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Events

  • 1979 – A 106-car Canadian Pacific freight train carrying explosive and poisonous chemicals from Windsor, Ontario, Canada derails in Mississauga, Ontario, just west of Toronto, causing a massive explosion and the largest peacetime evacuation in Canadian history and one of the largest in North American history.
  • 1970 – Vietnam War: Vietnamization: For the first time in five years, an entire week ends with no reports of American combat fatalities in Southeast Asia.
  • 1969 – National Educational Television (the predecessor to the Public Broadcasting Service) in the United States debuts Sesame Street.
  • 1951 – With the rollout of the North American Numbering Plan, direct-dial coast-to-coast telephone service begins in the United States.
  • 1919 – The first national convention of the American Legion is held in Minneapolis, ending two days later.
  • 1898 – Beginning of the Wilmington insurrection of 1898, the only instance of a municipal government being overthrown in United States history.
  • 1871 – Henry Morton Stanley locates missing explorer and missionary, Dr David Livingstone in Ujiji, near Lake Tanganyika, famously greeting him with the words, "Dr. Livingstone, I presume?".
  • 1865 – Major Henry Wirz, the superintendent of a prison camp in Andersonville, Georgia, is hanged, becoming one of only three American Civil War soldiers executed for war crimes.
  • 1775 – The United States Marine Corps is founded at Tun Tavern in Philadelphia by Samuel Nicholas.
  • 1659 – Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaj, Maratha King kills Afzal Khan, Adilshahi in the battle popularly known as Battle of Pratapgarh. This is also recognised as the first defence of Swarajya.
  • 1293 – Raden Wijaya is crowned as the first monarch of Majapahit kingdom of Java, taking the throne name Kertarajasa Jayawardhana.
  • 937 – Ten Kingdoms: Li Bian usurps the throne and deposes Emperor Yang Pu. The Wu State is replaced by Li (now called "Xu Zhigao"), who becomes the first ruler of Southern Tang.

Births

  • 1999 – Kiernan Shipka, American actress. Kiernan Brennan Shipka (born November 10, 1999) is an American actress best known for her role as Sabrina Spellman in the Netflix series Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and as Sally Draper in the AMC drama series Mad Men.
  • 1994 – Zoey Deutch, American actress. She has since starred in Richard Linklater's Everybody Wants Some!! (2016), Why Him? (2016), Before I Fall (2017), Flower (2017), Set It Up (2018), and Zombieland: Double Tap (2019).
  • 1992 – Teddy Bridgewater, American football player. Theodore Edmond Bridgewater Jr. (born November 10, 1992) is an American football quarterback for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League (NFL).
  • 1990 – Aaron Murray, American football player. He played college football at Georgia.
  • 1990 – Marcus Browne, American boxer. Marcus Browne (born November 10, 1990) is an American professional boxer who fights at light heavyweight.
  • 1989 – Matt Magill, American baseball player. Matthew William Magill (born November 10, 1989) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Seattle Mariners of Major League Baseball (MLB).
  • 1986 – Aaron Crow, American baseball player. He previously pitched in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Kansas City Royals.
  • 1986 – Eric Thames, American baseball player. Eric Allyn Thames (/θeɪms/) (born November 10, 1986) is an American professional baseball first baseman and outfielder for the Washington Nationals of Major League Baseball (MLB).
  • 1986 – Josh Peck, American actor. Joshua Michael Peck (born November 10, 1986) is an American actor, voice actor, comedian, and YouTube personality.
  • 1984 – Kendrick Perkins, American basketball player. Perkins is now an NBA analyst for ESPN and other networks.
  • 1983 – Brian Dinkelman, American baseball player. Brian Adam Dinkelman (born November 10, 1983) is an American retired professional baseball second baseman who is the manager of the Cedar Rapids Kernels, the Class-A minor-league affiliate of the Minnesota Twins.
  • 1983 – Miranda Lambert, American singer-songwriter and guitarist. Outside her solo career, she is a member of the Pistol Annies formed in 2011 alongside Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Presley.
  • 1983 – Ryan Mattheus, American baseball player. He is a sinkerballer.
  • 1982 – Heather Matarazzo, American actress. She played Lilly in The Princess Diaries (2001) and The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (2004).
  • 1982 – Matt Pagnozzi, American baseball player. Matthew Thomas Pagnozzi (born November 10, 1982) is an American former professional baseball catcher who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the St.
