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Today in History - November 10th
1619 - On this day in history, René Descartes had the dreams that inspired his Meditations on First Philosophy.
1775 - Congress formed US Marine Corps.
1801 - Today in history, the state of Tennessee outlawed the practice of dueling.
1908 - The first Gideon Bible was placed in a hotel room, on this day in history.
1917 - 41 suffragists weer arrested in front of White House.
1928 - Hirohito ascended throne as Emperor of Japan, today in history.
1940 - Walt Disney began serving as an informer for the Los Angeles office of the FBI; his job was to report back information on Hollywood subversives.
1945 - Today in history, Nazi concentration camp at Buchenwald liberated by US.
1970 - The Great Wall of China opened for tourism.
1975 - PLO leader Yasser Arafat addressed the UN in NYC, on this day in history.
1975 - UN General Assembly approved resolution equating Zionism with racism.
1983 - The Federal government was shut down, today in history.
1993 - The United States House of Representatives passed the Brady Bill, which called for a five-day waiting period for handgun purchases.
2012- The final US presidential election results were declared after Barack Obama won Florida to defeat Mitt Romney 332-206 in Electoral College votes.
SCIENCE, INVENTIONS, PATENTS - Today in History, November 10th
1879 - Western Union and the National Bell Telephone Company reached a settlement over various telephone patents.
1951 - Today in history, direct-dial, coast-to-coast telephone service began when Mayor M. Leslie Denning of Englewood, NJ, called his counterpart in Alameda, CA
1968 - The launch of Zond 6, second unmanned circumlunar space vehicle and return flight happened today in history.
CULTURE, LIFESTYLE - Today in History, November 10th
1938 - Nobel for literature awarded to Pearl Buck (Good Earth).
1950 - Nobel for literature awarded to William Faulkner.
1956 - On this day in history, Gene de Paul/John Meyer's musical "Li'l Abner" premiered in NYC.
1969 - "Sesame Street" made its debut on PBS.
1999 - On this day in history, actor Ted Danson received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
SPORTS - Today in History, November 10th
1940 - On this day in history, Pittsburgh & Philadelphia played a penalty free NFL game.
1965 - Willie Mays won NL MVP.
1977 - The Major Indoor Soccer League was officially organized in New York City.
Martina Navratilova tied Chris Evert with157 pro-tennis tournament wins.
1996 - Today in history, Dan Marino (Miami Dolphins) became the first quarterback in NFL history to pass for more than 50,000 yards.
MUSIC HISTORY - Today in History, November 10th
2004 - Yusuf Islam (formerly known as Cat Stevens) was awarded the "Man for Peace" prize in Rome at the opening of a meeting of Nobel Peace Prize laureates.
FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS - November 10th
Martin Luther - 1483
Richard Burton - 1925
Tim Rice - 1944
MacKenzie Phillips - 1959
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