Today in History November 10

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461        Nov 10, Leo I the Great, Pope (440-61), died.
    (MC, 11/10/01)

1444            Nov 10, During the Hungarian-Turkish War (1444-1456), Sultan Murad II beat the Crusaders in the Battle at Varna on the Black Sea.
    (DoW, 1999, p.217)

1483        Nov 10, Martin Luther, leader of the Protestant Reformation, was born in Eisleben, Germany. He was a monk in the Catholic Church until 1517, when he founded the Lutheran Church. He died in 1546.
    (V.D.-H.K.p.163)(Voruta #27-28, Jul 1996, p.10)(SFC, 7/21/97, p.A11)(AP, 11/10/97)

1493        Nov 10, Christopher Columbus discovered Antigua during his second expedition.
    (HN, 11/10/98)

1549        Nov 10, Pope Paul III, born as Alessandro Farnese (b.1468), died. He was Pope of the Roman Catholic Church from 1534 to his death.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Paul_III)

1556        Nov 10, The Englishman Richard Chancellor was drowned off Aberdeenshire on his return from a second voyage to Russia.
    (HN, 11/10/98)

1566        Nov 10, Robert Devereux, 2nd earl of Essex, cousin and lover of Elizabeth I, was born.
    (MC, 11/10/01)

1567            Nov 10, In the Battle at St. Denis the French government army faced the Huguenots. Catholic duke François I of Condé (1530-1569) managed to sustain his position against a numerically larger force of Huguenots (French Protestants). The Huguenots had started a second War of Religion in France with the Conspiracy of Meaux led by Condé and Duke Anne of Montmorency (1493?-1567). Montmorency lost his life at St. Denis.
    (TL-MB, 1988, p.21)(DoW, 1999, p.390)

1630        Nov 10, In France there was a failed palace revolution against Richelieu government.
    (MC, 11/10/01)

1647        Nov 10, The all Dutch-held area of New York was returned to English control by the treaty of Westminster.
    (HN, 11/10/98)

1668        Nov 10, Francois Couperin, composer and organist (Concerts Royaux), was born in Paris, France.
    (MC, 11/10/01)

1674        Nov 10, Dutch formally ceded New Netherlands (NY) to English. [see 1664]
    (MC, 11/10/01)

1683        Nov 10, George II, king of England (1727-60), was born. [see Nov 10]
    (MC, 11/10/01)

1697        Nov 10, William Hogarth, English caricaturist, was born.
    (HN, 11/10/00)

1730        Nov 10, Oliver Goldsmith, playwright, was born. His work includes “She Stoops to Conquer."
    (HN, 11/10/00)

1759        Nov 10, Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller (d.1805), playwright, dramatist, historian and poet, was born. "A beautiful soul has no other merit than its own existence." [He was a friend of Goethe.] "Die Weltgeschichte ist das Weltgericht." (The history of the world is the verdict of the world).
    (WUD, 1994, p.1277)(AP, 8/2/98)(AP, 3/13/99)(HN, 11/10/00)

1775        Nov 10, The US Marines were organized under authority of the Continental Congress. Congress commissioned Samuel Nicholas to raise two Battalions of Marines. That very day, Nicholas set up shop in Philadelphia’s Tun Tavern. He appointed Robert Mullan, then the proprietor of the tavern, to the job of chief Marine Recruiter serving, of course, from his place of business at Tun Tavern.
    (AP, 11/10/97)(www.usmcpress.com/heritage/usmc_heritage.htm)

1782        Nov 10, In the last battle of the American Revolution, George Rodgers Clark attacked Indians and Loyalists at Chillicothe, in Ohio Territory.
    (HN, 11/10/98)

1793        Nov 10, France outlawed the forced worship of God.
    (MC, 11/10/01)

1801        Nov 10, Samuel Gridley Howe (d.1876), educator of the blind, was born. He was the husband of Julia Ward Howe, author of the “Battle Hymn of the Republic."
    (NH, 6/96, p.20)(HN, 11/10/00)
1801        Nov 10, Kentucky banned dueling.
    (MC, 11/10/01)

1821        Nov 10, Andreas J Romberg (54), German violinist and composer (Der Rabe), died.
    (MC, 11/10/01)

1827        Nov 10, Alfred Howe Terry (d.1890), Major General (Union volunteers), was born.
    (MC, 11/10/01)

1834        Nov 10, HMS Beagle with Charles Darwin sailed from Valparaiso.
    (MC, 11/10/01)

1836        Nov 10, Charles Louis Napoleon (1808-1873), nephew of Napoleon Bonaparte, failed in an attempted coup at Strasbourg and was exiled to the US by the government of Louis Philippe.
    (www.infoplease.com/ce6/people/A0859871.html)

1861        Nov 10, Robert T.A. Innes, astronomer (Proxima Centauri), was born in Edinburgh, Scotland.
    (MC, 11/10/01)

1864            Nov 10, Kingston, Ga., was burned as the first act of Sherman's March to Sea. Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman had made the city his headquarters as he planned to lay waste the south over the next six weeks.
    (www.ourgeorgiahistory.com/chronpop/2606)

1865            Nov 10, Captain Henry Wirz (b.1822), commandment of Camp Sumter, Ga., (known as “Andersonville" by the North) was hanged outside Washington, D.C., after being found guilty of war crimes.
    (www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/USACWwirz.htm)(AHHT, 10/02, p.22)

1866        Nov 10, William Thompson (1824-1907), Irish-born Scottish professor, was knighted by Queen Victoria as Sir William Thompson. On his ennoblement in 1892 in honor of his achievements in thermodynamics, and of his opposition to Irish Home Rule, he adopted the title Baron Kelvin of Largs.
    (ON, 10/2010, p.3)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Thomson,_1st_Baron_Kelvin)

1871        Nov 10, Journalist-explorer Henry M. Stanley found missing Scottish missionary David Livingstone in Central Africa at Ujiji near Unyanyembe on Lake Tanganyika. Stanley delivered his famous greeting: "Dr. Livingstone, I presume?" Livingstone replied: "Yes, and I feel thankful that I am here to welcome you." The two explored Lake Tanganyika, but did not find the source of the Nile. When Stanley left on March 14, 1872, he begged the doctor to return to England with him, but Livingstone refused. He died in May 1873. Stanley returned to Africa a year later, the first of many subsequent African explorations.
    (HFA, '96, p.42)(AP, 11/10/97)(HN, 11/10/98)(HNQ, 6/2/98)(HNPD, 11/10/98)

1879        Nov 10, Vachel Lindsay, poet, was born. His work included “Rhymes to be Traded for Bread."
    (HN, 11/10/00)
1879        Nov 10, Little Bighorn participant Major Marcus Reno was caught window-peeping at the daughter of his commanding officer--an offense for which he would be court-martialed.
    (HN, 11/10/98)

1880        Nov 10, Jacob Epstein, sculptor (Adam, Jacob & the Angel), was born.
    (MC, 11/10/01)

1882        Nov 10, Frances Perkins, first US woman cabinet member--Secretary of Labor, was born.
    (HN, 11/10/98)

1885        Nov 10, Paul Daimler, son of Gottlieb Daimler, became the first motorcyclist when he rode his father's new invention on a round trip of six miles.
    (HN, 11/10/99)

1887        Nov 10, Arnold Zweig, German antifascist and author (Erziehung vor Verdun), was born.
    (MC, 11/10/01)

1888        Nov 10, Andrej N. Tupelov, Russian aircraft builder, was born.
    (MC, 11/10/01)

1891        Nov 10, The 1st Woman's Christian Temperance Union meeting was held in Boston.
    (MC, 11/10/01)
1891        Nov 10, Granville T. Woods patented an electric railway.
    (MC, 11/10/01)
1891        Nov 10, J.N. Arthur Rimbaud (b.1854), French poet and arms merchant (Saison en Enfer), died in Marseille after doctors amputated his leg. In 1961 Enid Starkie authored a biography. In 2000 Graham Robb authored "Rimbaud." Rimbaud stopped writing poetry at age 21 and ended his last years in Africa as an arms dealer. In 2008 Edmund White authored “Rimbaud: The Double Life of a Rebel."
    (WUD, 1994 p.1234)(HN, 10/20/00)(SFC, 2/12/02, p.D3)(Econ, 10/11/08, p.115)

1895        Nov 10, John Knudsen Northrop, aircraft designer (Northrop Air), was born.
    (MC, 11/10/01)

1898            Nov 10, A race riot in Wilmington, NC, left many blacks killed. A vigilante group of armed supremacists forcibly removed the Republican city leaders (both black and white) from office, and took control, burning buildings and shooting blacks. Reports vary from a coroner’s total of 14 to unconfirmed eyewitness reports claiming scores of deaths.
    (http://statelibrary.dcr.state.nc.us/nc/bio/afro/riot.htm)(WSJ, 1/22/02, p.A11)(AP, 11/28/09)

1905        Nov 10, Sailors revolted in Kronstadt, Russia.
    (MC, 11/10/01)

1909        Nov 10, Ludvig Schytte (61), composer, died.
    (MC, 11/10/01)

1911        Nov 10, President Taft ended a 15,000-mile, 57-day speaking tour.
    (HN, 11/10/00)
1911        Nov 10, Andrew Carnegie formed the Carnegie Corp. for scholarly & charitable works.
    (MC, 11/10/01)
1911        Nov 10, George Levick, a surgeon and the medical officer on Scott's famous 1910-1913 expedition to the South Pole, wrote in Greek (translated here): "This afternoon I saw a most extraordinary site [sic]. A Penguin was actually engaged in sodomy upon the body of a dead white throated bird of its own species. The act occurred a full minute, the position taken up by the cock differing in no respect from that of ordinary copulation, and the whole act was gone through down to the final depression of the cloaca."
    (http://tinyurl.com/bmlpwm9)
1911        Nov 10, The Imperial government of China retook Nanking.
    (HN, 11/10/99)

1913        Nov 10, Carmen Miranda, singer and actress (4 Jills in a Jeep, Down Argentine Way), was born.
    (MC, 11/10/01)

1914        Nov 10, George Gray, San Francisco cement magnate, was shot to death by a quarry worker at 29th and Castro who was owed $17.50 in back wages. Joseph Lococo was acquitted by reason of temporary insantiy. The Gray brothers’ rock quarries had already cut into the east side of Telegraph Hill. Harry Gray lived to 1937.
    (SFC, 11/27/00, p.A18)(SFC, 2/22/14, p.C3)

1917        Nov 10, Forty-one US suffragettes were arrested for picketing in front of the White House.
    (AP, 11/10/07)
1917        Nov 10, The assault on Flanders, begun July 11, finally ground to a halt. The British Expeditionary Force (BEF) had suffered losses of 300,000 men and German losses were around 200,000--for a total gain of four miles and the occupation of Passchendaele. The battle was later described by Edwin Campion Vaughan in “Some Desperate Glory" (1981).
    (HN, 6/7/98)(HNQ, 11/2/98)(WSJ, 10/7/06, p.P12)
1917        Nov 10, New Soviet government suspended freedom of the press.
    (MC, 11/10/01)

1918        Nov 10, Retired German Kaiser Wilhelm II fled to the Netherlands.
    (MC, 11/10/01)

1919        Nov 10, The American Legion held its first national convention, in Minneapolis.
    (AP, 11/10/97)
1919        Nov 10, Moise Tshombe was born. He became Pres. of Katanga and then premier of the Congo (Zaire).
    (MC, 11/10/01)

1920        Nov 10, George Bernard Shaw's "Heartbreak House," premiered in NYC.
    (MC, 11/10/01)

1925        Nov 10, Richard Burton, Welsh actor famous for his roles in "The Spy who Came in From the Cold" and "Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf," was born in Glamorgan as Richard Jenkins.
    (www.richardburton.com/life_25.htm)(Econ, 11/3/12, p.84)

1928        Nov 10, Japanese Emperor Hirohito was enthroned, almost two years after his ascension.
    (AP, 11/10/07)

1932        Nov 10, Roy Scheider (d.2008), boxer and actor (Jaws, French Connection, Marathon Man), was born.
    (http://www.zap2it.com/news/zap-story-royscheider-obit,0,4887859.story)

1933        Nov 10, Black Blizzard snowstorm-dust storm raged from SD to Atlantic.
    (MC, 11/10/01)

1938            Nov 10, Pearl Buck (1892-1973), pen-name of Pearl Walsh, née Sydenstricker, received the Nobel for literature for her rich and truly epic descriptions of peasant life in China (“The Good Earth"), and for her biographical masterpieces.
    (http://nobelprize.org/literature/laureates/1938/index.html)
1938        Nov 10, Kate Smith first sang Irving Berlin's "God Bless America" on her CBS radio program, which aired Thursdays.
    (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIi0VUAAlaU)
1938        Nov 10, Fascist Italy enacted anti-Semitic legislation.
    (HN, 11/10/98)
1938        Nov 10, Kemal Ataturk (57), [Mustafa Kemal], marshal and president Turkey, died of cirrhosis of the liver. He was succeeded by Ismet Inonu (d.1973).
    (WSJ, 11/6/97, p.B1)(EWH, 4th ed, p.1088)(Econ, 3/19/05, Survey p.4)

1940        Nov 10, Arthur Neville Chamberlain (71), British premier (1937-40), died.
    (MC, 11/10/01)

1941        Nov 10, Freedom House was founded by a group of prominent individuals, including Eleanor Roosevelt and Wendell Willkie. It emerged from an amalgamation of two groups that had been formed, with the quiet encouragement of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, to encourage popular support for American involvement in World War II at a time when isolationist sentiments were running high in the United States.
    (www.freedomhouse.org/template.cfm?page=249)
1941        Nov 10, Churchill promised to join the U.S. "within the hour" in the event of war with Japan.
    (HN, 11/10/98)

