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
Raden Wijaya is crowned as the first monarch of Majapahit kingdom of Java, taking throne name Kertarajasa Jayawardhana.
René Descartes has the dreams that inspire his Meditations on First Philosophy.
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
Beginning of the Wilmington Insurrection of 1898, the only instance of a municipal government being overthrown in US history.
Direct-dial coast-to-coast telephone service begins in the United States.
The Soviet Lunar probe Lunokhod 1 is launched.
Vietnam War: Vietnamization – For the first time in five years, an entire week ends with no reports of American combat fatalities in Southeast Asia.
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Resolution 3379: United Nations General Assembly approves a resolution equating Zionism with racism (the resolution is repealed in December 1991 by Resolution 4686).
The first Breeders’ Cup takes place at Hollywood Park Racetrack.
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?
Charles, Duke of Burgundy (d. 1477)
Sir Surendranath Banerjea, leader, Indian National Congress (d. 1925)
John P. Marquand, American writer (d. 1960)
Bernard Babior, American biochemist
Jack Scalia, American actor
James Chapman, American novelist
Stephen Herek, American film director
Chris Joannou, Australian musician, (Silverchair)
Jason L. Dunham, American Medal of Honor recipient (d. 2004)
Craig Smith, American basketball player
Who died on November 10?
Barnabe Rich, English soldier and writer
Michael of Poland (b. 1640)
Henry Wirz, Swiss-born American POW commandant (b. 1823)
Jimmie Dodd, American actor (b. 1910)
David “Stringbean” Akeman, American country music banjo player (b. 1915)
Chuck Connors, American actor and pro athlete (b. 1921)
Adamantios Androutsopoulos, Greek lawyer and politician (b. 1919)
Irv Kupcinet, American columnist and television personality (b. 1912)
Nicolo Rizzuto, Sicilian-born Canadian organized crime figure (b. 1924)
Peter J. Biondi, American state legislator (New Jersey) and former mayor (b. 1942)
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