October

October 11: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on October 11

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.

If you were born on October 11th, your star sign is Libra.

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 facts about October 11th in history!

What Happened On October 11 In History?

2018

The Russian Soyuz MS-10 manned spacecraft malfunctioned during takeoff and made an emergency landing in Kazakhstan.

OTD in 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.
Source BBC
2016

Samsung stopped producing Note 7 phones due to batteries exploding on users.

1987

Around 200,000 people marched through the streets of Washington D.C. to fight for gay and lesbian civil rights.

Source NY Times
1984

NASA astronaut Kathy Sullivan became the first woman to walk in space.

OTD in 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 televisions.

1939

US President Franklin D. Roosevelt received a letter written by Albert Einstein detailing the possibility of atomic weapons.

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 on this day and was one of the deadliest in history, killing around 230,000 Syrians.

Did you know that on this day, October 11th 1984, NASA astronaut Kathy Sullivan became the first American woman to walk in space?