October 11 in history

October 11, 2009

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.

Sullivan Views the Earth - GPN-2000-001082.jpg

2007 The record high of the Dow Jones Industrial Average occured at 14,198.10 points.

Sourced from Wikipedia & NZ History Online.

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