What happened on November 10? There are more than 273 events that were made this day in history. Here are the important historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

Interesting Facts & Myths About November 10

November 10 In HistoryNovember 10 is the 314th day of the year 2021. There are 51 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday. This day falls under the 45th week of the year 2021.

On this day in Pound, Wisconsin 54161 sunrise will occur at 06:45 AM and sunset will occur at 04:28 PM (local time).

The zodiac sign of a person born on this day is Scorpio. The modern birthstone for this month is Topaz while the mystical birthstone is Pearl.

According to the Chinese calendar, there are 83 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year (February 1, 2022).

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Historical Events For November 10

  • 1293
    Raden Wijaya is crowned as the first monarch of Majapahit kingdom of Java, taking throne name Kertarajasa Jayawardhana.
  • 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.
  • 1520
    Danish King Christian II executes dozens of people in the Stockholm Bloodbath after a successful invasion of Sweden.
  • 1619
    René Descartes has the dreams that inspire his Meditations on First Philosophy.
  • 1659
    Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaj, Maratha King kills Afzal Khan, Adilshahi in the battle popularly known as Battle of Pratapgarh. This is also recognised as the first defence of Swarajya
  • 1674
    Anglo-Dutch War: As provided in the Treaty of Westminster, Netherlands cedes New Netherlands to England.
  • 1702
    English colonists besiege Spanish St. Augustine in Queen Anne’s War.
  • 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.
  • 1918
    The Western Union Cable Office in North Sydney, Nova Scotia receives a top-secret coded message from Europe (that would be sent to Ottawa, Ontario and Washington, DC) that said on November 11, 1918 all fighting would cease on land, sea and in the air.
  • 1919
    The first national convention of the American Legion is held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, ending on November 12.
  • 1942
    World War II: Germany invades Vichy France following French Admiral François Darlan’s agreement to an armistice with the Allies in North Africa.
  • 1944
    The ammunition ship USS Mount Hood explodes at Seeadler Harbour, Manus, Admiralty Islands, killing at least 432 and wounding 371.
  • 1945
    Heavy fighting in Surabaya between Indonesian nationalists and returning colonialists after World War II, today celebrated as Heroes’ Day (Hari Pahlawan).
  • 1951
    Direct-dial coast-to-coast telephone service begins in the United States.
  • 1954
    U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower dedicates the USMC War Memorial (Iwo Jima memorial) in Arlington National Cemetery.
  • 1958
    The Hope Diamond is donated to the Smithsonian Institution by New York diamond merchant Harry Winston.
  • 1969
    National Educational Television (the predecessor to the Public Broadcasting Service) in the United States debuts the children’s television program Sesame Street.
  • 1970
    The Soviet Lunar probe Lunokhod 1 is launched.
  • 1970
    Vietnam War: Vietnamization – For the first time in five years, an entire week ends with no reports of American combat fatalities in Southeast Asia.
  • 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.
  • 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
    The 729-foot-long freighter SS Edmund Fitzgerald sinks during a storm on Lake Superior, killing all 29 crew on board.
  • 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.
  • 1984
    The first Breeders’ Cup takes place at Hollywood Park Racetrack.
  • 1989
    Longtime leader of the People’s Republic of Bulgaria Todor Zhivkov is removed from office and replaced by Petar Mladenov.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 2007
    ¿Por qué no te callas? incident between King Juan Carlos of Spain and Venezuela’s president Hugo Chávez.

Who Were Born On November 10?