1942        Nov 10, US and British troops occupied Oran, Algeria.
    (MC, 11/10/01)
1942        Nov 10, Winston Churchill delivered a speech in London in which he said, "I have not become the King's First Minister to preside over the liquidation of the British Empire."
    (AP, 11/10/02)       
1942        Nov 10, Admiral Jean Darlan ordered French forces in North Africa to cease resistance to the Anglo-American forces. Admiral Jean Francois Darlan, leader of the armed forces of Vichy France, was assassinated in Algiers in 1942.
    (HN, 11/10/98)

1946        Nov 10, Baldassare Forestiere, creator of the Forestiere Underground Gardens in Fresno, Ca., died in Fresno.
    (WSJ, 8/28/08, p.D11)(www.forestiere-historicalcenter.com/Forestierebio.html)

1950        Nov 10, Spanish dictator Generalissimo Francisco Franco ended war in Gibraltar.
    (MC, 11/10/01)

1951        Nov 10, Direct-dial, coast-to-coast telephone service began as Mayor M. Leslie Denning of Englewood, N.J., called his counterpart in Alameda, Calif.
    (AP, 11/10/97)

1952        Nov 10, U.S. Supreme Court upheld the decision barring segregation on interstate railways.
    (HN, 11/10/98)
1952        Nov 10, San Francisco columnist Stanton Delaplane introduced Irish coffee to America at the Buena Vista Cafe at the end of the Hyde St. cable line. He discovered the drink at Shannon Airport in Ireland, served by Joe Sheridan and perfected it with the help of Buena Vista owners Jack Koeppler and George Freeberg.
    (SFEC, 3/8/98, p.W30)(SFC, 11/16/02, p.A1)(SSFC, 11/9/08, p.B6)
1952        Nov 10, Trygve Halvdan Lie resigned as 1st secretary-general of UN.
    (MC, 11/10/01)

1954        Nov 10, The US Marine Corps Memorial, depicting the raising of the American flag on Iwo Jima in 1945, was dedicated by President Eisenhower in Arlington, Va.
    (AP, 11/10/08)
1954        Nov 10, Lt. Col. John Strapp traveled 632 MPH in a rocket sled.
    (MC, 11/10/01)

1956        Nov 10, Gene de Paul's and John Meyer's musical "Li'l Abner," premiered in NYC.
    (MC, 11/10/01)
1956        Nov 10, Billie Holiday returned to the New York City stage at Carnegie Hall after a three-year absence.
    (MC, 11/10/01)

1960        Nov 10, Pres. Elect John F. Kennedy named Pierre Salinger (35), a former SF Chronicle reporter, to be his White House Press Secretary and Andrew T. Hatcher (37), a negro and former editor of the SF Sun-Reporter, as associate press secretary.
    (SSFC, 11/7/10, DB p.50)

1961        Nov 10, Andrew Hatcher was named associate press secretary to President John F. Kennedy.
    (HN, 11/10/98)

1962        Nov 10, Eleanor Roosevelt was buried.
    (HN, 11/10/00)

1964        Nov 10, Australia began a draft to fulfill its commitment in Vietnam.
    (HN, 11/10/98)

1969        Nov 10, Sesame Street, a children’s show, premiered on the National Education Television network (NET), which later became PBS. Jim Henson, Jeffrey A. Moss (d.1998 at 56) and Joe Raposo were among the creators. Moss created the Cookie Monster character and wrote such songs as "I Love Trash." Kermit Love (1916-2008) worked as the costume designer for the show. 
    (AP, 11/10/07)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sesame_Street)(SFC, 6/27/08, p.B9)
1969        Nov 10, The SF Chronicle received a letter from the Zodiac killer containing detailed plans for a "death machine" to blow up a school bus.
    (SFC, 10/2/00, p.A19)

1970        Nov 10, The Soviet Union launched Luna 17, an unmanned space mission of the Luna program, towards the moon.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luna_17)

1971        Nov 10, Two women were tarred and feathered in Belfast for dating British soldiers, while in Londonderry, Northern Ireland a Catholic girl was also tarred and feathered for her intention of marrying a British soldier.
    (HN, 11/10/98)

1972        Nov 10, Three black men successfully hijacked a Southern Airways DC-9 after a stopover in Birmingham, Ala., and flew to multiple locations in the United States and one Canadian city and finally to Cuba with $2 million (actual cash, Presidential "grant" totaled $10 million) and 10 parachutes. Co-pilot Halroyd was wounded; they threatened to crash the plane into one of the Oak Ridge nuclear installations; at McCoy Air Force Base, Orlando, the FBI shot out the tires; they forced pilot William Haas to take off. The plane finally landed in Havana; two were sentenced in Cuba to 20 years, one to 15 years. They returned to Alabama in 1980 and received 20-25 year sentences.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Cuba-US_aircraft_hijackings)(USAT, 6/11/03, p.2B)(http://cuban-exile.com/doc_176-200/doc0180.html)

1973        Nov 10, In China Henry Kissinger (b.1923) briefed Zhou Enlai (1898-1976) in the Great Hall of the People about the Soviets and said that it was in the interests of the US to prevent a Soviet nuclear attack on China.
    (SFEC, 1/10/99, p.A18)

1975        Nov 10, The ore-hauling, 729-foot ship "Edmund Fitzgerald" broke in half and sank during a storm at the eastern end of Lake Superior and its crew of 29 perished. Oglebay Norton Co., the ship's Cleveland-based owner, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2004. In 1976 Gordon Lightfoot’s song “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" went to #2 on the pop charts. In 2005 Michael Schumacher authored "Mighty Fitz," an examination of debates over what happened. In 2005 Michael Schumacher authored “Mighty Fitz," an examination of debates over what happened.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wreck_of_the_Edmund_Fitzgerald)(SFC, 2/24/04, p.B2)(WSJ, 11/5/05, p.P8)
1975        Nov 10, The UN General Assembly approved a resolution equating Zionism with racism. However, the world body repealed the resolution in December 1991.
    (AP, 11/10/97)(www.heritage.org/Research/InternationalOrganizations/bg851.cfm)
1975        Nov 10, The UN General Assembly adopted Resolution 3237 that conferred on the PLO the status of observer in the Assembly and in other international conferences held under UN auspices.
    (www.palestinefacts.org/pf_1967to1991_plo_un_1975.php)

1976        Nov 10, The Utah Supreme Court gave the go-ahead for convicted murderer Gary Gilmore to be executed, according to his wishes. The sentence was carried out the following January.
    (AP, 11/10/97)

1980        Nov 10, News anchor Dan Rather refused to pay his Chicago cabbie and CBS paid the $12.55 fare.
    (http://mediamatters.org/items/200501130005)

1981        Nov 10, Abel Gance (b.1889), French movie director, died in Paris. In 1919 he achieved international recognition for his 3 hour epic “J’Accuse," a powerful anti-war film which included location filming of battles shot towards the end of World War I. His films also included “Napoleon" (1927).
    (www.imdb.com/title/tt0018192/)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abel_Gance)
1981        Nov 10, In South Africa Durban human rights attorney Griffiths Mxenge was found slain. Mxenge was stabbed 46 times by a police death squad that included Dirk Coetzee. In July 1985 his wife Victoria Mxenge was attacked by four men in the driveway of her home in Umlazi, Durban. She was stabbed and shot shortly after disembarking from a family friend’s vehicle.
    (http://campus.ru.ac.za/index.php?action=category&category=932)(SFC, 7/18/96, p.E3)

1982        Nov 10, The newly finished Vietnam Veterans Memorial was opened to its first visitors in Washington, D.C.
    (AP, 11/10/97)
1982        Nov 10, IMF lent Mexico $3.8 billion due to threatened bankruptcy. The Mexican economy began to be run under the guidance of the World Bank and the Int’l. Monetary Fund.
    (SFC, 9/16/96, p.A21)(MC, 11/10/01)
1982        Nov 10, In Russia Soviet leader Leonid I. Brezhnev died at age 75 and the Kremlin command passed to Yuri Andropov. He had suffered from arteriosclerosis of the brain. See the 1997 book by Michel Dobbs “Down with Big Brother, The Fall of the Soviet Empire."
    (TMC, 1994, p.1982)(SFEC, 2/2/97, BR. p.1)(AP, 11/10/97)

1983        Nov 10, The US Federal government shut down.
    (MC, 11/10/01)

1985        Nov 10, In Argentina water burst through a retaining wall and spilled into the lakeside streets of Epecuen. A particularly heavy had rainstorm followed a series of wet winters and the lake overflowed its banks. People fled with what they could, and within days their homes were submerged under nearly 10 meters (33 feet) of corrosive saltwater.
    (AP, 5/10/13)

1986        Nov 10, President Ronald Reagan refused to reveal details of the Iran arms sale.
    (HN, 11/10/98)
1986        Nov 10, Camille Sontag and Marcel Coudari, two Frenchmen who had been held hostage in Lebanon, were released.
    (AP, 11/10/06)

1987        Nov 10, President Reagan, seeking to shore up the embattled U.S. dollar, declared the currency had fallen far enough and that his administration was "not doing anything to bring it down."
    (AP, 11/10/97)

1988        Nov 10, The Department of Energy announced that Texas would be the home of a $4.4 billion atom-smashing super collider. However, support for the project declined as cost estimates soared, and Congress finally voted in October 1993 to kill it.
    (AP, 11/10/98)

1989        Nov 10, In Bulgaria Communist ruler Todor Zhivkov (1911-1998) was thrown out of office after a 35-year dictatorship. The ouster was led by Foreign Minister Petar Mladenov who later became president.
    (SFC, 11/29/96, p.B3)(SFC, 5/2/97, p.A14)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Todor_Zhivkov)
1989        Nov 10, Workers began punching a hole in the Berlin Wall, a day after East Germany abolished its border restrictions.
    (AP, 11/10/99)

1990        Nov 10, Secretary of State James A. Baker the Third returned to Washington, claiming success in his weeklong diplomatic tour aimed at shoring up the anti-Iraq coalition.
    (AP, 11/10/00)
1990        Nov 10, Chandra Shekhar was sworn in as India’s new prime minister.
    (AP, 11/10/00)

1991        Nov 10, Publishing magnate Robert Maxwell was buried in Israel, five days after his body was recovered off the Canary Islands.
    (AP, 11/10/01)

1992        Nov 10, President Bush dismissed State Department official Elizabeth Tamposi for her role in a pre-election search for passport records of his rivals, Democrat Bill Clinton and Ross Perot.
    (AP, 11/10/97)

1993        Nov 10, "Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" opened at Minskoff Theater NYC for 223 performances.
    (www.ibdb.com/production.asp?ID=4581)
1993        Nov 10, The U.S. House of Representatives passed the so-called "Brady Bill," which called for a five-day waiting period for handgun purchases.
    (AP, 11/10/98)
1993        Nov 10, A jury in Manassas, Va., acquitted John Wayne Bobbitt of marital sexual assault against his wife, Lorena, who'd sexually mutilated him. Mrs. Bobbitt was later acquitted of malicious wounding.
    (AP, 11/10/98)

1994        Nov 10, Officials said the United States would lift the arms embargo against the Bosnian government, despite opposition of the U.N. Security Council.
    (AP, 11/10/99)
1994        Nov 10, Louis Nizer (b.1902), prominent London-born attorney, died in New York. Nizer is best known for “My Life in Court," a best seller describing some of his own cases.
    (www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/rosenb/ROS_BNIZ.HTM)
1994        Nov 10, Iraq, hoping to win an end to trade sanctions, recognized the independence and boundaries of Kuwait.
    (SFC, 2/24/98, p.A9)(AP, 11/10/99)
1994        Nov 10, In Russia Colonel Mikhail Likhodey chairman of the Afghan War Invalids Fund was killed by a bomb blast outside his apartment. The Fund had been granted lucrative tax exemptions on the import and export of alcohol and tobacco with an estimated value of $800 million.
    (SFC, 11/11/96, p.A13)(SFC, 11/12/96, p.A11)

1995        Nov 10, Dario Kordic, ex-chairman of the Croatian Party in Bosnia, and Gen’l. Tihomir Blaskic, former leader of the Bosnian Croat militia, were indicted for genocide by the UN War Crimes Tribunal for commanding forces responsible that killed hundreds of Muslims in Central Bosnia in 1992-93.
    (SFC, 11/30/96, p.A15)
1995        Nov 10, Searchers in Katmandu, Nepal, rescued 549 hikers after a massive avalanche struck the Himalayan foothills, killing 24 tourists and 32 Nepalese.
    (AP, 11/10/00)
1995         Nov 10, In Nigeria the execution by hanging of Ken Saro-Wiwa, and eight other members of the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People was supervised by military govt. Col. Dauda Musa Komo. This prompted the threat of economic sanctions by the US and the EU. A government tribunal had sentenced environmental activist, Ken Saro-Wiwa, and three others to hang for murder. He denied the charges and led protests against oil activities and pollution in the Ogoniland region.
    (WSJ, 11/1/95, p.A-1)(WSJ, 11/13/95, p.A1)(WSJ, 1/2/98, p.8)

1996        Nov 10, In Miami the Carnival Destiny from Carnival Cruise Lines will debut. The ship at 102,000 tons will be the largest ever made. It will be able to carry 3,350 passengers.
    (SFC, 9/22/96, p.T3)
1996        Nov 10, Major Gen. Pero Colic, the Bosnian Serbs' new military commander, was sworn in, just a day after Gen. Ratko Mladic, a war crimes suspect, was dismissed.
    (AP, 11/10/97)
1996        Nov 10, China announced a ban on selected US goods in response to a US cut in import quotas of textiles.
    (SFC, 11/11/96, p.A10)
1996        Nov 10, In Chiapas, Mexico, police and federal soldiers killed 3 protestors during a clash over corn prices.
    (SFC, 11/11/96, p.A10)
1996        Nov 10, A bomb ripped through a crowd of mourners in a Moscow cemetery, killing 14 people and wounding nearly 50. It came during a memorial service for Colonel Mikhail Likhodey, chairman of the Afghan War Invalids Fund, who was killed by a bomb in 1994. Authorities later charged the head of an Afghan war veterans fund with masterminding the bombing, saying the target was a rival veterans group.
    (SFC, 11/11/96, p.A1)(SFC, 11/12/96, p.A11)(AP, 11/10/97)

