Today is Monday October 11th. It’s Columbus Day, Indigenous Peoples Day, National Sausage Pizza Day, National Kick-Butt Day, Thanksgiving (in Canada), National Spread Joy Day and National You Go Girl Day
There are 19 days until Halloween
There are 26 days remaining until Daylight Saving Time Ends
There are 44 days until Thanksgiving
Today is the day that…
— in 1881, David Houston patents roll film for cameras
— in 1887, African-American inventor Alexander Miles patents the elevator
— in 1929, JC Penney opens a store in Milford, Delaware, making it a nationwide company with stores in all (at the time 48) U.S. states
— in 1950, The Federal Communications Commission issues the first license to broadcast television in color to CBS
— in 1968, Apollo 7, the first manned Apollo mission, was launched with astronauts Wally Schirra, Donn Fulton Eisele and R. Walter Cunningham aboard
— in 1975, Bill and Hillary Clinton got married
— also in 1975, Saturday Night Live debuted on NBC (then called just “Saturday Night”, to avoid confusion with a similarly named Howard Cosell show on ABC), with George Carlin as the first host, and two musical guests: Billy Preston and Janis Ian
— in 1981, Opening a show for The Rolling Stones at Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, Prince gets booed off the stage. He would never again perform as an opening act.
— in 1983, Lionel Richie releases his second solo album, Can’t Slow Down, which goes on to sell over 10 million copies in America
— in 1984, Space Shuttle Challenger astronaut Kathryn Sullivan became the first American woman to walk in space
— in 1986, “When I Think of You” by Janet Jackson goes to #1 on the Hot 100, making her and Michael the first siblings to land #1 solo singles on the chart
— also in 1986, President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev open historic talks at a summit in Reykjavik, Iceland
— in 1987, the world’s largest pizza was baked in Havana, Florida, cut into 94,248 slices
— in 1990, Drummer Dave Grohl played his first gig with Nirvana when they appeared at the North Shore Surf Club in Olympia, Washington
— in 1991, Redd Foxx died at age 68 from a heart attack while rehearsing for his new TV show, The Royal Family
— also in 1991, Televangelist Jimmy Swaggart was found, for the second time, in the company of a prostitute when he was pulled over by the California Highway Patrol for driving on the wrong side of the road
— in 1992, George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Ross Perot hold their first presidential debate
— also in 1992, Deion Sanders played in a Atlanta Falcons game at Miami and then flew to Pittsburgh, to suit up for the Atlanta Braves’ Game 5 League Championship Series against the Pirates. Sanders did not play in the baseball game, though.
— in 1997, Elton John’s Candle in the Wind ’97 tribute to Princess Diana hits #1 in the US
— in 2001, The Polaroid Corporation files for federal bankruptcy protection
— in 2004, The Vote for Change tour wraps up in Washington, DC. with a concert featuring Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam, R.E.M., The Dave Matthews Band, Dixie Chicks and James Taylor
— in 2006, Yankees pitcher Cory Lidle was killed in a small engine plane crash. His jet hit a NYC building as three others were killed in the explosion. His passport and body were found in the street
— in 2006, the show-within-a-show sitcom 30 Rock premiered on NBC, starring Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin
— in 2010, George Michael was released from Highpoint Prison in Suffolk, England after serving a four-week sentence for driving under the influence of drugs.
— in 2010, Courteney Cox and David Arquette announced their split
— in 2016, Rod Stewart is knighted at Buckingham Palace, becoming Sir Roderick David Stewart
— also in 2016, Samsung announces it will permanently stop production of Note 7 phones after complaints the devices caught fire
— and in 2020, the LA Lakers beat the Miami Heat 106-93 in Game 6 of the COVID bubble-delayed NBA Finals to win a record-tying 17th title. LeBron James is named series MVP, becoming the first to win the award with 3 different teams.
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