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 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 51 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is October 28, 2019 – a Sunday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 437,040 hours 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 76 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 2,515 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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November 10 Historical Events
Raden Wijaya is crowned as the first monarch of Majapahit kingdom of Java, taking throne name Kertarajasa Jayawardhana.
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.
Danish King Christian II executes dozens of people in the Stockholm Bloodbath after a successful invasion of Sweden.
English colonists besiege Spanish St. Augustine in Queen Anne’s War.
Cry of Independence by Rufina Alfaro at La Villa de Los Santos, Panama setting into motion a revolt which lead to Panama’s independence from Spain and to it immediately becoming part of Colombia
The date of Thomas A. Davis’ opening of the San Diego Army and Navy Academy, though the official founding date is November 23, 1910.
Direct-dial coast-to-coast telephone service begins in the United States.
Vietnam War: Vietnamization – For the first time in five years, an entire week ends with no reports of American combat fatalities in Southeast Asia.
The 729-foot-long freighter SS Edmund Fitzgerald sinks during a storm on Lake Superior, killing all 29 crew on board.
Longtime leader of the People’s Republic of Bulgaria Todor Zhivkov is removed from office and replaced by Petar Mladenov.
Who were born on November 10?
Martin Luther, German Protestant reformer (d. 1546)
Winston Churchill, American novelist (d. 1947)
Michael Strank, American flag raiser on Iwo Jima (d. 1945)
John Geoghegan, American soldier and Silver Star recipient (d. 1965)
Robert F. Engle, American economist, Nobel laureate
Ann Reinking, American dancer
Michael Jai White, American actor
Brittany Murphy, American actress (d. 2009)
Tony Blanco, Dominican baseball player
Jessica Tovey, Australian actress
Who died on November 10?
Pope Celestine IV
Pope Paul III (b. 1468)
Ulisse Aldrovandi, Italian naturalist (b. 1522)
Afzal Khan, Adilshahi Emperor by Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaj, Maratha King in Battle of Pratapgarh
George Essex Evans, Australian poet (b. 1863)
Harry Trott, Australian cricketer (b. 1866)
Fokko du Cloux, mathematician (b. 1954)
Gerald Levert, American singer (b. 1966)
Nadarajah Raviraj, Sri Lankan politician (b. 1962)
Ivan Martin Jirous, Czech poet (b. 1944)
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