1997        Nov 10, Congress chose not to support the fast track free trade proposal of Pres. Clinton.
    (SFC, 11/11/97, p.A1)
1997        Nov 10, Judge Hiller Zobel in Cambridge, Mass., reduced Louise Woodward's murder conviction to manslaughter and sentenced the English au pair to the 279 days she'd already served in the death of 8-month-old Matthew Eappen.
    (SFC, 11/11/97, p.A1) (AP, 11/10/98)
1997        Nov 10, A jury in Fairfax, Va., convicted Mir Aimal Kasi of one count of capital murder, one count of first-degree murder and eight additional charges stemming from a shooting attack outside CIA headquarters in January 1993.
    (AP, 11/10/98)
1997        Nov 10, The U-2 surveillance flights over Iraq were resumed by the UN. The plane flew out of range of Iraqi gunners.
    (SFEC, 11/10/97, p.A1)
1997        Nov 10, It was reported that the 1997 Pentagon budget was around $250 billion.
    (SFEC, 11/10/97, p.A3)
1997        Nov 10, WorldCom Inc. and MCI Communications Corp. agreed to a $37 billion merger.
    (AP, 11/10/98)
1997        Nov 10, It was reported that IBM has a new 16.8-gigabyte disk drive for $895. It surpassed the recently unveiled 12-gigabyte drive by Quantum.
    (WSJ, 11/10/97, p.B6)
1997        Nov 10, It was reported that US heart researchers had used genetic treatments to help patients grow blood vessels around blockages in their legs.
    (WSJ, 11/10/97, p.A1)
1997        Nov 10, A report on the Black Sea told of the disappearance of 20 0f 26 commercial fish species since 1970. Industry, agriculture and fishing practices caused a collapse of the Black Sea ecosystem in the late 1980s. The Monk seal was reported near extinction, dolphins and porpoises were reported down to 250,000 from 1 million in the 1970s, and blue mussels were in serious decline due to pollution.
    (SFEC, 11/10/97, p.A12)(SFEC, 12/797, p.A22)
1997        Nov 10, In Canada classes resumed in Ontario following settlement of the teacher’s strike.
    (SFEC, 11/10/97, p.A13)
1997        Nov 10, In China Pres. Yeltsin began talks with China’s Pres. Jiang Zemin. They settled a border dispute and authorized agreements on trade and protection of Manchurian tigers.
    (WSJ, 11/10/97, p.A1)(SFC, 11/11/97, p.A12)
1997        Nov 10, In Kenya Pres. Moi dissolved parliament in preparation for general elections. The National Convention Assembly denounced the move as illegal.
    (SFC, 11/11/97, p.A12)
1997        Nov 10, In Somalia a month of rains blamed on El Nino caused flooding in the Juba River Valley and left some 800,000 people homeless and at least 23 dead. The death toll increased to 564.
    (WSJ, 11/10/97, p.A1)(SFC, 11/14/97, p.D3)

1998        Nov 10, The US military moved warships into the Persian Gulf in anticipation of a possible attack on Iraq over cancellation of weapons inspections.
    (SFC, 11/11/98, p.A10)(AP, 11/10/99)
1998        Nov 10, The SF police arrested Joshua Rudiger (21) of Oakland for the recent throat-slashing attacks in the city. Rudiger claimed to be a 2,000-year-old vampire.
    (SFC, 11/11/98, p.A17)
1998        Nov 10, A heavy snow storm hit the northern Midwest. Minnesota, Wisconsin and the Dakotas suffered loss of power, heavy snow and violent winds.
    (SFC, 11/11/98, p.A3)
1998        Nov 10, In St. Joseph, Mo., police officer Bradley Thomas Arn (27) was killed and 3 others were wounded by a gunman who was then killed by other officers. The gunman was later identified as William Lattin Jr. (33) of St. Joseph.
    (SFC, 11/11/98, p.A3)(SFC, 11/12/98, p.C3)
1998        Nov 10, A 160-nation conference on global warming met in Argentina.
    (WSJ, 11/11/98, p.A1)
1998        Nov 10, From Bangladesh it was reported that an estimated 18 million people were slowly poisoning themselves by drinking from groundwater contaminated with trace amounts of arsenic. 85 million people were at risk.
    (SFC, 11/10/98, p.A14)(SFC, 5/29/00, p.A10)
1998        Nov 10, Chile announced the promotion of Brig. Gen’l. Sergio Espinoza Davies to Inspector Gen’l. of the Chilean Army. This followed his departure as chief of the UN military observer mission in India and Pakistan due to his role in human rights abuses during the Pinochet dictatorship.
    (SFC, 11/13/98, p.D2)
1998        Nov 10, From Colombia it was reported that right-wing death squads had killed at least 17 peasants.
    (WSJ, 11/11/98, p.A1)
1998        Nov 10, India and Pakistan negotiated disputes as 3 Indian soldiers were killed in border fire across the Kashmir cease-fire line.
    (SFC, 11/13/98, p.D6)
1998        Nov 10, In Indonesia student protestors demanded that Suharto be brought to trial and that a probe of human rights abuses be initiated, while rulers initiated a 4-day meeting to dismantle past laws and plot a democratic future.
    (SFC, 11/11/98, p.A10)
1998        Nov 10, In Nigeria the family of Gen’l. Sani Abacha was reported to have handed back over $750 million in state funds illegally amassed by the late dictator.
    (SFC, 11/11/98, p.D4)
1998        Nov 10, Serbia took control of Radio Index, a student-run radio station. Also police raided the Dnevni Telegraf Daily newspaper and impounded 100,000 copies for failure to pay a $120,000 fine for breaching a restrictive media law.
    (SFC, 11/11/98, p.D4)
1998        Nov 10, From Tajikistan it was reported that over 200 people died in 5 days of fighting with rebels and the government claimed that the rebels were driven from the Aini district north of Dushanbe.
    (WSJ, 11/10/98, p.A1)

1999        Nov 10, President Clinton decided to delay and shorten a trip to Greece in reaction to growing security concerns and the prospect of violent anti-American demonstrations.
    (AP, 11/10/00)
1999        Nov 10, The California Budget Project reported that raising a family in the Bay Area cost $53,736. The Bay Area per-capita income was $38,300 and the federal poverty level was $16,700.
    (SFC, 11/10/99, p.A1)
1999        Nov 10, In Flint, Michigan, a boiler exploded at the Clara Barton Convalescence Center. 5 people were killed and over 20 injured.
    (SFC, 11/12/99, p.A9)
1999        Nov 10, Communism ended in Bulgaria and the country began its transition to democracy.
    (AP, 11/10/13)
1999        Nov 10, Investigators said the flight data recorder from EgyptAir Flight 990 showed things were normal until the autopilot mysteriously disconnected and the Boeing 767 began what appeared to be a controlled descent.
    (AP, 11/10/00)
1999        Nov 10, In Morocco King Mohammed VI dismissed Driss Basri, the minister of interior and communications.
    (SFC, 11/17/99, p.B3)
1999        Nov 10, In Serbia allies of Pres. Milosevic passed new laws aimed at curbing the authority of local governments.
    (SFC, 11/11/99, p.A18)
1999        Nov 10, The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) was founded in Lausanne, Switzerland, to thwart drug users in all sports.
    (www.wada-ama.org/en/About-WADA/History/WADA-History/)

2000        Nov 10, The battle over Florida's disputed presidential election continued, with George W. Bush's camp pressing Al Gore to concede without pursuing multiple recounts, and Democrats pressing ahead with protests, determined to find enough votes to erase Bush's razor-thin lead in initial counting. An unofficial tally gave Bush a 327-vote lead.
    (SFC, 11/11/00, p.A1)(AP, 11/10/01)
2000        Nov 10, The US Nasdaq market fell 171 points to 3,028.99, its lowest reading since Nov 3, 1999.
    (SFC, 11/11/00, p.B1)
2000        Nov 10, In Burma some 125 Karen guerrillas overran a Burmese military camp near the Thai border. 30 escaped and one soldier was killed.
    (SFC, 11/11/00, p.C18)
2000        Nov 10, In Colombia a car bomb in Cali injured 11 civilians. The ELN was blamed.
    (SFC, 11/11/00, p.C18)
2000        Nov 10, In Indonesia hundreds of thousands of people began converging on Banda Aceh, capital of Aceh province, for demonstrations on independence.
    (SFC, 11/11/00, p.A14)
2000        Nov 10, Israel sealed Bethlehem and Ramallah. Israeli troops killed 5 Palestinians in clashes in the West Bank and Gaza. One Israeli soldier was killed in shooting following a funeral for militia commander Hussein Abayat.
    (SFC, 11/11/00, p.A1)
2000        Nov 10, In Montenegro Pres. Djukanovic called for international recognition as an independent state from Serbia. He threatened a referendum on seceding from Yugoslavia unless their union is radically revamped.
    (SFC, 11/11/00, p.A14)
2000        Nov 10, In the Philippines, a landslide buried 11 children in Kabugao, Apayao province.
    (SFC, 11/11/00, p.C18)
2000        Nov 10, In Zimbabwe the Supreme Court ruled that the government’s land reform plan and occupations of white-owned farms were illegal.
    (SFC, 11/11/00, p.A16)

2001        Nov 10, Pres. Bush made his 1st address to the UN. He warned that all nations were possible targets of terrorism and urged them to join with the United States in a campaign to prevent more attacks. Bush also met with Gen. Musharraf of Pakistan and pledged to boost aid there.
    (SSFC, 11/11/01, p.A1)(AP, 11/10/02)
2001        Nov 10, Traces of anthrax were reported in offices of the Hart and Longworth government buildings in Washington DC.
    (SSFC, 11/11/01, p.A7)
2001        Nov 10, Ken Kesey (b.1935), author, died in Eugene, Oregon. His books included "One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest" (1962) and "Sometimes a Great Notion" (1964). In 2013 Rick Dodgson authored “It’s All Kind of Magic: The Young Ken Kesey."
    (SSFC, 11/11/01, p.A1)(NW, 12/31/01, p.109)(SSFC, 11/10/13, p.F7)
2001        Nov 10, Percy Ross, millionaire columnist, died at age 84. His 1983-1999 “Thanks a Million" newspaper column helped him hand out an estimated $30 million. He was the son of poor immigrants from Latvia and Russia and made his fortune producing plastic film and trash bags.
    (SSFC, 11/25/01, p.A28)
2001        Nov 10, In day 35 of US attacks in Afghanistan the Northern alliance claimed the capture of the provincial capitals of Shibarghan, Meimanah, and Aybal. Taliban forces were surrounded near Taloqan and Kunduz.
    (SSFC, 11/11/01, p.A3)
2001        Nov 10, Algeria found itself caught in a fierce 36-hour storm that killed an estimated 886 people.
    (AP, 11/10/02)
2001        Nov 10, In Australia conservative PM Howard faced Labor’s Kim Beazley in elections. Howard and his conservative government won a 3rd term. Howard’s Liberal Party won 68 seats of the 150 in the lower house. The coalition National Party won 12 seats. Labor won 67 and independents won 3.
    (WSJ, 11/9/01, p.A1)(SSFC, 11/11/01, p.A15)
2001        Nov 10, China officially joined the WTO after ministers in Qatar approved its membership. The protocol became effective on Dec 11, 2001.
    (SSFC, 11/11/01, p.A14)(www.china-un.ch/eng/qtzz/wto/t85612.htm)
2001        Nov 10, In Colombia AUC paramilitary killed 12 villagers in El Choco for collaboration with the ELN.
    (SFC, 11/12/01, p.A14)
2001        Nov 10, In Kashmir Indian forces battled suspected Islamic militants and 18 people were killed.
    (SFC, 11/12/01, p.A14)

2002        Nov 10, Bush administration officials promised "zero-tolerance" if Saddam Hussein refused to comply with international calls to disarm.
    (AP, 11/10/03)
2002        Nov 10, U.S. warplanes flying from an aircraft carrier in the Gulf struck missile sites in southern Iraq in response to hostile acts.
    (AP, 11/11/02)
2002        Nov 10, A series of pulverizing storms barreled through more than a half-dozen US states including Tennessee, Ohio, Alabama, Mississippi and Pennsylvania, killing at least 36 people. More than 100 were injured.
    (SFC, 11/12/02, p.A4)(AP, 11/10/07)
2002        Nov 10, In Jordan police clashed with a gang of alleged smugglers led by a Muslim extremist who escaped from custody 10 days ago, and several people were killed.
    (AP, 11/10/02)
2002        Nov 10, A car carrying two Palestinians exploded as Israeli police moved to stop the vehicle near Israel's border with the West Bank.
    (AP, 11/10/02)
2002        Nov 10, A Palestinian gunman crawled under a security fence at the Kibbutz Metzer communal farm, burst into a home and shot dead a mother and her two children as she was reading them a bedtime story. The gunman then killed two more Israelis before escaping in the dark.
    (AP, 11/11/02)
2002        Nov 10, In Slovenia PM Janez Drnovsek, who has pushed to align the tiny alpine nation closer with Western Europe, finished 1st in presidential elections but will have to face a runoff.
    (AP, 11/11/02)

