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November 10th History, Trivia and Fun Facts

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November 10th History Highlights

  • In 1775, The United States Marine Corps was founded at Tun Tavern in Philadelphia, PA by Samuel Nicholas.
  • 1951 - Area Codes were introduced in the United States.
  • The Hope Diamond was donated to the Smithsonian Institution by New York diamond merchant Harry Winston in 1958.
  • Sesame Street was first broadcast, in 1969.
  • 1975 - The 729-foot-long freighter SS Edmund Fitzgerald sinks during a storm on Lake Superior, killing all 29 crew on board.
  • Bill Gates introduces Windows 1.0 in 1983.
  • 1997 - WorldCom and MCI Communications announced a $37 billion merger, the largest merger in US history up to that time.

November 10th is...

International Accounting Day
Marine Corps Birthday
National Forget-Me-Not Day
National Vanilla Cupcake Day
World Science Day for Peace and Development

November 10th Quotes

"In a musty old hall in Detroit they prayed,
In the maritime sailors' cathedral
The church bell chimed till it rang twenty-nine times
For each man on the Edmund Fitzgerald
The legend lives on from the Chippewa on down
Of the big lake they called Gitche Gumee
Superior, they said, never gives up her dead
When the gales of November come early..."
- Gordon Lightfoot, The Wreck of The Edmund Fitzgerald

We are always living in the final days. What have you got? A hundred years or much, much less until the end of your world.
- Neil Gaiman

It's astonishing how much trouble one can get oneself into, if one works at it. And astonishing how much trouble one can get oneself out of, if one simply assumes that everything will, somehow or other, work out for the best.
- Neil Gaiman, The Sandman

November 10th Birthdays

1483 - Martin Luther, German monk and priest (leader of the Protestant Reformation, died in 1546)
1695 - John Bevis, English physician and astronomer (discovered The Crab Nebula, died in 1771)
1735 - Granville Sharp, English activist and scholar (co-founded the Sierra Leone Company, died in 1813)
1793 - William Hogarth, engraver and artist (died in 1764)
1810 - George Jennings, English plumber and engineer (invented the flush toilet, died in 1882)
1889 - Claude Rains, English-American actor (died in 1967)
1891 - Carl Stalling, American pianist and composer (died in 1972)
1919 - Michael Strank, American sergeant (flag raiser at the Battle of Iwo Jima, died in 1945)
1919 - Mikhail Kalashnikov, Russian general and engineer (designed the AK-47, died in 2013)
1925 - Richard Burton, Welsh actor and singer (died in 1984)
1923 - Hachiko, Japanese dog famous for his loyalty to his owner (died in 1935)
1925 - Richard Burton, Welsh actor and singer (died in 1984)
1928 - Ennio Morricone, Italian trumpet player, composer, and conductor
1929 - W. E. B. Griffin, American soldier and author (died in 2019)
1932 - Roy Scheider, American actor (died in 2008)
1944 - Tim Rice, English lyricist and author
1945 - Donna Fargo, American Singer/Songwriter and guitarist
1947 - Greg Lake, English Singer/Songwriter, guitarist and producer (died in 2016)
1947 - Dave Loggins, American Singer/Songwriter and guitarist
1955 - Roland Emmerich, German director, producer and screenwriter
1956 - Sinbad (David Adkins), American comedian, actor and producer
1960 - Neil Gaiman, English author, illustrator and screenwriter
1963 - Tommy Davidson, American actor and comedian
1968 - Tracy Morgan, American comedian, actor and producer
1969 - Ellen Pompeo, American actress and producer
1970 - Warren G, American rapper and producer
1971 - Big Pun, American rapper (died in 2000)
1977 - Brittany Murphy, American actress (died in 2009)
1978 - Eve, American rapper and producer
1981 - Jason Dunham, American soldier (Medal of Honor recipient, died in 2004)
1983 - Miranda Lambert, American Singer/Songwriter and guitarist
1989 - Taron Egerton, Welsh actor
1994 - Zoey Deutch, American actress
1999 - Kiernan Shipka, American actress

November 10th History

Only 51 Days Until Next Year!

1619 - René Descartes had the dreams that inspired his Meditations on First Philosophy.

