Today in History

Listings for Monday, October 11, 2021.

Birthdays:


Events:
  • 1797 British naval forces defeat Dutch off Camperdown, Netherlands
  • 1811 "Juliana", the first steam-powered ferryboat, begins operation.
  • 1890 Daughters of the American Revolution founded.
  • 1958 Pioneer 1 launched; first spacecraft launched by NASA
  • 1968 Apollo 7 launched, first of the manned Apollo missions.
  • 1969 Soyuz 6 launched; Soyuz 7 & 8 follow in next two days.
  • 1980 Cosmonauts Popov & Ryumin set space endurance record of 184 days
  • 1984 Kathy Sullivan becomes first American woman to walk in space.
  • 1987 200,000 gays march for civil rights in Washington.

That's all for today.



Today In History