What happened this day in history November 10

What are the important events that happened on November 10? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

November 10: Facts & Myths About This Day

November 10 is the 314th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 51 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is October 28, 2021 – a Wednesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 27,275,040 minutes has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘trihectadecatetragon’ day.

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Scorpio is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Topaz is the modern birthstone for this month. Pearl is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 83 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 3,246 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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November 10 Historical Events

  • 1659
    Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaj, Maratha King kills Afzal Khan, Adilshahi in the battle popularly known as Battle of Pratapgarh. This is also recognised as the first defence of Swarajya
  • 1702
    English colonists besiege Spanish St. Augustine in Queen Anne’s War.
  • 1766
    The last colonial governor of New Jersey, William Franklin, signs the charter of Queen’s College (later renamed Rutgers University).
  • 1775
    The United States Marine Corps is founded at Tun Tavern in Philadelphia by Samuel Nicholas.
  • 1871
    Henry Morton Stanley locates missing explorer and missionary, Dr. David Livingstone in Ujiji, near Lake Tanganyika, famously greeting him with the words, “Dr. Livingstone, I presume?”.
  • 1918
    The Western Union Cable Office in North Sydney, Nova Scotia receives a top-secret coded message from Europe (that would be sent to Ottawa, Ontario and Washington, DC) that said on November 11, 1918 all fighting would cease on land, sea and in the air.
  • 1944
    The ammunition ship USS Mount Hood explodes at Seeadler Harbour, Manus, Admiralty Islands, killing at least 432 and wounding 371.
  • 1975
    United Nations Resolution 3379: United Nations General Assembly approves a resolution equating Zionism with racism (the resolution is repealed in December 1991 by Resolution 4686).
  • 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.
  • 2006
    The National Museum of the Marine Corps is opened and dedicated by U.S. President George W. Bush and annonces that Marine Corporal Jason Dunham will receive the Medal of Honor in Quantico, Virginia.

Who were born on November 10?

  • 1668
    Louis III, Prince of Condé (d. 1710)
  • 1728
    Oliver Goldsmith, English playwright (d. 1774)
  • 1871
    Winston Churchill, American novelist (d. 1947)
  • 1889
    Claude Rains, English actor (d. 1967)
  • 1894
    Boris Furlan, Slovenian legal theorist and politician (d. 1957)
  • 1937
    Albert Hall, American actor
  • 1956
    Mohsen Badawi, Egyptian entrepreneur and activist
  • 1959
    Mackenzie Phillips, American actress
  • 1968
    Tracy Morgan, American actor/comedian
  • 1986
    Josh Peck, American actor

Who died on November 10?

  • 1605
    Ulisse Aldrovandi, Italian naturalist (b. 1522)
  • 1973
    David “Stringbean” Akeman, American country music banjo player (b. 1915)
  • 1982
    Leonid Brezhnev, General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (b. 1906)
  • 2004
    Katy de la Cruz, Filipino singer (b. 1907)
  • 2006
    Diana Coupland, British comedy actress (b. 1932)
  • 2006
    Fokko du Cloux, mathematician (b. 1954)
  • 2008
    Miriam Makeba, South African singer and anti-apartheid activist (b. 1932)
  • 2009
    Robert Enke, German footballer (b. 1977)
  • 2010
    Dino De Laurentiis, Italian film producer (b. 1919)
  • 2011
    Ivan Martin Jirous, Czech poet (b. 1944)

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