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 315th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 51 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is October 28, 2020 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,604,966,400 seconds 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 ‘trihectadecapentagon’ 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 94 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 2,881 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.
  • 1619
    René Descartes has the dreams that inspire his Meditations on First Philosophy.
  • 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
  • 1898
    Beginning of the Wilmington Insurrection of 1898, the only instance of a municipal government being overthrown in US history.
  • 1951
    Direct-dial coast-to-coast telephone service begins in the United States.
  • 1970
    The Soviet Lunar probe Lunokhod 1 is launched.
  • 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
    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Resolution 3379: United Nations General Assembly approves a resolution equating Zionism with racism (the resolution is repealed in December 1991 by Resolution 4686).
  • 1984
    The first Breeders’ Cup takes place at Hollywood Park Racetrack.
  • 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.

Who were born on November 10?

  • 1433
    Charles, Duke of Burgundy (d. 1477)
  • 1848
    Sir Surendranath Banerjea, leader, Indian National Congress (d. 1925)
  • 1893
    John P. Marquand, American writer (d. 1960)
  • 1935
    Bernard Babior, American biochemist
  • 1950
    Jack Scalia, American actor
  • 1955
    James Chapman, American novelist
  • 1958
    Stephen Herek, American film director
  • 1979
    Chris Joannou, Australian musician, (Silverchair)
  • 1981
    Jason L. Dunham, American Medal of Honor recipient (d. 2004)
  • 1983
    Craig Smith, American basketball player

Who died on November 10?

  • 1617
    Barnabe Rich, English soldier and writer
  • 1673
    Michael of Poland (b. 1640)
  • 1865
    Henry Wirz, Swiss-born American POW commandant (b. 1823)
  • 1964
    Jimmie Dodd, American actor (b. 1910)
  • 1973
    David “Stringbean” Akeman, American country music banjo player (b. 1915)
  • 1992
    Chuck Connors, American actor and pro athlete (b. 1921)
  • 2000
    Adamantios Androutsopoulos, Greek lawyer and politician (b. 1919)
  • 2003
    Irv Kupcinet, American columnist and television personality (b. 1912)
  • 2010
    Nicolo Rizzuto, Sicilian-born Canadian organized crime figure (b. 1924)
  • 2011
    Peter J. Biondi, American state legislator (New Jersey) and former mayor (b. 1942)

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