October 11: Fun Facts about Today in History

Today in History


Happy Birthday! (October 11, 1884)
Eleanor Roosevelt, American humanitarian and politician, 39th First Lady of the United States. photo source:

(October 11, 1958)
NASA launches Pioneer 1, its first space probe, but it is unable to maintain a stable position in the solar system after launch. photo source:

(October 11, 1984)
Astronaut Kathryn D. Sullivan makes history as the first American woman in space on board the Space Shuttle Challenger. photo source:

(October 11, 2000)
The International Women of the Year Association honoured Russian cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman in space, with the title of Greatest Woman Achiever of the Century during a ceremony in London. photo source:

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