November 10th

1989
Germans begin demolishing the Berlin Wall.
Berlin Wall
1982
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial opened in Washington, DC.
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
1970
The Great Wall of China opened to the world for tourism.
Tourism in China
1969
Sesame Street premieres. Sesame Street, the long-running American children's television series, premiered on TV stations.
Sesame Street
1951
North American Numbering Plan begins. The plan standardized distance calling and gave phone numbers in cities a fixed 3 digit prefix, also called an area code. This made making long-distance calls faster and easier and without the involvement of an operator. The first call under the plan was made between the mayors of Englewood, New Jersey and Alameda, California.
North American Numbering Plan expansion
1928
Hirohito was crowned Emperor of Japan.
Hirohito
1918
Western Union Cable Office in North Sydney, Nova Scotia receives a top-secret coded message from Europe stating on November 11, 1918 all fighting would cease on land, sea and in the air.
North Sydney, Nova Scotia
1903
Windshield wiper patented. The US patent office granted inventor Mary Anderson a patent for automatic windshield wipers - a device that is used to remove or wipe the front and back windshields in automobiles.
Mary Anderson (inventor)
1898
Wilmington riots begin. Thought to be one of the only incidents of insurrection against a local government in the United States, the Wilmington Race Riots of 1898 or the Wilmington Massacre of 1898 began after an election voted in a biracial city council. In retaliation, white supremacists overthrew the council, destroyed a lot of property and killed many black people in the city over the course of a few days.
Wilmington insurrection of 1898
1885
German engineer Gottlieb Daimler unveils the world's first motorcycle.
Gottlieb Daimler
1871
Journalist and explorer Henry Stanley found the missing David Livingstone in Central Africa and made his famous comment, "Dr. Livingstone, I presume?".
Henry Morton Stanley
1775
US Marine Corps is created. The elite military force capable of operating on land, sea and air was founded in Philadelphia during the American Revolutionary War. A resolution of the Second Continental Congress formed two battalions of Continental Marines that became the forerunners of today's marine corps.
United States Marine Corps
1674
Dutch formally cede New Netherlands (New York) to the English.
New Netherland
1619
René Descartes has the dream that inspire his "Meditations on First Philosophy".
17th century in literature