2003        Nov 10, Democrat John Kerry shook up his faltering presidential campaign, replacing campaign manager Jim Jordan with Mary Beth Cahill.
    (AP, 11/10/08)
2003        Nov 10, Federal regulators allowed customers to switch home phone numbers to their cell phones.
    (AP, 11/10/04)
2003        Nov 10, A World Trade Organization panel upheld a ruling that U.S. duties on steel imports were illegal.
    (AP, 11/10/04)
2003        Nov 10, Irv Kupcinet (91), Chicago newspaper columnist and TV personality, died.
    (AP, 11/10/04)
2003        Nov 10, The US State Dept. distanced itself from a congressional push to capture toppled Liberian leader Charles Taylor in Nigeria via a $2 million reward.
    (SFC, 11/15/03, p.A9)
2003        Nov 10, In Burundi Hutu rebels bombarded the capital with rockets, killing 5 people, destroying part of the Chinese Embassy and striking the home of a U.S. military attache.
    (AP, 11/10/03)
2003        Nov 10, With 20 percent of the vote counted, former Guatemala City Mayor Oscar Berger had 47.6 percent of the vote compared with 26.4 percent for center-left candidate Alvaro Colom and 11.2 percent for retired Gen. Efrain Rios Montt.
    (AP, 11/10/03)
2003        Nov 10, A top Iranian official said that his country had suspended its enrichment of uranium and sent a letter to the IAEA accepting additional inspections of its nuclear facilities.
    (AP, 11/10/03)
2003        Nov 10, PM Junichiro Koizumi's ruling party clawed its way back to a simple majority in parliament following elections that strengthened the main opposition party.
    (AP, 11/10/03)
2003        Nov 10, Canaan Sodindo Banana (b.1936), the first black president of Zimbabwe (1980-1987), died after a long illness. In 1998, Banana was sentenced to 10 years in prison for his role in a gay sex scandal, but served only 6 months.
    (AP, 11/11/03)(Econ, 11/29/03, p.85)

2004        Nov 10, Bush named Alberto Gonzales, White House Counsel, to be attorney general. In 2006 Bill Minutaglio authored “The President’s Counselor: The Rise to Power of Alberto Gonzales." In 2006 Bill Minutaglio authored “The President’s Counselor: The Rise to Power of Alberto Gonzales."
    (WSJ, 11/11/04, p.A1)(SSFC, 7/2/06, p.M1)
2004        Nov 10, The US Federal Reserve raised the overnight federal-funds interest rate a quarter point. Another raise was expected Dec 14.
    (SFC, 11/11/04, p.C1)
2004        Nov 10, Microsoft unveiled a preview of its new Internet search engine.
    (SFC, 11/11/04, p.C1)
2004        Nov 10, A gas station in Washington DC became the first in North America to have a hydrogen dispensing pump.
    (AP, 11/10/04)
2004        Nov 10, Bosnian Serb authorities apologized for the first time to relatives of around 8,000 Muslims killed by Serb forces in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, Europe's worst atrocity since World War II.
    (AP, 11/10/04)
2004        Nov 10, Chile confronted the grim legacy of abuses under the 1973-90 dictatorship of Gen. Augusto Pinochet completing a lengthy report on torture and political imprisonment with testimonies from some 35,000 victims. The commission concluded that torture was a habitual practice of the armed forces and police throughout Pinochet’s dictatorship.
    (AP, 11/10/04)(Econ, 12/4/04, p.38)
2004        Nov 10, France and the UN began evacuating thousands of French and other expatriates in Ivory Coast.
    (AP, 11/10/04)
2004        Nov 10, Kidnappers abducted two members of PM Ayad Allawi's family in Baghdad and said they would be beheaded in two days if militant’s demands were not met. US forces bottled up insurgents in a narrow strip of Fallujah after a stunningly swift advance that seized control of 70 percent of the militant stronghold. Insurgents said 20 Iraqi soldiers were captured. Explosions shook the center of Ramadi and US troops clashed with insurgents.
    (AP, 11/10/04)(WSJ, 11/11/04, p.A1)
2004        Nov 10, An Islamic court in northern Nigeria threw out a death by stoning sentence against a pregnant 18-year-old girl who had been condemned for adultery.
    (AP, 11/10/04)
2004        Nov 10, Japan's navy went on alert when a submarine was detected in Japanese waters between the southern island of Okinawa and Taiwan. Japan soon determined that it was Chinese nuclear submarine and incident strained relations between two of Asia's biggest economic and military powers.
    (AP, 11/13/04)
2004        Nov 10, Dutch police mounted a major anti-terror raid against suspects holed up in an apartment in The Hague. 2 men were arrested following a daylong siege. Jason Walters (b.1985) was arrested along with Ismail Akhnikh after a massive 14 hour siege in The Hague. In 2010 Walters, while serving a 15-year sentence said he has renounced Islamic radicalism.
    (AP, 11/10/04)(SFC, 11/11/04, p.A12)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jason_Walters)
2004        Nov 10, The Scottish cabinet voted to ban smoking in public.
    (Econ, 11/13/04, p.61)
2004        Nov 10, In Siberia a fire in a wooden apartment building left at least 26 dead in the Tuva region capital, Kyzyl.
    (AP, 11/13/04)
2004        Nov 10, Sudanese police raided a camp in Darfur for the second time this month, destroying makeshift homes, firing into the air and shouting at terrified villagers.
    (AP, 11/11/04)
2004        Nov 10, Taiwan's leader, making a new appeal to China to hold talks, urged the communist giant to ban the development and use of weapons of mass destruction.
    (AP, 11/10/04)
2004        Nov 10, After a delayed final tally Reformist opposition candidate Viktor Yushchenko edged the prime minister in the first round of Ukraine's presidential vote.
    (AP, 11/10/04)
2004        Nov 10, The Pacific island of Vanuatu withdrew a Nov 3 communique signed in Taipei to establish ties with Taiwan, handing Beijing a diplomatic victory over its arch rival.
    (AP, 11/11/04)
2004        Nov 10, A WTO dispute panel published its decision that old American laws prohibiting gambling over wires that cross state lines violate global trade rules for the services sector.
    (Econ, 11/20/04, p.66)

2005        Nov 10, The US Senate added an amendment to a Defense Dept. budget bill allowing the Bush administration discretionary power to treat accused terrorists according to its wishes by withdrawing their right to appeal their detention in the civilian justice system, a move that is worrying judicial experts.
    (AFP, 11/13/05)
2005        Nov 10, The US Postal Service honored 4 Marine heroes with commemorative stamps. They included Lt. Gen. Lewis “Chesty" Puller (1898-1971), Lt. Gen. John Lejeune (1867-1942), Sgt. Maj. Dan Daly (1873-1937) and Gunnery Sgt. John Basilone (1916-1945). The release coincided with the Marine Corps’ 230th anniversary.
    (www.medalofhonor.com/)(SSFC, 11/6/05, Par p.10)(SFC, 11/11/05, p.B3)
2005        Nov 10, The US Commerce Department reported that the deficit jumped to $66.1 billion in September, 11.4 percent higher than the $59.3 billion imbalance recorded in August.
    (AP, 11/10/05)
2005        Nov 10, Chris Carpenter of the St. Louis Cardinals won the National League Cy Young Award.
    (AP, 11/10/06)
2005        Nov 10, Fernando Bujones (b.1955), ballet virtuoso, died in Miami. In 1974 he won ballet’s gold medal at Varna, Bulgaria.
    (SFC, 11/12/05, p.B5)
2005        Nov 10, A Boeing Co. jet arrived in London from Hong Kong, breaking the record for the longest nonstop flight by a commercial jet. The journey of more than 13,422 miles broke the previous record, when a Boeing 747-400 flew 10,500 miles from London to Sydney in 1989.
    (AP, 11/11/05)
2005        Nov 10, China reported that its trade surplus surged to $12 billion in October, the highest monthly total this year, as exports continued to outpace imports.
    (AP, 11/10/05)
2005        Nov 10, Authorities in China said they have quarantined 116 people in northeastern Liaoning province after two new outbreaks of bird flu there.
    (AP, 11/10/05)
2005        Nov 10, Egypt's ruling party secured the most seats in the first stage of parliamentary balloting, but the banned Muslim Brotherhood made its mark as well, sending 42 candidates to run-off elections.
    (AP, 11/10/05)
2005        Nov 10, Violence in France fell sharply overnight after the government toughened its stance by imposing emergency measures and ordering deportations of foreigners involved in riots that have raged for two weeks. The national police said 8 French police officers had been suspended for their suspected role in the beating of a young man in a Paris suburb.
    (AP, 11/10/05)
2005        Nov 10, Senior officials said the US and Europe are ready to compromise with Iran over its nuclear program and have tentatively approved a plan that would allow it to make the gas used in producing enriched uranium.
    (AP, 11/10/05)
2005        Nov 10, Iraqi President Jalal Talabani met with Pope Benedict XVI amid tight security that closed down the main boulevard leading to the Vatican.
    (AP, 11/10/05)
2005        Nov 10, In Iraq 2 suicide bombers blew themselves up in a restaurant frequented by police, killing 35 people and seriously injuring 25. A car bomb killed seven army recruits in Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit.
    (AP, 11/10/05)(AP, 11/11/05)
2005        Nov 10, In western Iraq 3 American troops were killed, including one along the Syrian border during a major push to take control of the frontier from insurgents. US forces raided an insurgent cell responsible for suicide bombings in which seven men were killed, including one wearing a vest loaded with explosives.
    (AP, 11/11/05)
2005        Nov 10, A UN agency said thousands of contaminated industrial and military sites left over from wars in Iraq must urgently be cleaned up to stop them from further harming people's health and the environment.
    (AP, 11/10/05)
2005        Nov 10, After Jordanians took to the streets to call for terror leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi to "burn in hell," an al-Qaida manifesto said the Grand Hyatt, the Radisson SAS and the Days Inn, were used by NATO as a rear base "from which the convoys of the crusaders and the renegades head back and forth to the land of Iraq where Muslims are killed and their blood is shed."
    (AP, 11/10/05)
2005        Nov 10, A senior official said Kuwait has detected two cases of bird flu in birds but it was not clear if the virus strain was the deadly version that has devastated poultry in Asia.
    (AP, 11/10/05)
2005        Nov 10, In Liberia Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, a former finance minister and Harvard graduate, edged closer to becoming Africa's first elected female leader, while her soccer star opponent alleged fraud in the presidential runoff. With 80% of votes counted, Johnson-Sirleaf had 58% and her opponent, George Weah, had 42%.
    (AP, 11/10/05)
2005        Nov 10, Mexican prosecutors announced they have filed kidnapping and organize crime charges against seven police officers accused of protecting hit men working for the feared Tijuana-based Arellano Felix drug cartel.
    (AP, 11/11/05)
2005        Nov 10, Talks on North Korea's nuclear programs turned sour as Pyongyang demanded that Washington lift sanctions against firms suspected of weapons proliferation and stop accusing the North of counterfeiting U.S. money.
    (AP, 11/10/05)
2005        Nov 10, Russia captured the world chess team championship with a last-minute, come-from-behind victory over the surprised Chinese team.
    (AP, 11/11/05)
2005        Nov 10, In South Africa the southern hemisphere's largest single optical telescope with the power to study the most distant galaxies was inaugurated. The giant eye in the sky, that took five years to build, cost $20 million.
    (AP, 11/10/05)

2006        Nov 10, Pres. Bush dedicated the new National Museum of the Marine Corp. in Virginia.
    (SFC, 11/11/06, p.A4)
2006        Nov 10, Jack Palance (b.1919), film and TV star, died in southern California. He appeared in some 100 films that included: “Sudden Fear" (1952) and “Shane" (1953).
    (SFC, 11/11/06, p.B6)
2006        Nov 10, Asian nations reached their first international agreement to implement what has been dubbed the "Iron Silk Road." Armenia, Azerbaijan, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Laos, Russia, South Korea, Turkey and seven other nations agreed to meet at least every two years to identify vital rail routes, coordinate standards and financing and plan upgrades and expansions, among other measures. The UN first conceived the Trans-Asian Railway Network in 1960.
    (AP, 11/10/06)
2006        Nov 10, Chevron Corp. unveiled the Clio field, one of Australia’s biggest natural gas discoveries.
    (WSJ, 11/11/06, p.A4)
2006        Nov 10, In the Central African Republic the rebel Union of Democratic Forces for the Rally (UDFR) seized the town of Ouadda Djalle on after heavy fighting with government troops who were forced to retreat.
    (AP, 11/10/06)
2006        Nov 10, Chinese central bank governor Zhou Xiaochuan said China will diversify its $1 trillion foreign exchange reserves across different currencies and investment instruments, including in emerging markets. In southwest China about 2,000 people mobbed a hospital in Guang'an City where a young boy died after his grandfather was sent away to raise money for the child's treatment. At least 10 people were injured in fighting with police.
    (AP, 11/10/06)(AP, 11/12/06)
2006        Nov 10, Congo’s incumbent Joseph Kabila retained a commanding lead in the presidential runoff with about two-thirds of the vote counted.
    (AP, 11/10/06)
2006        Nov 10, Iran's state media paid scant attention to an Argentine's judge request for the arrest of former President Hashemi Rafsanjani and other officials for the 1994 bombing of a Jewish cultural center in Buenos Aires.
    (AP, 11/10/06)
2006        Nov 10, A new recording attributed to the leader of al-Qaida in Iraq (Abu Hamza al-Muhajir) mocked President Bush as a coward whose conduct of the war had been rejected at the polls, and challenged him to keep US troops in Iraq to face more bloodshed. Al-Qaida claimed to be winning the war faster than expected, saying it had mobilized 12,000 fighters. 6 Iraqi soldiers were killed and 10 wounded when a suicide bomber drove his explosives-rigged car into an army checkpoint in the northern city of Tal Afar. Three members of a family were killed by gunmen who stormed their home near Baqouba. At least 59 Iraqi civilians were killed or found dead.
    (AP, 11/10/06)(SFC, 11/11/06, p.A12)(AP, 11/10/07)
2006        Nov 10, Israel's gay community braved vehement opposition from religious fundamentalists and held a large rally in Jerusalem, complete with live rock music, dancing and declarations of pride. A group of gay Palestinian Americans canceled a planned pride march in East Jerusalem after one of them was beaten unconscious by a man from the Waqf Muslim religious authority.
    (AP, 11/10/06)(SFC, 11/11/06, p.A3)
2006        Nov 10, Suspected militants hurled a grenade into a crowd outside a mosque in a village in Indian Kashmir, killing at least five people and wounding nearly 30.
    (AP, 11/10/06)
2006        Nov 10, Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev said the ruling Otan Party would merge with the pro-government Civic Party in what the opposition described as part of efforts to ensure his grip on power in upcoming parliamentary elections.
    (AP, 11/10/06)
2006        Nov 10, A first batch of Indonesian troops arrived in Beirut to join a UN peacekeeping force, whose commander warned of growing tensions in south Lebanon.
    (AFP, 11/10/06)
2006        Nov 10, Italian police said they arrested 13 people, including a judge accused of ties with the Mafia, as part of a crackdown on organized crime in southern Italy.
    (AP, 11/10/06)
2006        Nov 10, In Mexico Misael Tamayo Hernandez, editor of El Despertar de la Costa, was found dead in a hotel room in Zihuatanejo, a day after running stories about organized crime and corruption in the city government. Hector Gaxiola, a district police chief in the border city of Tijuana, was shot and killed a day after surviving another attempt on his life. His brother was found next to him. Both had been shot dozens of times.
    (AP, 11/11/06)
2006        Nov 10, in Morocco 3 former detainees at the U.S. naval base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, were convicted for creating a criminal group and forging documents.
    (AP, 11/11/06)
2006        Nov 10, In northern New Zealand oil refinery workers helped rescue 40 beached pilot whales, but another 37 of the whale pod died on the sandy beach.
    (AP, 11/10/06)
2006        Nov 10, A Norwegian refugee group said it is closing down its humanitarian operations for nearly 300,000 people in Darfur because it is impossible to work in the Sudanese region.
    (AP, 11/10/06)
2006        Nov 10, In Pakistan a roadside bomb hit a vehicle carrying a prominent pro-government tribal elder in a volatile region near the Afghan border, killing him and eight other people.
    (AP, 11/10/06)
2006        Nov 10, Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh said he would step down as Palestinian prime minister if that would persuade the West to lift debilitating economic sanctions.
    (AP, 11/10/06)
2006        Nov 10, Igor Sergeyev (68), former Russian defense minister (1997-2001), died.
    (AP, 11/10/06)(Econ, 11/25/06, p.89)
2006        Nov 10, In Sri Lanka Nadaraja Raviraj, a prominent Tamil legislator, was assassinated in Colombo. The government navy said it killed six rebels in an attack on Tamil Tiger boats.
    (AP, 11/10/06)
2006        Nov 10, The UN announced it would postpone a decision on the future status of Serbia's breakaway Kosovo province, hours after Serbia said it would hold an early general election in January.
    (AP, 11/10/06)
2006        Nov 10, A report launched by the UN Human Development Program (UNDP) highlighted how more than 2.6 billion people do not have access to proper sanitation and how dirty water claims more lives than AIDS or conflicts. According to the UN 78% of Mozambique's 17 million people earn less than two dollars a day and more than 20,000 children die every year from water-borne diseases.
    (AP, 11/10/06)
2006        Nov 10, In Vietnam 3 Vietnamese-Americans were convicted on terrorism charges after being accused of trying to take over radio airwaves and call for an uprising against Vietnam's communist government. A judge sentenced the Americans and four Vietnamese to 15 months in prison, with credit for time served.
    (AP, 11/10/06)

