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Other Notable Events for November 10

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On this date in history:

In 1775, the United States Marine Corps, then known as the Continental Marines, was formed by order of the Second Continental Congress.

In 1865, the superintendent of the notorious Andersonville prison camp, Major Henry Wirz, is hanged for war crimes.

In 1871, journalist Henry Stanley ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for November 10

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Those born on this date include:

- Martin Luther, founder of Protestantism, in 1483
- William Hogarth, English artist and engraver, in 1697
- actor Richard Burton in 1925
- American Indian rights activist/actor Russell Means in 1939
- lyricist Tim Rice in 1944 (age 73)
- country singer Donna Fargo in 1945 ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Friday, Nov. 10, the 314th day of 2017 with 51 to follow.

The moon is waning. The morning stars are Jupiter, Mars and Venus.

Monument to Dr. Livingstone

This Day in History, November 10

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On November 10th, 1871, Henry Morton Stanley located Dr. David Livingstone, uttering the famous quote, "Dr. Livingstone, I presume?"

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: We are products of our past, but we don't have to be prisoners of it. -- Rick Warren

Other Notable Events for November 9

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On this date in history:

In 1872, a fire which began in the basement of a warehouse in downtown Boston raged for 12 hours, consuming 65 acres and leaving 776 buildings in ruins. The Great Boston Fire killed at least 30 people.

In 1906, Theodore Roosevelt travels to Panama to observe the progress being made on the ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for November 9

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Those born on this date include:

- Russian author Ivan Turgenev in 1818
- actor Marie Dressler in 1868
- actor Hedy Lamarr in 1914
- Sargent Shriver, first director of the Peace Corps, in 1915
- former Vice President Spiro T. Agnew in 1918
- actor Dorothy Dandridge in 1922
- astronomer Carl Sagan in ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Thursday, Nov. 9, the 313th day of 2017 with 52 to follow.

The moon is waning. The morning stars are Jupiter, Mars and Venus.

Pearl Harbor

This Day in History, November 9

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On November 9th, 1887, the United States received the rights to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: The Department of Defense is the largest, most complex organization on the planet: 3 million people, civilian and military, with a budget, the last year I was there (2011) of over $700 billion. -- Robert M. Gates, former U.S. secretary of defense.

Other Notable Events for November 8

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On this date in history:

In 1837, Mount Holyoke Seminary in Massachusetts became the first U.S. college founded exclusively for women.

In 1864, amid the U.S. Civil War, Abraham Lincoln was elected to his second term as president. He was assassinated five months later.

In 1889, Montana was admitted to the union as...Read more

Notable Birthdays for November 8

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Those born on this date include:

- Games producer Milton Bradley in 1836
- Irish author Bram Stoker (Dracula) in 1847
- author Margaret Mitchell (Gone With the Wind) in 1900
- heart transplant pioneer Dr. Christiaan Barnard in 1922
- football Hall of Fame Coach Bobby Bowden in 1929 (age 88)
- TV journalist...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Wednesday, Nov. 8, the 312th day of 2017 with 53 to follow.

The moon is waning. The morning stars are Jupiter, Mars and Venus.

Military base at Diego Garcia

This Day in History, November 8

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On November 8th, 1965, the British Indian Ocean Territory was formed.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: When the rich wage war it's the poor who die. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

Other Notable Events for November 7

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On this date in history:

In 1805, the Lewis and Clark Expedition sighted the Pacific Ocean for the first time. They would arrive two weeks later.

In 1874, the first cartoon depicting the elephant as the symbol of the Republican Party was printed in Harper's Weekly.

In 1916, Democratic President Woodrow Wilson was...Read more

Notable Birthdays for November 7

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Those born on this date include:

- British explorer Capt. James Cook in 1728
- Marie Curie, discoverer of radium, in 1867
- Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky in 1879
- bandleader Phil Spitalny (known for his all-female orchestra) in 1890
- writer and film director Herman Mankiewicz in 1897
- French ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Tuesday, Nov. 7, the 311th day of 2017 with 54 to follow.

The moon is waning. The morning stars are Jupiter, Mars and Venus.

London Gazette from 1666

This Day in History, November 7

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On November 7th, 1665, the London Gazette -- the oldest surviving journal -- was first published.

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