What happened This day in History on October 11th

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Scotland 1987 Scotland Loch Ness Monster 11th October, 1987 : A three day hunt costing 1.6 million dollars hoping to prove or disprove the legend of The Loch Ness Monster ended today with no scientific proof except three sonar blips that showed objects in the middle of the 754-foot-deep loch . If Nessie does exist the best guess is that it is an prehistoric reptile a plesiosaur.

U.S. 1910 U.S.A. Theodore Roosevelt Oct 11th, 1910: Theodore Roosevelt became the first US president to fly aboard an airplane with Archie Hoxsey, an aviator for the Wright Brothers .

U.S. 1921 U.S.A. Sleeping Sickness Tuesday, 11th October, 1921 : A plague that medical science can not explain is taking more and more lives each year. The Plague is sleeping sickness which affects young and old , rich and poor. Last year in Ohio the toll was 200 and this year it will exceed that number and many are hoping that medical science will find the cause of this terrible disease. .

U.S. 1939 U.S.A. Albert Einstein Writes To President Oct 11th, 1939 : Albert Einstein wrote his famous letter to FDR about the potential of the atomic bomb. In the letter, he argued the scientific feasibility of atomic weapons, and urged the need for development of a US atomic program.

Finland 1939 World War II Russia Threatens Finland Oct 11th, 1939 : Russian troops, tanks and artillery are massing on the Finnish border as a Finnish envoy goes to Moscow to receive Russian demands, currently a mass evacuation of women and children from major towns and cities is underway in preparation for war.

Russia 1941 World War II German Offensive on Russia Oct 11th, 1941: Berlin released a statement today saying that the massive offensive against Russia is almost complete and only a mopping up operation is now needed to take full control of the last English Ally on the continent of Europe. Many believe that although Russia's plight is critical it is not terminal as the red army are still a force to be reckoned with and as the cold Russian winter sets in Russia will gain back much of the ground it has lost.

UK 1952 Great Britain Accidents in The Home 11th October, 1952: An alarming report produced by the Department of Health in England says that more children under the age of 15 are killed in accidents in the home mostly through burns and scolding than in any way including on the roads.

U.S. 1968 U.S.A. Apollo 7 Oct 11th, 1968: Apollo 7, NASA's first three-man space mission, is launched from Cape Canaveral .

Israel 1973 Middle East Arab Israeli War Oct 11th, 1973 : The Arab -- Israeli war is now in it's sixth day and Israeli ground forces have crossed the cease fire line agreed after the 1967 6 day war, in commando attacks on Syrian forces with torpedo boats and commando forces. Meanwhile Jordan who are not currently involved in the war may be bowing to other Arab countries to enter the war and is known to be mobilizing it's forces on the Israeli border. Both American and Soviet involvement is currently with limited re-supply, but concerns that Israel are being overwhelmed could well mean a full scale re-supply of arms by the US which will lead to a similar re-supply by the Soviet Union. The last Arab --- Israeli War was over on the sixth day but this one has much longer to run unless a diplomatic solution can be reached .

UK 1974 England Harold Wilson Wins Oct 11th, 1974 : Harold Wilson's Labour government has won the general election and a second term in office. .
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U.S. 1975 U.S.A. Saturday Night Live 11th October, 1975 : The comedy-variety show Saturday Night Live premiered with George Carlin as the host .

China 1976 China New Party Chairman Oct 11th, 1976 : The new chairman of China's Communist Party, Hua Guofeng, has ordered the arrest the so-called Gang of Four which is led by Chairman Mao's widow Jian Qing, and includes Wang Hongwen, Yao Wenyuan, and Zhang Chunqiao.

UK 1982 England The Mary Rose Raised Oct 11th, 1982 : The Mary Rose, flagship of King Henry VIII, has been raised to the surface after 437 years at the bottom of the Solent. The ship's remains of mud-caked timber were successfully re-floated and experts will now begin the long process of restoring the Mary Rose in a dry dock in Portsmouth. The Mary Rose now forms part the maritime museum at Portsmouth and together with HMS Victory attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors each year.
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U.S. 1984 U.S.A. Kathy Sullivan Oct 11th, 1984 : Kathy Sullivan becomes the first American woman to walk in space during a Test for orbital refueling on the Space Shuttle Challenger mission STS-41-G .

