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