GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS MONDAY, November 10, the 314th day of 2014 with 51 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:28 and sunset is @ 4:27. The moon is waning. The morning stars are stars are Jupiter & Mercury. The evening stars are Mars, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus & Venus.
ON THIS DAY IN: 1493 – Christopher Columbus discovered Antigua during his second expedition.
1775 – The Continental Marines were organized by the Continental Congress.
1801 – Tennessee became the first U.S. state to outlaw dueling.
1871 – American journalist Henry Morton Stanley met David Livingstone at Ujiji in Africa, and is reported to have said “Dr Livingstone, I presume.”
1885 – Paul Daimler, son of German engineer Gottlieb Daimler, became the first motorcyclist when he rode his father’s new invention for six miles.
1928 – Emperor Hirohito took the throne of Japan as the 124th Japanese monarch.
1951 – Direct-dial, coast-to-coast telephone service began as Mayor M. Leslie Denning ofEnglewood, New Jersey, called his counterpart in Alameda, California. The 10-digit North American Numbering Plan for area codes was introduced.
1954 – The Iwo Jima Memorial was dedicated in Arlington, Virginia.
1969 – “Sesame Street” debuted on PBS television.
1970 – The Great Wall of China, created in the third century BC, was opened to visitors.
1975 – The freighter Edmund Fitzgerald and its crew of 29 vanished during a storm in Lake Superior.
1978 – The Badlands National Monument was established as a national park and preserve.
1983 – Microsoft released Windows, an extension of MS-DOS with a graphical user interface.
1989 – Bulldozers began demolishing the 28-year-old Berlin Wall.
1995 – Nigeria’s military regime hanged Ken Saro-Wiwa, the author and playwright, and eight other activists in the city of Port Harcourt.
2001 – The World Trade Organization (WTO) approved China’s membership.
2006 – Sri Lankan Tamil politician and human rights lawyer Nadarajah Raviraj was assassinated in Colombo.