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  • Zengid dynasty (now Syria)
    Tuesday Oct 11, 1138

    Disasters with highest death tolls

    1138 Aleppo Earthquake

    Zengid dynasty (now Syria)
    Tuesday Oct 11, 1138

    The 1138 Aleppo earthquake was among the deadliest earthquakes in history. Its name was taken from the city of Aleppo, in northern Syria, where the most casualties were sustained. The quake occurred on 11 October 1138 and was preceded by a smaller quake on the 10th. However, the figure of 230,000 dead is based on a historical conflation of this earthquake with earthquakes in November 1137 on the Jazira plain and the large seismic event of 30 September 1139 in the Transcaucasian city of Ganja. The first mention of a 230,000 death toll was by Ibn Taghribirdi in the fifteenth century.




  • South Africa
    Wednesday Oct 11, 1899

    Second Boer War

    War was declared

    South Africa
    Wednesday Oct 11, 1899

    War was declared on 11 October 1899 with a Boer offensive into the British-held Natal and Cape Colony areas. The Boers had about 33,000 soldiers, and decisively outnumbered the British, who could move only 13,000 troops to the front line.




  • Wuchang, Wuhan, Hubei, China
    Wednesday Oct 11, 1911

    Xinhai Revolution

    The Revolutionaries Captured The Entire City of Wuchang

    Wuchang, Wuhan, Hubei, China
    Wednesday Oct 11, 1911

    The revolt was a success; the entire city of Wuchang was captured by the revolutionaries on the morning of 11 October. That evening, they established a tactical headquarters and announced the establishment of the "Military Government of Hubei of Republic of China". The conference chose Li Yuanhong as the governor of the temporary government. Qing officers like the bannermen Duanfang and Zhao Erfeng were killed by the revolutionary forces.




  • Cuba
    Monday Oct 11, 1948

    Fidel Castro

    Marriage

    Cuba
    Monday Oct 11, 1948

    He married Mirta Díaz Balart, a student from a wealthy family, through whom he was exposed to the lifestyle of the Cuban elite. The relationship was a love match, disapproved of by both families, but Díaz Balart's father gave them tens of thousands of dollars, along with Batista, to spend on a three-month New York City honeymoon.




  • Liberia
    Tuesday Oct 11, 2005

    George Weah

    The First Round of The 2005 Elections

    Liberia
    Tuesday Oct 11, 2005

    Following the end of the Second Liberian Civil War, Weah announced his intention to run for President of Liberia in the 2005 elections, forming the Congress for Democratic Change to back his candidacy. Weah obtained a plurality of votes in the first round of voting on 11 October, garnering 28.3% of the vote. This qualified him to compete in a run-off election against Sirleaf, the second placed candidate.




  • Seoul, South Korea
    Tuesday Oct 11, 2016

    Samsung

    Samsung Recalled All Galaxy Note7 Smartphones Worldwide

    Seoul, South Korea
    Tuesday Oct 11, 2016

    However, in early September 2016, Samsung suspended sales of the phone and announced an informal recall. This occurred after some units of the phones had batteries with a defect that caused them to produce excessive heat, leading to fires and explosions. Samsung replaced the recalled units of the phones with a new version; however, it was later discovered that the new version of the Galaxy Note 7 also had the battery defect. Samsung recalled all Galaxy Note7 smartphones worldwide on 10 October 2016, and permanently ended production of the phone the following day.




  • Netherlands
    Tuesday Oct 11, 2016

    Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge

    First solo foreign Trip

    Netherlands
    Tuesday Oct 11, 2016

    On 11 October 2016, the Duchess made her first solo foreign trip to The Netherlands.


  • Menlo Park, California, U.S.
    Wednesday Oct 11, 2017

    Facebook, Inc.

    Facebook introduced The 3D Posts Feature

    Menlo Park, California, U.S.
    Wednesday Oct 11, 2017

    On October 11, 2017, Facebook introduced the 3D Posts feature to allow for uploading interactive 3D assets.


  • Futian District, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
    Friday Oct 11, 2019

    OnePlus

    OnePlus 7T Pro McLaren Edition

    Futian District, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
    Friday Oct 11, 2019

    After the success of the Oneplus 6T McLaren Edition, OnePlus announced their second collaboration with McLaren introducing the OnePlus 7T Pro McLaren Edition.


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