On This Day in History for November 10

Events in History

Events 1 - 100 of 122

  • 911 Conrad I elecect German King
  • 1444 Battle at Varna, Black Sea: Sultan Murad II beats crusaders
  • 1526 John I Zapolyai of Transsylvania chosen as king of Hungary
  • 1544 Flemish painter Jan Matsys banished from Antwerp for religious beliefs
  • 1567 Battle at St-Denis: French government army vs Huguenots
  • 1584 Willem Louis of Nassau appointed viceroy of Friesland

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1619 René Descartes has the dream that inspire his "Meditations on First Philosophy"

Philosopher René Descartes
Philosopher
René Descartes
  • 1630 Failed palace revolution in France against Richelieu
  • 1674 Dutch formally cede New Netherlands (New York) to the English
  • 1687 Pope Innocent XI publishes decree Coelestis pastor
  • 1697 English parliament accept army reduction
  • 1766 The last Colonial governor of New Jersey, William Franklin, signs the charter of Queen's College (later renamed Rutgers University).
  • 1775 The Second Continental Congress forms Continental Marines, precursor to the United States Marine Corps
  • 1793 France ends forced worship of God
  • 1801 Kentucky outlaws duelling
  • 1808 Osage Treaty / Treaty of Fort Clark, Osage Nation cedes territory in Missouri and Arkansas to the US

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1834 HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin sails from Valparaiso

Naturalist Charles Darwin
Naturalist
Charles Darwin
  • 1836 Louis Napoleon banished to America
  • 1847 The passenger ship Stephen Whitney is wrecked in thick fog off the southern coast of Ireland, killing 92 of the 110 on board. The disaster results in the construction the Fastnet Rock lighthouse.

Agreement'Dr. Livingstone, I presume?'

1871 Henry Morton Stanley encounters David Livingstone at Ujiji, near Lake Tanganyika in Central Africa, with the immortal words 'Dr Livingstone, I presume?'

  • 1878 Aleksandr Ostrovsky's "Bespridannitsa" premieres in Moscow
  • 1883 Toronto Argonauts defeat Ottawa FC 9-7, for 1st ORFU Championship
  • 1885 German engineer Gottlieb Daimler unveils the world's first motorcycle
  • 1891 1st Women's Christian Temperance Union meeting held (in Boston)
  • 1891 Granville T Woods patents electric railway
  • 1892 1st CRU championship game: Osgoode Hall defeats Montreal, 45-5
  • 1894 Fred Lugard signs accord with king Lafia "Absalamu" of Nikki
  • 1898 Race riot in Wilmington, NC (8 blacks killed)
  • 1905 Sailors join the rebellion at Kronstadt naval base in Russia
  • 1908 1st Gideon Bible put in a hotel room
  • 1910 The date of Thomas A. Davis' opening of the San Diego Army and Navy Academy, though the official founding date is November 23, 1910.

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1911 Andrew Carnegie forms Carnegie Corporation for scholarly and charitable works

Industrialist and Philanthropist Andrew Carnegie
Industrialist and Philanthropist
Andrew Carnegie
  • 1911 Chinese Imperial army recaptures Nanking (blood bath)
  • 1917 41 suffragists are arrested in front of White House
  • 1917 Faure's 2nd Violo Sonate premieres

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1917 New bolshevik government under Lenin suspends freedom of press (temporary) during October Revolution

Marxist Revolutionary and Soviet Leader Vladimir Lenin
Marxist Revolutionary and Soviet Leader
Vladimir Lenin

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1918 German Emperor Wilhelm II flees to Netherlands

German Emperor and King of Prussia Wilhelm II
German Emperor and King of Prussia
Wilhelm II
  • 1918 Independence of Poland proclaimed by Józef Pilsudski
  • 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
  • 1919 1st observance of National Book Week
  • 1919 American Legion's 1st national convention (Minneapolis)

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1920 George Bernard Shaw's "Heartbreak House" premieres in NYC

  • 1923 German ex-crown prince flees Netherlands for Germany
  • 1924 Dion O'Banion, leader of the North Side Gang is assassinated in his flower shop by members of Johnny Torrio's gang, sparking the bloody gang war of the 1920s in Chicago.
  • 1926 Guomindang-regring deallocates seat of Kanton to Wuhan (Hankou)

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1926 Vincent Massey becomes 1st Canadian minister to USA

