November 10th in History

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On November 10, 1885, world’s first motorcycle was unveiled by German engineer Gottlieb Daimler. On the same day in 1970, the Great Wall of China was opened for tourism.

1493: – Christopher Columbus discovered Antigua during his second expedition.

1834: – HMS Beagle sailed from Valparaiso.

1885: – The world’s first motorcycle was unveiled by German engineer Gottlieb Daimler.

1918: – Independence of Poland proclaimed by Jozef Pilsudski.

1926: – Vincent Massey became 1st Canadian minister to USA.

1940: – Walt Disney started serving as an informer for the Los Angeles office of the FBI.

1942: – US troops occupied airport of Port-Lyautey, Morocco.

1944: – Ammunition Ship USS Mount Hood (AE-11) exploded at Seeadler Harbour.

1951: – First long distance telephone call took place without operator assistance.

1969: – American children’s television educational series Sesame Street made its debut on PBS.

1970: – The Great Wall of China was opened for tourism.

1975: – A resolution equating Zionism with racism was approved by UN General Assembly. It was repealed in December 1991.

1976: – The execution of convicted murderer Gary Gilmore was approved by Utah Supreme Court.

1980: – Solidarity union was acknowledged by Poland.

1982: – The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. was opened for visitors.

2008: – NASA declared the Phoenix mission concluded after losing communications.

Days observed on November 10: –

  • International Accounting Day
  • Sesame Street Day
  • National Vanilla Cupcake Day