TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

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

On Nov. 10, 1775, the U.S. Marines were or­ga­nized un­der au­thor­ity of the Con­ti­nen­tal Con­gress.

In 1871, jour­nal­ist-ex­plorer Henry M. Stan­ley found Scot­tish mis­sion­ary David Liv­ing­stone, who had not been heard from for years, near Lake Tan­ganyika in cen­tral Africa.

In 1917, 41 suf­frag­ists were ar­rested for pick­et­ing in front of the White House.

In 1928, Hiro­hito was en­throned as Em­peror of Japan.

In 1938, Kate Smith first sang Irv­ing Ber­lin’s “God Bless Amer­ica” on her CBS ra­dio pro­gram. Turk­ish states­man Mustafa Ke­mal Ataturk died in Is­tan­bul at age 57.

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.

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

In 1972, three armed men hi­jacked South­ern Air­ways Flight 49, a DC-9 with 24 other pas­sen­gers on board dur­ing a stopover in Birm­ing­ham, Ala., and de­manded $10 mil­lion in ran­som. (The 30-hour or­deal, which in­volved land­ings in nine U.S. cities and Toronto, fi­nally ended with a sec­ond land­ing in Cuba, where the hi­jack­ers were taken into cus­tody by Cuban au­thor­i­ties.)

In 1975, the U.N. Gen­eral As­sem­bly ap­proved a res­o­lu­tion equat­ing Zion­ism with racism (the world body re­pealed the res­o­lu­tion in Dec. 1991). The ore­haul­ing ship SS Ed­mund Fitzger­ald mys­te­ri­ously sank north of Whitefish Point, Mich., dur­ing a storm in Lake Su­pe­rior, with the loss of all 29 crew mem­bers.

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, Mas­sachusetts, 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.

In 2005, Ellen John­son-Sir­leaf, a for­mer fi­nance min­is­ter of Liberia, claimed vic­tory in the coun­try’s pres­i­den­tial elec­tion.

Ten years ago: Pres­i­dent

Ge­orge W. Bush and his wife, Laura, wel­comed Barack and Michelle Obama to the White House for a nearly two-hour visit; the pres­i­dent and pres­i­dent-elect con­ferred in the Oval Of­fice, while the cur­rent and fu­ture first ladies talked in the White House res­i­dence. Miriam Makeba, the South African folk singer and anti-apartheid ac­tivist, died at age 76 af­ter per­form­ing at a con­cert in Cas­tel Volturno, Italy.

Five years ago: Talks in Geneva on curb­ing Iran’s nu­clear pro­gram ended with no deal af­ter France ob­jected that the pro­posed mea­sures did not go far enough.

One year ago: Fac­ing al­le­ga­tions of sex­ual mis­con­duct, co­me­dian Louis C.K. said the ha­rass­ment claims by five women that were de­tailed in a New York Times re­port “are true,” and he ex­pressed re­morse for us­ing his in­flu­ence “ir­re­spon­si­bly.” The Na­tional Re­pub­li­can Se­na­to­rial com­mit­tee ended its fundrais­ing agree­ment with Alabama Se­nate can­di­date Roy Moore in light of al­le­ga­tions of sex­ual con­tact with a teenager decades ago. Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump ar­rived in Viet­nam to at­tend an in­ter­na­tional eco­nomic sum­mit, telling CEOs on the side­lines of the sum­mit, “We are not go­ing to let the United States be taken ad­van­tage of any­more.”

To­day’s Birth­days: Film com­poser En­nio Mor­ri­cone is 90. Blues singer Bobby Rush is 84. Ac­tor Al­bert Hall is 81. Coun­try singer Donna Fargo is 77. Ac­tor Jack Scalia is 68. Ac­tor Matt Craven is 62. Ac­tor-co­me­dian Sin­bad is 62. Ac­tress Macken­zie Phillips is 59. Author Neil Gaiman is 58. Ac­tor Hugh Bon­neville is 55. Ac­tor-co­me­dian Tommy David­son is 55. Ac­tor-co­me­dian Tracy Mor­gan is 50. Ac­tress Ellen Pom­peo is 49. Rap­per-pro­ducer War­ren G is 48. Ac­tor Wal­ton Gog­gins is 47. Co­me­dian-ac­tor Chris Lil­ley is 44. Con­tem­po­rary Chris­tian singer Matt Ma­her is 44. Rock singer­mu­si­cian Jim Ad­kins (Jimmy Eat World) is 43. Rap­per Eve is 40. Rock mu­si­cian Chris Joan­nou is

39. Ac­tress Heather Matarazzo is

36. Coun­try singer Mi­randa Lam­bert is 35. Pop singer Vinz Dery (Nico & Vinz) is 28. Ac­tress Genevieve Beuch­ner is 27. Ac­tress Zoey Deutch is 24.

Thought for To­day: “Hypocrisy is a fash­ion­able vice, and all fash­ion­able vices pass for virtues.” — Moliere, French drama­tist (1622-1673).

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