This Date in History Calender- October 11

In civil rights, Feminism, politics, television, Vietnam War, World War II on October 11, 2007 by Editor Z

Courtesy:, Wikipedia, History Channel

1906: The San Fransisco Public School Board enacts an order that all Japanese School Students within the municipalities Public Schools must be taught in a segregated environment, separated by race.

1929: JC Penny officially becomes a national chain store with stores in all forty-eight states when it opens its 1252nd store in Delaware.

1939: A month following the invasion of Poland by Nazi Germany and the spreading of World War II, Nobel Prize winning Scientist Albert Einstein’s letter is recieved by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt of the then neutral United States, regarding the atomic bomb.

1950: The television era begins but receives some resistance from an anxious radio industry, when CBS becomes the first television station to receive a licence from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to broadcast television in color. The Radio Corporation of America (RCA) pushed back delaying the licence taking effect for nearly two years, but after around two years their efforts proved futile and unsuccessful.

1954: As the first Indochina War rages, the Vietminh headed by Nationalist Pro-communist leader Ho Chi Minh and General Vo Nguyen Giap seize the Northern territory

1975: The world of late night television is changed forever, when the late night Comedy sketch show Saturday Night Live premiered on NBC. The cast was composed of; Michael O Donahue, Garret Morris, Lorraine Newman, Chevy Chase, Gilda Radner, Dan Akroyd, John Belushi, and Bill Murray. Comedian George Carlin would be the shows first guest host, as Janis Ian and Billy Preston were the first musical guests.

1984: the gender barrier is broken in the world of space, when on the Space Shuttle Challenger astronaut Kathryn Sullivan becomes the first American woman to venture out into space and perform a space walk.

1986: A seminal moment in the effort to bring the 39 year old Cold war between the United States and the Soviet Union, when in Reykjavik, Iceland Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev and U.S President Ronald Reagan meet in an attempt to continue discussions about reducing the arsenals of intermediate missiles stationed in Europe.

1987: A strong moment for those in the still young gay rights movement, when 200,000 citizens rally in Washington D.C for gay and lesbian rights, following the U.S supreme Court’s ruling upholding the state of Georgia’s anti- sodomy laws in the case of Bowers vs. Hardwick, as well as the Federal governments anemic response to the AIDS epidemic.

1991: Amidst the tension of a controversial conformation period of then U.S Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, Anita Hill who alleged that Thomas sexually harassed her when she worked for him at the Office of Economic Equality, testifies before the U.S Senate Judiciary Committee.


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