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