Governor General of Canada Vincent Massey
Governor General of Canada
Vincent Massey
  • 1928 Hirohito's official coronation as Emperor of Japan
  • 1933 Black Blizzard snowstorm-duststorm rages from SD to Atlantic

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1937 Brazilian dictator Getulio Vargas proclaims "Estado novo"

President and Dictator of Brazil Getulio Vargas
President and Dictator of Brazil
Getulio Vargas
  • 1938 8.3 earthquake shakes East of Shumagin Islands, Alaska
  • 1938 Nobel for literature awarded to Pearl Buck (Good Earth)
  • 1938 Second day of Kristallnacht: pogrom against the Jews in Germany and Austria after assassination of a German diplomat in Paris
  • 1942 Philip Barry's "Without Love" premieres in NYC
  • 1942 US troops occupy airport of Port-Lyautey, Morocco
  • 1942 US-British troops occupies Oran, Algeria
  • 1944 German riots in Rotterdam/Schiedam 52,000 men sent to Germany
  • 1944 US 9th Army takes Margraten cemetery
  • 1944 Ammunition ship USS Mount Hood (AE-11) exploded at Seeadler Harbour, Manus, Admiralty Islands
  • 1945 General Enver Hoxha becomes leader of Albania
  • 1945 Heavy battle in Surabaya between Indonesian nationalists and returning colonialists after World War II, celebrated as Heroes' Day (Hari Pahlawan).
  • 1946 Communists win many seats at French parliamentary election
  • 1950 Clifford Odet's "Country Girl" premieres in NYC
  • 1950 Jacobo Arbenz Guzman elected president of Guatemala

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1950 Nobel for literature awarded to William Faulkner

Author and Nobel Laureate William Faulkner
Author and Nobel Laureate
William Faulkner
  • 1951 1st long distance telephone call without operator assistance
  • 1952 Trygve Lie resigns as 1st Sectary General of the United Nations
  • 1953 Giants end their tour of Japan (players got $331 of $3,000 promised)

Victory in battleRaising the Flag on Iwo Jima

1954 Iwo Jima Memorial (servicemen raising US flag) dedicated in Arlington

  • 1954 Lt Col John Stapp travels at 632 mph in a rocket sled
  • 1958 Bertolt Brecht's play " The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui" premieres in Stuttgart, West Germany
  • 1965 Manneke Pis statue stolen in Brussels
  • 1966 Jack Lynch becomes Irish premier (Taoiseach)
  • 1966 Lunar Orbiter 2 reaches 196-1871 km around Moon
  • 1968 Launch of Zond 6, 2nd unmanned circumlunar & return flight

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1968 Portuguese socialist Mário Soares freed

President of Portugal Mário Soares
President of Portugal
Mário Soares
  • 1970 Luna 17, with unmanned self-propelled Lunokhod 1, is launched
  • 1971 Joe Torre wins NL MVP, Vida Blue wins AL MVP
  • 1974 2nd meeting of Giants-Jets, Jets even series at 1 with 26-20 OT win
  • 1975 Ore ship Edmund Fitzgerald & crew of 29 lost in storm on Lake Superior

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1975 PLO leader Yasser Arafat addresses UN in NYC

Palestinian Leader Yasser Arafat
Palestinian Leader
Yasser Arafat
  • 1975 Royals release slugger Harmon Killebrew, ending his 22-year career
  • 1975 UN General Assembly approves resolution equating Zionism with racism
  • 1976 Utah Supreme Court approves execution of convicted murderer Gary Gilmore
  • 1977 Amsterdam: Red Army Faction terrorists Gert Schneider/Christof Wackernagel arrested
  • 1978 Israel's top negotiators broke away from Middle East peace talks
  • 1978 Yanks trade Lyle, Rajsich, McCall, Heath & Ramos to Texas for Righetti, Mirabella, Beniquez, Jemison & Griffin
  • 1979 Train detrailment in Mississauga, Ontario; a 106 car train derails causing the evacuation of 200,000 people
  • 1980 Poland acknowledges Solidarity union
  • 1980 Iraq captures southern port of Khorramshahr
  • 1981 Ernest Thompson's "West Side Waltz" premieres in NYC
  • 1982 IMF lends Mexico $3.8 billion due to threatened bankrupcy
  • 1982 Susan Cooper/Hume Cronyn's "Foxfire" premieres in NYC
  • 1982 Vietnam Veterans Memorial opened
  • 1983 US Federal government shut down
  • 1984 Miami Hurricanes blows 31-0 lead in 3rd quarter lose to Md 42-40
  • 1986 Bangladeshi Constitution restored
  • 1987 Steve Bedrosian edges Rick Sutcliffe 57-55 to win NL Cy Young Award
  • 1988 China confirms earthquake death toll will rise above current 938
  • 1988 NY's MTA announces it may replace tokens with credit card type passes
  • 1988 Orel Hershiser (23-8) is a unanimous choice as NL Cy Young Award