  • 1341
    Henry Percy, 1st Earl of Northumberland, English statesman and former Lord Marshall (d. 1408)
  • 1433
    Charles, Duke of Burgundy (d. 1477)
  • 1480
    Bridget of York, English princess and nun (d. 1517)
  • 1483
    Martin Luther, German Protestant reformer (d. 1546)
  • 1565
    Laurentius Paulinus Gothus, Swedish theologian and astronomer (d. 1646)
  • 1566
    Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, English politician (d. 1601)
  • 1577
    Jacob Cats, Dutch poet, jurist and politician (d. 1660)
  • 1620
    Ninon de l'Enclos, French courtesan and writer (d. 1705)
  • 1668
    François Couperin, French composer (d. 1733)
  • 1668
    Louis III, Prince of Condé (d. 1710)
  • 1683
    George II of Great Britain (d. 1760)
  • 1695
    John Bevis, English physician and astronomer (d. 1771)
  • 1697
    William Hogarth, English artist (d. 1764)
  • 1710
    Adam Gottlob Moltke, Danish statesman (d. 1792)
  • 1728
    Oliver Goldsmith, English playwright (d. 1774)
  • 1735
    Granville Sharp, English abolitionist (d. 1813)
  • 1759
    Friedrich Schiller, German writer (d. 1805)
  • 1801
    Samuel Gridley Howe, American social reformer (d. 1876)
  • 1801
    Vladimir Dal, Russian lexicographer (d. 1872)
  • 1810
    George Jennings, English sanitary engineer (d. 1882)
  • 1834
    José Hernández, Argentine author of Martín Fierro (d. 1886)
  • 1844
    Henry Eyster Jacobs, American theologian (d. 1932)
  • 1845
    Sir John Sparrow David Thompson, fourth Prime Minister of Canada (d. 1894)
  • 1848
    Sir Surendranath Banerjea, leader, Indian National Congress (d. 1925)
  • 1850
    Arthur Goring Thomas, English composer (d. 1892)
  • 1868
    Gichin Funakoshi, Japanese martial artist (d. 1957)
  • 1871
    Winston Churchill, American novelist (d. 1947)
  • 1873
    Henri Rabaud, French composer and conductor (d. 1949)
  • 1874
    Idabelle Smith Firestone, American composer and songwriter (d. 1954)
  • 1878
    Cy Morgan, American baseball player (d. 1962)
  • 1879
    Patrick Pearse, Irish political activist (d. 1916)
  • 1879
    Vachel Lindsay, American poet (d. 1931)
  • 1880
    Jacob Epstein, American sculptor (d. 1959)
  • 1887
    Arnold Zweig, German author (d. 1968)
  • 1888
    Andrei Tupolev, Russian aircraft designer (d. 1972)
  • 1889
    Claude Rains, English actor (d. 1967)
  • 1891
    Carl Stalling, American film composer (d. 1972)
  • 1893
    John P. Marquand, American writer (d. 1960)
  • 1894
    Boris Furlan, Slovenian legal theorist and politician (d. 1957)
  • 1895
    John Knudsen Northrop, American airplane manufacturer (d. 1981)
  • 1896
    Jimmy Dykes, American baseball player and manager (d. 1976)
  • 1896
    Olga Grey, Hungarian-born American silent actress (d. 1973)
  • 1906
    Josef Kramer, German concentration camp commandant (d. 1945)
  • 1907
    Jane Froman, American actor and singer (d. 1980)
  • 1907
    John Moore, English author (d. 1967)
  • 1908
    Charles Merritt, Canadian Army officer and Victoria Cross recipient (d. 2000)
  • 1909
    Johnny Marks, American songwriter (d. 1985)
  • 1909
    Paweł Jasienica, Polish historian (d. 1970)
