Monday, October 11, 2010

October 11th

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11th October, 1910: Theodore Roosevelt became the first US president to fly aboard an airplane with Archie Hoxsey, an aviator for the Wright Brothers .

11th October, 1939 : Albert Einstein wrote his famous letter to FDR about the potential of the atomic bomb. In the letter, he argued the scientific feasibility of atomic weapons, and urged the need for development of a US atomic program.

11th October, 1968: Apollo 7, NASA's first three-man space mission, is launched from Cape Canaveral .

11th October, 1975 : The comedy-variety show Saturday Night Live premiered with George Carlin as the host .

11th October, 1984 : Kathy Sullivan becomes the first American woman to walk in space during a Test for orbital refueling on the Space Shuttle Challenger mission STS-41-G .

11th October, 1998 : After a week of heavy currency speculation the dollar settles at it's lowest level against the Japanese Yen with the dollar trading at 116 yen ( current Dollar - Yen Exchange Rate 99 Yen October 2008)

11th October, 2002: Former President Jimmy Carter wins the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts at ending the middle east conflict and acting as a mediator between Egypt and Israel .

11th October, 2010: Kurt and Maria Grimes celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary!

Here's to the next 30!