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Today In History - November 10

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Today in History in 1954 the Iwo Jima Memorial was dedicated in Arlington, Virginia; and in 1982 Vietnam Veterans Memorial opened in Washington, D.C.

Our on this day in history archives contain over 200,000 events, birthdays and deaths from 6,000 years of history. Here is a roundup of a few of them:

Historical Events

  • 1864 - Kingston, Ga. burned during Sherman's March to the Sea
  • 1871 - Henry Morton Stanley in Ujiji, Central Africa, encounters David Livingstone with the immortal words 'Dr Livingstone, I presume?'
  • 1908 - 1st Gideon Bible put in a hotel room
  • 1911 - Andrew Carnegie forms Carnegie Corp (for scholarly & charitable works)
  • 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.
  • 1950 - Nobel for literature awarded to William Faulkner
  • 1954 - Iwo Jima Memorial (servicemen raising US flag) dedicated in Arlington
  • 1969 - "Sesame Street" premieres on PBS TV
  • 1982 - Vietnam Veterans Memorial opened
  • 2010 - Alan Menken, famous Disney composer, receives the 2,442nd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

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Famous Birthdays

  • 1483 - Martin Luther, Eisleben Germany, founded Protestantism, (d.1546)
  • 1889 - Claude Rains, London, actor (Invisible Man, Casablanca)
  • 1924 - Russell Johnson, actor, (professor-Gilligan's Island)
  • 1925 - Richard Burton, South Wales, actor (Cleopatra, Virginia Woolf)
  • 1928 - Norma Crane, NY, actress (Tea & Sympathy, Fiddler on the Roof)
  • 1932 - Roy Scheider, actor (Jaws, French Connection, Marathon Man, Paper Lion) (d. 2008)
  • 1935 - Pippa Scott, Los Angeles California, actress (Virginian, Mr Lucky)
  • 1935 - Ronald Ellwin Evans, St Francis Ks, Captain USN/astronaut (Apollo 17)
  • 1944 - Tim Rice, Amersham, England, lyricist (Chess Moves, 1 Night in Bangkok)
  • 1945 - Donna Fargo, NC, country singer (Happiest Girl in Whole USA)
  • 1959 - MacKenzie Phillips, Alexandria Va, actress (Julie-1 Day at a Time)
  • 1963 - Hugh Bonneville, English actor
  • 1977 - Brittany Murphy, American actress

Famous Weddings

  • 1926 - Belgium crown prince Leopold weds princess Astrid Bernadotte of Sweden
  • 1963 - Actress Doris Roberts (33) weds novelist William Goyen (48)
  • 1965 - Neth 2nd Chamber accept marriage of Princess Beatrice & Claus von Amsberg
  • 1973 - Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully (45) weds Sandra Hunt
  • 2001 - "Four Weddings and A Funeral" actress Andie MacDowell (43) weds businessman Rhett Hartzog (42) at Central United Methodist Church in Asheville, North Carolina
  • 2006 - "The Grudge" actor Jason Behr (32) weds actress KaDee Strickland (30) in Ojai, California
  • 2007 - Former "E.R." actress Julianna Margulies (41) weds lawyer Keith Lieberthal in Lenox, Massachusetts
  • 2012 - Actor Ben Hollingsworth (28) weds lingerie designer Nila Myers in Malibu

Famous Divorces

  • 1975 - Journalist Ben Bradlee (54) divorces Antoinette Pinchot after 19 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

  • 1891 - Arthur Rimbaud, French poet/arms merchant (Saison en Enfer), dies of a bone cancer at 37
  • 1973 - Stringbean, country singer/comedian/banjoist (Hee Haw), dies at 58
  • 2006 - Jack Palance, American actor (b. 1919)
  • 2007 - Laraine Day, American actress (b. 1920)
  • 2007 - Augustus F. Hawkins, American politician and civil rights lawmaker (b. 1907)
  • 2007 - Norman Mailer, American novelist, dies at 84
  • 2008 - Miriam Makeba, South African singer and anti-apartheid activist (b. 1932)
  • 2010 - Dino De Laurentiis, Italian film producer (b. 1919)
  • 2011 - Peter J. Biondi, American state legislator (New Jersey) and former mayor (b. 1942)

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