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November 10 Historical Events

The following events took place on November 10. The list is arranged in chronological order.

Found 48 events. Showing 1 - 30.

  • 1202
    Fourth Crusade: Despite letters from Pope Innocent III forbidding it and threatening excommunication, Catholic crusaders begin a siege of the Catholic city of Zara (now Zadar, Croatia).
  • 1293
    Raden Wijaya is crowned as the first monarch of Majapahit kingdom of Java, taking throne name Kertarajasa Jayawardhana.
  • 1444
    Battle of Varna: The crusading forces of King Vladislaus III of Varna (aka Ulaszlo I of Hungary and Wladyslaw III of Poland) are crushed by the Turks under Sultan Murad II and Vladislaus is killed.
  • 1520
    Danish King Christian II executes dozens of people in the Stockholm Bloodbath after a successful invasion of Sweden.
  • 1580
    After a three-day siege, the English Army beheads over 600 Papal soldiers and civilians at Dún an Óir, Ireland.
  • 1619
    René Descartes has the dreams that inspire his Meditations on First Philosophy.
  • 1659
    Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaj, Maratha King kills Afzal Khan, Adilshahi in the battle popularly known as Battle of Pratapgarh. This is also recognised as the first defence of Swarajya
  • 1674
    Anglo-Dutch War: As provided in the Treaty of Westminster, Netherlands cedes New Netherland to England.
  • 1702
    English colonists under the command of James Moore besiege Spanish St. Augustine during Queen Anne’s War.
  • 1766
    The last colonial governor of New Jersey, William Franklin, signs the charter of Queen’s College (later renamed Rutgers University).
  • 1775
    The United States Marine Corps is founded at Tun Tavern in Philadelphia by Samuel Nicholas.
  • 1793
    A Goddess of Reason is proclaimed by the French Convention at the suggestion of Pierre Gaspard Chaumette.
  • 1821
    Cry of Independence by Rufina Alfaro at La Villa de Los Santos, Panama setting into motion a revolt which lead to Panama’s independence from Spain and to it immediately becoming part of Colombia
  • 1847
    The passenger ship Stephen Whitney is wrecked in thick fog off the southern coast of Ireland, killing 92 of the 110 on board. The disaster results in the construction of the Fastnet Rock lighthouse.
  • 1865
    Major Henry Wirz, the superintendent of a prison camp in Andersonville, Georgia, is hanged, becoming one of only three American Civil War soldiers executed for war crimes.
  • 1871
    Henry Morton Stanley locates missing explorer and missionary, Dr. David Livingstone in Ujiji, near Lake Tanganyika, famously greeting him with the words, “Dr. Livingstone, I presume?”.
  • 1898
    Beginning of the Wilmington Insurrection of 1898, the only instance of a municipal government being overthrown in US history.
  • 1910
    The date of Thomas A. Davis’ opening of the San Diego Army and Navy Academy, though the official founding date is November 23, 1910.
  • 1918
    The Western Union Cable Office in North Sydney, Nova Scotia, receives a top-secret coded message from Europe (that would be sent to Ottawa and Washington, D.C.) that said on November 11, 1918, all fighting would cease on land, sea and in the air.
  • 1919
    The first national convention of the American Legion is held in Minneapolis, ending on November 12.
  • 1940
    The 1940 Vrancea earthquake strikes Romania killing an estimated 1,000 and injuring approximately 4,000 more.
  • 1942
    World War II: Germany invades Vichy France following French Admiral François Darlan’s agreement to an armistice with the Allies in North Africa.
  • 1944
    The ammunition ship USS Mount Hood explodes at Seeadler Harbour, Manus, Admiralty Islands, killing at least 432 and wounding 371.
  • 1945
    Heavy fighting in Surabaya between Indonesian nationalists and returning colonialists after World War II, today celebrated as Heroes’ Day (Hari Pahlawan).
  • 1951
    With the rollout of the North American Numbering Plan, direct-dial coast-to-coast telephone service begins in the United States.
  • 1954
    U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower dedicates the USMC War Memorial (Iwo Jima memorial) in Arlington National Cemetery.
  • 1958
    The Hope Diamond is donated to the Smithsonian Institution by New York diamond merchant Harry Winston.
  • 1969
    National Educational Television (the predecessor to the Public Broadcasting Service) in the United States debuts the children’s television program Sesame Street.
  • 1970
    Vietnam War: Vietnamization: For the first time in five years, an entire week ends with no reports of American combat fatalities in Southeast Asia.
  • 1970
    The Soviet lunar probe Lunokhod 1 is launched.

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