10 NOVEMBER
   
 

Born On This Day:

  • Martin Luther, 1483
  • King George II, 1683
  • William Hogarth, 1697
  • Oliver Goldsmith, 1730
  • Friedrich von Schiller, 1759
  • Sir Jacob Epstein, 1880
  • J. P. Marquand, 1893
  • Mabel Normand, 1897
  • Tommy Dorsey, 1905
  • Harry Andrews, 1911
  • Moise Tshombe, 1919
  • Richard Burton, 1925
  • Roy Scheider, 1935
  • Tim Rice, 1944
  • David Stockman, 1946
  • Greg Lake, 1948
  • Ann Reinking, 1949
  • MacKenzie Phillips, 1959

Died On This Day:

  • Saint/Pope Leo I, AD 461
  • Pope Paul III, 1549
  • Catherine II (the Great) of Russia, 1796
  • Arthur Rimbaud, 1891
  • Kemal Ataturk, 1938
  • Abel Gance, 1981
  • Leonid Brezhnev, 1982
  • Chuck Connors, 1992
  • Louis Nizer, 1994
  • Carmen McRae, 1994
  • Ken Kesey, 2001
  • Jack Palance, 2006
  • Norman Mailer, 2007
  • Miriam Makeba, 2008
  • Leonard Cohen, 2016

Today's Events:

  • 1619 - Frenchman René Descartes has vision of Philosophy of Unitary Universal Science.
  • 1775 - U.S. Marines founded by Continental Congress.
  • 1798 - Lithographic process invented by Alois Senefelder.
  • 1871 - Stanley found Livingstone Ujiji near Lake Tanganyka -'Dr. Livingstone, I presume.'
  • 1885 - World's first motorcycle, built in Germany by Gottlieb Daimler, goes for seven mile test ride.
  • 1894 - French troops begin conquest of Madagascar.
  • 1908 - Gideons place first bible in room at Superior Hotel, Iron Mountain, Montana.
  • 1911 - Andrew Carnegie tops previous educational grants; founds Carnegie Corp. and gives $125 M.
  • 1915 - Gilbert & Ellis islands annexed by Britain.
  • 1928 - Hirohito, age 25, installed as Japan's Emperor.
  • 1933 - Black Blizzard begins in Dakotas; dust storm blows soil to Atlantic.
  • 1951 - From today, one can dial direct across the entire United States.
  • 1982 - Vietnam Veterans Memorial opened to visitors in Washington DC.
  • 1988 - 'False Start,' a painting by Jasper Johns, sold for record $17.05 million by Sotheby's, New York.
  • 1992 - 'Asia' by Matisse sold at Sotheby's NY to Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth for $11 million.
  • 2004 - Alberto Gonzales becomes the first Latino Attorney General of the United States appointed by Dubya.

Feast Day of Saint:

  • Justus of Canterbury (died today A.D. 627)
  • Andrew Avellino

Holiday:

  • Tradition Day in Argentina
  • Traditional beginning of Indian Summer

Non-Specific Holiday:

  • THANKSGIVING DAY (U.S.) last Thursday of November.
  • TUNG CHICH, Feast of the Winter Solstice in China (sometime during the eleventh moon on the shortest day of the year)
  • DIVALI (India) five day autumn festival.
  • BHRATRI DWITYA, Hindu Festival of Brothers
  • TUNG CHICH, Feast of the Winter Solstice in China (sometime during the eleventh moon on the shortest day of the year)
  • ADVENT SUNDAY, Sunday nearest to feast of Saint Andrew (Nov. 30) whether before or after.
  • HANUKKA also spelled CHANUKAH (Jewish Feast of Lights), eight day holiday beginning on 25th of lunar month Kislev.
  • TSAO CHÜN, Festival of the Kitchen God in China (23rd day of the twelfth moon (or 24th in Kwantung)
  • CH'U HSI, Night of the Thirtieth (29th day of the twelfth moon)
  • ELEPHANT ROUNDUP AT SURIN, THAILAND celebrated third Sunday in November
  • ON-MATSURI, Yamato region harvest festival in Nara, Japan
  • CHICHIBU NO YO-MATSURI, Kabuki and fireworks in Japan

 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
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