TODAY IN HISTORY
TODAY IS SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2018
On this day in history:
1791 - The whaling industry in Australia, in which whales in Australian waters would be nearly hunted to extinction, begins.
1871 - Henry M. Stanley, journalist and explorer, found David Livingstone. Livingstone was a missing Scottish missionary in central Africa. Stanley delivered his famous greeting: “Dr. Livingstone, I presume?”
1917 - 41 suffragists were arrested in front of the White House.
1928 - Michinomiya Hirohito was enthroned as Emperor of Japan.
1970 - The Great Wall of China opened for tourism.
1975 - The UN General Assembly approved a resolution that equated Zionism with racism. The resolution was repealed in December of 1991.
1982 - Soviet leader Leonid I. Brezhnev died of a heart attack at age 75. He was suceeded by Yuri V. Andropov.
1986 - Camille Sontag and Marcel Coudari, two Frenchmen were released by the captors that held them in Lebanon.
1990 - Chandra Shekhar was sworn in as India’s new prime minister.
1991 - Robert Maxwell was buried in Israel, five days after his body was recovered off the Canary Islands.
1993 - John Wayne Bobbitt was acquitted on the charge of marital sexual assault against his wife who sexually mutilated him. Lorena Bobbitt was later acquitted of malicious wounding her husband.
1994 - Iraq recognised Kuwait’s borders in the hope that the action would end trade sanctions.
1995 - Nigeria’s military rulers hanged playwright Ken Saro-Wiwa along with several other anti-government activists.
1995 - In Katmandu, Nepal, searchers rescued 549 hikers after a massive avalanche struck the Himalayan foothills. The disaster left 24 tourists and 32 Nepalese dead.
2001 - The World Trade Organization approved China’s membership.
2001 - The musical Lady Diana - A Smile Charms the World opened in Germany.