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Calendar for November 10th, 2012

Born 1483: Martin Luther (founder of the Lutheran church)

Born 1697: William Hogarth (painter)

1775: The American Continental Congress established a full-time national Marine Corps, the Continental Marines

Born 1801: Samuel Gridley Howe (physician)

1871: Journalist Henry Morton Stanley located missing Scottish missionary, David Livingstone, in Central Africa, and delivered his famous greeting, "Dr. Livingstone, I presume."

Born 1874: Donald Baxter Macmillan (arctic explorer)

Born 1889: Claude Rains (actor)

Born 1913: Karl Jay Shapiro (poet)

1919: National Book Week was first observed in the United States

Born 1925: Richard Burton (actor)

Born 1932: Roy Scheider (actor)

Born 1934: Norm Cash (baseball player)

Born 1956: Sinbad (actor)

1958: Jeweler Harry Winston donated the Hope Diamond to the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C.

Born 1959: MacKenzie Phillips (actress)

1969: Sesame Street made its television debut

Born 1969: Ellen Pompeo (actress)

1969: Gene Autry received a gold record for the single, "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," 20 years after its release

1975: The S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald, an ore boat with 29 crewmen aboard, sank during a storm on Lake Superior

Born 1977: Brittany Murphy (actress)

Died 1982: Leonid Brezhnev (Russian Premier)

Born 1985: Giovonnie Samuels (actress)

Born 1986: Josh Peck (actor)

Died 2006: Jack Palance (actor)

Died 2007: Norman Mailer (author)

Died 2008: Miriam Makeba (singer, referred to as Mama Africa)

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