On October 11:
1852 Australia’s oldest University, the University of Sydney, was inaugurated
1861 The first Cobb & Co coach ran from Dunedin to Gabriels Gully.
1884 Eleanor Roosevelt, US First Lady, was born.
1899 The Second Boer War began.
1926 Neville Wran, Premier of New South Wales, was born
1984 Astronaut Kathryn D. Sullivan beccame the first Americanwoman to perform a space walk.
2007 The record high of the Dow Jones Industrial Average occured at 14,198.10 points.
Sourced from Wikipedia & NZ History Online.