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Born on this Day in History: October 11, 1925 - Elmore Leonard was inspired by Remarque's All Quiet on the Western Front. His determination to be a writer stayed with him through a stint in the Navy and a job in advertising. His early published work was mostly westerns, including 3:10 to Yuma. When that genre became less popular, Leonard turned to crime novels set in Detroit, including Get Shorty, Jackie Brown, and Out of Sight.
On this Day in History: October 11, 1986 - Following up on their successful November 1985 summit meeting in Geneva, President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev meet in Reykjavik, Iceland, to continue discussions about curbing their intermediate missile arsenals in Europe. Just when it appeared that agreement might be reached, the talks fell apart amid accusations and recriminations, and U.S.-Soviet relations took a giant step backwards.