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, 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

  • 1619
    René Descartes has the dreams that inspire his Meditations on First Philosophy.
  • 1898
    Beginning of the Wilmington Insurrection of 1898, the only instance of a municipal government being overthrown in US history.
  • 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.
  • 1944
    The ammunition ship USS Mount Hood explodes at Seeadler Harbour, Manus, Admiralty Islands, killing at least 432 and wounding 371.
  • 1954
    U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower dedicates the USMC War Memorial (Iwo Jima memorial) in Arlington National Cemetery.
  • 1972
    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.
  • 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Resolution 3379: United Nations General Assembly approves a resolution equating Zionism with racism (the resolution is repealed in December 1991 by Resolution 4686).
  • 1979
    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.
  • 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.
  • 1997
    WorldCom and MCI Communications announce a $37 billion merger (the largest merger in US history at the time).

Who were born on November 10?

  • 1668
    François Couperin, French composer (d. 1733)
  • 1896
    Jimmy Dykes, American baseball player and manager (d. 1976)
  • 1908
    Charles Merritt, Canadian Army officer and Victoria Cross recipient (d. 2000)
  • 1919
    Mikhail Kalashnikov, Russian inventor
  • 1920
    Jennifer Holt, American actress (d. 1997)
  • 1950
    Debra Hill, American screenwriter and film producer (d. 2005)
  • 1958
    Brooks Williams, American musician
  • 1969
    Ellen Pompeo, American actress
  • 1972
    Isaac Bruce, American football player
  • 1984
    Kendrick Perkins, Texanian basketball player

Who died on November 10?

  • 1596
    Peter Wentworth, English Puritan politician (b. 1530)
  • 1909
    George Essex Evans, Australian poet (b. 1863)
  • 1986
    Rogelio de la Rosa, Filipino actor and politician (b. 1916)
  • 1991
    William Afflis, American professional wrestler (b. 1929)
  • 2000
    Adamantios Androutsopoulos, Greek lawyer and politician (b. 1919)
  • 2003
    Irv Kupcinet, American columnist and television personality (b. 1912)
  • 2006
    Nadarajah Raviraj, Sri Lankan politician (b. 1962)
  • 2009
    Tomaž Humar, Slovenian mountaineer (b. 1969)
  • 2010
    Dino De Laurentiis, Italian film producer (b. 1919)
  • 2010
    Nicolo Rizzuto, Sicilian-born Canadian organized crime figure (b. 1924)

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