A to Z This Day in History | November 10th

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Here are some notable events in world history that happened on November 10:

  1. 1775 – The United States Marine Corps was established by the Continental Congress.
  2. 1871 – Journalist and explorer Henry Morton Stanley located missing Scottish missionary and explorer David Livingstone in Ujiji, near Lake Tanganyika, famously greeting him with the words, “Dr. Livingstone, I presume?”
  3. 1917 – The Bolshevik Revolution in Russia began when the Red Guards, led by the Bolshevik Party, seized government buildings in Petrograd (now St. Petersburg). This marked the start of the Russian Civil War and eventually led to the establishment of the Soviet Union.
  4. 1951 – Direct-dial long-distance telephone service was introduced in the United States.
  5. 1975 – The United Nations General Assembly passed Resolution 3379, equating Zionism with racism. The resolution was later repealed in 1991.
  6. 1989 – The Berlin Wall, which had separated East and West Berlin since 1961, was breached by East Germans, leading to the reunification of Germany.
  7. 1995 – Ken Saro-Wiwa, a Nigerian writer and environmental activist, and eight other Ogoni leaders were executed by the Nigerian government, sparking international outrage.
  8. 2001 – The U.S. House of Representatives passed the USA PATRIOT Act in response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks, granting the government expanded surveillance and investigative powers.
  9. 2006 – The Great British financial institution, the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), announced the acquisition of Dutch bank ABN AMRO in a deal that would later contribute to the global financial crisis of 2008.
  10. 2019 – Bolivia’s President Evo Morales resigned amid allegations of electoral fraud and widespread protests. He sought asylum in Mexico.

These are just a few significant historical events that occurred on November 10. There are many more events that have shaped the course of history on this date throughout the years.

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