HIS­TORY

The Hazleton Standard-Speaker - - LOCAL / REGION -

To­day is Satur­day, Nov. 10, the 314th day of 2018. There are 51 days left in the year.

To­day’s High­lights in His­tory:

On Nov. 10, 1775, the U.S. Marines were or­ga­nized un­der au­thor­ity of the con­ti­nen­tal congress.

On this date: in 1917, 41 suf­frag­ists were ar­rested for pick­et­ing in front of the White House.

in 1938, Kate Smith first sang irv­ing Ber­lin’s “God Bless Amer­ica” on her cBS ra­dio pro­gram.

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, Vir­ginia.

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

in 1982, the newly fin­ished Viet­nam Vet­er­ans Me­mo­rial was opened to its first vis­i­tors in Wash­ing­ton, d.c., three days be­fore its ded­i­ca­tion. Soviet leader Leonid i. Brezh­nev died at age 75.

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