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Today in History Today is Wednesday, November 10, the 314th day of 2021. There are 51 days left in…

Today in history

Today is Wednesday, November 10, the 314th day of 2021. There are 51 days left in the year.

Today’s highlight in history:

On November 10, 1951, customer-dialed long distance telephone service began when Mayor Leslie Denning of Englewood, New Jersey called Alameda, Calif., Mayor Frank Osborne without the assistance of an operator. .

To this date :

In 1775, the US Marines were organized under the authority of the Continental Congress.

In 1871, journalist-explorer Henry M. Stanley found Scottish missionary David Livingstone, who had not been heard of for years, near Lake Tanganyika in central Africa.

In 1919, the American Legion opened its first national convention in Minneapolis.

In 1928, Hirohito (hee-roh-hee-toh) was enthroned Emperor of Japan.

In 1944, during World War II, the ammunition ship USS Mount Hood (AE-11) exploded while docked at Manus Naval Base in the Admiralty Islands in the South Pacific, killing 45 people. confirmed and 327 missing and presumed dead.

In 1969, the children’s educational program “Sesame Street” made its debut on National Educational Television (later PBS).

In 1975, the United Nations General Assembly approved a resolution equating Zionism with racism (the world body repealed the resolution in December 1991).

In 1982, the all-new Vietnam Veterans Memorial was opened to its first visitors in Washington, DC, three days before its inauguration. Soviet leader Leonid I. Brezhnev died at the age of 75.

In 2006, actor Jack Palance died in Montecito, California at the age of 87.

In 2009, John Allen Muhammad, mastermind of the 2002 sniper attacks that killed 10 people in the Washington, DC area, was executed. President Barack Obama visited Fort Hood, Texas, where he greeted grimly the 13 Americans killed in a shooting, and vowed the killer would be “brought to justice – in this world and in the next.” .

In 2017, facing allegations of sexual misconduct, comedian Louis CK said the harassment allegations of five women detailed in a New York Times report “are true,” and he expressed remorse for using his influence. “irresponsibly”.

In 2018, President Donald Trump, in France to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, canceled a visit to a cemetery east of Paris where Americans killed in that war are buried; the rainy weather had brought the presidential helicopter to a standstill. Authorities in northern California said 14 more bodies were found in the ruins of a fire that virtually destroyed the town of Paradise.

Ten years ago: The National Archives released a transcript of former President Richard Nixon’s testimony to the grand jury in June 1975 after a judge ordered the government to do so; in it, a fiery and suspicious Nixon defended his legacy and the actions of the Watergate era.

Five years ago: President-elect Donald Trump made a triumphant tour of the nation’s capital, where he held a cordial White House meeting with President Barack Obama, outlined priorities with Republican leaders in Congress, and admired the majestic view from where he would take the oath. in the office.

A year ago: Democrat Cal Cunningham conceded defeat to Republican Thom Tillis in his run for the North Carolina Senate; Democrats are now expected to win the second two races in Georgia in January in order to take control of the Senate. (Democrats would win both.) The United States has reached a record number of coronavirus hospitalizations and surpassed 1 million new confirmed cases in the first 10 days of November amid a wave of infections in the nationwide. A Vatican investigation found that bishops, cardinals and popes played down or rejected reports of sexual misconduct by former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick; much of the blame went to Pope John Paul II, who appointed McCarrick archbishop of Washington, DC in 2000 despite an investigation that confirmed he had slept with seminarians. Tommy Heinsohn, who as a Boston Celtics player, coach and broadcaster for more than 60 years was with the team for all 17 of his NBA Championships, has died aged 86.

Today’s Birthdays: Blues singer Bobby Rush is 87 years old. Actor Albert Hall is 84 years old. Country singer Donna Fargo is 80 years old. Former Senator Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., Is 78 years old. Lyricist Tim Rice is 77 years old. Actor Jack Scalia is 71 years old. Film director Roland Emmerich is 66 years old. Actor Matt Craven is 65. Actor-comedian Sinbad is 65 years old. Actor Mackenzie Phillips is 62 years old. Author Neil Gaiman (GAY’-mihn) is 61 years old. Actor Vanessa Angel is 58 years old. Actor Hugh Bonneville is 58 years old. Actor – Comedian Tommy Davidson is 58 years old. Actor Michael Jai (jy) White is 57 years old. Country singer Chris Cagle is 53 years old. Actor-comedian Tracy Morgan is 53 years old. Actress Ellen Pompeo (pahm-PAY’-oh) is 52 years old. Actor-comedian Orny Adams is 51 years old. Rapper U-God is 51 years old. Rapper-producer Warren G is 51 years old. Actor Walton Goggins is 50 years old. Comedian-actor Chris Lilley is 47 years old. Contemporary Christian singer Matt Maher is 47 years old. Rock singer-musician Jim Adkins (Jimmy Eat World) is 46 years old. Rapper Eve is 43 years old. Rock musician Chris Joannou (joh-AN’-yoo) (Silverchair) is 42 years old. Actress Heather Matarazzo is 39 years old. Country singer Miranda Lambert i 38. Actor Josh Peck is 35 years old. Pop singer Vinz Dery (Nico & Vinz) is 31 years old. Actress Genevieve Buechner is 30 years old. Actress Zoey Deutch (DOYCH) is 27. Actor Kiernan Shipka is 22 years old. Actor Mackenzie Foy is 21.

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