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This Day in History for October 11

This Day In History1726 – Benjamin Franklin returns to Philadelphia from England.

1881 – David Houston patents roll film for cameras.

1890 – Daughters of the American Revolution founded.

1922 – First woman FBI “special investigator” appointed (Alaska Davidson)

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

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

1939 – Gertrude Lawrence’s “Skylark” premieres in NYC.

1948 – “Love Life” opens at 46th St. Theater NYC for 252 performances.

1950 – The U.S. Federal Communications Commission issues the first license to broadcast television in color, to CBS.

1958 – “Goldilocks” opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC for 161 performances.

1962 – 1st appearance of a Gabor sister on Merv Griffin Show.

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

1971 – 60th Davis Cup: USA beats Romania in Charlotte (3-2).

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

1975 – “Saturday Night Live” created by Lorne Michaels premieres on NBC with George Carlin as host.

1979 – Allan McLeod Cormack & Godfrey Newbold Hounsfield win Nobel Prize for medicine for developing CAT scan.

1983 – Last hand-cranked telephones in U.S. went out of service as 440 telephone customers in Bryant Pond, Maine, were switched over to direct-dial.

1990 – Oil hits a record $40.42 per barrel.

1991 – Televangelist Jimmy Swaggart seen soliciting a prostitute.

2001 – The Polaroid Corporation files for federal bankruptcy protection.

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

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