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History Facts:

11-10-1797 British naval forces defeat Dutch off Camperdown the Netherlands.
11-10-1811 The Juliana the 1st steam-powered ferryboat begins operation.
11-10-1864 slavery abolished in Maryland.
11-10-1890 Daughters of the American Revolution founded
11-10-1927 Lou Gehrig elected MVP
11-10-1943 Yanks beat Cards 4 games to 1 in the world series
11-10-1958 Pioneer 1 launched; 1st spacecraft launched by NASA
11-10-1962 Pope John XXIII convenes Vatican II Council.
11-10-1962 21st Roman Catholic ecumenical council Vatican II opens in Rome.
11-10-1968 Billy Martin named manager of Twins
11-10-1968 Apollo 7 launched 1st of manned Apollo mission
11-10-1969 Soyuz 6 launched; Soyuz 7 & 8 follow in next two days.
11-10-1975 Islander's Bryan Trottier's 1st career hat trick
11-10-1975 Saturday Night Live premiers
11-10-1977 Soyuz 25 returns to Earth
11-10-1980 Cosmonauts Popov & Ryumin set space endurance record of 184 days
11-10-1981 Yanks beat Brewers 7-3 & win only Eastern Championship Series
11-10-1984 Kathy Sullivan becomes 1st American woman to walk in space.
11-10-1987 200 000 gays march for civil rights in Washington.

Famous Birthdays:

11-10-1758 Wilhelm Olbers, discoverer of asteroids Pallas & Vesta
11-10-1844 Henry John Heinz, founded a prepared-foods company
11-10-1884 Eleanor Roosevelt, crusader
11-10-1885 Francois Mauriac, French novelist, poet, playwright (Nobel 1952)
11-10-1897 George Preston Marshall, NFL team owner (Washington Redskins)
11-10-1900 Cal Hubbard, NFL tackle (Giants, Packers, Pittsburgh Pirates)
11-10-1906 Earl (Dutch) Clark, NFL quarterback (Portsmouth Spartans, Detroit)
11-10-1910 Joseph Alsop, newspaper columnist
11-10-1918 Jerome Robbins, choreographer
11-10-1932 Dottie West, country singer
11-10-1937 Ron Leibman
11-10-1949 Daryl Hall, Rocker