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, 26,222,400 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 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
René Descartes has the dreams that inspire his Meditations on First Philosophy.
Beginning of the Wilmington Insurrection of 1898, the only instance of a municipal government being overthrown in US history.
The date of Thomas A. Davis’ opening of the San Diego Army and Navy Academy, though the official founding date is November 23, 1910.
The ammunition ship USS Mount Hood explodes at Seeadler Harbour, Manus, Admiralty Islands, killing at least 432 and wounding 371.
U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower dedicates the USMC War Memorial (Iwo Jima memorial) in Arlington National Cemetery.
Southern Airways Flight 49 from Birmingham, Alabama 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.
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Resolution 3379: United Nations General Assembly approves a resolution equating Zionism with racism (the resolution is repealed in December 1991 by Resolution 4686).
A 106-car Canadian Pacific freight train carrying explosive and poisonous chemicals from Windsor, Ontario, Canada derails in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada just west of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, causing a massive explosion and the largest peacetime evacuation in Canadian history and one of the largest in North American history.
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.
WorldCom and MCI Communications announce a $37 billion merger (the largest merger in US history at the time).
Who were born on November 10?
François Couperin, French composer (d. 1733)
Jimmy Dykes, American baseball player and manager (d. 1976)
Charles Merritt, Canadian Army officer and Victoria Cross recipient (d. 2000)
Mikhail Kalashnikov, Russian inventor
Jennifer Holt, American actress (d. 1997)
Debra Hill, American screenwriter and film producer (d. 2005)
Brooks Williams, American musician
Ellen Pompeo, American actress
Isaac Bruce, American football player
Kendrick Perkins, Texanian basketball player
Who died on November 10?
Peter Wentworth, English Puritan politician (b. 1530)
George Essex Evans, Australian poet (b. 1863)
Rogelio de la Rosa, Filipino actor and politician (b. 1916)
William Afflis, American professional wrestler (b. 1929)
Adamantios Androutsopoulos, Greek lawyer and politician (b. 1919)
Irv Kupcinet, American columnist and television personality (b. 1912)
Nadarajah Raviraj, Sri Lankan politician (b. 1962)
Tomaž Humar, Slovenian mountaineer (b. 1969)
Dino De Laurentiis, Italian film producer (b. 1919)
Nicolo Rizzuto, Sicilian-born Canadian organized crime figure (b. 1924)
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