Events in History on November 10

  • 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 dreams that inspire his "Meditations on First Philosophy"

Philosopher René Descartes
René Descartes
  • 1630 Failed palace revolution in France against Richelieu
  • 1674 Dutch formally cede New Netherlands (NY) to 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 Congress forms US Marine Corps
  • 1785 Netherlands & France sign treaty
  • 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
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 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 & 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 Russian Leader Vladimir Lenin
Marxist Revolutionary and Russian 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 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
  • 1968 Portuguese socialist Mario Soares freed
  • 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
  • 1989 Bulgarian party president Todor Zjikov resigns
  • 1989 Germans begin demolishing the Berlin Wall
  • 1989 Word Perfect 5.1 is shipped
  • 1990 Lebanon releases 2 French hostages (Camille Sontag & Marcel Coudari)
  • 1991 Browns set club record for largest lead blown (led 23-0), Philadelphia 32-30
  • 1991 Marty Glickman broadcasts his 1,000th football game
  • 1993 Slovakian government of Vladimír Mečiar forms
  • 1995 In Nigeria, playwright and environmental activist Ken Saro-Wiwa along with eight others from the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (Mosop) are hanged by government forces.

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1997 Artist Peter Max pleads guilty to tax fraud & time served

Psychedelic Artist Peter Max
Psychedelic Artist
Peter Max
  • 1997 Nanny Louise Woodward murder conviction downgraded to manslaughter
  • 2001 An agreement is reached at talks in Marrakech, Morocco, on rules for implementation of the Kyoto climate change treaty
  • 2006 Sri Lankan Tamil Parliamentarian Nadarajah Raviraj assassinated in Colombo.

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2007 ¿Por qué no te callas? ("Why don't you shut up?" )incident between King Juan Carlos of Spain and Venezuela's president Hugo Chávez.

President of Venezuela Hugo Chávez
President of Venezuela
Hugo Chávez
  • 2012 20 Syrian troops are killed by suicide bombings in Daara
  • 2012 27 people are killed and dozens injured in a prison conflict in Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • 2012 Israeli counter strike on Palestinian militants in Gaza kills 5 and injure 30
  • 2012 17 people are killed in a helicopter crash as a result of bad weather in Turkey

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2012 The final US presidential election results are declared after Barack Obama wins Florida to defeat Mitt Romney 332-206 in Electoral College votes

44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama
Politician Mitt Romney
Mitt Romney

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2014 Ethel Kennedy is awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom

Bobby Kennedy's Wife Ethel Kennedy
Bobby Kennedy's Wife
Ethel Kennedy
  • 2015 Portugal's minority government is toppled by left-wing opposition 2 weeks after coming to power
  • 2015 Fourth Republican presidential candidates debate, sponsored by "The Wall Street Journal", held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 2084 Transit of Earth as seen from Mars