What Happened on November 10

Historical Events

  • 1619 René Descartes has the dreams that inspire his "Meditations on First Philosophy"
  • 1674 Dutch formally cede New Netherlands (NY) to English
  • 1885 Gottlieb Daimler unveils the world's first motorcycle
  • 1918 Western Union Cable Office in North Sydney, Nova Scotia receives a top-secret coded message from Europe stating on November 11, 1918 all fighting would cease on land, sea and in the air
  • 1989 Germans begin demolishing the Berlin Wall
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Did You Know?

Henry Morton Stanley encounters David Livingstone at Ujiji, near Lake Tanganyika in Central Africa, with the immortal words 'Dr Livingstone, I presume?'

On November 10, 1871

Famous Weddings

  • 1926 Belgium crown prince Leopold weds princess Astrid Bernadotte of Sweden
  • 1963 Actress Doris Roberts (33) weds novelist William Goyen (48)
  • 1965 Neth 2nd Chamber accept marriage of Princess Beatrice & Claus von Amsberg
  • 1973 Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully (45) weds Sandra Hunt
  • 1977 Actor Bryan Cranston (21) weds writer Mickey Middleton

Famous Divorces

  • 1975 Journalist Ben Bradlee (54) divorces Antoinette Pinchot after 19 years of marriage
  • 2004 Talk show host Ricki Lake and Rob Sussman divorce after 10 years of marriage
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