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October 11 Historical Events

The following events took place on October 11. The list is arranged in chronological order.

Found 48 events. Showing 1 - 30.

  • 1138
    A massive earthquake strikes Aleppo, Syria.
  • 1142
    A peace treaty between the Jin dynasty and Southern Song dynasty is formally ratified when a Jin envoy visits the Song court during the Jin–Song wars.
  • 1531
    Huldrych Zwingli is killed in battle with the Roman Catholic cantons of Switzerland.
  • 1582
    Because of the adoption of the Gregorian calendar, this day does not exist in this year in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain.
  • 1614
    Adriaen Block and 12 Amsterdam merchants petition the States General for exclusive trading rights in the New Netherland colony.
  • 1634
    The Burchardi flood: “The second Grote Mandrenke” killed around 15,000 men in North Friesland, Denmark and Germany.
  • 1649
    Sack of Wexford: After a ten-day siege, English New Model Army troops (under Oliver Cromwell) stormed the town of Wexford, killing over 2,000 Irish Confederate troops and 1,500 civilians.
  • 1727
    George II and Caroline of Ansbach are crowned King and Queen of Great Britain.
  • 1767
    Surveying for the Mason–Dixon line separating Maryland from Pennsylvania is completed.
  • 1776
    American Revolutionary War: Battle of Valcour Island: On Lake Champlain a fleet of American boats is defeated by the Royal Navy, but delays the British advance until 1777.
  • 1797
    Battle of Camperdown: Naval battle between Royal Navy and Royal Netherlands Navy during the French Revolutionary Wars. The outcome of the battle was a decisive British victory.
  • 1809
    Along the Natchez Trace in Tennessee, explorer Meriwether Lewis dies under mysterious circumstances at an inn called Grinder’s Stand.
  • 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).
  • 1833
    A big demonstration at the gates of the legislature of Buenos Aires forces the ousting of governor Juan Ramón Balcarce and his replacement with Juan José Viamonte.
  • 1852
    The University of Sydney, Australia’s oldest university, is inaugurated in Sydney.
  • 1862
    American Civil War: In the aftermath of the Battle of Antietam, Confederate General J. E. B. Stuart and his men loot Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, during a raid into the north.
  • 1864
    Campina Grande, Brazil, is established as a city.
  • 1865
    Paul Bogle led hundreds of black men and women in a march in Jamaica, starting the Morant Bay rebellion.
  • 1890
    In Washington, D.C., the Daughters of the American Revolution is founded.
  • 1899
    Second Boer War begins: In South Africa, a war between the United Kingdom and the Boers of the Transvaal and Orange Free State erupts.
  • 1899
    The Western League is renamed the American League.
  • 1906
    San Francisco public school board sparks a diplomatic crisis between the United States and Japan by ordering Japanese students to be taught in racially segregated schools.
  • 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.
  • 1912
    First Balkan War: The Greek Army liberates the city of Kozani.
  • 1918
    San Fermín earthquake hits western Puerto Rico.
  • 1929
    J. C. Penney opens store #1252 in Milford, Delaware, making it a nationwide company with stores in all 48 U.S. states.
  • 1941
    Beginning of the National Liberation War of Macedonia.
  • 1942
    World War II: Battle of Cape Esperance: On the northwest coast of Guadalcanal, United States Navy ships intercept and defeat a Japanese fleet on their way to reinforce troops on the island.
  • 1944
    Tuvan People’s Republic or formerly Tannu Tuva is annexed by the U.S.S.R.
  • 1950
    Television: CBS’s mechanical color system is the first to be licensed for broadcast by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission.

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