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What happened on November 10
- November 10, 1444 Battle of Varna: The crusading forces of King Vladislaus III of Varna (aka Ulaszlo I of Hungary and Wladyslaw III of Poland) are crushed by the Turks under Sultan Murad II and Vladislaus is killed.
- November 10, 1520 Danish King Christian II executes dozens of people in the Stockholm Bloodbath after a successful invasion of Sweden.
- November 10, 1556 "Russian treasure ship Edward Bonaventure, carrying Ivan the Terrible's ambassador to Elizabeth 1 of England, was wrecked off Rosehearty, Aberdeenshire"
- November 10, 1619 Ren Descartes has the dreams that inspire his Meditations on First Philosophy.
- November 10, 1674 "Anglo-Dutch War: As provided in the Treaty of Westminster, Netherlands cedes New Netherlands to England."
- November 10, 1674 Dutch formally cede New Netherlands (NY) to English
- November 10, 1766 "The last Colonial governor of New Jersey, William Franklin, signs the charter of Queen's College (later renamed Rutgers University)."
- November 10, 1775 Birth of the United States Marine Corps! OORAH! - USA
- November 10, 1801 Kentucky outlaws dueling
- November 10, 1808 Osage Treaty signed
- November 10, 1836 Louis Napoleon banished to America
- November 10, 1847 "The passenger ship Stephen Whitney is wrecked 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."
- November 10, 1864 Austrian Archduke Maximilian became emperor of Mexico
- November 10, 1865 "Major Henry Wirz, the superintendent of a prison camp in Andersonville, Georgia, is hanged, becoming the only American Civil War soldier executed for war crimes."
- November 10, 1871 "Explorer and journalist Henry M. Stanley locates missing Scottish missionary David Livingstone in central Africa: ""Doctor Livingstone, I presume?"""
- November 10, 1871 "Henry Morton Stanley locates missing explorer and missionary, Dr. David Livingstone in Ujiji, near Lake Tanganyika saying ""Dr. Livingstone, I presume?"""
- November 10, 1871 "Stanley presumes to meet Livingston in Ujiji, Central Africa"
- November 10, 1898 Race riot in Wilmington NC (8 blacks killed)
- November 10, 1910 "The date of Thomas A. Davis' openning of the San Diego Army and Navy Academy, though the official founding date is November 23, 1910."
- November 10, 1917 41 suffragists are arrested in front of the White House
- November 10, 1918 Independence of Poland proclaimed by Jozef Pilsudski
- November 10, 1919 American Legion's first national convention (Minneapolis)
- November 10, 1919 "The first national convention of the American Legion is held in Minneapolis, MN."
- November 10, 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."
- November 10, 1926 Vincent Massey becomes first Canadian minister to USA
- November 10, 1928 Hirohito enthroned as Emperor of Japan
- November 10, 1928 "Michinomiya Hirohito is crowned the 124th Emperor of Japan, Emperor Showa."
- November 10, 1928 "Playing against Army at Yankee Stadium, Notre Dame football coach Knute Rockne gives what is considered the greatest locker room speeches of all time by saying ""Win one for the Gipper."" The Fighting Irish would win the game 12-6."
- November 10, 1938 "Kate Smith, on her weekly radio show, sings Irving Berlin's God Bless America for the first time."
- November 10, 1938 "The death of the founder of the Republic of Turkey, Mustafa Kemal Atatrk"
- November 10, 1940 Walt Disney begins serving as an informer for the Los Angeles office of the FBI; his job is to report back information on Hollywood subversives.
- November 10, 1944 "Ammunition ship USS Mount Hood (AE-11) exploded at Seeadler Harbour, Manus, Admiralty Islands"
- November 10, 1945 General Enver Hoxha becomes leader of Albania
- November 10, 1945 "Heavy battle in Surabaya between Indonesian nationalists and returning colonialists after World War II, celebrated as Heroes' Day (Hari Pahlawan)."
- November 10, 1950 Jacobo Arbenz Guzm n elected President of Guatemala
- November 10, 1951 "Direct long-distance dialing between the east and west coasts of the U.S. begins today with a call between the mayors of Englewood, NJ and Alameda, CA."
- November 10, 1954 Iwo Jima Memorial (servicemen raising US flag) dedicated in Arlington
- November 10, 1954 Lt Col John Strapp travels 632 MPH in a rocket sled
- November 10, 1958 The Hope Diamond was donated to the Smithsonian Institution by New York diamond merchant Harry Winston.
- November 10, 1963 Gordie Howe takes over NHL career goal lead at 545
- November 10, 1968 "Launch of Zond 6, 2nd unmanned circumlunar & return flight"
- November 10, 1969 """Sesame Street"" premieres on PBS TV"
- November 10, 1969 The children's TV show Sesame Street debuts on PBS.
