On This Day for 11th October

Historical Events

  • 1634 the Burchardi flood — "the second Grote Mandrenke" killed around 15,000 men in North Friesland, Denmark and Germany.
  • 1737 Earthquake kills 300,000 and destroys half of Calcutta India
  • 1797 Battle of Camperdown (Kamperduin): English navy defeats Dutch fleet
  • 1945 Chinese civil war begins, Chiang Kai-Shek vs Mao Zedong
  • 1962 2nd Vatican Council (21st ecumenical) convened by Pope John XXIII
  • 1986 Reagan & Gorbachev open talks at a summit in Reykjavik, Iceland

Did You Know?

Albert Einstein informs FDR of possibilities of atomic bomb

On October 11th, 1939

Famous Weddings

Famous Divorces

  • 1939 Actor Jackie Coogan (24) divorces actress Betty Grable (22) after 2 years of marriage