TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

Albuquerque Journal - - NEWS -

TO­DAY IS SAT­UR­DAY, NOV. 10, the 314th day of 2018. There are 51 days left in the year.

TO­DAY’S HIGH­LIGHTS IN HIS­TORY:

On this date in 1775, the U.S. Marines were or­ga­nized un­der au­thor­ity of the Con­ti­nen­tal Congress.

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

In 1917, 41 suf­frag­ists were ar­rested for pick­et­ing in front of the White House.

In 1928, Hiro­hito was en­throned as Em­peror of Ja­pan.

In 1942, Win­ston Churchill de­liv­ered a speech in Lon­don in which he said, “I have not be­come the King’s First Min­is­ter to pre­side over the liq­ui­da­tion of the Bri­tish Empire.”

In 1954, the U.S. Marine Corps Memo­rial, de­pict­ing the rais­ing of the Amer­i­can flag on Iwo Jima in 1945, was ded­i­cated by Pres­i­dent Dwight D. Eisen­hower in Ar­ling­ton, Va.

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

In 1972, three armed men hi­jacked South­ern Air­ways Flight 49, a DC-9 with 24 other pas­sen­gers on board, dur­ing a stopover in Birm­ing­ham, Ala., and de­manded $10 mil­lion in ran­som. The 30-hour or­deal, which in­volved land­ings in nine U.S. ci­ties and Toronto, fi­nally ended with a sec­ond land­ing in Cuba, where the hi­jack­ers were taken into cus­tody by Cuban au­thor­i­ties.

In 1975, the ore-haul­ing ship SS Ed­mund Fitzger­ald sank mys­te­ri­ously dur­ing a storm in Lake Su­pe­rior with the loss of all 29 crew mem­bers.

In 1982, the newly fin­ished Viet­nam Vet­er­ans Memo­rial was opened to its first vis­i­tors in Wash­ing­ton, D.C., three days be­fore its ded­i­ca­tion.

In 2005, Ellen John­son-Sir­leaf, a for­mer fi­nance min­is­ter of Liberia, claimed vic­tory in the coun­try’s pres­i­den­tial elec­tion.

TO­DAY’S BIRTH­DAYS: Film com­poser En­nio Mor­ri­cone is 90. Blues singer Bobby Rush is 84. Coun­try singer Donna Fargo is 77. Lyri­cist Tim Rice is 74. Ac­tor Jack Scalia is 68. Movie di­rec­tor Roland Em­merich is 63. Ac­tor-co­me­dian Sin­bad is 62. Ac­tress Macken­zie Phillips is 59. Author Neil Gaiman is 58. Ac­tor Michael Jai White is 54. Ac­tor-co­me­dian Tracy Mor­gan is 50. Ac­tress Ellen Pom­peo is 49. Rock singer-mu­si­cian Jim Ad­kins (Jimmy Eat World) is 43. Ac­tor Bryan Neal is 38. Ac­tress Heather Matarazzo is 36. Coun­try singer Mi­randa Lam­bert is 35. Pop singer Vinz Dery (Nico & Vinz) is 28. Ac­tress Genevieve Beuch­ner is 27. Ac­tress Zoey Deutch is 24. Ac­tress Kier­nan Shipka is 19. Ac­tress Macken­zie Foy is 18.

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