On This Day

What Happened on October 11

Important Events

  • 1138 Earthquake in Aleppo, Syria, kills an estimated 230,000
  • 1634 Burchardi flood - "the second Grote Mandrenke" kills about 15,000 in North Friesland, Denmark and Germany

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Oct 11 in Sport

  • 2000 South African Cricket Board issues former captain Hansie Cronje with a life ban as a result of match-fixing allegations

Did You Know?

Albert Einstein informs FDR of the possibilities of an atomic bomb

On October 11, 1939

Would You Believe?

First woman FBI "special investigator", Alaska Davidson, appointed

On October 11, 1922

Famous Weddings

  • 1938 American jazz trumpeter and singer Louis Armstrong (37) weds longtime girlfriend Alpha Smith; divorce in 1942
  • 1948 Fellow students Fidel Castro and Mirta Diaz-Balart marry (divorced 1955)
  • 1954 Philippine president Corazon Aquino (21) weds Tarlac governor Benigno Aquino Jr (22) in Pasay City, Philippines

Famous Divorces

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