Iceland 1986 Iceland Arms Talks 11th October, 1986 : President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev meet in Reykjavik, Iceland, to continue discussions about curbing their intermediate missile arsenals in Europe.

U.S. 1987 U.S.A. Aids March Oct 11th, 1987: Hundreds of thousands march for lesbian and gay rights marched by the White House and then assembled on the national Mall below the U.S. Capitol. The march was led by about 3,000 people with AIDS, some in wheelchairs, others in chartered buses. .

U.S. 1991 U.S.A. Unemployment Benefit Blocked Oct 11th, 1991 : President Bush today vetoed a bill that would have provided up to an additional 20 weeks unemployment benefit calling it poorly designed and unnecessarily expensive.

U.S. 1998 U.S.A. US Dollar 11th October, 1998 : After a week of heavy currency speculation the dollar settles at it's lowest level against the Japanese Yen with the dollar trading at 116 yen ( current Dollar - Yen Exchange Rate 99 Yen October 2008)

U.S. 2000 U.S.A. AOL Oct 11th, 2000 : America Online becomes the biggest, richest and most successful Internet company with nearly 30 million subscribers world wide paying the monthly fee to connect to the Internet. AOL which now includes to its CompuServe subsidiary now has stock market value stood of $133bn which is higher than IBM stock market value.

U.S. 2000 U.S.A. Environmental Disaster Oct 11th, 2000 : A major environmental disaster happens when Over 300 gallons of black sludge is released into the Mississippi River near Inez, Kentucky as the result of the collapse of an energy company’s dam resulting in the death of millions of fish and cost nearly 78 million dollars to clean up. the company was charged guilty of Clean Water Act violations.

U.S. 2002 U.S.A. Carter Wins Nobel Peace Prize 11th October, 2002: Former President Jimmy Carter wins the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts at ending the middle east conflict and acting as a mediator between Egypt and Israel .

U.S. 2002 U.S.A. Iraq War Oct 11th, 2002: The United States Senate joined the House of Representatives in approving 77-23 the use of America's military against Iraq.

U.S. 2002 U.S.A. 8th Murder By Washington Beltway sniper Oct 11th, 2002: Kenneth Bridges filling up his car at a gas station near Fredericksburg, Va., was shot to death in the eighth murder linked to the Washington Area sniper. John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo were finally captured on October 24th.

U.S. 2006 U.S.A. Small Plane Crashes Into High Rise New York 11th October, 2006 : A small aircraft crashed into a high-rise building in Manhattan's Upper East Side killing Yankees baseball player Cory Lidle and his flying instructor. The accident caused concern to New Yorkers raising fears of another terrorist strike until the FBI ruled out any terrorist connections.
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U.S. 2007 U.S.A. Army Recruitment Increase Oct 11th, 2007: The numbers of US Army soldiers in the army, army guard and army reserve is set to increase to 547,000, Army Recruitment has come under fire because the number of new recruits have who have not graduated from high school is over 20%.

Mexico 2011 Mexico Hurricane Jova Lands in Mexico Oct 11th, 2011 : Hurricane Jova, a category two storm, hit Mexico's Pacific coast with heavy rain and winds. Weather forecasters warned that although the storm would weaken there could still be a chance for damaging floods and landslides to occur in the area.

2012 Venezuela Chavez Names Vice President

11th October, 2012 : Hugo Chavez, newly re-elected president of Venezuela, announced that Nicolas Maduro would be his new vice president for his next six year term leading the country. Maduro would temporarily be president in the country if Chavez had to step down due to health problems as he has been suffering from cancer.

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2013 United States Football Star's Son Killed

11th October, 2013 : Minnesota Vikings running-back Adrian Peterson's son died. His son was under the care of the mother's boyfriend, Joseph Patterson, and died as a result of abuse. Patterson was being charged. Peterson said he would continue to play football as normal as it gave him comfort.