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This Day in History for October 11

1881 – David Houston patents roll film for cameras.

1887 – A. Miles patents elevator.

1890 – Daughters of American Revolution founded.

1929 – JC Penny opens store #1252 in Milford, Delaware, making it a nationwide company with stores in all 48 U.S. states.

1936 – “Professor Quiz” first radio quiz show premieres.

1939 – Albert Einstein informs FDR of the possibilities of an atomic bomb.

1939 – NAACP organized Legal Division & Education Fund.

1956 – American League President Will Harridge bars Washington Senators move to West Coast, unless unanimously approved by the other AL owners.

1968 – Apollo 7 (Shirra, Eisele & Cunningham) made 163 orbits in 260 hours.

1971 – Frank McGee becomes new anchor of Today Show.

1974 – A’s Catfish Hunter charge owner Charlie Finley with breach of contract.

1977 – American inventor Gordon Gould issued his first US patent for a optically pumped laser amplifier, 20 years after first claiming to have invented the laser.

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)

1990 – Oil hits a record $40.42 per barrel.

1991 – Televangelist Jimmy Swaggart seen soliciting a prostitute.

1992 – 1st three-way US presidential debate (George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Ross Perot)

2001 – The Polaroid Corporation files for federal bankruptcy protection.

2012 – A US appeal court overturns a district court ruling banning the sale of Samsung.

2016 – South Korean firm Samsung announces it will permanently stop production of Note 7 phones after complaints devices caught fire.

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