  • 1981 – Jason Dunham, American soldier, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 2004), was a Corporal in the United States Marine Corps who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for actions while serving with 3rd Battalion 7th Marines during the Iraq War. While on a patrol in Husaybah, his unit was attacked and he deliberately covered an enemy grenade to save nearby Marines.
  • 1980 – Donté Stallworth, American football player. He played college football at Tennessee and was drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the first round of the 2002 NFL Draft.
  • 1980 – Troy Bell, American basketball player. Troy Delvon Bell (born November 10, 1980) is an American former professional basketball player for San Lorenzo of the Argentinian Liga Nacional de Básquet (LNB).
  • 1978 – Eve, American rapper and producer. Eve (/ˈiːv/; Hebrew: .mw-parser-output .script-hebrew,.mw-parser-output .script-Hebr{font-size:1.15em;font-family:"Ezra SIL","Ezra SIL SR","Keter Aram Tsova","Taamey Ashkenaz","Taamey David CLM","Taamey Frank CLM","Frank Ruehl CLM","Keter YG","Shofar","David CLM","Hadasim CLM","Simple CLM","Nachlieli","SBL BibLit","SBL Hebrew",Cardo,Alef,"Noto Serif Hebrew","Noto Sans Hebrew","David Libre",David,"Times New Roman",Gisha,Arial,FreeSerif,FreeSans}חַוָּה, Modern: Chava, Tiberian: Ḥawwāh; Arabic: حَوَّاء‎, romanized: Ḥawwāʾ; Greek: Εὕα, romanized: Heúa; Latin: Eva; Syriac: ܚܘܐ) is a figure in the Book of Genesis in the Hebrew Bible as well as a figure in the Quran.
  • 1977 – Brittany Murphy, American actress (d. 2009), was an American actress and singer. Born in Atlanta, Murphy moved to Los Angeles as a teenager and pursued a career in acting.
  • 1977 – Josh Barnett, American mixed martial artist and wrestler. Joshua Lawrence "Josh" Barnett (born November 10, 1977) is an American mixed martial artist, professional wrestler and color commentator currently signed to Bellator MMA, competing in their Heavyweight division.
  • 1972 – Greg LaRocca, American baseball player. Gregory Mark LaRocca (born November 10, 1972 in Oswego, New York) is a second baseman for the Orix Buffaloes in the Nippon Professional Baseball league Pacific League.
  • 1972 – Shawn Green, American baseball player. Shawn David Green (born November 10, 1972) is an American former Major League Baseball right-fielder.
  • 1971 – Holly Black, American journalist, author, and poet. Holly Black née Riggenbach (born November 10, 1971) is an American writer and editor best known for The Spiderwick Chronicles, a series of children's fantasy books she created with writer and illustrator Tony DiTerlizzi, and a trilogy of Young Adult novels officially called the Modern Faerie Tales trilogy.
  • 1971 – Terry Pearson, American baseball player. Terry Bobby Gene Pearson (born November 10, 1971) is former Major League Baseball pitcher.
  • 1971 – Walton Goggins, American actor and producer. He was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series in the FX series Justified.
  • 1969 – Ellen Pompeo, American actress and producer. Meredith Grey in ABC's popular medical drama Grey's Anatomy.
  • 1968 – Tom Papa, American comedian, actor, television host. Papa hosted the show Baked on the Food Network and is the head writer and performer on the radio variety show Live from Here, hosted by Chris Thile where he delivers the popular 'Out.
  • 1968 – Tracy Morgan, American comedian, actor, and producer. Tracy Jamel Morgan (born November 10, 1968) is an American actor, voice actor and comedian best known for his seven seasons as a cast member on Saturday Night Live (1996–2003) and 30 Rock (2006–2013).
  • 1965 – Jamie Dixon, American basketball player and coach. James Patrick Dixon II (born November 10, 1965) is an American basketball coach who is the head coach of the TCU Horned Frogs men's basketball team, where he played college basketball.
  • 1963 – Mike McCarthy, American football player and coach. Michael John McCarthy (born November 10, 1963) is an American football head coach of the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League (NFL).
  • 1963 – Mike Powell, American long jumper, was a British film director.
  • 1963 – Tommy Davidson, American actor and comedian. He is noted as a member of the sketch comedy TV show In Living Color.
  • 1960 – Dan Hawkins, American football player, coach, and sportscaster. Hawkins was the head coach of the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League (CFL) for five games in 2013 before he was fired mid-season.
