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In History: Nov. 10
These are the notable events of Nov. 10 in world, American, and Kansas history.
On Nov. 10…
1775: The Second Continental Congress creates the Continental Marines, a precursor to the U.S. Marines.
1793: France ends forced worship of God under the French First Republic.
1801: Kentucky outlaws dueling.
1808: Osage Nation forced to cede territory in modern-day Missouri and Arkansas to U.S.
1857: Paul Morphy wins the first American Chess Congress.
1885: German inventor Gottlieb Daimler unveils the first motorcycle.
1891: Women’s Christian Temperance Union, one of the largest leaders for legalizing prohibition, hosts their first meeting in Boston; Granville Woods patents the electric railway.
1898: In North Carolina, white supremacists overthrow the elected black majority government in Wilmington, killing an estimated 60 to 300 people. The event, later known as the Wilmington Race Riot, was the only successful coup d’etat in United States history.
1908: The Gideons begin placing Bibles in hotel rooms.
1911: American businessman Andrew Carnegie begins the Carnegie Corporation to create charitable works; Chinese Imperial Army recaptures Nanking.
1917: Vladmir Lenin removes freedom of the press during the October Revolution.
1918: German Emperor Wilhelm II flees to the Netherlands; Allied Powers in Europe receive news of the Central Powers plan on surrendering the next day, Nov. 11.
1926: Vincent Massey becomes the first Canadian Prime Minister to visit the U.S.
1931: Fourth Academy Awards are hosted.
1934: NHL introduces penalty shots for the first time.
1940: Walt Disney becomes an informant for the FBI, keeping an eye on Hollywood.
1951: First long-distance telephone call occurs without operator assistance.
1954: Marine Corps War Memorial (the sculpture of Marines raising the American flag on Iwo Jima) is unveiled.
1957: Record for largest NFL crowd is set at 102,368. This is the average attendance to modern-day Super Bowls.
1969: Sesame Street premieres on the PBS network.
1983: U.S. federal government shuts down.
1989: Germany begins dismantling the Berlin Wall.
1990: Home Alone premiers in Chicago.
1991: Bernie Kosar ends his NFL record of 308 consecutive passes without an interception. This record would be broken by Tom Brady in 2010.
2010: Alan Menken, famous for his musical compositions for The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and Newsis, receives the 2,442nd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
2012: Barack Obama officially declared the winner over Mitt Romney, winning his second term as U.S. president.
2014: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay (Part 1) premiers in London; Bruno Mars releases “Uptown Funk.”