TO­DAY HIS­TORY IN

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

To­day’s High­light in His­tory:

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

On this date:

■ 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 (hee-roh-hee-toh) 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, Vir­ginia.

■ 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 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.

To­day’s Birth­days:

Film com­poser En­nio Mor­ri­cone is 90. Blues singer Bobby Rush is 84. Lyri­cist Tim Rice is 74. Ac­tress dancer Ann Reink­ing is 69. Ac­tor-co­me­dian Sin­bad is 62. Ac­tress Macken­zie Phillips is 59. Author Neil Gaiman (GAY’-mihn) is 58. Ac­tress Vanessa An­gel is 55. Ac­tor Hugh Bon­neville is 55. Ac­tor­co­me­dian Tommy David­son is 55. Ac­tor Michael Jai (jy) White is 54. Coun­try singer Chris Ca­gle is 50. Ac­tor­co­me­dian Tracy Mor­gan is

50. Ac­tor-co­me­dian Orny Adams is 48. Rap­per-pro­ducer War­ren G is 48. Con­tem­po­rary Chris­tian singer Matt Ma­her is 44. Rock singer-mu­si­cian Jim Ad­kins (Jimmy Eat World) is 43. Rap­per Eve is 40. Rock mu­si­cian Chris Joan­nou (joh-AN’-yoo) (Sil­ver­chair) is

39. Coun­try singer Mi­randa Lam­bert is 35. Ac­tor Josh Peck is 32. Ac­tress Zoey Deutch is

24. Ac­tress Kier­nan Shipka is

19. Ac­tress Macken­zie Foy is

18.

Thought for To­day:

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

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