2007        Nov 10, Miami ended its 70-year stay at the famed Orange Bowl with the biggest shutout loss in the stadium's history, a 48-0 rout to Virginia.
    (AP, 11/10/08)
2007        Nov 10, A stagehands strike shut down most Broadway shows, with curtains rising again 19 days later.
    (AP, 11/10/08)
2007        Nov 10, In Vallejo, Ca., the last LCS (Landing Craft Support), which served in 1944 the invasion of Okinawa, went on display. LCS 102 was one of 130 identical gunboats that served in the Pacific. The Royal Thai Navy retired the ship in May.
    (SFC, 11/10/07, p.B1)
2007        Nov 10, Laraine Day (b.1920), film actress, died. She was best remembered as Nurse Mary Lamont in the Dr. Kildare film series from 1938-1941.
    (SFC, 11/13/07, p.D9)
2007        Nov 10, Norman Mailer (84), writer, died. The macho prince of American letters reigned for decades as the country's literary conscience and provocateur with such books as "The Naked and the Dead" (1948) and "The Executioner's Song" (1979). In 2013 J. Michael Lennon authored “Norman Mailer: A Double Life."
    (AP, 11/10/07)(SSFC, 11/11/07, p.A7)(SSFC, 12/29/13, p.F5)
2007        Nov 10, In Afghanistan’s eastern province of Khost, police patrolling on foot were hit by a land-mine blast that killed one officer and wounded two civilians. Taliban militants attacked a police checkpoint near Qalat city in Zabul province. The ensuing gun battle left two policemen dead and one wounded. Another policeman was missing. Six US troops died in an insurgent ambush, making 2007 the deadliest year for American forces in Afghanistan since 2001.
    (AP, 11/11/07)(AP, 11/10/08)
2007        Nov 10, In Algeria 3 people were wounded when a booby trapped car exploded near a police residence in the northern town of Mahatmas.
    (AFP, 11/11/07)
2007        Nov 10, Some 20,000 demonstrators marched to Argentina's river border with Uruguay to protest the impending startup of a paper pulp plant they fear will pollute the environment. The cellulose mill in Fray Bentos was built by Metsa-Botnia, a Finnish company, at a cost of $1.2 billion. Construction was completed in October and Uruguay’s Pres. Vazquez ordered it opened in November despite protests from Argentina.
    (AP, 11/10/07)(Econ, 12/8/07, p.44)
2007        Nov 10, In the Czech Rep. neo-Nazis trying to march through the Jewish quarter of Prague clashed with groups trying to stop them, and at least 80 people were arrested in outbreaks of violence around the capital.
    (AP, 11/10/07)
2007        Nov 10, A top police officer said the Champs Elysees, held up by France as the most beautiful avenue in the world, has become blighted by prostitution, racketeering and violence.
    (AP, 11/10/07)
2007        Nov 10, German train drivers ended the country's longest freight train strike, but the labor dispute is set to continue next week.
    (AFP, 11/10/07)
2007        Nov 10, Iranian state television reported that Iran and Pakistan have reached a deal to build a multi-billion-dollar pipeline to transport natural gas between the two countries.
    (AP, 11/11/07)
2007        Nov 10, Malaysian police unleashed tear gas and water cannons on protesters as tens of thousands, wearing canary-yellow shirts, defied a government ban and rallied in Kuala Lumpur to call for clean and fair elections in the biggest anti-government street protests in nearly a decade. Some 245 people were detained.
    (AP, 11/10/07)(AP, 11/11/07)(Econ, 11/17/07, p.53)
2007        Nov 10, Pakistan announced plans to lift its state of emergency within one month and allowed opposition leader Benazir Bhutto to leave her villa following a day under house arrest. Police blocked opposition leader Benazir Bhutto from visiting Pakistan's deposed chief justice. Militants abducted 8, who were stopped at a makeshift roadblock and overpowered.
    (AP, 11/10/07)(Reuters, 11/10/07)
2007        Nov 10, Saudi authorities received a group of 14 Saudis Saturday from the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Saudi authorities beheaded a Pakistani for drug trafficking. This execution brought to 131 the number of people beheaded in the kingdom this year. Saudi Arabia beheaded 38 people last year and 83 people in 2005.
    (AP, 11/10/07)

2008        Nov 10, Citigroup says it is imposing a moratorium on most foreclosures as part of a series of initiatives aimed at helping at-risk borrowers remain in their homes, making Citi the latest big bank to announce sweeping efforts to try to curtail losses from souring mortgages.
    (AP, 11/11/08)
2008        Nov 10, Circuit City Stores Inc., the second-biggest electronics retailer in the US, filed for bankruptcy protection but planned to stay open for business as the busy holiday season approaches.
    (AP, 11/10/08)
2008        Nov 10, George W. Housner (b.1910), known in his profession as the father of earthquake of engineering, died.
    (WSJ, 11/22/08, p.A11)
2008        Nov 10, Afghan writer Atiq Rahimi won France's top book prize, the Goncourt, for a novel penned in French, "Syngue Sabour", or Stone of Patience.
    (AFP, 11/10/08)
2008        Nov 10, New York Times reporter David S. Rohde (41) was abducted along with an Afghan reporter colleague and a driver south of Kabul. Rohde and Afghan reporter Tahir Ludin (35) escaped captivity in North Waziristan on June 19.
    (AP, 6/21/09)
2008        Nov 10, In Brazil bandits blew up a police station with dynamite after stealing drugs and weapons in Botucatu city in Sao Paulo state.
    (AP, 11/10/08)
2008        Nov 10, Deutsche Post AG said it will close all of its DHL Express service centers, cut 9,500 jobs in the United States and eliminate US-only domestic express shipping by land and air, citing heavy losses and fierce competition.
    (AP, 11/10/08)
2008        Nov 10, An explosion killed two Georgian police officers near the disputed region of South Ossetia. EU monitors called the attack an unacceptable breach of the cease-fire that ended the Georgia-Russia war.
    (AP, 11/10/08)
2008        Nov 10, Miriam Makeba (b.1932), the South African folk singer and anti-apartheid activist fondly known as "Mama Africa," died in southern Italy after performing at a concert against organized crime.
    (AP, 11/10/08)(SFC, 11/11/08, p.B5)
2008        Nov 10, International experts said in a report that Irish Republican Army splinter groups are launching more attacks in Northern Ireland than at any time in recent years, and are increasingly trying to kill police officers.
    (AP, 11/10/08)
2008        Nov 10, In Iraq a suicide bomber struck in a crowd gathered at the site of an explosion that moments earlier had damaged a bus filled with schoolgirls. Both blasts killed 31 people and wounding 71 others. A female suicide bomber attacked a security checkpoint in Baqouba, killing five people including a local leader of Sunni group opposed to al-Qaida.
    (AP, 11/10/08)(AP, 11/11/08)
2008        Nov 10, Iraq and China signed the final agreement on a $3 billion deal to develop the Ahdab oil field south of Baghdad over a 22 year-period.
    (AP, 11/11/08)
2008        Nov 10, Italian railway and mass transit workers staged a strike creating chaos for commuters. A wildcat protest by some of Alitalia’s staff forced the national airline to scrap dozens of flights.
    (SFC, 11/11/08, p.A3)
2008        Nov 10, In Japan a California-based computer scientist, a Canadian philosophy professor and a Canadian molecular biologist each received US$500,000 at an awards ceremony for this year's Kyoto Prizes for achievement in the arts and sciences.
    (AP, 11/10/08)
2008        Nov 10, Gunmen in northern Kenya seized two Italian Catholic nuns from a church before dawn and took them across the border into a Somali region largely controlled by Islamist insurgents. The nuns were free on February 19, 2009.
    (AP, 11/10/08)(AP, 2/19/09)
2008        Nov 10, Malaysia's Scomi Engineering said its consortium with an Indian company has won a 1.85 billion ringgit ($523 million) state contract to build the first monorail in India.
    (AP, 11/10/08)
2008        Nov 10, Mexico’s President Felipe Calderon chose Fernando Gomez-Mont as the new Secretary of the Interior. 7 people were found dead in a string of gruesome attacks in the border city of Juarez. Police there chased a truck that opened fire on a state vehicle, causing a car crash that killed a bystander and injured four others. In northwestern Mexico 27 farmworkers who were kidnapped by dozens of heavily armed men wearing military-style uniforms. Local news media reported that a drug gang may have kidnapped the men to make them work growing marijuana.
    (AP, 11/11/08)
2008        Nov 10, In Nicaragua the ruling Sandinista party (FSLN) claimed victory in nationwide municipal elections, but rival parties said the early returns were misleading and the US government expressed concern about the vote.
    (AP, 11/11/08)(Econ, 5/1/10, p.38)
2008        Nov 10, Militants in northwest Pakistan hijacked 13 trucks carrying supplies for Western forces in Afghanistan as they passed through the Khyber Pass.
    (Reuters, 11/10/08)
2008        Nov 10, Pirates near Somalia hijacked the MT Stolt Strength. a Philippines chemical tanker with 23 crew, bringing the total number of attacks in waters off the African nation this year to 83.
    (AP, 11/11/08)
2008        Nov 10, Sweden's financial regulator says it has revoked the banking license from troubled investment bank Carnegie and that Sweden's national debt office will take control of the bank.
    (AP, 11/10/08)
2008        Nov 10, Taiwan's coast guard rescued 9 crewmen and searched for 19 missing seamen after their fishing boat foundered in rough seas.
    (AP, 11/10/08)
2008        Nov 10, President Robert Mugabe said a new Zimbabwe government would be formed "as quickly as possible" despite his rival Morgan Tsvangirai's rejection of a regional compromise on a power-sharing deal.
    (AP, 11/10/08)

