TODAY IN HISTORY
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT Nov. 10, 1775
The U.S. Marines were organized under authority of the Continental Congress.
ON THIS DATE 1938
Kate Smith first sang Irving Berlin’s “God Bless America” on her CBS radio program.
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.
The children’s educational program “Sesame Street” made its debut on National Educational Television (later PBS).
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.