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10 November: On This Day In History | What Special Day Is Today?


10 November: In a year, the 10th of November is the 314th day as per the Georgian Calendar. In a leap year, it is the 315th day of the year. What special day is today? This day has its distinctiveness and importance in history.

Let’s explore people who have carved a niche for themselves on 10th November. We may also need to scan through the events and see what happened today.

10 November: On This Day In History | What Special Day Is Today?

What Happened Today? On This Day in History: 10 November

Art & Artists

    • 1939 E. Sillanpaa from Finland got Nobel Prize in Literature.
    • 1990 World premiere of “Home Alone” penned by John Hughes and starred by Macaulay Culkin.
    • 2006 Opening of the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Virginia, US.

Science & Technology

    • 1951 Beginning of coast-to-coast direct dial in the US.
    • 1983 Launch of Windows 1.0 by Bill Gates.
    • 2008 Communication with the Lander (Phoenix Mission) was lost after 5 months of landing on Mars. NASA announced the abandonment of the mission.
    • 1903 Mary Anderson got a patent for her invention of windshield wipers.

Leaders & Politics

    • 1444 Hungary was defeated by Turkey in the Battle of Varna.
    • 1898The only case of overthrowing of a municipal government in the history of the USA.
    • 2001 China finally got membership in the World Trade Organization. It had to negotiate for this for a long 15 years.
    • 2020 A ceasefire Agreement was signed between Azerbaijan and Armenia to end the 2020 Nagorno-Karabakh War.

People & Society

    • 1954 The USMC War Memorial in Virginia, USA was dedicated by Dwight D. Eisenhower, the president of the USA.
    • 1958 The 45.52-carat blue colored Hope Diamond was donated by Harry Winston (a diamond merchant from New York) to the Smithsonian Institution.
    • 1989 Tear down of the Berlin Wall by the Germans.

Disasters: Natural & Man-made

    • 1940 An earthquake strikes Vrancea, Romania that killed around 1,000 and injured 4,000.
    • 1944 The explosion of the “USS Mount Hood” (ammunition ship) at Seeadler Harbour, Papua New Guinea took 432 lives and injured 371.
    • 1946 A high magnitude (6.9) earthquake killed approximately 1,400 in the Peruvian Andes mountains.

Discoveries & Explorations

    • 1970Launch of an unmanned space mission “Luna 17” by the Soviet Union.
    • 2019 Announcement of the discovery of a new oilfield by Hassan Rouhani, the Iranian President.

Leisure & Sports

    • 1857 Paul Morphy won the 1st American Chess Congress by beatng Louis Paulson.
    • 1950 Cleveland Indians sacked manager Lou Boudreau After having him for nine years.

Birth Anniversaries (10 November)

    • 1683 George II (King of Ireland and Great Britain)
    • 1697 – William Hogarth (Painter from England)
    • 1810 George Jennings (Engineer, inventor of flush toilet from England)
    • 1925 Richard Burton (Welsh actor)
    • 1967 Jackie Fairweather (Runner and sports coach from Australia)

Death Anniversaries (10 November)

    • 1938 – Mustafa Kemal Atatürk (First president of Turkey)
    • 1982 – Leonid Brezhnev (Communist Party leader, USSR)
    • 2007 Norman Mailer (Novelist from America)
    • 2014 Wayne Goss (Lawyer and politician from Australia)
    • 2015 Helmut Schmidt (Politician from Germany)

What Special Day is Today: (10 November)

    • International Accounting Day
    • World Net Cancer Day
    • World Keratoconus Day
    • World Science Day for Peace and Development


The factual story of the day (10 November) covers the entire globe and a lot of well-known personalities. The day has remained a silent observer of what happened on this day in history.

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