This day in #History 1011


This day in #history 1011

November 10th

619 – René Descartes has the dreams that inspire
his Meditations on First Philosophy.

1630 – Failed palace revolution in France against
Richelieu

1834 – HMS Beagle/ Charles Darwin sails from Valparaiso 1836 – Louis Napoleon banished to America

1911 – Chinese Imperial army recaptures Nanking
(blood bath)

1920 – George Bernard Shaw’ s “Heartbreak House,” premieres in NYC

1938 – Nobel for literature awarded to Pearl Buck
(Good Earth )

1942 – US troops occupy airport of Port- Lyautey ,
Morocco

1942 – US – British troops occupies Oran, Algeria

1950 – Nobel for literature awarded to William
Faulkner

1952 – Trygve Halvdan Lie resigns as 1st secretary- genraal of UN

1975 – UN General Assembly approves resolution equating Zionism with racism

1986 – Bangladeshi Constitution restored

1989 – Bulgarian party president Todor Zjikov
resigns

1989 – Germans begin demolishing Berlin Wall

1993 – Slovakian government of Vladimír Mečiar
forms

1995 – In Nigeria, playwright and environmental
activist Ken Saro- Wiwa along with eight others from
the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People
(Mosop) are hanged by government forces

2012 – The final US presidential election results are declared after Barack Obama wins Florida to defeate Mitt Romney 332 -206 in Electoral College votes

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

745 – Musa al -Kazim, Shia Imam ( d . 799 )

1483 – Martin Luther, Eisleben Germany, founded Protestantism , (d .1546 )

1919 – Moise Tshombe, pres of Katanga , then
premier of the Congo ( Zaire)

1942 – Robert F . Engle, American economist, Nobel laureate

1991 – Inseong Cho, South Korean actor

1991 – Adetoro Adejoke Iyabadan – Historian and blogger

FAMOUS DEATHS

1938 – Mustafa Kemal Atatürk , founder and the first
President of Turkey ( b . 1881 )

1995 – Kenule Beeson Saro- Wiwa, writer /
environmentalist, dies at 54

2000 – Jacques Chaban -Delmas , Prime Minister of
France ( b. 1915 )

2001 – Ken Kesey , American author (b . 1935 )

2002 – Michel Boisrond, French film director (b .
1921)

2003 – Canaan Banana , first President of Zimbabwe
(b . 1936 )

2007 – Norman Mailer, American novelist, dies at 84

2008 – Miriam Makeba , South African singer and anti – apartheid activist ( b . 1932)

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