TODAY IN HISTORY
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.