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Daily Calendar for Friday, November 10, 2023

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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