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Retro Baltimore

This Day in History: Oct. 11

In 1975, "Saturday Night Live" premiered on NBC with comic George Carlin as guest host.

1811: The first steam ferry was put into operation between New York City and Hoboken, N.J., by inventor John Stevens.

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1868: Thomas A. Edison filed papers for his first invention, an electrical voice recorder to speed the tabulation of votes in Congress.

1890: The Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in Washington.

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1958: The lunar probe Pioneer 1 was launched.

1968: Apollo 7, the first manned mission of the Apollo series, was launched with astronauts Wally Schirra, Donn Eisele and R. Walter Cunningham.

2002: Former President Jimmy Carter won the Nobel Peace Prize.


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