  • 1912
    Birdie Tebbetts, American baseball player and manager (d. 1999)
  • 1916
    Billy May, American composer, arranger and bandleader (d. 2004)
  • 1916
    Louis le Brocquy, Irish painter
  • 1918
    Ernst Otto Fischer, German chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2007)
  • 1919
    François Périer, French actor (d. 2002)
  • 1919
    George Fenneman, American radio and television announcer (d. 1997)
  • 1919
    Michael Strank, American flag raiser on Iwo Jima (d. 1945)
  • 1919
    Mikhail Kalashnikov, Russian inventor
  • 1919
    Moise Tshombe, Congoian politician (d. 1969)
  • 1920
    Jennifer Holt, American actress (d. 1997)
  • 1920
    Rafael del Pino, Spanish entrepreneur (d. 2008)
  • 1923
    Hachiko, famous dog (d. 1935)
  • 1924
    Bobby Limb, Australian entertainer (d. 1999)
  • 1924
    Russell Johnson, American actor (Gilligan’s Island)
  • 1925
    Richard Burton, Welsh actor (d. 1984)
  • 1927
    Sabah, Lebanese singer and actress
  • 1928
    Ennio Morricone, Italian composer
  • 1929
    Marilyn Bergman, American composer and songwriter
  • 1932
    Don Henderson, English actor (d. 1997)
  • 1932
    Roy Scheider, American actor (d. 2008)
  • 1933
    Ronald Evans, American astronaut (d. 1990)
  • 1934
    Lucien Bianchi, Belgian racing driver (d. 1969)
  • 1935
    Bernard Babior, American biochemist
  • 1935
    Igor Dmitrievich Novikov, Russian astrophysicist
  • 1937
    Albert Hall, American actor
  • 1939
    Allan Moffat, Canadian-Australian race car driver
  • 1939
    Russell Means, Native American activist
  • 1940
    Screaming Lord Sutch, English musician and politician (d. 1999)
  • 1941
    John Geoghegan, American soldier and Silver Star recipient (d. 1965)
  • 1942
    Hans-Rudolf Merz, Swiss Federal Councilor
  • 1942
    Robert F. Engle, American economist, Nobel laureate
  • 1943
    Saxby Chambliss, American politician, senior senator of Georgia
  • 1944
    Silvestre Reyes, American politician
  • 1944
    Sir Tim Rice, English lyricist
  • 1945
    Donna Fargo, American singer
  • 1946
    Roy Thomas Baker, English record producer
  • 1947
    Bachir Gemayel, Lebanese military commander (d. 1982)
  • 1947
    Dave Loggins, American songwriter and singer
  • 1947
    Glen Buxton, American musician (Alice Cooper) (d. 1997)
  • 1947
    Greg Lake, British musician (Emerson, Lake & Palmer)
  • 1948
    Aaron Brown, American broadcast journalist
  • 1948
    Hugh Moffatt, American songwriter
  • 1948
    Shigesato Itoi, Japanese novelist and video game designer.
  • 1948
    Vincent Schiavelli, American actor (d. 2005)
  • 1949
    Ann Reinking, American dancer
  • 1950
    Bob Orton, Jr., American wrestler
  • 1950
    Debra Hill, American screenwriter and film producer (d. 2005)
  • 1950
    Jack Scalia, American actor
  • 1952
    Gerry DiNardo, American football coach
  • 1954
    Bob Stanley, American baseball player
  • 1955
    Jack Clark, American baseball player
  • 1955
    James Chapman, American novelist
  • 1955
    Roland Emmerich, German film producer and director
  • 1956
    Mohsen Badawi, Egyptian entrepreneur and activist
