Cheshiresoft CDAY Almanac

Today is Wednesday, October 11, 2017.

Birthdays

1758 Wilhelm Olbers, discoverer of asteroids Pallas & Vesta
1777 B. Brisson --1828
1844 Henry John Heinz, founded a prepared-foods company
1884 Eleanor Roosevelt, crusader
1885 Francois Mauriac, French novelist, poet, playwright (Nobel 1952)
1918 Jerome Robbins
1925 Elmore Leonard
1961 Steve Young
1962 Joan Cusack
1966 Luke Perry

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.

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