1775 - The United States Marine Corps Was Born:
"That two battalions of Marines be raised consisting of one Colonel, two lieutenant-colonels, two majors and other officers, as usual in other regiments; that they consist of an equal number of privates as with other battalions, that particular care be taken that no persons be appointed to offices, or enlisted into said battalions, but such as are good seamen, or so acquainted with maritime affairs as to be able to serve for and during the present war with Great Britain and the Colonies; unless dismissed by Congress; that they be distinguished by the names of the First and Second Battalions of Marines."

1871 - Henry Morton Stanley in Ujiji, Central Africa, encountered David Livingstone with the immortal words: 'Dr Livingstone, I presume?'

1885 - The world's first motorcycle, designed by Gottlieb Daimler, made its first announced test-run.

1908 - The first Gideon Bible put in hotel rooms at the Superior Hotel in Superior, Montana.

1919 - The American Legion's first national convention (Minneapolis). The American Legion is an organization of U.S. war veterans that formed in Paris on March 15-17, 1919.

1951 - The first direct-dial, coast-to-coast telephone service in North America began as Mayor M. Leslie Denning of Englewood, NJ called Mayor Frank Osborn in Alameda, CA.

1958 - #1 Hit November 10, 1958 - November 16, 1958: Conway Twitty - It's Only Make Believe

1973 - #1 Hit November 10, 1973 - November 23, 1973: Eddie Kendricks - Keep On Truckin'

1974 - The discovery of the "charmed quark" subatomic particle was announced simultaneously by an MIT group at Brookhaven National Laboratory, and a SLAC-Berkeley group on the west coast at Stanford Linear accelerator center.

1975 - The 729-foot-long freighter SS Edmund Fitzgerald sank during a storm on Lake Superior, killing all 29 crew on board.

1977 - The Incredible Hulk (made for TV movie) was shown on CBS. Bill Bixby starred as David Banner, but the comics (and current films) refer to the character as Bruce Banner.

1979 - #1 Hit November 10, 1979 - November 16, 1979: Eagles - Heartache Tonight

1983 - Bill Gates introduced Windows 1.0.

1984 - The first Breeders' Cup took place at Hollywood Park Racetrack.

1989 - German citizens began to bring the Berlin Wall down.

1990 - #1 Hit November 10, 1990 - November 30, 1990: Mariah Carey - Love Takes Time

1997 - WorldCom and MCI Communications announce a $37 billion merger (the largest merger in US history at the time). It is now part of Verizon.

1999 - Sesame Street celebrated its 30th anniversary. The series created by Joan Ganz Cooney and Lloyd Morrisett.

2001 - Fox Family Channel became ABC Family on Cable television.

2007 - #1 Hit November 10, 2007 - November 30, 2007: Chris Brown featuring T-Pain - Kiss Kiss

2008 - NASA declared the Phoenix Mission concluded after communications with the lander were lost.

2010 - Disney composer Alan Menken received the 2,442nd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Today's Random Trivia and Shower Thoughts

The PAVE Phased Array Warning System (PAVE PAWS) was a Cold War system of computer and radar equipment developed to "detect and characterize a sea-launched ballistic missile attack against the United States".

Lucille Le Sueur was better known as Joan Crawford.

Mr. Rogers always kept these words from a social worker in his pocket: "Frankly, there isn't anyone you couldn't learn to love once you've heard their story."

A group of Photographers is called a Clique.

US President #27 William H. Taft (1909-1913) William Taft started the tradition of the Presidential "first pitch" of baseball season. It took place on April 4, 1910, during an opening day game between the Washington Senators and the Philadelphia Athletics.
An extra-large bathtub was installed in the White House after Taft, a rather large man, got stuck in it.
He later became the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

There's no sense beating a dead horse - but if you've reached the point where you even seriously consider that abusing a dead animal might improve your lot in life, I say go ahead and give it a shot.

The Capital of Eritrea is Asmara

"I want to be alone." - Grusinskaya (Greta Garbo) in Grand Hotel, 1932

Shoeless Joe Jackson was a lefthanded hitter, but Ray Liotta portrayed him as righty in 'Field of Dreams.'

"The Cream Does NOT Always Rise To The Top! There is a serious misconception, misconnection and mistake in this idea of thinking." - Loren Weisman

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