GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

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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.

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