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Today is Friday, October 11th, the 283rd day of the year. There are 82

Daryl Hall

Daryl Hall

days remaining until the end of the year and 75 days remaining until Christmas.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  Breast Cancer Awareness Month,

Adopt A Shelter Dog Month, National Diabetes Month, Cookie Month,

Lupus Awareness Month, Domestic Violence Awareness Month,

Clergy Appreciation Month, Computer Learning Month, National

Pizza Month, National Vegetarian Month, National Popcorn Popping

Granville T. Woods

Granville T. Woods

Month, Seafood Month, American Pharmacist Month, Customer

Service Week, Take Your Teddy Bear to Work Day, It’s My Party Day


Daryl Hall, 71, singer/songwriter (Hall & Oates)

Andrew Woolfolk, 69, musician (Earth, Wind & Fire)



Lennie James, 54, actor

Desmond Mason, 42, basketball player

Terrell Suggs, 37, football player

Mike Conley, Jr., 32, basketball player


Art Blakey, 100, drummer (d. 1990)

Clarence Thomas

Clarence Thomas



1864 – Slavery abolished in Maryland.

1887 – Granville T. Woods patents telephone system and apparatus.

1887 – Alexander Miles patents elevator.

1939 – NAACP organized Legal Defense & Education Fund.

Dennis Rodman

Dennis Rodman

1964 – Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. awarded Nobel Peace Prize.

1969 – Blues artist Muddy Waters involved in a car crash that kills 3.

1981 – LeRoy Irvin sets yards gained on punt returns record (207 yds)

1981 – Unknown singer, Prince opens for Rolling Stones at L.A. Coliseum

1984 – August Wilson’s “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” premieres in New York


Deion Sanders

Deion Sanders

1991 – Anita Hill testifies Clarence Thomas sexually harassed her.

1992 – Deion Saunders plays for Atlanta Falcons (NFL) & Braves (Baseball)

in the same day.

1995 – O. J. Simpson cancels a TV appearance on Dateline.

1997 – Dennis Rodman returns from 2nd longest NBA suspension (11 games).


Being a Libra born on October 11th, your personality is defined by your thoughtfulness and seriousness. While you do have a notable sense of humor, you take you do not take life lightly and are driven to accomplish your goals. Although motivated, you are far from selfish and will take any chance to help out a fellow human being. Your friends and family often marvel at your ability to let the needs of others outweigh your own. You would be surprised to find that many consider you to be the perfect friend.


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