October 11: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?
(Page last edited 10/12/2017)
- 1767 - Surveying for the Mason-Dixon Line separating Maryland from Pennsylvania is completed.
- 1811 - Inventor John Stevens' boat, the Juliana, begins operation as the first steam-powered ferry (service between New York City, New York, and Hoboken, New Jersey).
- 1890 - In Washington, DC, the Daughters of the American Revolution is founded.
- 1968 - Apollo program: NASA launches Apollo 7, the first successful manned Apollo mission, with astronauts Wally Schirra, Donn F. Eisele and Walter Cunningham aboard.
- 1984 - Aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger, astronaut Kathryn D. Sullivan becomes the first American woman to perform a space walk.
- Famous Birthdays: Heinrich Wilhelm Matthäus Olbers (German astronomer), George Williams (English founder of the YMCA), Henry Heinz (American food manufacturer), Eleanor Roosevelt (First Lady of the United States and humanitarian), Joan Cusack (American actress and comedian)
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