Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Today in History: Tuesday, November 10, 2015

AP Highlight in History: 
On Nov. 10, 1975, the ore-hauling ship Edmund Fitzgerald sank during a storm in Lake Superior. All 29 crew members died.
 
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On this date in:
1483Martin Luther, leader of the Protestant Reformation, was born in Eisleben, Germany.
1775The U.S. Marines were organized under authority of the Continental Congress.
1871Journalist-explorer Henry M. Stanley found missing Scottish missionary David Livingstone in central Africa and delivered his famous greeting: "Dr. Livingstone, I presume?"
1928Hirohito was enthroned as Emperor of Japan.
1938Kate Smith first sang Irving Berlin's "God Bless America" on network radio.
1942British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, discussing the recent victory over Rommel at El Alamein, Egypt, said "Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning."
1951Direct-dial, coast-to-coast telephone service began with a call between the mayors of Englewood, N.J., and Alameda, Calif.
1954The U.S. Marine Corps Memorial, depicting the raising of the American flag on Iwo Jima in 1945, was dedicated in Arlington, Va.
1961The satirical anti-war novel "Catch-22" by Joseph Heller was published.
1969"Sesame Street" debuted on PBS.
1975The U.N. General Assembly approved a resolution equating Zionism with racism.
1982Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev died at age 75.
1997A judge in Cambridge, Mass., reduced Louise Woodward's murder conviction to manslaughter and sentenced the English au pair to time served in the death of 8-month-old Matthew Eappen.
1997WorldCom Inc. and MCI Communications Corp. agreed to a $37 billion merger.
2001The World Trade Organization approved China's membership.
2007Author Norman Mailer died at age 84.
2009John Allen Muhammad, mastermind of the 2002 sniper attacks that killed 10 in the Washington, D.C. region, was executed.
 
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Highlights of This Day in History
Today's Birthdays:
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy turns 52 years old today.
AP Photo/Gail Burton
NameProfessionAge
Saxby ChamblissU.S. senator, R-Ga.72
Tim RiceLyricist71
Greg LakeRock singer, musician (Emerson, Lake and Palmer)68
Ann ReinkingActress, dancer66
SinbadActor, comedian59
Mackenzie PhillipsActress ("One Day at a Time")56
Hugh BonnevilleActor ("Downton Abbey")52
Tracy MorganActor ("30 Rock," "Saturday Night Live")47
Ellen PompeoActress ("Grey's Anatomy")46
Heather MatarazzoActress33
Miranda LambertCountry singer32
Kiernan ShipkaActress ("Mad Men")16
Rapper-actress Eve turns 37 years old today.
AP Photo/Peter Kramer
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