  • 1956
    Sinbad, American actor
  • 1958
    Brooks Williams, American musician
  • 1958
    George Lowe, American voice actor
  • 1958
    Massimo Morsello, Italian singer (d. 2001)
  • 1958
    Stephen Herek, American film director
  • 1959
    Linda Cohn, American sports reporter
  • 1959
    Mackenzie Phillips, American actress
  • 1959
    Mike McCarthy, American football coach
  • 1960
    Dan Hawkins, American college football coach
  • 1960
    Neil Gaiman, English writer
  • 1961
    John Walton, English darts player
  • 1961
    Rudolf Grimm, Austrian physics professor
  • 1963
    Hugh Bonneville, English actor
  • 1964
    Kenny Rogers, American baseball player
  • 1964
    Magnús Scheving, Icelandic athlete
  • 1965
    Eddie Irvine, Northern Irish racing driver
  • 1965
    Jamie Dixon, American basketball coach
  • 1965
    Sean Hughes, Irish comedian
  • 1966
    Bill DeMott, American wrestler
  • 1966
    Vanessa Angel, English actress
  • 1967
    Michael Jai White, American actor
  • 1968
    Steve Brookstein, English X Factor winner
  • 1968
    Tracy Morgan, American actor/comedian
  • 1969
    Ellen Pompeo, American actress
  • 1969
    Faustino Asprilla, Colombian footballer
  • 1969
    Jens Lehmann, German footballer
  • 1970
    Freddy Loix, Belgian rally driver
  • 1970
    Tay Ping Hui, Singaporean actor
  • 1970
    Vince Vieluf, American actor
  • 1970
    Warren G, American rapper
  • 1971
    Walton Goggins, American actor
  • 1972
    DJ Ashba, American musician (Guns N' Roses)
  • 1972
    Isaac Bruce, American football player
  • 1972
    Shawn Green, American baseball player
  • 1973
    Patrik Berger, Czech footballer
  • 1974
    Chris Lilley, Australian comedian
  • 1974
    Niko Hurme, Finnish musician
  • 1976
    Shefki Kuqi, Finnish footballer
  • 1976
    Steffen Iversen, Norwegian footballer
  • 1977
    Brittany Murphy, American actress (d. 2009)
  • 1977
    Josh Barnett, American Mixed Martial Artist
  • 1977
    Won Bin, Korean actor
  • 1978
    Drew McConnell, Irish musician (Babyshambles)
  • 1978
    Eve, American rapper
  • 1978
    Kyla Cole, Slovak pornographic actress
  • 1979
    Chris Joannou, Australian musician, (Silverchair)
  • 1980
    Calvin Chen, Taiwanese singer, (Fei Lun Hai/Fahrenheit)
  • 1980
    Donté Stallworth, American football player
  • 1980
    Troy Bell, American basketball player
  • 1981
    Jason L. Dunham, American Medal of Honor recipient (d. 2004)
  • 1981
    Tony Blanco, Dominican baseball player
  • 1982
    Heather Matarazzo, American actress
  • 1983
    Craig Smith, American basketball player
  • 1983
    Miranda Lambert, American singer
  • 1984
    Kendrick Perkins, Texanian basketball player
  • 1985
    Giovonnie Samuels, American television actress
  • 1985
    Krystian Trochowski, German rugby player
  • 1985
    Ricki-Lee Coulter, New Zealand/Australian singer
  • 1986
    Ilias Iliadis, Greek judoka
  • 1986
    Josh Peck, American actor
  • 1987
    Charles Hamilton, American hip-hop artist
  • 1987
    Jessica Tovey, Australian actress
  • 2000
    Mackenzie Foy, American actress and model

