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.
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.
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.