On this day in History -- October 11th

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On October 11th, various significant events have taken place throughout history. Here is a summary of some notable occurrences on this day:


2002 - Jimmy Carter Awarded Nobel Peace Prize
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on October 11th, 2002, for his efforts in promoting peace, democracy and human rights worldwide.


1971 - Release of John Lennon's "Imagine"
On October 11th, 1971, John Lennon's iconic song "Imagine" was released. The song, with its powerful message of unity and peace, has become one of Lennon's most recognized and enduring works .


1975 - Bruce Springsteen's First Pop Hit
Bruce Springsteen achieved his first pop hit on October 11th, 1975, with the release of his album "Born to Run. " The title track gained widespread popularity and solidified Springsteen's status as a rock music icon.


1962 - Vatican II Opens
Pope John XXIII opened the Second Vatican Council, also known as Vatican II, on October 11th, 1962. This historic event brought significant changes to the Catholic Church, including liturgical reforms and increased engagement with the modern world.


1899 - Boer War Begins
The Boer War, a conflict between the British Empire and the Boer states in South Africa, commenced on October 11th, 1899. The war lasted until 1902 and had a profound impact on the region's history and the future of South Africa .
These are just a few highlights of the events that have occurred on October 11th throughout history. Exploring these moments allows us to appreciate the diverse tapestry of historical milestones and the individuals who have shaped our world.


SOURCES:
This Day in History - October 11
Jimmy Carter - Facts, Presidency & Nobel Prize

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