 – Stalin forces Zinoviev & Kamenev out of
Communist Party

1936 – ” Professor Quiz,” 1 st radio quiz show
premieres

1939 – Albert Einstein informs FDR of possibilities of atomic bomb

1944 – Tuvinian People’ s Republic or formerly Tannu Tuva was annexed by the U. S. S. R

1945 – Chinese civil war begins, Chiang Kai-Shek vs Mao Tse -Tung

1947 – Brazil & Chile break diplomatic relations with USSR

1958 – 2 nd US Moon probe , Pioneer 1 , reaches
113 ,810 km , falls back

1968 – Panama revolts

1971 – Switzerland recognizes North Vietnam

1972 – Panama adopts constitution

1976 – Mao Tse -Tung ‘s widow Jiang Qing & ” Gang of Four,” arrested & charged with plotting a coup

1978 – Aristides Royo elected president of Panama

1978 – Belgium government of Tindemans resigns

1979 – Allan McLeod Cormack & Godfrey Newbold Hounsfield win Nobel Prize for medicine for developing CAT scan

1990 – Center for Urban archaeology opens in NYC South Street Seaport Museum

1990 – Octavio Paz wins Nobel Prize for literature

2012 – Mo Yan, a hallucinatory realist writer , wins
the 2012 Nobel Prize for Literature

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1956 – Nicanor Duarte Frutos, President of Paraguay

1963 – Prince Faisal bin Al Hussein of Jordan

FAMOUS DEATHS

1779 – Casimir Pułaski , Polish born fighter for
American independence (b . 1745 ) dies in Battle of Savannah.

1850 – Louisa Maria , queen of Belgium ( 1832- 50)/ wife of Leopold I , dies at 38

1971 – Chesty Puller , the most decorated Marine in history ( b. 1898 )

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