October 11th- This Day In History

October 11 is the 284th day of the year. There are 81 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Tuesday, Thursday or Sunday (58 in 400 years each) than on Friday or Saturday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Monday or Wednesday (56).

+ 1890 – In Washington, D.C., the Daughters of the American Revolution is founded.

+ 1899 – The Western League is renamed the American League.

+ 1910 – Former President Theodore Roosevelt becomes the first U.S. president to fly in an airplane. He flew for four minutes with Arch Hoxsey in a plane built by the Wright brothers at Kinloch Field (Lambert–St. Louis International Airport), St. Louis, Missouri.

+ 1950 – Television: CBS's mechanical color system is the first to be licensed for broadcast by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission.

+ 1968 – Apollo program: NASA launches Apollo 7, the first successful manned Apollo mission, with astronauts Wally Schirra, Donn F. Eisele and Walter Cunningham aboard.

+ 1975 – The NBC sketch comedy/variety show Saturday Night Live debuts

( Births ) 

+ 1943 – Gene Watson, American singer-songwriter and producer

+ 1946 – Daryl Hall, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

+ 1961 – Steve Young, American football player and sportscaster

+ 1962 – Joan Cusack, American actress

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