This Day in History- October 11

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This Day in History- October 11

“People without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture are like a tree without roots.”– Marcus Garvey. History can help us understand the world better through the lessons of the past. Let’s check out what happened on this day in history on October 11.  

What Happened in India on October 11?

1987- Operation Pawan
Operation Pawan was started by the Indian forces in Sri Lanka. It was to take control of Jaffna from the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.

What Happened Around the World on October 11?

Burchardi flood - Wikipedia
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1634- Burchardi Flood
The Burchardi Flood, a storm tide that struck North Frisia on October 11 and 12 killed around 15,000 in North Friesland, Denmark and Germany.

1811- First Steam-Powered Ferry
The Juliana, constructed by Col John Stevens III, began operation as the first steam-powered ferry in New York Harbor.

The University of Sydney (USYD): Rankings, Fees, Courses, Admission 2021,  Eligibility & Scholarships
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1852- University of Sydney
The University of Sydney, the oldest university in Australia and one of the world’s most highly ranked universities was inaugurated on October 11. 

1937- Beginning of the National Liberation War of Macedonia
The National Liberation War of Macedonia began with the Axis Invasion of Yugoslavia so a part of Macedonian communists began a political campaign to resist. 

About Apollo 7, the First Crewed Apollo Space Mission | NASA
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1968- Apollo Mission
NASA launched Apollo 7, the first crewed flight in the mission, that went on to become the first successful manned Apollo mission. 

1987- AIDS Memorial Quilt
The AIDS Memorial Quilt was first displayed during the Second National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights. It was an enormous display to celebrate the lives of those who died of AIDS.

2001- Polaroid Files Bankruptcy
The Polaroid Corporation, known for its instant films and camera, filed for bankruptcy.

Famous Birthdays

Credit: Snap Bollywood

1942- Amitabh Bachchan 
He is a well-known Indian actor, film producer and Television host of the Indian TV Game Show Kaun Banega Crorepati.

1966- Luke Perry 
He is an American actor and became a teen idol for playing Dylan McKay on the Fox television series ‘Beverly Hills’.

Cardi B's Vogue Cover: Unfiltered, Unapologetic, Unbowed | Vogue
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1992- Cardi B
Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar, professionally known as Cardi B, is a famous American rapper.

1993- Hardik Pandya
He is an Indian cricketer, an all-rounder and known for his incredible records in international cricket.

Hope you are now familiar with the events of historical significance that took place on this day in history, October 11. For more such informative content, stay connected to Leverage Edu! For the latest updates around study blogs, you can follow us on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and also subscribe to our newsletter.

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