October 11, 1977 in History

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Events in History

1stHistoric Invention

American inventor Gordon Gould issued his first US patent for a optically pumped laser amplifier, 20 years after first claiming to have invented the laser

Physicist Gordon Gould
Gordon Gould
  • Soyuz 25 returns to Earth

Birthdays in History

  • Claudia Palacios, Colombian television journalist

Deaths in History

  • MacKinlay Kantor, American author (b. 1904)
  • Mason Gross, professor (Think Fast, 2 for the Money), dies at 66