Birthdays in History

  • 745 Musa al-Kazim, Shia Imam (d. 799)
  • 1341 Henry Percy, 1st Earl of Northumberland, English statesman (d. 1408)
  • 1433 Charles of Charolais, the Bold, Duke of Burgundy/polyglot
  • 1467 Charles of Egmond, duke of Gelre/earl of Zutphen [or Nov 9]
  • 1480 Bridget of York, English princess and nun (d. 1517)

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1483 Martin Luther, German theologian and key figure in the Protestant Reformation, born in Eisleben, Saxony, Holy Roman Empire (d. 1546)

Founder of Protestanism Martin Luther
Founder of Protestanism
Martin Luther
  • 1565 Robert Devereux 2nd Earl of Essex/cousin/lover of Elizabeth I
  • 1565 Laurentius Paulinus Gothus, Swedish theologian and astronomer (d. 1646)
  • 1577 Jacob Cats, [Father Cats], Dutch grand pensionary/poet (Houwelyck)
  • 1620 Ninon de l'Enclos, French courtesan and writer (d. 1705)
  • 1668 Louis III, Prince of Condé (d. 1710)
  • 1683 George II [August], king of England (1727-60)
  • 1695 John Bevis, English physician and astronomer (d. 1771)
  • 1697 William Hogarth, England, satiric painter/engraver (Rake's Progress)
  • 1710 Adam Gottlob Moltke, Danish statesman (d. 1792)
  • 1730 Oliver Goldsmith, Ireland, novelist/dramatist (She Stoops to Conquer) (d. 1774)
  • 1735 Granville Sharp, English abolishionist (d. 1813)
  • 1793 Jared Kirtland, US, physician/naturalist/reformed penitentiaries
  • 1801 Vladimir Dal, Russian lexicographer (d. 1872)
  • 1810 George Jennings English sanitary engineer (d. 1882)
  • 1819 Cyrus West Field, financier/success of 1st transatlantic cable
  • 1827 Alfred Howe Terry, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1890)
  • 1830 Albert Gallatin Jenkins, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1864)
  • 1834 Jose Hernandez, Argentina poet (MartinFierro)
  • 1834 Wager Swayne, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1902)
  • 1844 Henry Eyster Jacobs, American theologian (d. 1932)

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1845 John Thompson, 4th Prime Minister of Canada (C: 1892-94), born in Halifax, Nova Scotia (d. 1894)

4th Prime Minister of Canada John Thompson
4th Prime Minister of Canada
John Thompson
  • 1855 Josiah Royce, US, philosopher (conception of God)
  • 1861 Robert T A Innes, astronomer (Proxima Centauri), born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 1868 Gichin Funakoshi, Japanese martial artist (d. 1957)
  • 1871 Winston Churchill, US, author (Crisis, Crossing)
  • 1879 Nicholas Vachel Lindsay, US, poet (Gen William Booth enters Heaven)
  • 1879 Patrick Pearse, Irish political activist (d. 1916)
  • 1880 Aart A van Schelven, Dutch church historian (Willem of Orange)
  • 1880 Jacob Epstein, sculptor (Adam, Jacob & the Angel)
  • 1882 Max Mell, Austria officer/literary (Donauweibchen)
  • 1884 Jan van Nijlen, Flemish poet/author (Bird Phoenix)
  • 1887 Arnold Zweig, German antifascist/author (Erziehung vor Verdun)
  • 1888 Andrej N Tupolev, Russian aircraft builder
  • 1893 John P. Marquand, American writer (d. 1960)
  • 1895 John Knudsen Northrop, aircraft designer (Northrop Air)
  • 1902 Murk Ozinga, Dutch building historian (Monuments of Curacao)
  • 1906 Josef Kramer, German concentration camp Commandant dubbed "The Beast of Belsen", born in Munich, Germany (d. 1945)
  • 1907 John Moore, English author (d. 1967)
  • 1908 Charles Merritt, Canadian Army officer and Victoria Cross recipient (d. 2000)
  • 1909 Paweł Jasienica, Polish historian (d. 1970)
  • 1913 Alvaro Cunhal, Portuguese communist
  • 1913 Thelma Hulbert, painter
  • 1918 Ernst Fischer, German chemist (Nobel 1973)
  • 1919 Moise Tshombe, President of Katanga, then premier of the Congo (Zaire)
  • 1919 Mikhail Timofeevich Kalashnikov, Russian inventor (AK-47), (d. 2013)
  • 1920 Rafael del Pino, Spanish entrepreneur
  • 1927 Jacob Pleydell-Bouvery 8th earl of Radnor/art collector
  • 1928 William Staveley, British admiral
  • 1929 Ninón Sevilla, Cuban-Mexican actress (Aventurera, Víctimas del Pecado), born in Havana, Cuba (d. 2015)
  • 1930 Clarence M Pendleton Jr, chairman of US comm on Civil Rights (1981-88)
  • 1933 Ronald Evans, American astronaut (d. 1990)
  • 1935 Ronald Ellwin Evans, St Francis Ks, Captain USN/astronaut (Apollo 17)
  • 1935 Igor Dmitrievich Novikov, Russian astrophysicist
  • 1935 Bernard Babior, American biochemist
  • 1939 Russell Means, Native American activist, (d. 2012)
  • 1941 John Geoghegan, Silver Star recipient (d. 1965)

