TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

New Haven Register (New Haven, CT) - - KICKOFF -

TO­DAY’S HIGH­LIGHT Oct. 11, 1942

The World War II Bat­tle of Cape Esper­ance be­gan in the Solomon Is­lands, re­sult­ing in an Amer­i­can vic­tory over the Ja­panese.

ALSO ON THIS DATE 1890

The Daugh­ters of the Amer­i­can Revo­lu­tion was founded in Wash­ing­ton, D.C.

1910

Theodore Roo­sevelt be­came the first former U.S. pres­i­dent to fly in an air­plane dur­ing a visit to St. Louis.

1968

Apollo 7, the first manned Apollo mis­sion, was launched with as­tro­nauts Wally Schirra, Donn Ful­ton Eisele and R. Wal­ter Cun­ning­ham aboard. The gov­ern­ment of Panama was over­thrown in a mil­i­tary coup.

1984

Chal­lenger as­tro­naut Kathryn D. Sul­li­van be­came the first Amer­i­can woman to walk in space as she and fel­low Mis­sion Spe­cial­ist David C. Leestma spent 31⁄2 hours out­side the shut­tle.

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