2009        Nov 10, In San Jose, Ca., Jae Williams (15) and Randy Thompson (15) killed Michael Russell (15). Williams soon told police that his religion, Satanism, allowed him to kill. Williams and Thompson incriminated each other and faced trial in 2014.
    (SFC, 3/4/14, p.C2)
2009        Nov 10, A New Jersey man, Amir Mohamed Meshal, detained for 4 months in Ethiopia on allegations of supporting Islamic militants before being allowed to come home, sued the FBI agents involved in his interrogations. He returned to New Jersey, where he was born and raised, in May 2007. US authorities in Washington have said they had interviewed Meshal in Kenya and that they determined he was not a threat and had not violated US law. The State Department also said it formally protested his deportation from Kenya to Ethiopia.
    (AP, 11/10/09)
2009        Nov 10, In NYC Ralph Cioffi and Matthew Tannin, former executives at Bear Stearns, were acquitted of lying to investors about the state of the subprime-stuffed hedge funds they ran at Bear Stearns. The funds’ collapse caused losses of $1.6 billion.
    (Econ, 11/14/09, p.85) 
2009        Nov 10, Utah’s Mormon church for the first time has announced its support of gay rights legislation, an endorsement that helped gain unanimous approval for Salt Lake city laws banning discrimination against gays in housing and employment.
    (AP, 11/11/09)
2009        Nov 10, Bhagwan Chowdhry, finance professor at the Univ. of California, began to campaign for his Financial Access @ Birth (FAB) program. The idea was to provide every newborn child an online bank account with $100, untouchable until the child reached age 16.
    (Econ, 3/6/10, p.92)(http://tinyurl.com/ycuyspz)
2009        Nov 10, Activision released its new video game “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2." Sales over the next 5 days brought in $550 million breaking records in several countries.
    (Econ, 12/5/09, p.77)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modern_Warfare_2)
2009        Nov 10, In Virginia sniper John Allen Muhammad (48) refused to utter any last words as he was executed, taking to the grave answers about why and how he plotted the killings of 10 people that terrorized the Washington, D.C., area for three weeks in October 2002.
    (AP, 11/11/09)
2009        Nov 10, Robert Cameron (b.1911), SF-based photographer known for his aerial photos of landmarks, died at his home in Pacific Heights.
    (SFC, 11/12/09, p.A1)
2009        Nov 10, In Afghanistan a US soldier was killed by a roadside bomb in Helmand province.
    (AP, 11/10/09)
2009        Nov 10, An Australian student sparked fears of a new era of computer viruses after creating a worm which infects Apple's iconic iPhone with pictures of 1980s pop star Rick Astley.
    (AFP, 11/10/09)
2009        Nov 10, The hotly-anticipated video game "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2" was launched in Britain amid a political row over its levels of violence.
    (AFP, 11/10/09)
2009        Nov 10, Colombian authorities said they have seized $19 million in forged US currency so far this year, five times the amount confiscated last year. A statement from the Presidency's press office said 16 people have been arrested in Colombia and the US in connection with the seizures and seven illegal counterfeiting print shops have been dismantled.
    (AP, 11/11/09)
2009        Nov 10, Ethiopia announced the discovery of a mine containing more than 40 tons of gold deposit worth 1.7 billion dollars (1.1 billion euros).
    (AFP, 11/10/09)
2009        Nov 10, German soccer star, goalkeeper Robert Enke (32), threw himself in front of a train at a level crossing in the small town of Neustadt am Rubenberge, near Hanover. Earlier, Enke's doctor Valentin Markser revealed the player had an acute fear of failure and had been treated for depression since 2003 following a difficult transfer to Barcelona and subsequent loan to Turkish side Fenerbahce. Hanover police confirmed Enke left a suicide note.
    (AFP, 11/11/09)
2009        Nov 10, Haiti’s lawmakers overwhelmingly gave final approval to Jean-Max Bellerive as the new prime minister, making him the sixth person to hold the post since 2004.
    (AP, 11/11/09)
2009        Nov 10, Indian officials said at least 43 people have been killed in landslides caused by torrential rains in the Nilgiris hills in the southern state of Tamil Nadu.
    (Reuters, 11/10/09)
2009        Nov 10, Iran announced it will use Italy to launch a communications satellite after waiting years for Russia to do the job.
    (AP, 11/10/09)
2009        Nov 10, Ramin Pourandarjani (26), an Iranian doctor, died amid conflicting reports of a heart attack, a car accident or suicide, raising opposition accusations that he was killed.  Authorities had barred the family from performing an autopsy on the body. He had gone public with reports of tortured protesters he treated at Tehran's most feared detention facility, known as Kahrizak on Tehran's outskirts. Pourandarjani, a general practitioner, was the only doctor there, serving there once a week as part of his mandatory military service.  Prosecutors later alleged that he died of poisoning from an overdose of an anti-hypertension drug in his salad, fueling opposition fears that he was killed because of what he knew about the abuse.
    (AP, 11/18/09)(AP, 12/2/09)
2009        Nov 10, Israel's army chief said Hezbollah guerrillas now possess tens of thousands of rockets, some capable of reaching the country's major cities.
    (AP, 11/10/09)
2009        Nov 10, Japan announced $5 billion in fresh aid to Afghanistan even as it plans to bring home refueling ships supporting US-led forces there. The pledge came just days before President Barack Obama arrives in Tokyo for talks that are sure to focus on the countries' military alliance.
    (AP, 11/10/09)
2009        Nov 10, Libya signed an agreement with the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) to join forces to crack down on organized crime in the Maghreb region.
    (AFP, 11/11/09)
2009        Nov 10, In Mexico Tabasco authorities announced that police had detained 7 suspected members of the Zetas drug gang, including two teenagers. In the northern city of Culiacan, the capital of Sinaloa state, a man's tortured body was found hanging from a highway overpass. The unidentified man had his hands tied behind his back and was hung by the neck. Monterrey Mayor Fernando Larrazabal said that 276 traffic police officers and administrative officials were fired for failing tests designed to detect corruption and ineptitude. 526 officers who performed poorly were ordered to undergo more training, and 340 were determined fit for the job.
    (AP, 11/11/09)
2009        Nov 10, A badly damaged North Korean patrol ship retreated in flames after a skirmish with a South Korean naval vessel along their disputed western coast. South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement that a North Korean patrol boat crossed the disputed western sea border about 11:27 a.m. (0227 GMT), drawing warning shots from a South Korean navy vessel. The North Korean boat then opened fire and the South's ship returned fire before the North's vessel sailed back toward its waters.
    (AP, 11/10/09)
2009        Nov 10, In Pakistan a suicide car bomb ripped through a packed shopping street in Charsadda, a small market town, killing 26 people in the third militant attack in northwest in as many days. The military said that troops had uncovered a private Taliban jail, destroying a network of rebel caves, bunkers and towers while nine militants were killed during the last 24 hours of operations.
    (AFP, 11/10/09)(AP, 11/11/09)
2009        Nov 10, A Saudi Arabian government adviser says the kingdom has imposed a naval blockade on northern Yemen's Red Sea coast to try to prevent weapons and fighters flowing to Shiite rebels in the area.
    (AP, 11/10/09)
2009        Nov 10, Somali pirates seized a Greek cargo ship, the 150 m (492 ft) Marshall Islands-flagged MV Filitsa, after a 5-hour chase across the Indian Ocean. 3 Greek officers and 19 Filipino sailors were aboard the ship, which was carrying bulk urea from Kuwait to South Africa.
    (AP, 11/11/09)
2009        Nov 10, Nigerian football star Stephen Worgu (20) was fined and sentenced to 40 lashes in Sudan after being convicted of drunk driving in Khartoum. Worgu said he was stopped by police driving home late from dinner at a friend's house in August. No tests were done but officers told the court they had smelled the home-brewed spirit aragi on his breath.
    (Reuters, 11/12/09)
2009        Nov 10, Thailand's ousted PM Thaksin Shinawatra, whose political battle against his successors has left his country bitterly divided, received a warm welcome in neighboring Cambodia, which shares his disdain for the current government in Bangkok.
    (AP, 11/10/09)
2009        Nov 10, The Vatican presented results of a 5-day conference that gathered experts to discuss astrobiology, the study of the origin of life and its existence elsewhere in the cosmos.
    (SFC, 11/11/09, p.A2)
2009        Nov 10, Yemeni authorities were reported to be hunting for Anwar al-Awlaki to determine whether he has al-Qaida ties. The radical American imam, who communicated with Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, the Fort Hood shooting suspect, and called him a hero, was once arrested in Yemen on suspicion of giving religious approval to militants to conduct kidnappings. Al-Awlaki, a US citizen born in New Mexico to Yemeni parents, had preached at a Virginia mosque that Hasan's family attended.
    (AP, 11/11/09)

2010        Nov 10, Miranda Lambert won three CMA awards, including the coveted album of the year, celebrating her 27th birthday by leading a sea change in country music that also included two wins for her fiance, Blake Shelton, and entertainer of the year for long-suffering Brad Paisley.
    (AP, 11/11/10)
2010        Nov 10, Leaders of Pres. Obama’s deficit commission proposed an ambitious plan to rebalance the federal budget. The plan to slash $4 trillion in red ink included slashing spending on most federal programs, curbing increases in Social Security benefits, and wiping out over $100 billion in tax breaks.
    (SFC, 11/11/10, p.A8)(SFC, 11/12/10, p.A1)
2010        Nov 10, President Barack Obama arrived in South Korea for the G20 summit. He said a strong, job-creating economy in the United States would be the country's most important contribution to a global recovery as he pleaded with world leaders to work together despite sharp differences.
    (AP, 11/10/10)
2010        Nov 10, US investigators said authorities have dismantled a major cell of a human smuggling ring that may be responsible for the transportation of thousands of illegal immigrants from the US-Mexico border to Phoenix and other parts of the country. 9 people were arrested after a yearlong investigation and 62 vans were seized from the group. The group was led by a Mexican man named as Mark Rodriguez-Banks (29), aka Ricardo Morales-Mejia.
    (AP, 11/10/10)
2010        Nov 10, California’s Legislative Analyst’s Office said the state faces a $25.4 billion budget deficit over the next 20 months.
    (SFC, 11/11/10, p.A1)
2010        Nov 10, Oakland, Ca., city Councilwoman Jean Quan was declared the winner of the mayoral election because she had more second and third place votes than front runner Don Perata.
    (SFC, 11/11/10, p.A1)
2010        Nov 10, California State Univ. trustees raised tuition by an expected 15.5% as students staged a sarcasm-laden carnival outside CSU headquarters in Long Beach. Tuition has increased from $1,428 in 2001 to $4,884 for the 2011-12 school year.
    (SFC, 11/11/10, p.C3)
2010        Nov 10, A NASA study said it would cost at least $6.5 billion to launch and run a replacement for the Hubble Space Telescope.
    (SFC, 11/11/10, p.A8)
2010        Nov 10, Hewlett-Packard agreed to pay $16.25 million to settle allegations that it showered public school officials in Dallas with gifts to win contracts funded by the government’s E-rate program.
    (SFC, 11/11/10, p.A8)
2010        Nov 10, In Howard, Ohio, Tina Herrmann (32) and her 2 children went missing along with friend Stephanie Sprang (41). Sarah Maynard (13) was found alive on Nov 14 in the Mount Vernon basement of the home of Mathew Hoffman (30), an unemployed tree trimmer. The bodies of Tina, Sprang and Kody Maynard were found on Nov 18 in a hollow tree central Ohio. On Jan 6, 2011, Hoffman admitted killing the 3 people and raping a 13-year-old girl. He was sentenced to life in prison.
    (SSFC, 11/14/10, p.A14)(SFC, 11/19/10, p.A11)(SFC, 1/7/11, p.A6)
2010        Nov 10, Dino De Laurentiis (91), Italian film producer, died at his home in Beverly Hills. Over 6 decades he produced over 500 films including the Oscar winning “Serpico" (1973).
    (SFC, 11/12/10, p.C7)
2010        Nov 10, In Afghanistan a suicide car bomber blew himself up at a bazaar in Khost province in the country's east, killing a policeman and an Afghan soldier. A NATO service member was killed in an insurgent attack in the south. Another coalition service member died in fighting in the east. At least one de-miner was killed and another was wounded in Chaparhar district of Nangarhar province when the de-mining team's vehicle hit a roadside bomb. Attacks across the country left 10 dead altogether.
    (AP, 11/10/10)(SFC, 11/11/10, p.A2)
2010        Nov 10, In an extensive interview with the Die Presse daily, Ambassador Kadri Ecved Tezcan said Austria was pushing people of Turkish origin to the fringes of society instead of learning to live with them and benefiting from their skills.
    (AP, 11/10/10)
2010        Nov 10, Bosnia inaugurated its new three-member presidency, and the leaders of the Bosniak, Serb and Croat communities remained deadlocked over key issues regarding the nation's future.
    (AP, 11/10/10)
2010        Nov 10, Some 52,000 people marched noisily through London to oppose plans to triple university tuition fees, in the largest street protest yet against the government's sweeping austerity measures.
    (AP, 11/10/10)(SSFC, 11/14/10, p.A4)
2010        Nov 10, In Cameroon 2 buses collided head-on in remote Ngoa village, killing at least 14 people in a ghastly nighttime crash.
    (AP, 11/11/10)
2010        Nov 10, In Canada alleged Mafia patriarch Nicolo Rizzuto (b.1924) was gunned down at his home in Montreal.
    (SFC, 11/12/10, p.A2)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicolo_Rizzuto)
2010        Nov 10, In China a Beijing court imposed a 2½ year sentence on Zhao Lianhai, for inciting public disorder by setting up a web site to help parents with sick children share information and seek compensation. Lianhai became an activist after his son suffered from kidney problems linked to contaminated baby formula.
    (SFC, 11/11/10, p.A2)
2010        Nov 10, Human rights groups said they have filed a complaint with the EU accusing the Czech government of failing to comply with a court order that it stop placing thousands of healthy Roma children in schools for the mentally disabled.
    (SFC, 11/11/10, p.A2)
2010        Nov 10, In El Salvador a fire tore through a prison north of the capital. The death toll soon rose to 19 following the deaths of some of the injured.
    (AP, 11/10/10)(AP, 11/12/10)
2010        Nov 10, Indonesia's Mount Merapi volcano spewed clouds of ash high into the sky, forcing some international airlines to again cancel flights and President Barack Obama to cut short his visit.
    (AP, 11/10/10) 
2010        Nov 10, Iraq's fractious politicians agreed to return Shi'ite Nuri al-Maliki as prime minister, ending an eight-month deadlock that raised fears of renewed sectarian war. The deal will see Kurd Jalal Talabani retain the presidency and give Iyad Allawi's bloc the speaker post in parliament and other Iraqiya members cabinet jobs, such as foreign minister. Allawi himself will head a council of strategic policies.
    (Reuters, 11/11/10)
2010        Nov 10, In Iraq a coordinated series of at least 11 roadside bombs blew up in predominantly Christian neighborhoods of Baghdad, killing 6 people and sowing panic among the minority, many of whom now want to flee. 2 mortar rounds also struck Christian enclaves of the predominantly Sunni neighborhood of Dora in south Baghdad. An estimated 800,000 Christians lived in Iraq before the 2003 invasion but that number has since shrunk to around 500,000.
    (AFP, 11/10/10)
2010        Nov 10, Ireland's financial troubles loomed large as investors, betting that the country soon could join Greece in seeking a bailout from the European Union, drove the interest rate on the country's 10-year borrowing to a new high.
    (AP, 11/10/10)
2010        Nov 10, Israeli forces arrested senior Hamas MP Mahmud al-Ramahi at his home in the West Bank city of Ramallah overnight. Omar Abdul Razek, a senior Hamas official in the West Bank, said Ramahi's arrest appeared to be an attempt by Israel to undermine the reconciliation talks between Hamas and the Fatah party that had just begun in Damascus.
    (AFP, 11/10/10)
2010        Nov 10, In Kashmir suspected Islamist rebels fatally shot two Indian paramilitary soldiers guarding a busy marketplace in Pattan town in India's portion of Kashmir.
    (AP, 11/10/10)
2010        Nov 10, In Kyrgyzstan a new and more powerful parliament convened for the first time, an important step in the former Soviet nation's rough path toward democratic reform. The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) said Kyrgyzstan should build on the new constitution’s provision of media freedoms and decriminalize defamation and libel.
    (AP, 11/10/10)(http://tinyurl.com/3kxgjal)
2010        Nov 10, In Malaysia "Dalam Botol" (In A Bottle), a Malay-language film, earned applause from movie bloggers invited to its first public screening, three months before its scheduled nationwide release. It is about a man who gets a sex change operation because he thought it would satisfy his male lover, but ends up regretting it. Censors now say depictions of homosexuality are no longer barred, as long as being gay isn't condoned.
    (AP, 11/11/10)
2010        Nov 10, In Mexico gunmen attacked the office of El Sur newspaper in the resort city of Acapulco, spraying the building with bullets but causing no injuries.
    (AP, 11/12/10)
2010        Nov 10, Nigerian trade unions called off a strike protesting the minimum wage across the oil-rich nation, one day into the planned 3-day action. They said Pres. Goodluck Jonathan made promises to raise the wage. The current minimum monthly wage was 7,500 naira, or $50.
    (AP, 11/10/10)
2010        Nov 10, Pakistan increased income tax on the relatively well off to raise hundreds of millions of dollars for the victims of the country's devastating floods.
    (AFP, 11/10/10)
2010        Nov 10, In Russia Mikhail Beketov, a muckraking reporter left handicapped by a 2008 beating, was convicted of defaming an official he criticized when writing about highway corruption and the destruction of the Khimki forest near Moscow. A symbolic fine was ordered.
    (AP, 11/10/10)(Econ, 11/13/10, p.52)
2010        Nov 10, A South Korean navy ship was sinking late Wednesday after colliding with a larger fishing boat off the southern coast. 28 navy sailors were rescued but two were still missing.
    (AP, 11/10/10)
2010        Nov 10, Zimbabwe's high court referred the case of five of six diamond executives charged with fraud to the Supreme Court while ordering the release of the sixth.
    (AFP, 11/10/10)