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1942 Robert F. Engle, American economist and 2003 Nobel laureate for economic time series analysis, born in Syracuse, New York

Economist Robert F. Engle
Economist
Robert F. Engle
  • 1942 Hans-Rudolf Merz, Swiss Federal Councilor
  • 1943 Saxby Chambliss, American politician
  • 1944 Silvestre Reyes, American politician
  • 1946 David Stockman, Reagan's ex-budget director
  • 1947 Bechir Gemayel, pres Lebanon (8/23-9/14, 1982)
  • 1948 Aaron Brown, American broadcast journalist
  • 1955 James Chapman, American novelist
  • 1956 Mohsen Badawi, Egyptian entrepreneur and activist
  • 1960 Neil Gaiman, English writer
  • 1961 Rudolf Grimm, Austrian physics professor
  • 1961 John Walton, English darts player
  • 1965 Eddie Irvine, Northern Irish race car driver
  • 1968 Steve Brookstein, English X Factor winner
  • 1977 Josh Barnett, American Mixed Martial Artist
  • 1980 Calvin Chen, One of the four members of the Taiwanese boy band, Fei Lun Hai/Fahrenhiet
  • 1981 Jason L. Dunham, American Medal of Honor recipient (d. 2004)
  • 1985 David Lee Rohr Jr, transplant donor

Weddings in History

  • 1926 Belgium crown prince Leopold weds princess Astrid Bernadotte of Sweden
  • 1965 Netherlands 2nd Chamber accept marriage of Princess Beatrice & Claus von Amsberg

Divorces in History


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1975 Journalist Ben Bradlee (54) divorces Antoinette Pinchot after 19 years of marriage

Journalist Ben Bradlee
Journalist
Ben Bradlee
  • 2004 Talk show host Ricki Lake and Rob Sussman divorce after 10 years of marriage

Deaths in History

  • 461 St. Leo I, the Great, Italian Pope (440-61), dies in office
  • 627 Justus, Archbishop of Canterbury
  • 901 Adelaide of Paris, Queen of Western Francia
  • 1241 Celestine IV, [Goffredo Castiglioni], Pope (1241, 16 days), dies
  • 1285 Pedro III, King of Aragon (1276-85) and King of Sicily (1282-85), dies of unknown causes at around 45 or 46
  • 1299 Jan I, count of Holland/Zeeland (1295-99), dies at 15
  • 1444 Wladyslaw III Warnenczyk, king of Poland/Hungary, dies in battle at 20
  • 1549 Paul III, [Alessandro Farnese], Italian Pope (1534-49), dies at 81
  • 1556 Richard Chancellor, English explorer, dies in shipwreck off Scotland
  • 1596 Peter Wentworth, English Puritan politician (b. 1530)
  • 1617 Barnabe Rich, English soldier and writer
  • 1624 Henry Wriothesley, 3rd Earl of Southampton, English patron of the theater (b. 1573)
  • 1644 Luís Vélez de Guevara, Spanish writer (b. 1579)
  • 1670 Geory Horn, [Hornius], theologist/historian, dies at about 50
  • 1673 Michael Korybut Wisniowiecki, king of Poland (16..-73), dies
  • 1727 Alphonse de Tonty, French explorer and American settler (b. 1659)
  • 1728 Fyodor Apraksin, Russian admirals (b. 1661)
  • 1772 Pedro Antonio Joaquim Correa da Serra Garção, Portuguese poet (b. 1724)
  • 1777 Cornstalk, Shawnee chief
  • 1779 Joseph Hewes, US merchant/signer (Declaration of Independence), dies at 49
  • 1808 Guy Carleton, 1st Baron Dorchester, British soldier and Governor of Quebec (b. 1724)
  • 1848 Christian VIII of Denmark, King of Denmark (b. 1786)
  • 1865 Henry Wards, Confederate prison supt, executed for excessive cruelty