  • 1959 – Mackenzie Phillips, American actress. Laura Mackenzie Phillips (born November 10, 1959) is an American actress and singer, known for her roles in American Graffiti, as rebellious but ultimately loving teenager Julie Mora Cooper Horvath on the sitcom One Day at a Time, and for the Disney Channel science fiction show So Weird.
  • 1958 – Brooks Williams, American singer-songwriter and guitarist. He has released albums of contemporary folk music, blues music, and of instrumental guitar music.
  • 1958 – Omar Minaya, American baseball player and manager. Omar Teodoro Antonio Minaya y Sánchez (born November 10, 1958) is the current Special Assistant to the General Manager of the New York Mets.
  • 1958 – Stephen Herek, American director and producer. He attended the University of Texas at Austin.
  • 1956 – Sinbad, American comedian, actor, and producer. Sinbad (or Sindbad) /ˈsɪnbæd/ the Sailor (Arabic: السندباد البحري‎, romanized: as-Sindibādu al-Baḥriyy) is a fictional mariner and the hero of a story-cycle of Middle Eastern origin.
  • 1953 – Les Miles, American football player and coach. Leslie Edwin Miles (born November 10, 1953) is an American football coach who is the head football coach at the University of Kansas.
  • 1950 – Debra Hill, American screenwriter and producer (d. 2005), was an American film producer and screenwriter, best known for producing various works of John Carpenter.
  • 1949 – Ann Reinking, American actress, dancer, and choreographer. In the 1996 revival of Chicago, she reprised the role of Roxie Hart and was also the choreographer, winning the Tony Award for Best Choreography.
  • 1948 – Steven Utley, American author and poet (d. 2013), was an American writer. He wrote poems, humorous essays and other non-fiction, and worked on comic books and cartoons, but was best known for his science fiction stories.
  • 1947 – Glen Buxton, American guitarist and songwriter (d. 1997), was an American musician and composer, best known as lead guitarist for the original Alice Cooper group. In 2003, Rolling Stone ranked Buxton number 90 on its list of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time.
  • 1945 – Donna Fargo, American singer-songwriter and guitarist. Donna Fargo (born Yvonne Vaughn, November 10, 1945, in Mount Airy, North Carolina) is an American country singer-songwriter, who is best known for a series of Top 10 country hits in the 1970s.
  • 1944 – Mark E. Neely, Jr., American historian, author, and academic. Neely Jr. (born November 10, 1944 in Amarillo, Texas) is an American historian best known as an authority on the U.S.
  • 1944 – Silvestre Reyes, American sergeant and politician. Silvestre "Silver" Reyes (born November 10, 1944) is the former U.S.
  • 1943 – Saxby Chambliss, American lawyer and politician, was a United States Senator from Georgia from 2003 to 2015. As a member of the Republican Party, he previously served as a U.S.
  • 1942 – James Hood, American activist (d. 2013), was one of the first African Americans to enroll at the University of Alabama in 1963, and was made famous when Alabama Governor George Wallace attempted to block him and fellow student Vivian Malone from enrolling at the then all-white university, an incident which became known as the "Stand in the Schoolhouse Door".
  • 1942 – Robert F. Engle, American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate. Robert Fry Engle III (born November 10, 1942) is an American statistician and the winner of the 2003 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, sharing the award with Clive Granger, "for methods of analyzing economic time series with time-varying volatility (ARCH)".
  • 1941 – John Geoghegan, American lieutenant (d. 1965), was an infantry lieutenant in the U.S. Army, who was killed during the Battle of Ia Drang during the Vietnam War.
  • 1939 – Tommy Facenda, American rock & roll singer and guitarist. He is best known for his 1959 single "High School U.S.A."
  • 1935 – Bernard Babior, American physician and biochemist (d. 2004), was an American physician and research biochemist.
  • 1932 – Arthur K. Snyder, American lawyer and politician (d. 2012), was an American lawyer, politician, and restaurateur. He served on the Los Angeles, California, City Council between 1967 and 1985 and later engaged in a private law practice.
  • 1932 – Paul Bley, Canadian-American pianist and composer (d. 2016), was a Canadian pianist known for his contributions to the free jazz movement of the 1960s as well as his innovations and influence on trio playing and his early live performance on the Moog and Arp audio synthesizers. Bley was a long-time resident of the United States.
  • 1932 – Roy Scheider, American actor (d. 2008), was an American actor and amateur boxer.
