October 11 in Pop Culture History

11October 11 in Pop Culture History

1138 (Earthquake) Aleppo, Syria

1811 -The Juliana, began operation as the first steam-powered ferry service between New York City, New York, and Hoboken, New Jersey.

1852 – The University of Sydney, Australia’s oldest university, opened.

1890 The Daughters of the American Revolution were founded, in Washington, DC.

1958 – NASA launched the lunar probe Pioneer 1.

1962 – Pope John XXIII convenes the Second Vatican Council, changing several rules, including saying The mass in the local languages and having the celebrant (priest) face the congregation.

1973 – Charles Hickson and Calvin Parker were abducted by aliens in Mississippi, and they told authorities.

1975 – #1 Hit October 11, 1975 – October 31, 1975: Neil SedakaBad Blood

1984 – Aastronaut Kathryn D. Sullivan became the first American woman to perform a space walk, on the Space Shuttle Challenger.

1986 – #1 Hit October 11, 1986 – October 24, 1986: Janet JacksonWhen I Think of You

1997 – #1 Hit October 11, 1997 – January 16, 1998: Elton JohnCandle in the Wind ’97

2006 – 30 Rock premiered on NBC

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