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1891 Arthur Rimbaud, French poet/arms merchant (Saison en Enfer), dies of a bone cancer at 37

  • 1909 George Essex Evans, Australian poet (b. 1863)
  • 1912 Louis Cyr, Canadian strongman (b. 1863)
  • 1936 Louis Gustave Binger, French officer and explorer (b. 1856)

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1938 Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, 1st President of Turkey (1923-38) and founder of the Republic of Turkey, dies of cirrhosis of the liver at 57

President and founder of the Republic of Turkey Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
President and founder of the Republic of Turkey
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
  • 1948 Julius Curtius, German foreign minister (1929- ), dies at 71
  • 1954 Hussein Fatemi, Iran Foreign minister, executed

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1956 Harry Ford Sinclair, founder of Sinclair Oil, dies at 80

Founder of Sinclair Oil Harry Ford Sinclair
Founder of Sinclair Oil
Harry Ford Sinclair
  • 1963 Otto Flake, writer, dies
  • 1970 Charles DeGaulle, general/president France (Free French), dies at 79
  • 1971 Walter Van Tilburg Clark, US author (Ox-Bow Incident), dies at 62
  • 1975 Ernest M. McSorley, American ship captain (b. 1912)
  • 1979 Friedrich Thorberg, writer, dies at 71
  • 1982 Elio Petri, Italian director (Workers Class), dies at 53

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1982 Leonid Brezhnev, Soviet Leader, General Secretary (1964-82), dies of a heart attack at 75

Soviet General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev
Soviet General Secretary
Leonid Brezhnev
  • 1984 Xavier Herbert, Australian author (b. 1901)
  • 1990 Mário Schenberg, Brazilian physicist (b. 1914)
  • 1991 Alessandro Lessona, Minister of Italian Colonies (1931-38), dies
  • 1991 Franco Malfatti, president of Commission of Europe (1970-1972), dies
  • 1992 Antoine C J Rottier, Dutch CEO (DSM), dies
  • 1994 Louis Nizer, lawyer, dies at 92
  • 1995 Boty Goodwin, British artist, dies at 29
  • 1995 Kenule "Ken" Beeson Saro-Wiwa, Nigerian writer and environmentalist, dies at 54
  • 1996 Beecher Moore, British sailor, dies at 88
  • 1996 Hugo Buchthal, art historian, dies at 87
  • 1996 Marjorie Proops, problem page editor, dies at 85
  • 2000 Jacques Chaban-Delmas, Prime Minister of France (b. 1915)
  • 2001 Ken Kesey, American author (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest), dies at 66
  • 2003 Canaan Banana, 1st President of Zimbabwe (1980-87), dies of cancer at 67
  • 2006 Nadarajah Raviraj, Sri Lankan politician (b. 1962)
  • 2006 Fokko du Cloux, mathematician (b. 1954)
  • 2007 Augustus F. Hawkins, American politician and civil rights lawmaker (b. 1907)

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2007 Norman Mailer, American novelist, dies at 84

Novelist Norman Mailer
Novelist
Norman Mailer
  • 2009 John Allen Muhammad, American spree killer (b. 1960)
  • 2010 Nicolo Rizzuto, Sicilian-born Canadian organized crime figure (b. 1924)
  • 2011 Ivan Martin Jirous, Czech poet (b. 1944)
  • 2011 Peter J. Biondi, American state legislator (New Jersey) and former mayor (b. 1942)
  • 2015 Helmut Schmidt, Chancellor of West Germany (SPD, 1974- 82), dies at 96
  • 2015 Gene Amdahl, American computer scientist (designed IMB mainframe), dies at 92
  • 2015 Tim [Itimous Thaddeus] Valentine, American politician (Rep-D-NC, 1983-95) dies at 89