TODAY IN HIS­TORY

The Middletown Press (Middletown, CT) - - KICKOFF -

TODAY’S HIGH­LIGHT Nov. 10, 1775

The U.S. Marines were or­ga­nized un­der au­thor­ity of the Con­ti­nen­tal Congress.

ON THIS DATE 1938

Kate Smith first sang Irv­ing Ber­lin’s “God Bless Amer­ica” on her CBS ra­dio pro­gram.

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.

1969

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

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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