About November 10

November 10, 2021 is the 314th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 51 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

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Scorpio is the sun 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 83 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On November 10

  • 1444
    Battle of Varna: The crusading forces of King Vladislaus III of Varna (aka Ulaszlo I of Hungary and Wladyslaw III of Poland) are crushed by the Turks under Sultan Murad II and Vladislaus is killed.
  • 1619
    René Descartes has the dreams that inspire his Meditations on First Philosophy.
  • 1674
    Anglo-Dutch War: As provided in the Treaty of Westminster, Netherlands cedes New Netherlands to England.
  • 1766
    The last colonial governor of New Jersey, William Franklin, signs the charter of Queen’s College (later renamed Rutgers University).
  • 1775
    The United States Marine Corps is founded at Tun Tavern in Philadelphia by Samuel Nicholas.
  • 1793
    A Goddess of Reason is proclaimed by the French Convention at the suggestion of Chaumette.
  • 1821
    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
  • 1847
    The passenger ship Stephen Whitney is wrecked in thick fog off the southern coast of Ireland, killing 92 of the 110 on board. The disaster results in the construction of the Fastnet Rock lighthouse.
  • 1865
    Major Henry Wirz, the superintendent of a prison camp in Andersonville, Georgia, is hanged, becoming the only American Civil War soldier executed for war crimes.
  • 1871
    Henry Morton Stanley locates missing explorer and missionary, Dr. David Livingstone in Ujiji, near Lake Tanganyika, famously greeting him with the words, “Dr. Livingstone, I presume?”.
  • 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.
  • 1969
    National Educational Television (the predecessor to the Public Broadcasting Service) in the United States debuts the children’s television program Sesame Street.
  • 1971
    In Cambodia, Khmer Rouge forces attack the city of Phnom Penh and its airport, killing 44, wounding at least 30 and damaging nine aircraft.
  • 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.
  • 1984
    The first Breeders’ Cup takes place at Hollywood Park Racetrack.
  • 2006
    Sri Lankan Tamil Parliamentarian Nadarajah Raviraj is assassinated in Colombo.
  • 2006
    The National Museum of the Marine Corps is opened and dedicated by U.S. President George W. Bush and annonces that Marine Corporal Jason Dunham will receive the Medal of Honor in Quantico, Virginia.

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