Who Died On November 10?

  • 627
    Justus, Archbishop of Canterbury
  • 901
    Queen Adelaide of Paris
  • 1241
    Pope Celestine IV
  • 1444
    King Władysław III of Poland (b. 1424)
  • 1549
    Pope Paul III (b. 1468)
  • 1596
    Peter Wentworth, English Puritan politician (b. 1530)
  • 1605
    Ulisse Aldrovandi, Italian naturalist (b. 1522)
  • 1617
    Barnabe Rich, English soldier and writer
  • 1624
    Henry Wriothesley, 3rd Earl of Southampton, English theater patron (b. 1573)
  • 1644
    Luís Vélez de Guevara, Spanish writer (b. 1579)
  • 1659
    Afzal Khan, Adilshahi Emperor by Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaj, Maratha King in Battle of Pratapgarh
  • 1673
    Michael of Poland (b. 1640)
  • 1727
    Alphonse de Tonty, French explorer and American settler (b. 1659)
  • 1728
    Fyodor Apraksin, Russian admiral (b. 1661)
  • 1772
    Pedro Antonio Joaquim Correa da Serra Garção, Portuguese poet (b. 1724)
  • 1777
    Cornstalk, Shawnee chief
  • 1808
    Guy Carleton, 1st Baron Dorchester, British soldier and Governor of Quebec (b. 1724)
  • 1865
    Henry Wirz, Swiss-born American POW commandant (b. 1823)
  • 1869
    John E. Wool, American soldier (b. 1822)
  • 1891
    Arthur Rimbaud, French poet, (b. 1854)
  • 1909
    George Essex Evans, Australian poet (b. 1863)
  • 1912
    Louis Cyr, Canadian strongman (b. 1863)
  • 1917
    Harry Trott, Australian cricketer (b. 1866)
  • 1936
    Louis Gustave Binger, French officer and explorer (b. 1856)
  • 1938
    Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, Turkish statesman (b. 1881)
  • 1956
    Gordon MacQuarrie, American author and journalist (b. 1900)
  • 1964
    Jimmie Dodd, American actor (b. 1910)
  • 1973
    David “Stringbean” Akeman, American country music banjo player (b. 1915)
  • 1975
    Ernest M. McSorley, American ship captain (b. 1912)
  • 1981
    Abel Gance, French film director, producer, and actor (b. 1889)
  • 1982
    Leonid Brezhnev, General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (b. 1906)
  • 1984
    Xavier Herbert, Australian author (b. 1901)
  • 1986
    Gordon Richards, British jockey. (b. 1904)
  • 1986
    Rogelio de la Rosa, Filipino actor and politician (b. 1916)
  • 1990
    Aurelio Monteagudo, Cuban baseball player (b. 1943)
  • 1990
    Mário Schenberg, Brazilian physicist (b. 1914)
  • 1991
    William Afflis, American professional wrestler (b. 1929)
  • 1992
    Chuck Connors, American actor and pro athlete (b. 1921)
  • 1994
    Carmen McRae, American singer (b. 1920)
  • 1995
    Ken Saro-Wiwa, Nigerian writer and activist (b. 1941)
  • 1997
    Tommy Tedesco, American musician (b. 1930)
  • 1998
    Mary Millar, English actress (b. 1936)
  • 2000
    Adamantios Androutsopoulos, Greek lawyer and politician (b. 1919)
  • 2000
    Jacques Chaban-Delmas, Frech statesman (b. 1915)
  • 2001
    Ken Kesey, American author (b. 1935)
  • 2002
    Michel Boisrond, French film director (b. 1921)
  • 2003
    Canaan Banana, Zimbabwean politician (b. 1936)
  • 2003
    Irv Kupcinet, American columnist and television personality (b. 1912)
  • 2004
    Katy de la Cruz, Filipino singer (b. 1907)
  • 2006
    Diana Coupland, British comedy actress (b. 1932)
  • 2006
    Fokko du Cloux, mathematician (b. 1954)
  • 2006
    Gerald Levert, American singer (b. 1966)
  • 2006
    Jack Palance, American actor (b. 1919)
  • 2006
    Nadarajah Raviraj, Sri Lankan politician (b. 1962)
  • 2007
    Augustus F. Hawkins, American politician and civil rights figure (b. 1907)
  • 2007
    Laraine Day, American actress (b. 1920)
  • 2007
    Norman Mailer, American author (b. 1923)
  • 2008
    Arthur Shawcross, American serial killer (b. 1945)
  • 2008
    Miriam Makeba, South African singer and anti-apartheid activist (b. 1932)
  • 2008
    Wannes Van de Velde, Flemish singer (b. 1937)
  • 2009
    Gheorghe Dinica, Romanian actor (b. 1934)
  • 2009
    John Allen Muhammad, American convicted spree killer (b. 1960)
  • 2009
    Robert Enke, German footballer (b. 1977)
  • 2009
    Tomaž Humar, Slovenian mountaineer (b. 1969)
  • 2010
    Dave Niehaus, American sportscaster (b. 1935)
  • 2010
    Dino De Laurentiis, Italian film producer (b. 1919)
  • 2010
    Nicolo Rizzuto, Sicilian-born Canadian organized crime figure (b. 1924)
  • 2011
    Ivan Martin Jirous, Czech poet (b. 1944)
  • 2011
    Peter J. Biondi, American state legislator (New Jersey) and former mayor (b. 1942)

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