10 November

November 10 is the 314th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 51 days remain until the end of the year.

We have some interesting facts & historic events all about November 10th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about November 10th in history!

Table of Contents

  1. Global Celebrations
  2. Historic Events
  3. Famous Birthdays
  4. Heartbreaking Deaths

Global Celebrations

  • National Area Code Day
  • Sesame Street Day
  • National Forget-Me-Not Day
  • National Vanilla Cupcake Day
  • GIS Day

Historic Events

What Happened On This Day – November 10

1969: Sesame Street premieres

Sesame Street, the long-running American children’s television series, premiered on TV stations.

1951: North American Numbering Plan begins

The plan standardized distance calling and gave phone numbers in cities a fixed 3 digit prefix, also called an area code. This made making long-distance calls faster and easier and without the involvement of an operator. The first call under the plan was made between the mayors of Englewood, New Jersey and Alameda, California.

1903: Windshield wiper patented

The US patent office granted inventor Mary Anderson a patent for automatic windshield wipers – a device that is used to remove or wipe the front and back windshields in automobiles.

1898: Wilmington riots begin

Thought to be one of the only incidents of insurrection against a local government in the United States, the Wilmington Race Riots of 1898 or the Wilmington Massacre of 1898 began after an election voted in a biracial city council. In retaliation, white supremacists overthrew the council, destroyed a lot of property and killed many black people in the city over the course of a few days.

1775: US Marine Corps is created

The elite military force capable of operating on land, sea and air was founded in Philadelphia during the American Revolutionary War. A resolution of the Second Continental Congress formed two battalions of Continental Marines that became the forerunners of today’s marine corps.

Famous Birthdays

Births On This Day, November 10

1968: Tracy Morgan, American comedian, actor

1960: Neil Gaiman, English author, illustrator, screenwriter

1928: Ennio Morricone, Italian composer, conductor

1759: Friedrich Schiller, German poet, playwright, historian

1483: Martin Luther, German monk, priest, leader of the Protestant Reformation

Heartbreaking Deaths

Deaths On This Day, November 10

2015: Helmut Schmidt, German politician, 5th Chancellor of Germany

2007: Norman Mailer, American author, journalist

1982: Leonid Brezhnev, Soviet politician

1938: Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, Turkish army officer, politician, 1st President of Turkey

1917: Harry Trott, Australian cricketer

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