Thursday, November 10, 2016

History for November 10

History for November 10 -
Martin Luther 1483 - German friar, Catholic priest, leader of the Protestant Reformation, Oliver Goldsmith 1728 - Novelist, playwright, poet, Russell Johnson 1924 - Actor ("Gilligan's Island")

Richard Burton 1925 - Actor, Roy Scheider 1932 - Actor ("Jaws"), Tim Rice 1944 - Lyricist

1775 - The U.S. Marines were organized under authority of the Continental Congress. The Marines went out of existence after the end of the Revolutionary War in April of 1783. The Marine Corps were formally re-established on July 11, 1798. This day is observed as the birth date of the United States Marine Corps.

1871 - Henry M. Stanley, journalist and explorer, found David Livingstone. Livingston was a missing Scottish missionary in central Africa. Stanley delivered his famous greeting: "Dr. Livingstone, I presume?"

1954 - The Iwo Jima Memorial was dedicated in Arlington, VA.

1975 - The U.N. General Assembly approved a resolution that equated Zionism with racism. The resolution was repealed in December of 1991.

1975 - The Edmund Fitzgerald, an ore-hauling ship, and its crew of 29 vanished during a storm in Lake Superior.

1980 - CBS News anchor Dan Rather claimed he had been kidnapped in a cab. It turned out that Rather had refused to pay the cab fare.

1982 - In Washington, DC, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial was opened to visitors.

1993 - John Wayne Bobbitt was acquitted on the charge of marital sexual assault against his wife who sexually mutilated him. Lorena Bobbitt was later acquitted of malicious wounding her husband.

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