  • 1931 – Lilly Pulitzer, American fashion designer (d. 2013), was an American socialite and fashion designer. She founded Lilly Pulitzer, Inc., which produces clothing and other such wares featuring bright, colorful, floral prints.
  • 1929 – Marilyn Bergman, American composer and songwriter. The Bergmans have won two Academy Awards for Best Original Song and have been inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
  • 1929 – W. E. B. Griffin, American soldier and author. William Edmund Butterworth III (November 10, 1929 – February 12, 2019), better known by his pen name W.
  • 1927 – Vaughn O. Lang, American general (d. 2014), was a lieutenant general in the United States Army.
  • 1923 – Hachikō, Japanese dog famous for his loyalty to his owner (d. 1935), was a Japanese Akita dog remembered for his remarkable loyalty to his owner, Hidesaburō Ueno, for whom he continued to wait for over nine years following Ueno's death.
  • 1919 – George Fenneman, American radio and television announcer (d. 1997). Fenneman was born in Peking (now Beijing), China, the only child of American parents in the import-export business.
  • 1919 – Mikhail Kalashnikov, Russian general and engineer, designed the AK-47 (d. 2013), was a Russian Lieutenant-General, inventor, military engineer, writer and small arms designer. He is most famous for developing the AK-47 assault rifle and its improvements, the AKM and AK-74, as well as the PK machine gun and RPK light machine gun.
  • 1916 – Billy May, American trumpet player and composer (d. 2004), was an American composer, arranger and trumpeter. He composed film and television music for The Green Hornet (1966), The Mod Squad (1968), Batman (with Batgirl theme, 1967), and Naked City (1960).
  • 1913 – Karl Shapiro, American poet and academic (d. 2000). He was appointed the fifth Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress in 1946.
  • 1912 – Birdie Tebbetts, American baseball player and manager (d. 1999). Tebbets was regarded as the best catcher in the American League in the late 1940s.
  • 1909 – Johnny Marks, American composer and songwriter (d. 1985), was an American songwriter. He specialized in Christmas songs and wrote many holiday standards, including "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer" (a hit for Gene Autry and others), "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" (a hit for Brenda Lee), "A Holly Jolly Christmas" (recorded by the Quinto Sisters and later by Burl Ives), "Silver and Gold" (for Burl Ives), "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day" (introduced by Bing Crosby), and "Run Rudolph Run" (recorded by Chuck Berry).
  • 1907 – Jane Froman, American actor and singer (d. 1980), was an American singer and actress. During her thirty-year career, Froman performed on stage, radio and television despite chronic health problems due to injuries sustained in a 1943 plane crash.
  • 1896 – Jimmy Dykes, American baseball player and manager (d. 1976). James Joseph Dykes (November 10, 1896 – June 15, 1976) was an American professional baseball player, coach and manager.
  • 1895 – Jack Northrop, American businessman, founded the Northrop Corporation (d. 1981), was an American aircraft industrialist and designer, who founded the Northrop Corporation in 1939.
  • 1893 – John P. Marquand, American author (d. 1960), was an American writer. Originally best known for his Mr.
  • 1891 – Carl Stalling, American pianist and composer (d. 1972). Stalling (November 10, 1891 – November 29, 1972) was an American composer and arranger for music in animated films.
  • 1889 – Claude Rains, English-American actor (d. 1967), was an English film and stage actor whose career spanned six decades. After his American film debut as Dr.
  • 1888 – Andrei Tupolev, Russian engineer and designer, founded the Tupolev Company (d. 1972), was a pioneering Soviet aircraft designer.
  • 1886 – Edward Joseph Collins, American pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1951), was an American pianist, conductor and composer of classical music in a neoromantic style.
  • 1880 – Jacob Epstein, American-English sculptor (d. 1959), was an American-British sculptor who helped pioneer modern sculpture. He was born in the United States, and moved to Europe in 1902, becoming a British subject in 1911.
  • 1879 – Vachel Lindsay, American poet and educator (d. 1931). He is considered a founder of modern singing poetry, as he referred to it, in which verses are meant to be sung or chanted.
  • 1878 – Cy Morgan, American baseball player (d. 1962), was an American Major League Baseball pitcher with the St. Louis Browns, Boston Red Sox, Philadelphia Athletics and the Cincinnati Reds between 1903 and 1913.
  • 1874 – Idabelle Smith Firestone, American composer and songwriter (d. 1954). She was born in Minnesota City, Minnesota on November 10, 1874.