2011        Nov 10, US Senators Mark Kirk, R-Ill., and Robert Casey, D-Pa., sent a letter to the State and Commerce departments requesting an investigation into companies whose technology has been used to monitor activities of Syrian citizens. US companies included NetApp Inc. and Blue coat Systems Inc. of Sunnyvale, Ca. The Syrian Internet surveillance project, headed by the Italian company Area, was designed to intercept and catalog virtually every e-mail flowing through Syria.
    (SFC, 11/11/11, p.A5)
2011        Nov 10, The US government delayed approval of a Canada-to-Texas oil pipeline until after the 2012 US election, bowing to pressure from environmentalists and sparing President Barack Obama a damaging split with liberal voters he may need to win reelection. The State Department was considering rerouting TransCanada Corp.'s proposed $7 billion Keystone XL pipeline to avoid ecologically sensitive areas of Nebraska.
    (Reuters, 11/11/11)
2011        Nov 10, In Oakland, Ca., Kayode Ola Foster (25) was slain during a fight just outside the main camp of the Occupy Oakland encampment. Norris Terrell (20), the alleged shooter, was later arrested in Lexington, Ky. Isaac McDaniels (31) was arrested on Dec 12 and charged with being an accessory to Foster’s murder.
    (SFC, 11/14/11, p.A9)(SFC, 12/16/11, p.C5)
2011        Nov 10, The Illinois Senate overrode Gov. Pat Quinn’s veto on a roadkill bill, House Bill 3178. The measure requires the scavenger to only harvest the animals during the legal hunting or trapping season, with the required stamps and permits. It allowed anyone with a state furbearer license to salvage pelts or even food from animals killed on the road.
    (SSFC, 1/8/12, p.A10)(http://tinyurl.com/73pcrm4)
2011        Nov 10, Thousands of enraged Penn State students tore through the streets of State College, Pa., overnight to protest the firing of Joe Paterno after the longtime head football coach was removed from his position effective immediately. The turmoil followed the arrest of former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky, charged with abusing at least eight boys over 15 years. Paterno and Univ. Pres. Graham Spanier, who was also fired, have come under intense pressure because they were also told of at least one incident, but did not alert police. 
    (http://tinyurl.com/7algouk)
2011        Nov 10, In Hawaii a helicopter on a tourist excursion of West Maui and Molokai went down near an elementary school killing the pilot and 4 tourists.
    (AP, 11/11/11)
2011        Nov 10, The International Union for Conservation of Nature said the Western Black Rhino of Africa has been declared officially extinct. The Javan Rhino was said to be "probably extinct" in Vietnam, after poachers killed the last animal there in 2010. A small but declining population of the Javan Rhino still survived on the Indonesian island of Java.
    (AP, 11/10/11)
2011        Nov 10, In eastern Afghanistan 3 Afghan policemen were killed and 3 US troops injured when a team of Taliban suicide attackers stormed a government office in Paktia province. 4 attackers were reported killed. 2 civilians were killed when a car bomb targeting an ISAF military convoy detonated in Lashkar Gah, Helmand province.
    (AFP, 11/10/11)
2011        Nov 10, In Brazil police arrested Antonio Bonfim Lopes, aka "Nem, the most-wanted drug gang leader in Rio de Janeiro.
    (AP, 11/10/11)
2011        Nov 10, A Chinese court jailed musician Su Yue (56) for life for a scam in which he conned investors out of $9 million by claiming he was commissioned to hold shows attached to the Olympics. Su made his name with the folk songs "Loess Plateau" and "Blood-stained Glory", originally written to commemorate troops who were killed in the brief 1979 war against Vietnam but later was used in memory of those who died in the 1989 Tiananmen Square democracy protests.
    (AFP, 11/10/11)
2011        Nov 10, In China hundreds of rescuers took turns descending into an illegally operated coal mine to search for Chinese miners trapped by a gas leak that killed 34 others at the Sizhuang Coal Mine in Qujing city in Yunnan. 9 remained missing.
    (AP, 11/10/11)(AFP, 11/13/11)
2011        Nov 10, In Colombia tens of thousands of students marched in Bogota in an ongoing struggle over the future of higher education. The government was offering reforms, known as Law 30, which would ad $3.5 billion for higher education over a decade.
    (SFC, 11/11/11, p.A4)
2011        Nov 10, In the Czech Rep. a man opened fire at an airplane plant in Kunovice, killing two people before committing suicide.
    (AP, 11/10/11)
2011        Nov 10, In Egypt 2 explosions a gas pipeline halting supplies to Israel and Jordan.
    (AP, 11/10/11)
2011        Nov 10, Ethiopian authorities charged 24 people with terrorism offenses including an opposition politician and a journalist. Prominent opposition leader Andualem Arage and journalist Eskinder Nega were among those charged. Ethiopia has the largest number of exiled journalists in the world with 82 living abroad, according to the Washington-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ).
    (AFP, 11/10/11)(AFP, 11/22/11)
2011        Nov 10, In Germany some 300 police officers searched the headquarters of Heckler & Koch amid allegations the German arms maker bribed Mexican officials in connection with arms deliveries between 2005 and 2010. Heckler & Koch was also under investigation following the discovery of its assault rifles in Libya.
    (AP, 11/10/11)
2011        Nov 10, Greece installed Lucas Papademos (64), a respected economist, as the new prime minister easing the European financial crises.
    (SFC, 11/11/11, p.A3)
2011        Nov 10, The prime ministers of India and Pakistan said they expected to open a "new chapter" at future talks between the rival nations after they met at a regional summit in the Maldives.
    (AFP, 11/10/11)
2011        Nov 10, An Israeli court ordered a Brooklyn man, Yitzchak Shuchat, extradited to the US in connection with an April 2008 assault on a black man, Andrew Charles, in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn.
    (AP, 11/10/11)
2011        Nov 10, Israel's Supreme Court ordered former President Moshe Katsav (65) to spend seven years in prison after rejecting the disgraced politician's appeal of a rape conviction and other sex crimes. He was convicted last December of raping a former employee when he was a Cabinet minister and of sexually harassing two other women during his term as president from 2000 to 2007.
    (AP, 11/10/11)
2011        Nov 10, In Italy Pres. Berlusconi’s People of Liberty party made it clear that it would back an emergency government of national unity led by a nonpolitician, which would require a majority in Parliament.
    (SFC, 11/11/11, p.A3)
2011        Nov 10, An Ivory Coast appeal court conditionally released 12 aides to former president Laurent Gbagbo, held after a post-electoral crisis. The release brings to 20 the number of Gbagbo's associates who have been set free since the crisis, which began after Gbagbo refused to acknowledge defeat in elections in December last year.
    (AFP, 11/10/11)
2011        Nov 10, In Japan American scientist John W. Cahn received Japan's annual Kyoto Prize, winning 50 million yen, or about $650,000, for his contributions in materials science that led to the creation of stronger, lighter alloys used in cellphones and many electronic devices. Astrophysicist Rashid Sunyaev (68), a dual citizen of Russia and Germany, was awarded the basic sciences prize for his contributions in astronomy. Tamasaburo Bando V, a Japanese kabuki actor who specializes in female roles, was presented with the arts and philosophy prize.
    (AP, 11/10/11)
2011        Nov 10, South Africa's governing party fired Julius Malema (30), its controversial youth leader, and suspended him from the African National Congress for five years for sowing intolerance and disunity. Malema said he would appeal.
    (AP, 11/10/11)
2011        Nov 10, In St. Lucia a minibus carrying mourners from a funeral plunged off a cliff into the ocean leaving 16 people dead and one person missing.
    (AP, 11/11/11)
2011        Nov 10, Military aircraft from Sudan crossed the new international border with South Sudan and dropped bombs in and around a camp filled with refugees fleeing violence in the north. At least 12 people were killed. The violence in and near the Yida refugee camp, located 10 miles (15 km) south of the border, came one day after bombings were reported in another region of South Sudan. A cross-border attack by Sudanese troops on a military base left 18 fighters dead and 73 wounded.
    (AP, 11/10/11)(AFP, 11/11/11)
2011        Nov 10, In Syria a young girl and six soldiers were among 26 Syrians killed when security forces cracked down on protests and in clashes between troops and army deserters.
    (AFP, 11/10/11)
2011        Nov 10, A Taiwanese man demanded Chinese authorities return his left hand, which he said was amputated after a savage robbery and then kept by mainland police as evidence. Hu Chi-yang (59) said he was attacked by three men in the southeastern Chinese province of Fujian last week. He said they robbed him of about $600 in cash and nearly cut his left hand off to get at his ring and Rolex watch. On Nov 28 police in Fujian said they believed Hu's injuries were self-inflicted, saying the cuts were precise and that blood collected at the alleged crime scene contained traces of anesthetic.
    (AFP, 11/10/11)(AFP, 11/28/11)
2011        Nov 10, Tanzanian police slapped a ban on protests, as the opposition planned to rally for the release of some of its members and the ruling party prepared its own counter-demonstration.
    (AFP, 11/10/11)
2011        Nov 10, Vietnam jailed two Falun Gong practitioners who broadcast programs about the spiritual group into China. Le Van Thanh (36) and Vu Duc Trung (31) were sentenced to 2 and 3 years in jail for illegally transmitting information through telecommunication networks.
    (AP, 11/11/11)
2011        Nov 10, In Yemen gunmen in civilian clothes opened fire on anti-government protests in Sanaa and Taiz, killing a 13-year-old boy in Sanaa and injuring a dozen others. One man was killed and nine other people were wounded in Taez. The UN Secretary General's special envoy to Yemen, Jamal bin Omar, arrived in the country to seek progress on a US-backed proposal to end the crisis.
    (AP, 11/10/11)(AFP, 11/11/11)

