History of 10 November

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History of 10 November

1917 – 41 suffragists were arrested in front of the White House.

1919 – The American Legion held its first national convention, in Minneapolis, MN.

1928 – Michinomiya Hirohito was enthroned as Emperor of Japan.

1951 – Direct-dial, coast-to-coast telephone service began when Mayor M. Leslie Denning of Englewood, NJ, called his counterpart in Alameda, CA.

1954 – The Iwo Jima Memorial was dedicated in Arlington, VA.

1957 – 102,368 people attended the San Francisco 49ers and Los Angeles Rams game. The crowd was the largest regular-season crowd in NFL history.

1969 – “Sesame Street” made its debut on PBS.

1970 – The Great Wall of China opened for tourism.

1975 – The U.N. General Assembly approved a resolution that equated Zionism with racism. The resolution was repealed in December of 1991.

1975 – The Edmund Fitzgerald, an ore-hauling ship, and its crew of 29 vanished during a storm in Lake Superior.

1976 – The Utah Supreme Court gave approval for Gary Gilmore to be executed, according to his wishes. The convicted murderer was put to death the following January.

1977 – The Major Indoor Soccer League was officially organized in New York City. (New York)

1980 – CBS News anchor Dan Rather claimed he had been kidnapped in a cab. It turned out that Rather had refused to pay the cab fare.

1982 – Soviet leader Leonid I. Brezhnev died of a heart attack at age 75. He was succeeded by Yuri V. Andropov.

1982 – In Washington, DC, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial was opened to visitors.

1984 – The U.S. Postal Service issued a commemorative stamp of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

1986 – Camille Sontag and Marcel Coudari, two Frenchmen were released by the captors that held them in Lebanon.

1988 – The U.S. Department of Energy announced that Texas would be the home of the atom-smashing super-collider. The project was canceled by a vote of the U.S. Congress in Oct. 1993.

1990 – Chandra Shekhar was sworn in as India’s new prime minister.

1991 – Robert Maxwell was buried in Israel, five days after his body was recovered off the Canary Islands.

1993 – John Wayne Bobbitt was acquitted on the charge of marital sexual assault against his wife who sexually mutilated him. Lorena Bobbitt was later acquitted of malicious wounding her husband.

1993 – The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Brady Bill, which called for a five-day waiting period for handgun purchases.

1994 – U.S. officials announced that it planned to stop enforcing the arms embargo against the Bosnian government the following week. The U.N. Security Council was opposed to lifting the ban.

1994 – Iraq recognized Kuwait’s borders in the hope that the action would end trade sanctions.

1995 – Nigeria’s military rulers hanged playwright Ken Saro-Wiwa along with several other anti-government activists.

1995 – In Katmandu, Nepal, searchers rescued 549 hikers after a massive avalanche struck the Himalayan foothills. The disaster left 24 tourists and 32 Nepalese dead.

1996 – Dan Marino (Miami Dolphins) became the first quarterback in NFL history to pass for more than 50,000 yards. (Florida)

1997 – WorldCom Inc. acquired MCI Communication Corporation. It was the largest merger in U.S. history valued at $37 billion.

1997 – A jury in Virginia convicted Mir Aimal Kasi of the murder of two CIA employees in 1993.

1997 – A judge in Cambridge, MA, reduced Louise Woodward’s murder conviction to manslaughter and sentenced the English au pair to time served. She had served 279 days in the death of 8-month-old Matthew Eappen.

1998 – At the White House, “The Virtual Wall” website (www.thevirtualwall.org) was unveiled. The site allows visitors to experience The Wall through the Internet.

1999 – Ted Danson received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

2001 – The World Trade Organization approved China’s membership.

2001 – The musical “Lady Diana – A Smile Charms the World” opened in Germany.

2004 – Yusuf Islam (formerly known as Cat Stevens) was awarded the “Man for Peace” prize in Rome at the opening of a meeting of Nobel Peace Prize laureates.

2006 – Sri Lankan Tamil politician Nadarajah Raviraj is assassinated in Colombo.

2006 – The National Museum of the Marine Corps in Quantico, Virginia is opened and dedicated by U.S. President George W. Bush, who announces that Marine Corporal Jason Dunham will posthumously receive the Medal of Honor.

2008 – Over five months after landing on Mars, NASA declares the Phoenix mission concluded after communications with the lander were lost.

2009 – Ships of the South and North Korean navies skirmish off Daecheong Island in the Yellow Sea.

