10 NOVEMBER IN HISTORY

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Events:

1775: The United States Marine Corps is founded.

1942: Germany invades Vichy France.

1964: The first episode of Sesame Street is broadcast in the United States.

1983: Bill Gates introduces Windows 1.0.

1995: Ken Saro-Wiwa, an environmental activist from the oil-rich Ogoni region is hanged by the Nigerian regime of Sani Abacha.

2009: Ships of the South Korean and North Korean navies skirmish off Daecheong Island.

 

Births:

1868: Gichin Funakoshi, Japanese founder of Shotokan karate.

1887: Arnold Zweig, German author and activist.

1925: Richard Burton, Welsh actor and singer.

1960: Neil Gaiman, English author, screenwriter, and illustrator.

1968: Tracy Morgan, American comedian and actor.

Deaths:

461: Pope Leo I

1241: Pope Celestine IV

1549: Pope Paul III

1982: Leonid Brezhnev, fourth Head of State of the USSR

2003: Canaan Banana, first President of Zimbabwe.

2008: Miriam Makeba, South African singer-songwriter, actress and activist.

10 November is Cry of Independence Day in Panama, the Day of Remembrance of Ataturk in Turkey, and the Day of Russian Militsiya in Russia.

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