spotlight Today in history: Nov. 10 Nov 10, 2019 0 Facebook Twitter SMS Email Print Save Major events that happened around the world on this day in history. 1775: First U.S. Marines in Action In 1775, the U.S. Marines were organized under authority of the Continental Congress. AP 1871: David Livingstone In 1871, journalist-explorer Henry M. Stanley found Scottish missionary David Livingstone, who had not been heard from for years, near Lake Tanganyika in central Africa. ASSOCIATED PRESS 1938: Mustafa Kemal Ataturk In 1938, Turkish statesman Mustafa Kemal Ataturk died in Istanbul at age 57. ASSOCIATED PRESS 1954: U.S. Marine Corps Memorial In 1954, the U.S. Marine Corps Memorial, depicting the raising of the American flag on Iwo Jima in 1945, was dedicated by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in Arlington, Virginia. ASSOCIATED PRESS 1975: SS Edmund Fitzgerald In 1975, the ore-hauling ship SS Edmund Fitzgerald mysteriously sank during a storm in Lake Superior with the loss of all 29 crew members. STEVEN WAYNE ROTSCH 1982: Leonid I. Brezhnev In 1982, Soviet leader Leonid I. Brezhnev died at age 75. BORIS YURCHENKO 1982: Vietnam Veterans Memorial In 1982, the newly finished Vietnam Veterans Memorial was opened to its first visitors in Washington, D.C., three days before its dedication. Bob Daugherty 1997: Louise Woodward In 1997, a judge in Cambridge, Massachusetts, reduced Louise Woodward's murder conviction to involuntary manslaughter and sentenced the English au pair to the 279 days she'd already served in the death of 8-month-old Matthew Eappen (EE'-puhn). STEVEN SENNE 2009: President Barack Obama Ten years ago: President Barack Obama visited Fort Hood, Texas, where he somberly saluted the 13 Americans killed in a shooting rampage, and pledged that the killer would be "met with justice — in this world, and the next." Jay Janner 2009: Sniper Execution Ten years ago: John Allen Muhammad, mastermind of the 2002 sniper attacks that killed 10 in the Washington, D.C. region, was executed. Steve Helber 2014: Nigeria Violence Five years ago: A suicide bomber set off explosives at a school in northern Nigeria, killing at least 48 students in the latest attack by suspected Boko Haram militants. Adamu Adamu 2014: President Barack Obama Five years ago: President Barack Obama, at the start of a visit to Beijing, announced that the United States and China would start granting visas to each other's citizens valid for up to a decade. Ng Han Guan 2017: Louis C.K. In 2017, facing allegations of sexual misconduct, comedian Louis C.K. said the harassment claims by five women that were detailed in a New York Times report "are true," and he expressed remorse for using his influence "irresponsibly." Andy Kropa 2018: California Wildfires One year ago: Authorities in Northern California said 14 additional bodies had been found in the ruins from a fire that virtually destroyed the town of Paradise. Noah Berger 2018: Florida Elections One year ago: Florida's secretary of state ordered recounts in the races for governor and U.S. Senate. Brynn Anderson 2018: President Donald Trump One year ago: President Donald Trump, in France to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, canceled a visit to a cemetery east of Paris where Americans killed in that war are buried; rainy weather had grounded the presidential helicopter. Jacquelyn Martin Tags Wire Timegoggles Sweeps History Facebook Twitter SMS Email Print Save Load comments × Post a comment as Emoticons [smile] [beam] [wink] [sad] [cool] [innocent] [rolleyes] [whistling] [lol] [huh] [tongue] [love] [sleeping] [yawn] [unsure] [angry] [blink] [crying] [ohmy] [scared] [sleep] [sneaky] [tongue_smile] [thumbdown] [thumbup] [censored] [happybirthday] [ban] [spam] [offtopic] [batman] [ninja] [pirate] [alien] Comment Text Cancel Post comment × Your comment has been submitted. × Report Cancel Report Abuse ×Reported ×There was a problem reporting this. × Watch this discussion. Stop watching this discussion. Watch this discussion Get an email notification whenever someone contributes to the discussion Notifications from this discussion will be disabled. Cancel Start watching Stop watching (0) comments Welcome to the discussion. Log In Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language. PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK. Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything. Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person. Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts. Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article. Post a comment Watch this discussion. Stop watching this discussion. Recommended View All Promotions promotion spotlight AP QUIZ: What's your Halloween costume style? spotlight promotion AP What's your Halloween costume style?