In the contemporary world, every day is a fight for us. Every day we face new problems or solve new ones. Every day we get up with a checklist in the head. But not all things that happen on a day-to-day basis can be predecided. Past events show us that impromptu events do happen and that we still remember them to date. Similarly, special incidents happened on November 10 of some prominent years of the past. Brag social brings to you some of the best. Let us read the historical milestones of today.
1775 – US Marine Corps founded
The United States Marine Corps is a Maritime Land Force. It originated from two battalions of the continental marines. It formed the USMC on November 10, 1775. It’s main functions are
- Expeditionary Warfare
- Amphibious Warfare.
For 245 years it has been a respectful uniformed service. Its motto “Semper Fidelis” meaning Always Faithful brings out the patriotism that the Marines have for their country. It’s responsibilities include:
- Assisting Naval campaigns
- Development of equipment
- Improvement of tactics and techniques.
1938 – Nobel for literature awarded to Pearl Buck
Pearl Buck, originally from America, lived most of her life in China. She is known for her novel about life in China. Her good and helping nature from childhood made her take up teaching during the start of her career. Later on, she worked on countless humanitarian projects. The people of her generation excluded or ignored her choice of issues. Yet she earned quite a support through her books. She received the Nobel prize in literature for her book “Good Earth” on November 10, 1938.
1960 – Andrew Hatcher: First black associate press secretary
Andrew Hatcher was a graduate of Princeton High School. He attended Springfield Colleges in Massachusetts. During World war II, he served in the United States Army as a lieutenant. After he retired from service, he started working as a journalist. He also worked as an assistant secretary of labor under the governor of California. In 1960, he and his close friend both joined as campaign speechwriter press staff of John F. Kennedy. Making him the first black associate press secretary on November 10.
1966 – Lunar Orbiter 2 reaches 196-1871 km around Moon
The Lunar Orbiter 2 is part of the 1966 Lunar Orbiter Programme. NASA launched it to photograph landing sites on the moon. The criteria for landing sites are:
- Smooth plane
- Safe for future mission
The importance of the Lunar Orbiter 2 is that it was equipped to:
- Collect radiation intensity
- Micrometeriod impact data
On November 10 it reached 196/1871 km with 11.8 degrees around the moon. All-in-all it is considered a success as it helped get access to safe landing sites for apollo and surveyor missions.
1969 – Sesame Street debuts
“Can you tell me how to get, how to get to Sesame Street” This world-famous song first aired on November 10. With the aim to teach children the alphabet and numbers, it became a worldwide hit. Joan Ganz Cooney was the original inventor of “Sesame Street”. His main ideas behind the creation were:
- Help underprivileged children learn for free
- Inculcate primary education for children aged 3-6
- Implant moral values from a tender age.
With entertaining characters, it made the show extremely educational.