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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 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 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.

In 1997, a judge in Cam­bridge, Mass., re­duced Louise Wood­ward’s mur­der con­vic­tion to in­vol­un­tary man­slaugh­ter and sen­tenced the English au pair to the 279 days she’d al­ready served in the death of 8-month-old Matthew Eap­pen.

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