- November 10, 1970 "Luna 17, with unmanned self-propelled Lunokhod 1, is launched"
- November 10, 1970 Soviet Lunar probe Lunokhod 1 launched.
- November 10, 1971 "In Cambodia, Khmer Rouge forces attack the city Phnom Penh and its airport, killing 44, wounding at least 30 and damaging nine airplanes."
- November 10, 1972 "Southern Airways Flight 49 from Birmingham is hijacked and, at one point, is threatened with crashing into the nuclear installation at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. After two days, the plane lands in Havana, Cuba, where the hijackers are jailed by Fidel Castro."
- November 10, 1975 Ore ship Edmund Fitzgerald & crew of 29 lost in storm on Lake Superior
- November 10, 1975 PLO leader Yasser Arafat addresses UN in NYC
- November 10, 1975 "The 729-foot-long freighter SS Edmund Fitzgerald sinks during a storm on Lake Superior, killing all 29 crew on board."
- November 10, 1975 "The Edmund Fitzgerald, an ore-hauling freighter with a crew of 29, disappears without a trace on Lake Superior during a storm."
- November 10, 1975 UN General Assembly approves resolution equating Zionism with racism
- November 10, 1975 United Nations Resolution 3379: United Nations General Assembly approves a resolution equating Zionism with racism (the resolution was repealed in December 1991 with Resolution 4686).
- November 10, 1976 Utah Supreme Court OKs execution of convicted murderer Gary Gilmore
- November 10, 1978 Israel's top negotiators broke away from Middle East peace talks
- November 10, 1979 "CP Rail no. 54 suffers a hot axle box and derails 24 cars containing dangerous commodities, in Mississaugua, Ont. Almost a quarter of a million people were evacuated for periods of up to five days."
- November 10, 1980 "Dan Rather refuses to pay his cabbie, CBS pays the $12.55 fare"
- November 10, 1982 "Leonid I Brezhnev Soviet first sect, dies of a heart attack at 75"
- November 10, 1982 Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev dies at age 75.
- November 10, 1982 "The Vietnam Veterans Memorial opens to visitors in Wahsington, D.C."
- November 10, 1984 Number one hit on UK music charts - Chaka Khan - I Feel For You
- November 10, 1984 "Sudie Bond actress, dies at 56 of a respiratory ailment"
- November 10, 1985 "Pelle Lindbergh Philadelphia Flyer's goalie, dies in drunk driving accident"
- November 10, 1986 River Rhine (Germany) polluted by chemical spill
- November 10, 1988 China confirms earthquake death toll will rise above current 938
- November 10, 1988 NY's MTA announces it may replace tokens with credit card type passes
- November 10, 1989 Germans begin punching holes in the Berlin Wall
- November 10, 1989 Guerrillas battle with government forces in El Salvador
- November 10, 1989 Word Perfect 5.1 is shipped great word processor but not windows!
- November 10, 1990 Lebanon releases 2 French hostages (Camille Sontag & Marcel Coudari)
- November 10, 1991 "Marty Glickman broadcasts his 1,000th football game"
- November 10, 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."
- November 10, 1997 WorldCom and MCI Communications announce a $37 billion merger (the largest merger in US history at the time).
- November 10, 1998 """The Legend of Mulan"" becomes the first commercially available DVD to include a DTS audio track"
- November 10, 2006 Sri Lankan Tamil Parliamentarian Nadarajah Raviraj assassinated in Colombo.
- November 10, 2007 Por qu no te callas? incident between King Juan Carlos of Spain and Venezuela's president Hugo Chvez.
- November 10, 2009 A conservation group warns that the koala could be extinct within 30 years.
- November 10, 2009 "A power failure at Itaipu causes a massive blackout, affecting 15 states of Brazil and, briefly, the entire country of Paraguay; chaos is reported in major cities such as São Paulo."
- November 10, 2009 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 release date - Xbox 360
- November 10, 2009 Former President of French Polynesia Gaston Flosse is arrested as part of a corruption investigation.
- November 10, 2009 Game Developer Infinity Ward released their new title Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.
- November 10, 2009 "John Allen Muhammad, mastermind of the 2002 Beltway sniper attacks, is executed in Virginia."
- November 10, 2009 Prosecutors begin cross examining former Liberian President Charles Taylor at his war crimes trial.
- November 10, 2009 Sesame Street's 40th anniversary - USA
- November 10, 2009 "South and North Korean naval ships fire on one another after a North Korean ship crossed the disputed Northern Limit Line in the Yellow Sea. The vessel later returned ""wrapped in flames"" after the incident."
- November 10, 2009 Thailand's ousted Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra arrives in Cambodia to take up his new appointment as economic adviser to the Cambodian government.)