October 11th celebrates Coming Out Day and Sausage Pizza Day.
We’d like to welcome you to the 284th day of the year, with only 81 days left of this year.
This day in history was packed with fascinating historical events in space, transportation, technology and politics – and that’s just to name a few!
Did you know that on this day in 1984, NASA astronaut Kathy Sullivan became the first American woman to walk in space? Her spacewalk lasted 3.5 hours while she demonstrated a refueling system.
Keep reading for more interesting facts about October 11th in history!
What Events Happened On October 11 In History?
2022 Japan opened its borders to tourists after two years of closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
2018 The Russian Soyuz MS-10 manned spacecraft malfunctioned during takeoff and made an emergency landing in Kazakhstan.
2018 The world’s longest flight took place between Singapore and Newark Airport.
The journey covered 9,300 miles in just under 19 hours.
2016 Samsung stopped producing Note 7 phones due to batteries exploding on users.
2000 NASA launched STS-92 to the International Space Station, which became the 100th Space Shuttle mission.
It was launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
1987 Around 200,000 people marched through Washington, D.C. streets to fight for gay and lesbian civil rights.
1984 NASA astronaut Kathy Sullivan became the first woman to walk in space.
She successfully spacewalked for 3.5 hours, proving that satellites could be refueled while in orbit.
1983 Lionel Richie’s second album and best-selling of all time, “Can’t Slow Down,” was released.
1975 The American sketch comedy series “Saturday Night Live” premiered on US television.
1958 NASA launched its first space probe, Pioneer 1.
1939 US President Franklin D. Roosevelt received a letter from Albert Einstein detailing the possibility of atomic weapons.
1910 Theodore Roosevelt became the first US President to fly in an airplane.
1887 Alexander Miles patented the automatic opening and closing elevator.
1852 Australia’s first university, The University of Sydney, was inaugurated.
1138 The Aleppo, Syria earthquake occurred and was one of the deadliest in history, killing around 230,000 Syrians.
Famous Quotes Said On October 11
Every day brings a new quote – here are the most well-known quotes spoken or written on Oct 11th in history.
“To understand the actual world as it is, not as we should wish it to be, is the beginning of wisdom.”
– Bertrand Russell
“All extremes of feeling are allied to madness.”
– Virginia Woolf
Famous People Born On October 11
If today is your birthday, you have this in common with Cardi B. Find out more about what famous people were born on this day.
1992 Cardi B
- 30 years old
- Born In:
- New York, USA
1966 Luke Perry
- Died On:
- Mar 4, 2019 (Age 52)
- Born In:
- Ohio, USA
1969 Stephen Moyer
- 53 years old
- Born In:
- England, UK
1965 Lennie James
- 57 years old
- Born In:
- England, UK
Special Holidays On October 11
If you can spare some time today, here are some unique holidays you could get involved with.
National Coming Out Day
National Coming Out Day is all about creating awareness and supporting people to come out and be open about their sexual identity, whatever it may be. These days it's also a celebration of sexual diversity overall, so get outside today and be proud of who you are!
National Sausage Pizza Day
Alright folks, today we’re celebrating one of the tastiest holidays of the year - National Sausage Pizza Day! So head on down to your favorite pizzeria today and pick up a classic slice of sausage pizza. If you’re feeling bold, though, why not make your own sausage pizza?
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Fun Fact Of The Day
Abercrombie and Fitch offered $10,000 to cast members of “The Jersey Shore” if they’d agree to stop wearing their brand on the show.
October 11 Birthday Facts, Zodiac & Birthstone
If you were born on October 11th, your star sign is Libra.
Libras are great listeners, meaning they often pick up on gossip. However, take care when spilling secrets to Libras, as they can be known as gossip queens!
Those of you that were born in October have the Pink Tourmaline birthstone. The beautiful pink color within the tourmaline is known to protect the bearer’s heart while also supporting the healing of their emotions.
People born on this day were likely conceived on or around January 18 in the same year.
A baby conceived on October 11th, 2023, will likely be born around July 4th, 2024.