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11 October

1138 – Syria – Earthquake, epicentre in Aleppo, estimated 230,000 killed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1138_Aleppo_earthquake

1303 – Rome – Pope Boniface VIII died. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Boniface_VIII

1634 – Germany – Burchardi flood, up to 15,000 killed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burchardi_flood

1649 – Ireland – Sack of Wexford ended (Irish Confederate Wars). http://bcw-project.org/military/third-civil-war/cromwell-in-ireland/wexford

1727 – GB – Coronation of George II and Caroline of Ansbach. http://www.britroyals.com/kings.asp?id=george2

1776 – USA – Battle of Valcour Island (American Revolutionary War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Valcour_Island


1797 – Holland – Battle of Camperdown (French Revolutionary War). https://youtu.be/ORjlChh0WhA https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Camperdown

1811 – USA – Steamship Juliana began service between New York City and Hoboken. http://www.stevens.edu/sit/about/steamboats.cfm


1865 – Jamaica – Morant Bay rebellion started. https://youtu.be/BEH7fBz4K00 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morant_Bay_rebellion

1899 – South Africa – Second Boer War began. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Boer_War

1918 – Puerto Rico – Earthquake measuring 7.5Mw, followed by tsunami, 116 killed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1918_San_Ferm%C3%ADn_earthquake

1941 – Macedonia – National Liberation War began (WWII). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II_in_Yugoslav_Macedonia

1942 – Solomon Islands – Battle of Cape Esperance began (WWII). http://www.history.navy.mil/research/library/online-reading-room/title-list-alphabetically/s/solomon-islands-campaign-iv-battle-of-cape-esperance.html

1944 – Brazil – NAB plane crashed near Pirapora Airport, MG, 10 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19441011-1

1944 – Australia – Qantas plane crashed at Sydney Harbour-Rose Bay SPB, NSW, 1 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19441011-2

1945 – UK – RCAF plane crashed at Down Ampney RAF Station, 4 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19451011-1

1958 – USA – Pioneer 1 launched. http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/nmc/spacecraftDisplay.do?id=1958-007A

1968 – USA – Appollo 7 launched. http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/apollo/missions/apollo7.html

1982 – England – The wreck of the Mary Rose was salvaged from the Solent, off Portsmouth. http://www.maryrose.org/

1987 – Sri Lanka – Operation Pawan began (Sri Lankan Civil War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Pawan

2002 – Finland – Bomb attack in shopping mall in Vantaa, 7 killed. http://murderpedia.org/male.G/g/gerdt-petri.htm

2008 – Russia – Earthquake measuring 5.8Mw, epicentre in Chechnya, 13 killed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2008_Chechnya_earthquake

York

1727 – Mansion House staged first public entertainment, although building work not completed.