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