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.