10/11/2020 12:01:00 AM Today In History - October 11
Reprinted By Permission From OnThisDay.com
Today in History in 1868 Thomas Edison patented his first invention – the electric voice machine; in1890 the Daughters of the American Revolution were founded; and in 1983 the last hand-cranked telephones went out of service as 440 telephone customers in Bryant Pond, Maine, were switched over to direct-dial.
Our on this day in history archives contain over 200,000 events, birthdays and deaths from 6,000 years ofhistory. Here is a roundup of a few of them:
1521 - Pope Leo X titles King Henry VIII of England "Defender of the Faith"
1726 - Benjamin Franklin returns to Philadelphia from England
1809 - Along the Natchez Trace in Tennessee, explorer Meriwether Lewis dies under mysterious circumstances at an inn called Grinder's Stand.
1865 - President Andrew Johnson paroles Confederate States VP Alexander H. Stephens
1865 - Paul Bogle led hundreds of black men and women in a march in Jamaica, starting the Morant Bay rebellion.
1868 - Thomas Edison patents his 1st invention: electric voice machine
1871 - Great Chicago Fire is finally extinguished after 3 days, 300 killed
1881 - David Houston patents roll film for cameras
1887 – A. Miles patents elevator
1890 - Daughters of American Revolution founded
1929 - JC Penney opens store #1252 in Milford, Delaware, making it a nationwide company with storesin all 48 U.S. states.
1939 - Albert Einstein informs FDR of possibilities of atomic bomb
1975 - "Saturday Night Live" premieres with guest host George Carlin
1983 - Last hand-cranked telephones US went out of service as 440 telephone customers in Bryant Pond, Maine, were switched over to direct-dial
1984 - 1st space walk by US woman (Dr Kathryn D Sullivan)
1992 - Deion Sanders, plays for Atlanta Falcons (NFL) & Braves (Baseball)
1844 - Henry John Heinz, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, founded prepared-foods company (Heinz-57 varieties), (d. 1919)
1884 - Eleanor Roosevelt, [Anna], New York, 1st lady (1933-1945)/crusader (Nobel 1931), (d. 1962)
1918 - Jerome Robbins, [Rabinowitz], NY, choreographer (Tony-West Side Story)
1925 - Elmore Leonard, US writer (Glitz, Mr Majestyk, Touch, 52 Pick-Up), (d. 2013)
1926 - Earle Hyman, NC, actor (Russell-Cosby, Coriolanus)
1943 - Gene Watson, Palestine Tx, country singer (Heartaches, Love & Stuff)