  • 1871 – Winston Churchill, American author and painter (d. 1947), was a British politician, army officer, and writer. He was the prime minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945, when he led Britain to victory in the Second World War, and again from 1951 to 1955.
  • 1869 – Gaetano Bresci, Italian-American assassin of Umberto I of Italy (d. 1901), was an Italian anarchist who assassinated King Umberto I of Italy on July 29, 1900. Bresci was the first European regicide offender not to be executed, as capital punishment in Italy had been abolished in 1889.
  • 1868 – Gichin Funakoshi, Japanese martial artist and educator, founded Shotokan (d. 1957). Gichin Funakoshi (船越 義珍, Funakoshi Gichin, November 10, 1868 – April 26, 1957) is the founder of Shotokan Karate-Do, perhaps the most widely known style of karate, and is known as a "father of modern karate".
  • 1844 – Henry Eyster Jacobs, American educator and theologian (d. 1932), was an American religious educator, Biblical commentator and Lutheran theologian.
  • 1810 – George Jennings, English plumber and engineer, invented the flush toilet (d. 1882), was an English sanitary engineer and plumber who invented the first public flush toilets.
  • 1801 – Samuel Gridley Howe, American physician and activist (d. 1876), was a nineteenth century American physician, abolitionist, and an advocate of education for the blind. He organized and was the first director of the Perkins Institution.
  • 1764 – Andrés Manuel del Rio, Spanish-Mexican scientist and discoverer of vanadium (d. 1849), was a Spanish–Mexican scientist, naturalist and engineer who discovered compounds of vanadium in 1801. He proposed that the element be given the name panchromium, or later, erythronium, but his discovery was not credited at the time, and his names were not used.
  • 1735 – Granville Sharp, English activist and scholar, co-founded the Sierra Leone Company (d. 1813), was one of the first English campaigners for the abolition of the slave trade. He also involved himself in trying to correct other social injustices.

Deaths

  • 2015 – Allen Toussaint, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer (b. 1938)
  • 2015 – Gene Amdahl, American computer scientist, physicist, and engineer, founded the Amdahl Corporation (b. 1922)
  • 2014 – Al Renfrew, American ice hockey player and coach (b. 1924)
  • 2014 – Dorian "Doc" Paskowitz, American surfer and physician (b. 1921)
  • 2014 – John Hans Krebs, American lawyer and politician (b. 1926)
  • 2013 – John Matchefts, American ice hockey player and coach (b. 1931)
  • 2012 – John Louis Coffey, American lawyer and judge (b. 1922)
  • 2011 – Peter J. Biondi, American soldier and politician (b. 1942)
  • 2010 – Dino De Laurentiis, Italian-American actor, producer, and production manager (b. 1919)
  • 2007 – Augustus F. Hawkins, American engineer and politician (b. 1907)
  • 2007 – Laraine Day, American actress (b. 1920)
  • 2007 – Norman Mailer, American novelist and essayist (b. 1923)
  • 2006 – Gerald Levert, American singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1966)
  • 2006 – Jack Palance, American boxer and actor (b. 1919)
  • 2006 – Jack Williamson, American author, critic, and academic (b. 1908)
  • 2004 – Katy de la Cruz, Filipino-American singer and actress (b. 1907)
  • 2003 – Irv Kupcinet, American journalist and talk show host (b. 1912)
  • 2001 – Ken Kesey, American novelist, essayist, and poet (b. 1935)
  • 1994 – Carmen McRae, American singer, pianist, and actress (b. 1920)
  • 1992 – Chuck Connors, American actor (b. 1921)
  • 1991 – William Afflis, American football player and wrestler (b. 1929)
  • 1975 – Ernest M. McSorley, Canadian-American captain (b. 1912)
  • 1971 – Walter Van Tilburg Clark, American author and academic (b. 1909)
  • 1963 – Klara Dan von Neumann, Hungarian-American computer scientist (b. 1911)
  • 1956 – Gordon MacQuarrie, American author and journalist (b. 1900)
  • 1887 – Louis Lingg, German-American carpenter and activist (b. 1864)
  • 1869 – John E. Wool, American general (b. 1784)
  • 1865 – Henry Wirz, Swiss-American captain (b. 1823)
  • 1777 – Cornstalk, American tribal chief (b. 1720)
  • 1727 – Alphonse de Tonty, French-American sailor and explorer (b. 1659)
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