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This Day In History: Oct. 11

This Day in History

1614: The New Netherlands Company is chartered.
1776: Benedict Arnold's Lake Champlain fleet is defeated at Valcour.
1890: The Daughters of the American Revolution is founded.
1962: Pope John XXIII convenes Vatican Council II in Rome.
1968: Apollo 7 is launched from Cape Kennedy, FL, with three astronauts aboard; it will orbit the earth 163 times before landing on October 22.
2002: A day after the House votes, 296-133, to authorize military force against Iraq; the Senate passes an identical measure, 77-23.

Today's Birthdays

1671: Frederick IV, king of Denmark (Copenhagen, Denmark; died 1730)
1844: Henry Heinz, food manufacturer (Pittsburgh, PA; died 1919)
1872: Harlan Fiske Stone, chief justice of the Supreme Court (Chesterfield, NH; died 1946)
1881: Hans Kelsen, legal philosopher (Prague, Austria-Hungary--now in Czech Republic; died 1973)
1884: Eleanor Roosevelt, first lady of the United States (New York, NY; died 1962)
1885: Francois Mauriac, writer, Nobel Prize winner (Bordeaux, France; died 1970)
1918: Jerome Robbins, choreographer (New York, NY; died 1998)
1919: Art Blakey, jazz musician (Pittsburgh, PA; died 1990)
1925: Elmore Leonard, mystery writer (New Orleans, LA)
1932: Dottie West, singer (McMinnville, TN; died 1991)
1937: Ron Leibman, actor (New York, NY)
1939: Maria Bueno, tennis champion (São Paulo, Brazil)
1948: Daryl Hall, musician/singer (Pottstown, PA)
1961: Steve Young, football quarterback (Salt Lake City, UT)
1962: Joan Cusack, actress (Evanston, IL)
1966: Luke Perry, actor (Fredericktown, OH)
1969: Orlando Hernandez, baseball player (Villa Clara, Cuba)

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