On This Day in History for October 11 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 133 of 133

  • 1984 NASA launches space vehicle S-208
  • 1984 VP candidates' debate - Geraldine Ferraro (D) & George H. W. Bush (R)
  • 1985 Atlantis (51-J) returns to Kennedy Space Center via Kelly AFB
  • 1985 US intercepts Egyptian Boeing with Achille Lauro terrorists
  • 1987 200,000 gays march for civil rights in Washington
  • 1990 Center for Urban archaeology opens in NYC South Street Seaport Museum
  • 1990 Octavio Paz wins Nobel Prize for literature
  • 1990 Oil hits a record $40.42 per barrel
  • 1990 Libya's Qadhafi says Israel must be eliminated
  • 1990 UK Foreign Secretary Douglas Hurd says force would be used if Iraq does not withdraw from Kuwait
  • 1991 Anita Hill testifies Clarence Thomas sexually harrased her
  • 1991 Televangelist Jimmy Swaggart seen soliciting a prostitute

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1992 1st three-way US presidential debate (George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Ross Perot)

42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton
41st US President George H. W. Bush
41st US President
George H. W. Bush
  • 1992 Toronto down 6-1 in 7th beats A's 7-6 in 11th in AL playoff
  • 1993 Norwegian Rushdie publisher William Nygaard injured in attack
  • 1993 US warship Harlan County anchors off Port-au-Prince Haiti
  • 1994 Russian ruble decreases to 3,926 rubles per dollar
  • 1994 Space shuttle STS-68 (Endeavour 7), lands

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1994 Nobel Prize in economics is awarded to John Harsanyi, John Nash and Reinhard Selten for their "pioneering analysis of equilibria in the theory of non-cooperative games"

Mathematician and Economist John Nash
Mathematician and Economist
John Nash
  • 1995 John Bobbitt has plastic surgery to increase his penis 3 inches
  • 1996 Ford buys rights to named Detroit domed stadium for $40 million
  • 1998 A Congo Airlines Boeing 727 is shot down by rebels in Kindu, Democratic Republic of the Congo, killing 40 people.
  • 2000 The 100th Space Shuttle mission (STS-92) is flown.
  • 2001 The Polaroid Corporation files for federal bankruptcy protection.
  • 2002 A bomb attack in a shopping mall in Vantaa, Finland kills seven.
  • 2012 A further 83 people are killed throughout Syria by the Syrian army
  • 2012 A US appeal court overturns a district court ruling banning the sale of Samsung

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2012 Mo Yan, a hallucinatory realist writer, wins the 2012 Nobel Prize for Literature

Novelist Mo Yan
Mo Yan
  • 2013 10 people are killed and a hospital fire in Fukuoka prefecture, Japan
  • 2013 27 people are killed after a migrant boat sinks in the Channel of Sicily
  • 2013 The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons wins the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize
  • 2015 Nepal's parliament elects Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli, leader of the Nepal-Unified Marxist Leninist party, as Prime Minister
  • 2016 South Korean firm Samsung announces it will permanently stop production of Note 7 phones after complaints devices caught fire

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