#TodayInHistory – November 10
November 10 – Some important events on this day.
1444 👉🏼 Battle at Varna, Black Sea: Sultan Murad II beats crusaders
1619 👉🏼 René Descartes has the dream that inspires his “Meditations on First Philosophy”
1674 👉🏼 Dutch formally cede New Netherlands (New York) to the English
1871 👉🏼 Henry Morton Stanley encounters David Livingstone at Ujiji, near Lake Tanganyika in Central Africa, with the immortal words ‘Dr Livingstone, I presume?’.
Henry Morton Stanley was a newspaper reporter who was hired by the New York Herald in 1871 to find the famous missionary and explorer, David Livingstone who had been missing for some time.
Upon finding Livingstone, Stanley reportedly asked the understated and subsequently immortal phrase, “Dr. Livingstone, I presume?”
1885 👉🏼 German engineer Gottlieb Daimler unveils the world’s first motorcycle
1905 👉🏼 Sailors join the rebellion at Kronstadt naval base in Russia
1918 👉🏼 Western Union Cable Office in North Sydney, Nova Scotia receives a top-secret coded message from Europe stating on November 11, 1918 all fighting would cease on land, sea and in the air
1918 👉🏼 Independence of Poland proclaimed by Statesman and First Marshall Józef Piłsudski
1928 👉🏼 WWI novel “All Quiet on the Western Front” is published
1938 👉🏼 8.3 earthquake shakes East of Shumagin Islands, Alaska
1940 👉🏼 Walt Disney begins serving as an informer for the Los Angeles office of the FBI; his job is to report back information on Hollywood subversives.
1954 👉🏼 “Marine Corps War Memorial” unveiled in Arlington County, Virginia, dedicated to US Marine Corps who died in defense of US since 1775 (inspired by 1945 Iwo Jima photo of servicemen raising US flag).
In the United States the photograph below has become one of the most significant and recognizable images of World War II.
Later, it became the only photograph to win the Pulitzer Prize for Photography in the same year as its publication.
The image was used by Felix de Weldon in 1954 to sculpt the Marine Corps War Memorial located adjacent to Arlington National Cemetery just outside Washington, D.C. The memorial is dedicated to all Marines who died for their country past and present.
1989 👉🏼 Germans begin demolishing the Berlin Wall
2014 👉🏼 “The Hunger Games” Mockingjay – Part 1″ directed by Francis Lawrence and starring Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson premieres in London
2019 👉🏼 Death toll in demonstrations in Iraq reaches 319, with 15,000 injured since Oct 1 according to Iraqi human rights organization