On This Day In History, 10 November

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World Events Today

  • The United States Marine Corps was established today in 1775
  • Sir Henry Morton Stanley, the Welsh journalist and explorer, finally caught up with fellow explorer David Livingstone today in 1871, he said the famous words, “Dr Livingstone, I presume?”
  • The Polish Solidarity Union was officially registered today in 1980

Entertainment Events Today

  • The American children’s television series Sesame Street premiered on the PBS network today in 1969, the stars included Big Bird and the Cookie Monster
  • Following the deconstruction of apartheid, the South African cricket team played an international match today in 1991, it was the first time since 1970
  • Guns N’ Roses rock star Axl Rose was found guilty of property damage and assault today in 1991, as well as a fine for 50,000 US dollars, he also received 2 years probation

Family Events Today

  • The Russian general and military engineer Mikhail Kalashnikov, developer of the AK-47 assault rifle, was born today in 1919
  • The Welsh actor Richard Burton, who married Elizabeth Taylor twice, was born today in 1925
  • The English author and lyricist Sir Tim Rice, of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar and Evita fame, was born today in 1944

Main Event Today

  • The Marine Corps War Memorial, in Arlington County, Virginia, inspired by a 1945 photo of servicemen raising a US flag in Iwo Jima, was unveiled today in 1954

National Day Today

  • Today, it’s National Vanilla Cupcake Day

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