Celebrating Birthday Today

  • 1981 – Tony Blanco, Dominican baseball player
  • 1981 – Jason Dunham, American soldier, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 2004)
  • 1981 – Ezequiel Garré, the Argentinian footballer
  • 1981 – Paul Kipsiele Koech, Kenyan runner
  • 1981 – Ryback, American wrestler
  • 1981 – Miroslav Slepička, Czech footballer
  • 1981 – Brett Tamburrino, Australian baseball player
  • 1982 – Shane Cansdell-Sherriff, Australian footballer
  • 1982 – Chris Canty, American football player
  • 1982 – Clayton Fortune, English footballer
  • 1982 – Heather Matarazzo, American actress
  • 1982 – Matt Pagnozzi, American baseball player
  • 1982 – Rafael Rosell, Filipino actor, and model
  • 1983 – Brian Dinkelman, American baseball player
  • 1983 – Dinko Felić, Norwegian footballer
  • 1983 – Miranda Lambert, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1983 – Ryan Mattheus, American baseball player
  • 1983 – Craig Smith, American basketball player
  • 1983 – Marius Žaliukas, Lithuanian footballer
  • 1984 – Jarno Mattila, Finnish footballer
  • 1984 – Ludovic Obraniak, Polish footballer
  • 1984 – Kendrick Perkins, American basketball player
  • 1985 – Ricki-Lee Coulter, New Zealand singer-songwriter and dancer
  • 1985 – Daan Huiskamp, Dutch footballer
  • 1985 – Aleksandar Kolarov, Serbian footballer
  • 1985 – Cherno Samba, Gambian footballer
  • 1985 – Krystian Trochowski, German rugby player
  • 1986 – Aaron Crow, American baseball player
  • 1986 – Will Hendry, English footballer
  • 1986 – Josh Peck, American actor
  • 1986 – Goran Jerković, French footballer
  • 1986 – Stanislav Namașco, Moldovan footballer
  • 1986 – Eric Thames, American baseball player
  • 1986 – Samuel Wanjiru, Kenyan runner (d. 2011)
  • 1987 – Sam Malsom, English footballer
  • 1987 – Kana Oya, Japanese model, and actress
  • 1987 – Charles Hamilton, American rapper
  • 1987 – Theo Peckham, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1988 – Massimo Coda, Italian footballer
  • 1988 – Pauleen Luna, Filipino actress
  • 1988 – Aiden Tolman, Australian rugby league player
  • 1989 – Daniel Agyei, Ghanaian footballer
  • 1989 – Luke Daley, English footballer
  • 1989 – Taron Egerton, Welsh actor
  • 1989 – Brendon Hartley, New Zealand race car driver
  • 1989 – Matt Magill, American baseball player
  • 1989 – Adrian Nikçi, Swiss footballer
  • 1989 – Sarah Wells, Canadian hurdler
  • 1990 – Andre Blackman, English footballer
  • 1990 – Marcus Browne, American boxer
  • 1990 – Aaron Murray, American football player
  • 1990 – Robert Primus, Trinidadian footballer
  • 1990 – Kristina Vogel, German track cyclist
  • 1990 – Leo, South Korean singer
  • 1992 – Marko Blaževski, Macedonian swimmer
  • 1992 – Teddy Bridgewater, American football player
  • 1992 – Marek Frimmel, Slovak footballer
  • 1992 – Dimitri Petratos, Australian footballer
  • 1992 – Rafał Wolski, Polish footballer
  • 1992 – Wilfried Zaha, English footballer
  • 1993 – Daieishō Hayato, Japanese sumo wrestler
  • 1994 – Zoey Deutch, American actress
  • 1994 – Claudio Dias, English footballer
  • 1995 – Ralfs Grīnbergs, Latvian ice hockey player
  • 1997 – Benoit Buratti, French skier
  • 1997 – Vasili Chiyurov, Russian footballer
  • 1997 – Federico Dimarco, Italian footballer
  • 1997 – Cao Dong, Chinese footballer
  • 1997 – Marios Georgiou, Cypriot gymnast
  • 1997 – Maurice Gomis, Italian-Senegalese footballer
  • 1997 – Daniel James, Welsh footballer
  • 1997 – Patrik Klačan, Slovak footballer
  • 1997 – Khalil Madovi, British actor
  • 1997 – Dmitri Mitin, Russian footballer
  • 1997 – Dhruv Pratap Singh, Indian cricketer
  • 1997 – Giovanna Scoccimarro, German judoka
  • 1997 – Yuriy Vakulko, Ukrainian footballer
  • 1997 – Jasper van Heertum, Dutch footballer
  • 1997 – Wang Xin, Chinese footballer
  • 1999 – Kiernan Shipka, American actress

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