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 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

  • 1293
    Raden Wijaya is crowned as the first monarch of Majapahit kingdom of Java, taking throne name Kertarajasa Jayawardhana.
  • 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.
  • 1520
    Danish King Christian II executes dozens of people in the Stockholm Bloodbath after a successful invasion of Sweden.
  • 1702
    English colonists besiege Spanish St. Augustine in Queen Anne’s War.
  • 1821
    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
  • 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.
  • 1951
    Direct-dial coast-to-coast telephone service begins in the United States.
  • 1970
    Vietnam War: Vietnamization – For the first time in five years, an entire week ends with no reports of American combat fatalities in Southeast Asia.
  • 1975
    The 729-foot-long freighter SS Edmund Fitzgerald sinks during a storm on Lake Superior, killing all 29 crew on board.
  • 1989
    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?

  • 1483
    Martin Luther, German Protestant reformer (d. 1546)
  • 1871
    Winston Churchill, American novelist (d. 1947)
  • 1919
    Michael Strank, American flag raiser on Iwo Jima (d. 1945)
  • 1941
    John Geoghegan, American soldier and Silver Star recipient (d. 1965)
  • 1942
    Robert F. Engle, American economist, Nobel laureate
  • 1949
    Ann Reinking, American dancer
  • 1967
    Michael Jai White, American actor
  • 1977
    Brittany Murphy, American actress (d. 2009)
  • 1981
    Tony Blanco, Dominican baseball player
  • 1987
    Jessica Tovey, Australian actress

Who died on November 10?

  • 1241
    Pope Celestine IV
  • 1549
    Pope Paul III (b. 1468)
  • 1605
    Ulisse Aldrovandi, Italian naturalist (b. 1522)
  • 1659
    Afzal Khan, Adilshahi Emperor by Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaj, Maratha King in Battle of Pratapgarh
  • 1909
    George Essex Evans, Australian poet (b. 1863)
  • 1917
    Harry Trott, Australian cricketer (b. 1866)
  • 2006
    Fokko du Cloux, mathematician (b. 1954)
  • 2006
    Gerald Levert, American singer (b. 1966)
  • 2006
    Nadarajah Raviraj, Sri Lankan politician (b. 1962)
  • 2011
    Ivan Martin Jirous, Czech poet (b. 1944)

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