Events in History on November 10

  • 911 Conrad I of Germany [Conrad the Younger] elected as King of East Francia
  • 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

Historic Event

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

  • 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
  • 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.

'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

Historic Event

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 Wilmington, North Carolina Coup D'état: White Supremacists violently overthrow local government, killing and threatening Black leaders [1] [2]
  • 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.

Historic Event

1911 Andrew Carnegie forms Carnegie Corporation for scholarly and charitable works

  • 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

Historic Event

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

Historic Event

1918 German Emperor Wilhelm II flees to Netherlands

Historic Event

1918 Independence of Poland proclaimed by Józef Piłsudski

  • 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)

Theater Premiere

1920 George Bernard Shaw's play "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)

Historic Event

1926 Vincent Massey becomes 1st Canadian minister to USA

Historic Event

1928 Emperor Hirohito of Japan's possession of the Imperial Regalia is publicly confirmed

  • 1933 Black Blizzard snowstorm-duststorm rages from SD to Atlantic

Historic Event

1937 Brazilian dictator Getulio Vargas proclaims "Estado novo"

  • 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 Ammunition ship USS Mount Hood (AE-11) exploded at Seeadler Harbour, Manus, Admiralty Islands
  • 1944 German riots in Rotterdam/Schiedam 52,000 men sent to Germany
  • 1944 US 9th Army takes Margraten cemetery

Historic Event

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 Árbenz elected President of Guatemala

Nobel Prize

1950 Nobel for literature awarded to William Faulkner

  • 1951 1st long distance telephone call without operator assistance

Historic Event

1952 Trygve Lie resigns as 1st Secretary General of the United Nations

  • 1953 Giants end their tour of Japan (players got $331 of $3,000 promised)

Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima

1954 "Marine Corps War Memorial" unveiled in Arlington County, Virginia, dedicated to US Marine Corps who died in defense of US since 1775 (inspired by 1945 Iwo Jima photo of servicemen raising US flag)

Theater Premiere

1958 Bertolt Brecht's play " The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui" premieres in Stuttgart, West Germany

How Britain Fell in Love with Lady Chatterley

1960 Uncensored version of D. H. Lawrence's "Lady Chatterley’s Lover" finally goes on sale in the UK after a jury finds publisher Penguin Books not guilty in an obscenity trial

  • 1965 Manneke Pis statue stolen in Brussels

Historic Event

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

Historic Event

1968 Portuguese socialist Mário Soares released from banishment in Sao Tomé under new regieme of Marcello Caetano

  • 1970 Luna 17, with unmanned self-propelled Lunokhod 1, is launched
  • 1971 US table tennis team arrived in China
  • 1975 Ore ship Edmund Fitzgerald with crew of 29 lost in storm on Lake Superior

Historic Event

1975 PLO leader Yasser Arafat addresses UN in NYC

  • 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 and Christof Wackernagel arrested
  • 1978 Israel's top negotiators broke away from Middle East peace talks
  • 1979 Train detrailment in Mississauga, Ontario; a 106 car train derails causing the evacuation of 200,000 people
  • 1980 Iraq captures southern port of Khorramshahr
  • 1980 Poland acknowledges Solidarity union
  • 1981 Ernest Thompson's "West Side Waltz" premieres in NYC
  • 1982 IMF lends Mexico $3.8 billion due to threatened bankruptcy
  • 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
  • 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
  • 1989 Bulgarian Communist party president Todor Zhikov (78) resigns
  • 1989 Germans begin demolishing the Berlin Wall
  • 1989 Word Perfect 5.1 is shipped
  • 1990 Chandra Shekhar becomes 8th Prime Minister of India
  • 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

Historic Event

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

  • 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.

Historic Event

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.

  • 2012 17 people are killed in a helicopter crash as a result of bad weather in Turkey
  • 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 Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum opens at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan, designed by Zaha Hadid [1]
  • 2012 Israeli counter strike on Palestinian militants in Gaza kills 5 and injure 30

Election of Interest

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

Historic Event

2014 Ethel Kennedy is awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Barack Obama

  • 2015 Fourth Republican presidential candidates debate, sponsored by "The Wall Street Journal", held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 2015 Portugal's minority government is toppled by left-wing opposition 2 weeks after coming to power
  • 2017 Louis C.K. admits the stories of sexual misconduct about him are true

Election of Interest

2019 Bolivian President Evo Morales resigns amid widespread protests after national election considered irregular and manipulated

  • 2019 Death toll in demonstrations in Iraq reaches 319, with 15,000 injured since Oct 1 according to Iraqi human rights organization

Scientific Discovery

2019 Iranian President Hassan Rouhani announces the discovery of a new oil field with an estimated 53 million barrels of oil in Khuzestan province

  • 2020 Ceasefire announced signed between Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia ending military conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh region after over a month of fighting
  • 2020 Word of the year is "Lockdown" according to Collins English Dictionary
  • 2021 China and the US announce plans to work together on cutting greenhouse gas emissions at the COP26 summit
  • 2022 Afghanistan's ruling Taliban ban women from using public parks and funfairs [1]
  • 2022 Hurricane Nicole makes landfall near Vero Beach, Florida as a category 1 hurricane, causing widespread destruction and at least two deaths [1]

Historic Event

2022 Largest art auction in history belonging to late Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen achieves sales of $1.5b, to be donated to charity [1]

  • 2084 Next transit of Earth as seen from Mars