What Happened On This Day – November 10
1969 Sesame Street premieres
Sesame Street, the long-running American children's television series, premiered on TV stations.
1951 North American Numbering Plan begins
The plan standardized distance calling and gave phone numbers in cities a fixed 3 digit prefix, also called an area code. This made making long-distance calls faster and easier and without the involvement of an operator. The first call under the plan was made between the mayors of Englewood, New Jersey and Alameda, California.
1903 Windshield wiper patented
The US patent office granted inventor Mary Anderson a patent for automatic windshield wipers - a device that is used to remove or wipe the front and back windshields in automobiles.
1898 Wilmington riots begin
Thought to be one of the only incidents of insurrection against a local government in the United States, the Wilmington Race Riots of 1898 or the Wilmington Massacre of 1898 began after an election voted in a biracial city council. In retaliation, white supremacists overthrew the council, destroyed a lot of property and killed many black people in the city over the course of a few days.
1775 US Marine Corps is created
The elite military force capable of operating on land, sea and air was founded in Philadelphia during the American Revolutionary War. A resolution of the Second Continental Congress formed two battalions of Continental Marines that became the forerunners of today's marine corps.
Births On This Day,
1968 Tracy Morgan
American comedian, actor
1960 Neil Gaiman
English author, illustrator, screenwriter
1928 Ennio Morricone
Italian composer, conductor
1759 Friedrich Schiller
German poet, playwright, historian
1483 Martin Luther
German monk, priest, leader of the Protestant Reformation
Deaths On This Day,
2015 Helmut Schmidt
German politician, 5th Chancellor of Germany
2007 Norman Mailer
American author, journalist
1982 Leonid Brezhnev
1938 Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
Turkish army officer, politician, 1st President of Turkey
1917 Harry Trott