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Daily Calendar for Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Born

  • Martin Luther (founder of the Lutheran church)
  • William Hogarth (painter)
  • Samuel Gridley Howe (physician)
  • Donald Baxter Macmillan (arctic explorer)
  • Claude Rains (actor)
  • Karl Jay Shapiro (poet)
  • Richard Burton (actor)
  • Roy Scheider (actor)
  • Norm Cash (baseball player)
  • Sinbad (actor)
  • MacKenzie Phillips (actress)
  • Ellen Pompeo (actress)
  • Brittany Murphy (actress)
  • Giovonnie Samuels (actress)
  • Josh Peck (actor)

Died

  • Leonid Brezhnev (Russian Premier)
  • Jack Palance (actor)
  • Norman Mailer (author)
  • Miriam Makeba (singer, referred to as Mama Africa)

Events

  • The American Continental Congress established a full-time national Marine Corps, the Continental Marines
  • Journalist Henry Morton Stanley located missing Scottish missionary, David Livingstone, in Central Africa, and delivered his famous greeting, Dr. Livingstone, I presume.
  • Statue of Our Lady of Prompt Succor first in the United States to be canonically crowned, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • National Book Week was first observed in the United States
  • Jeweler Harry Winston donated the Hope Diamond to the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C.
  • Sesame Street made its television debut
  • Gene Autry received a gold record for the single, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, 20 years after its release
  • Luna 17 spacecraft launched
  • The S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald, an ore boat with 29 crewmen aboard, sank during a storm on Lake Superior

Weather

  • A tornado hit Great Bend, Kansas, killing 11 people and causing $1 million in damages
  • A storm in Minnesota produced record-breaking low pressure
  • More than seventy tornadoes churned across the eastern United States
  • 71 degrees F, East Milford, New Hampshire

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