TODAY IN HISTORY
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT Oct. 11, 1986
President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev opened two days of talks concerning arms control and human rights in Reykjavik, Iceland.
ALSO ON THIS DATE 1905
The Juilliard School was founded as the Institute of Musical Art in New York.
The first American political telecast took place as the Democratic National Committee sponsored a program from a CBS television studio in New York.
Apollo 7, the first manned Apollo mission, was launched with astronauts Wally Schirra, Donn Fulton Eisele and R. Walter Cunningham aboard.
“NBC Saturday Night” (later “Saturday Night Live”) made its debut with guest host George Carlin.