Today in History: November 10

Today in History: November 10

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1493

Christopher Columbus discovers Antigua during his second expedition.

1556

The Englishman Richard Chancellor is drowned off Aberdeenshire on his return from a second voyage to Russia.

1647

All Dutch-held areas of New York are returned to English control by the treaty of Westminster.

1775

U.S. Marine Corps founded.

1782

In the last battle of the American Revolution, George Rogers Clark attacks Indians and Loyalists at Chillicothe, in Ohio Territory.

1871

Henry M. Stanley finds Dr. Livingstone at Ujiji near Unyanyembe in Africa.

1879

Little Bighorn participant Major Marcus Reno is caught window-peeping at the daughter of his commanding officer—an offense for which he will be courtmartialed.

1911

President Taft ends a 15,000-mile, 57-day speaking tour.

1911

The Imperial government of China retakes Nanking.

1917

Forty-one US suffragettes are arrested protesting outside the White House.

1938

Fascist Italy enacts anti-Semitic legislation.

1941

Churchill promises to join the U.S. "within the hour" in the event of war with Japan.

1942

Admiral Jean Darlan orders French forces in North Africa to cease resistance to the Anglo-American forces.

1952

U.S. Supreme Court upholds the decision barring segregation on interstate railways.

1961

Andrew Hatcher is named associate press secretary to President John F. Kennedy.

1962

Eleanor Roosevelt is buried, she had died three days earlier.

1964

Australia begins a draft to fulfill its commitment in Vietnam.

1969

The PBS children's program Sesame Street debuts.

1971

Two women are tarred and feathered in Belfast for dating British soldiers, while in Londonderry, Northern Ireland a Catholic girl is also tarred and feathered for her intention of marrying a British soldier.

1972

Hijackers divert a jet to Detroit, demanding $10 million and ten parachutes.

1975

The iron ore freighter Edmund Fitzgerald breaks in half and sinks at the eastern end of Lake Superior--all 29 crew members perish.

1986

President Ronald Reagan refuses to reveal details of the Iran arms sale.

1989

German citizens begin tearing down the Berlin Wall.

1997

WorldCom and MCI Communications announce a merger, the largest in US history up to that time.

2008

NASA declares the Phoenix mission concluded after losing communications with the lander, five months after it began its exploration on the surface of Mars.

2009

North Korean and South Korean ships skirmish off Daecheon Island.