2012        Nov 10, President Barack Obama was declared the winner of Florida's 29 electoral votes, ending a four-day count with a razor-thin margin that narrowly avoided an automatic recount that would have brought back memories of 2000. No matter the outcome, Obama had already clinched re-election and now has 332 electoral votes to Romney's 206.
    (AP, 11/10/12)
2012        Nov 10, In Indiana a late night massive explosion sparked a huge fire and killed two people in an Indianapolis neighborhood more than 80 homes were damaged or destroyed. On Dec 21 the home's owner, Monserrate Shirley; her boyfriend, Mark Leonard; and his brother, Bob Leonard, were arrested and charged with murder, arson and other counts. On July 14, 2015, Mark Leonard (46) was convicted of murder, arson and insurance fraud.
    (AP, 11/11/12)(AP, 12/21/12)(SFC, 7/15/15, p.A6)
2012        Nov 10, In Brazil the Public Safety Dept. of Sao Paulo said at least 140 people have been slain over the past two weeks in a rising wave of violence as imprisoned crime leaders called for reprisals against crackdowns on drug trade.
    (SSFC, 11/11/12, p.A9)
2012        Nov 10, BBC Director General George Entwistle resigned, just two months into the job, after the state-funded broadcaster put out a program denounced by the corporation's chairman as shoddy journalism. A day later the BBC confirmed that Entwistle will get a full year's salary after 54 days in the post.
    (AP, 11/10/12)(AP, 11/12/12)
2012        Nov 10, Alexander Perepilichny (44) collapsed and died not far from his home on an upmarket, heavily protected estate in the county of Surrey, south of London. The Russian businessman had helped Swiss prosecutors uncover a powerful fraud syndicate. He had also provided evidence against those linked to the 2009 death of anti-corruption lawyer Sergei Magnitsky. He is now the fourth person linked to the Magnitsky case to have died in strange circumstances. In 2015 a toxicologist at a pre-inquest hearing reported that his stomach contained a compound associated with the poisonous plant gelsemium.
    (AP, 11/29/12)(Econ, 5/23/15, p.47)
2012        Nov 10, In northwest China Gonpo Tsering, an 18-year-old Tibetan villager, died after setting himself on fire in front of a monastery in the city of Hezuo. This was the latest of a half-dozen such self-immolations reported during the past week as the country's communist leadership undergoes a once-a-decade transfer of power.
    (AP, 11/10/12)
2012        Nov 10, In Egypt two trains traveling south of Cairo collided, killing at least four people. An error by a switch operator is believed to have caused the accident.
    (AP, 11/10/12)
2012        Nov 10, Japan’s Inamori Foundation awarded its Kyoto Prizes. The advanced technology prize went to US computer scientist Ivan Sutherland, who developed the graphic interface program Sketchpad in 1963. Gayatri Chakrovoty Spivak, an Indian literary critic and professor at Columbia University, won the arts and philosophy prize. Yoshinori Ohsumi, a molecular biologist at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, received the basic sciences prize for his work on autophagy, a cell-recycling system that could be used to help treat neurodegenerative and age-related diseases such as Alzheimer's and cancer.
    (AP, 11/10/12)
 2012        Nov 10, In northwestern Kenya at least 34 police officers were killed when they were ambushed while pursuing men who had stolen cattle. 7 officers remained missing.
    (AP, 11/12/12)(SFC, 11/13/12, p.A3)
2012        Nov 10, In Liberia a few hundred people representing the Christian and Muslim faiths and civil society organizations gathered in Monrovia to launch a campaign to press the government to ban same-sex marriage.
    (AP, 11/10/12)
2012        Nov 10, Palestinian militants fired an anti-tank missile at an Israeli jeep patrolling the border with Gaza and the Israelis fired back into the Palestinian territory, killing four civilians. Later in the day some 25 Palestinian rockets rained on southern Israel, though they caused no injuries or damage. 2 more Palestinians were killed as Israel responded with an airstrike and tank fire.
    (AP, 11/11/12)
2012        Nov 10, In Syria suicide car bombings ripped through a government base in Daraa, killing at least 20 soldiers. George Sabra, the newly elected leader of the main opposition bloc, the Syrian National Council, urged the international community to support rebels without any conditions.
    (AP, 11/10/12)
2012        Nov 10, A Turkish military helicopter carrying soldiers on a mission against Kurdish rebels crashed because of bad weather, killing all 17 troops onboard.
    (AP, 11/10/12)
2012        Nov 10, A Vatican court convicted Claudio Sciarpelletti (48), a Holy See computer technician, of helping the former papal butler in the embarrassing leak of confidential papal documents and gave him a two-month suspended sentence.
    (AP, 11/10/12)

2013        Nov 10, In Bulgaria several thousand people protested in Sofia to demand that the nation's Socialist-backed government step down to make way for early elections.
    (AP, 11/10/13)
2013        Nov 10, Burundi officials said police have discovered dozens of human skulls during a search of the home of an Italian expatriate. Giuseppe Favaro, has been in custody since late October after he was caught trying to export two skulls to Thailand.
    (AFP, 11/10/13)
2013        Nov 10, In Canada 5 people died in a plane crash near Red Lake in northwestern Ontario.
    (SFC, 11/12/13, p.A2)
2013        Nov 10, President Hassan Rouhani said that Iran will not abandon its nuclear rights, including uranium enrichment, a day after a fresh round of talks with world powers. Iran and world powers failed to clinch a long-sought deal despite marathon talks in Geneva.
    (AFP, 11/10/13)
2013        Nov 10, In Iran Safdar Rahmat Abadi, a deputy minister of industry, was shot in the head and chest as he got into his car in Tehran. A suspect was soon arrested. Officials later said the killer was inside the car and talked with Abadi before shooting him.
    (Reuters, 11/13/13)
2013        Nov 10, PM Benjamin Netanyahu said that Israel would do all it could to keep world powers from striking a "bad and dangerous" deal with Iran over its nuclear program.
    (AFP, 11/10/13)
2013        Nov 10, The Israeli cabinet approved the return of far-right leader Avigdor Lieberman as foreign minister after his acquittal on corruption charges.
    (Reuters, 11/10/13)
2013        Nov 10, The governments of Kenya and Somalia signed a deal with the UN’s High Commission for Refugees to facilitate voluntary returns.
    (Econ, 11/30/13, p.48)
2013        Nov 10, In Libya supporters of a federal system have set up a company to sell oil from terminals they have seized in the east, in the latest challenge to the government. The announcement was made by the Cyrenaica Political Bureau, an autonomous group that set up in October its own government in the east in a move that angered the central authorities.
    (AFP, 11/11/13)
2013        Nov 10, The Maldives' top court again delayed holding the second round of the country's presidential poll. The Supreme Court delayed it until Nov 16, in line with demands from Mohamed Nasheed's two biggest rivals.
    (Reuters, 11/10/13)
2013        Nov 10, NATO’s anti-piracy force arrested 9 suspected pirates on suspicion of trying to hijack a Danish refined oil and chemical carrier in the Indian Ocean. The TORM KANSAS, owned by the Danish shipping company Torm A/S, was en route from Sikka in India to Mossel Bay in South Africa when the pirates opened fire as it passed east of Tanzania.
    (AP, 11/11/13)
2013        Nov 10, Pakistani education officials said that they have banned teenage activist Malala Yousafzai's book from private schools across the country, claiming it doesn't show enough respect for Islam and calling her a tool of the West.
    (AP, 11/10/13)
2013        Nov 10, In Pakistan Nasiruddin Haqqani (36), the chief fundraiser of the Haqqani militant network, was shot dead on the edge of Islamabad by attackers with automatic weapons. The Pakistani Taliban vowed to take revenge and accused Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency of killing him.
    (AFP, 11/11/13)(SSFC, 11/17/13, p.A4)
2013        Nov 10, In Saudi Arabia thousands of illegal migrants targeted in a nationwide crackdown surrendered to police. In Riyadh 2 people were killed when a police raid targeting Ethiopian residents sparked a minor riot.
    (AFP, 11/10/13)(SFC, 11/11/13, p.A2)(Econ, 11/16/13, p.52)
2013        Nov 10, Saudi Arabia announced another fatality from the MERS virus, taking its toll to 53, as neighbouring Oman recorded its first death from the respiratory disease.
    (AFP, 11/10/13)
2013        Nov 10, Spanish police said they have busted a gang of 25 Nigerians who were engaged in human trafficking for sexual exploitation, Internet fraud and money laundering.
    (AP, 11/10/13)
2013        Nov 10, Russian performance artist Pyotr Pavlensky nailed his genitals to the ground outside Moscow's Red Square in protest over Russia's "police state" as the country marked national police day.
    (AP, 11/11/13)
2013        Nov 10, Syrian government officials and rebels reached a deal to ease a weeks-long blockade on a rebel-held town of Qudsaya near Damascus, allowing food to reach civilians there for the first time in weeks. State television said govern ment troops have regained full control of a key base in northern Aleppo province near its international airport.
    (AP, 11/10/13)(AFP, 11/10/13)
2013        Nov 10, The main Western-backed Syrian opposition began the 2nd day of a two-day meeting in Istanbul to decide whether they will attend a proposed peace conference the US and Russia are trying to convene in Geneva by the end of this year.
    (AP, 11/10/13)
2013        Nov 10, Turkey and Iraq pledged greater cooperation on trade and counter-terrorism while admitting to disagreements over Syria's war during a landmark visit to Baghdad by the Turkish foreign minister.
    (AFP, 11/10/13)
2013        Nov 10, Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro announced an extension of price controls and limits on profits as he extends attempts to curb the galloping inflation that is eroding support for his rule. Maduro's government announced arrests of both store managers and looters as part of what it calls an "economic war" in Venezuela between the socialist state and unscrupulous businessmen.
    (AP, 11/11/13)(Reuters, 11/10/13)

2014        Nov 10, The US Postal Service said it has been hacked potentially compromising sensitive information on its employees, which numbered over 800,000 workers.
    (SFC, 11/11/14, p.A6)
2014        Nov 10, US Central Command said it launched 23 air strikes in Syria over the weekend including 13 aimed near the key border town of Kobani and 10 hit near Dayr Az Zawr. Another 18 air strikes were launched against the Islamic State in Iraq.
    (Reuters, 11/10/14)
2014        Nov 10, The United States imposed sanctions on Yemen's former president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, and two senior Houthi rebel leaders for threatening the peace and stability of the country.
    (Reuters, 11/10/14)
2014        Nov 10, In Afghanistan 6 police officers, including their commander, were killed in a suicide attack on police headquarters in Puli Alim, capital of Logar province. 3 police officers were killed when a bomb carried on a motorbike exploded near their vehicle in Nangarhar province.
    (AP, 11/10/14)
2014        Nov 10, Chinese President Xi Jinping welcomed world leaders to this year’s Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) summit.
    (Econ, 11/8/14, p.47)
2014        Nov 10, Egypt-based Ansar Beit al-Maqdis, which has carried out a string of deadly attacks from its stronghold in the Sinai Peninsula, said it was pledging its loyalty to the self-declared IS "caliph", Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
    (AFP, 11/10/14)
2014        Nov 10, In Guyana a presidential decree prorogued parliament until further notice.
    (Econ, 11/15/14, p.39)
2014        Nov 10, India's Supreme Court ordered the lifting of a ban on women working as makeup artists in the movie industry, ending a decades-long discriminatory practice.
    (AP, 11/10/14)
2014        Nov 10, Iran said that it has successfully tested its own version of a US-made drone based on one it captured in 2011.
    (AP, 11/10/14)
2014        Nov 10, A young Israeli woman was killed and two other people were wounded when a Palestinian stabbed them outside a West Bank settlement. The man was shot and soon died of his wounds. A Palestinian fatally stabbed a soldier at a Tel Aviv train station. A suspect was arrested.
    (Reuters, 11/10/14)(AFP, 11/10/14)(Reuters, 11/11/14)
2014        Nov 10, Two Gaza fishermen were wounded and four missing after the Israeli navy fired on two boats off the coast.
    (AFP, 11/10/14)
2014        Nov 10, In Mexico some 300 protesters angry at the suspected massacre of 43 missing Mexican students threw stones and a firebomb at riot police in the Pacific resort of Acapulco, injuring 11 officers.
    (AFP, 11/10/14)
2014        Nov 10, In Nigeria a suicide bomber dressed as a student killed at least 48 people, most of them students, and injured 79 others at a school assembly in the northeastern town of Potiskum.
    (Reuters, 11/10/14)
2014        Nov 10, Portuguese health authorities said an outbreak of Legionnaire's disease has caused five deaths and sickened about 38 people over the past week in a cluster of small towns about 35 km (20 miles) north of Lisbon.
    (AP, 11/11/14)
2014        Nov 10, Russia launched a new state-funded foreign news service to challenge the "aggressive propaganda" of the West and provide an "alternative interpretation" of global events.
    (AFP, 11/10/14)
2014        Nov 10, Russia’s central bank decided to freely float the currency in markets and stop regularly spending billions in a vain attempt to stem its fall. The ruble has lost about half its value since the start of the year.
    (AP, 11/10/14) 
2014        Nov 10, A Russian Soyuz space capsule carrying three astronauts from the International Space Station landed safely on the frozen Kazakhstan steppe.
    (AP, 11/10/14)
2014        Nov 10, Rwanda's high court convicted eight people of inciting rebellion for going to President Paul Kagame's residence in July 2013 to deliver what they said was a message from God, and sentenced them to five years in prison. The prosecution said they belonged to a sect called The Inseparable Heroes of Jesus and Mary, and hoped to pass on a message that criticized his leadership.
    (Reuters, 11/10/14)
2014        Nov 10, In Belgrade Serbian PM Aleksandar Vucic and Albania’s PM Edi Rama pledged to put their differences aside and focus on their mutual desire to join the European Union. The detente between the Balkan rivals didn't even last until the end of their joint press conference as they voiced opposing attitudes over Kosovo. This marked first visit to Serbia by an Albanian premier in 68 years.
    (AP, 11/10/14)
2014        Nov 10, South Korea said it has agreed to sign a free trade deal with China that will remove tariffs on more than 90 percent of goods over two decades but won't include rice or autos.
    (AP, 11/10/14)
2014        Nov 10, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said he was ready to study a UN plan to "freeze" fighting in the northern city of Aleppo. National Reconciliation Minister Ali Haidar said Syria has freed around 11,000 detainees since President Bashar al-Assad declared a general amnesty in June. The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights disputed the government's figures, saying the number of people released was closer to 7,000 people.
    (AFP, 11/10/14)(AFP, 11/11/14)
2014        Nov 10, Thailand police said 259 migrants will be put back on boats and sent back to Myanmar. The Rohingya migrants were found at sea on Nov 8 and were arrested for illegal entry.
    (Reuters, 11/10/14)
2014        Nov 10, In eastern Ukraine new unidentified unarmored columns rumbled toward the pro-Moscow rebel stronghold of Donetsk as fears grew of a return to all-out fighting in the war-torn region.
    (AFP, 11/10/14)
2014        Nov 10, In central Yemen at least 9 Shiite rebels and 4 armed tribesmen were killed in clashes near the embattled city of Radda. A late night clash between Shi'ite Muslim Houthi fighters and security guards erupted at Sanaa airport leaving 4 people dead.
    (AP, 11/10/14)(Reuters, 11/11/14)(SFC, 11/12/14, p.A2)

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