October 11 Holidays

October 11 Holidays & National Days & Fun Days | October 11 Calendar

October 11th Daily Holidays include:

  • General Pulaski Memorial Day
  • International Day of the Girl Child
  • Kimberly Day
  • Myths & Legends Day For All Fantasy Movie, Books, and Legends Cephalopods
  • National Coming Out Day
  • National Food Truck Day
  • National It’s My Party Day
  • National Sausage Pizza Day
  • Southern Food Heritage Day
  • “You Go Girl” Day

October 11: Famous Birthdays

  • Oct. 11, 1835 – Theodore Thomas, American conductor who founded the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (d. 1905)
  • Oct. 11, 1884 – Eleanor Roosevelt, American politician who became the 39th First Lady of the United States (d. 1962)
  • Oct. 11, 1905 – Fred Trump, American real estate entrepreneur (d. 1999)
  • Oct. 11, 1932 – Dottie West, American singer, songwriter, and actress (d. 1991)
  • Oct. 11, 1946 – Daryl Hall, American singer, songwriter, and producer (Hall & Oates)
  • Oct. 11, 1961 – Steve Young, American football player (S.F. 49ers) and sportscaster

October 11: Historical Events

  • Oct. 11, 1138 – One of the most destructive earthquakes hits Aleppo, Syria
  • Oct. 11, 1767 – The survey of the Mason-Dixon line separating the U.S. states of Maryland and Pennsylvania is completed
  • Oct. 11, 1811 – The Juliana is the first steam powered ferry to operate in the New York harbor
  • Oct. 11, 1852 – Australia’s oldest university, the University of Sydney is inaugurated
  • Oct. 11, 1890 – The Daughters of the American Revolution is founded in Washington D.C.
  • Oct. 11, 1910 – U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt becomes the first U.S. President to fly in an airplane
  • Oct. 11, 1937 – The Duke and Duchess of Windsor (Wallis Simpson) tour Nazi Germany for 12 days and meet Adolf Hitler on October 22
  • Oct. 11, 1944 – The Soviet Union annexed the Tuvan People’s Republic
  • Oct. 11, 1968 – Apollo 7, the first successful manned Apollo mission is launched by NASA
  • Oct. 11, 1976 – George Washington is posthumously promoted to the grade of General of the Armies
  • Oct. 11, 1984 – Astronaut Kathryne D. Sullivan becomes the first American woman to perform a space walk
  • Oct. 11, 2000 – NASA launches STS-92, their 100th Space Shuttle mission
  • Oct. 11, 2001 – The Polaroid Corp. files for federal bankruptcy protection

October 11: Music Events

  • Oct. 11, 1975 – Saturday Night Live makes it debut on NBC with two musical guests, Janis Ian and Billy Preston
  • Oct. 11, 1983 – Can’t Slow down is the second solo album released by Lionel Richie
  • Oct. 11, 1986 – When I Think of You by Janet Jackson hits #1 on the Hot 100
  • Oct. 11, 1988 – Touch is the debut album released by Sarah McLachlan
  • Oct. 11, 2003 – Justin Timberlake appears on Saturday Night Live for the first time as the host as well as the musical gues
  • Oct. 11, 2016 – Rod Stewart is knighted at Buckingham Palace
  • More October 11 Music Events

October 11: Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for October 11 is Libra.

October Birthstone:

What is the October Birthstone? Pink Tourmaline and Opal

October’s birthstones are pink tourmaline and opal. Tourmaline, the primary birthstone, is rare because it is one of the few gems that can be found in almost every color. Some pink tourmalines have clarity as transparent as diamonds! Opals, on the other hand, are in a class by themselves.

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