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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 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 ore-haul­ing ship SS Ed­mund Fitzger­ald mys­te­ri­ously sank 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, Mass., re­duced Louise Wood ward’s mur­der con­vic­tion to in­vol­un­tary man slaugh­ter and sen­tenced the English au pair to the 279 days she’d al­ready served in the death of 8-month old Matthew Eap­pen.

To­day’s Birth­days: Film com­poser En­nio Mor­ri­cone is 90. Blues singer Bobby Rush is 84. Lyri­cist Tim Rice is 74. Ac­tor Matt Craven is 62. Ac­tor-co­me­dian Sin­bad is 62. Ac­tress Macken­zie Phillips is 59. Ac­tor-co­me­dian Tracy Mor­gan is 50. Ac­tress Ellen Pom­peo is 49. 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 (Sil­ver­chair) is 39. Ac­tor Bryan Neal is 38. Ac­tress Heather Matarazzo is 36. Coun­try singer Mi­randa Lam­bert is 35. Ac­tor Josh Peck is 32. Pop singer Vinz Dery (Nico & Vinz) is 28. Ac­tress Genevieve Beuch­ner is 27. Ac­tress Zoey Deutch is 24. Ac­tress Kier­nan Shipka is 19. Ac­tress Macken­zie Foy is 18.

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