Holidays Calendar for November 10, 2016

November 10 is Los Santos Uprising Day in Panama. This public holiday commemorates the beginning of Panama's struggle for independence from Spain in 1821.

World Quality Day is one of the international observances, that annually falls on the second Thursday in November. This observance was introduced by the United Nations in 1990, but it didn't become one of the UN special international days.


World Usability Day is annually celebrated on the second Thursday in November. It was created to promote the values of usability and user's responsibility to ask for things that work better.


Day of the Employee of the Interior, better known as simply Police Day, is an official professional holiday in the Russian Federation. It is celebrated on November 10 every year.

The United States Marine Corps Birthday is an annual celebration observed on November 10. On this day, a traditional ball and cake-cutting ceremony are held.

Day of Tradition (Día de la Tradición) is celebrated in Argentina on November 10. It commemorates the birthday of José Hernández, an Argentine poet best known for his epic poem Martín Fierro.

On November 10, the Turkish commemorate the death anniversary of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of the Republic of Turkey. Although Atatürk Remembrance Day is not a public holiday, it is marked throughout the country with a moment of silence.

Heroes' Day (Hari Pahlawan) is an Indonesian remembrance day observed on November 10. It commemorates the 1945 Battle of Surabaya that was fought during the Indonesian National Revolution.

Cupcakes are one of the most popular desserts in America. They come in various flavors, and some flavors are so popular that they have their own food holiday. For example, the National Vanilla Cupcake Day is celebrated on November 10.

World Science Day for Peace and Development is a United Nations observance held on November 10. It was officially proclaimed by the UNESCO General Conference in 2001. This event focuses on demonstrating to the wider public why science is relevant for their daily lives.

This Day in History

  • 2013 Died: John Grant, Australian neurosurgeon. He played a leading role in the development of disability sport in Australia and presided the 2000 Sydney Paralympic Games Organizing Committee.
  • 2007 King Juan Carlos I of Spain told Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez a phrase "¿Por qué no te callas?" ("Why don't you shut up?" in English) at the Ibero-American Summit in Santiago, Chile. The phrase became an overnight sensation and gained a cult status in Spain.
  • 2006 Died: John Stewart Williamson, best remembered by his pen name Jack Williamson, American science fiction writer, best known for his Legion of Space Series, Undersea Trilogy, Saga of Cuckoo etc.
  • 2003 Died: Canaan Banana, Zimbabwean clergyman and politician, the 1st President of Zimbabwe. His term in office lasted from April 18, 1980 to December 31, 1987.
  • 2001 Died: Ken Kesey, American author, best remembered for his novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.
  • 1994 Died: Carmen McRae, American jazz singer, composer and actress. She is considered to be one of the most influential jazz vocalists of the 20th century. She recorded over 60 albums and enjoyed a rich musical career.
  • 1984 Died: Xavier Herbert, Australian writer, best remembered for his novel Poor Fellow My Country, that brought him the Miles Franklin Award. Herbert is considered to be one of the elder statesmen of Australian literature.
  • 1983 Bill Gates introduced to the public Windows 1.0. The system required two floppy disks drives and 192 KB of RAM.
  • 1982 Died: Leonid Brezhnev, Soviet politician, the General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. During his rule the global influence of the Soviet Union grew dramatically partially due to the expansion of the Soviet military.
  • 1981 Died: Abel Gance, French director, producer, writer and actor. He pioneered the theory and practice of montage and he is best known for his three major films J'accuse, La Roue and the monumental Napoléon.
  • 1979 A 106-car Canadian Pacific train carrying explosive and poisonous chemicals from Windsor, Ontario, Canada derailed west of Toronto. The accident caused a massive explosion and the largest peacetime evacuation in the history of Canada.
  • 1978 Born: Eve Jihan Jeffers-Cooper, best known by her stage name Eve, American hip hop recording artist and actress. She made her breakthrough in 2002, when she won the inaugural Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for the song Let Me Blow Ya Mind.
  • 1977 Born: Brittany Murphy, American actress, singer and voice artist. She pursued a career of actress and starred in many successful films, including Don't Say a Word, 8 Mile, Uptown Girls, Sin City etc.
  • 1969 The children's television program Sesame Street debuted on the National Education Television (predecessor of the Public Broadcasting Service) in the USA.
  • 1958 A New York diamond merchant Harry Winston donated the Hope Diamond to the Smithsonian Institution. He sent the diamond in a box wrapped in brown paper as simple registered mail insured for $1 million at a cost of $145.29, of which $2.44 for postage and the balance insurance.
  • 1944 The ammunition ship USS Mount Hood exploded at Seeadler Harbour, Manus, Admiralty Islands. At least 432 were killed and 371 wounded.
  • 1942 Born: Robert F. Engle, American economist. In 2003 he won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for his methods of analyzing economic time series with time-varying volatility.
  • 1940 An earthquake magnitude 7.7 on the Richter scale stroke Romania at 3:39 am, killing an estimated 1,000 and injuring over 4,000.
  • 1938 Died: Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, Turkish army officer, revolutionary and the first President of Turkey. He is considered to be the founding father of the Republic of Turkey.
  • 1932 Born: Roy Scheider, American actor, best known for playing leading roles as as Police Chief Martin C. Brody in Jaws, as choreographer and film director Joe Gideon in All That Jazz and as Captain Nathan Bridger in the science fiction television series seaQuest DSV.
  • 1928 Born: Ennio Morricone, Italian composer and conductor, world famous for his music for more that 500 motion pictures and TV series. His songs were used as main themes in The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, The Mission, Mission to Mars, The Thing, Exorcist II: The Heretic etc.
  • 1919 Born: Mikhail Kalashnikov, Russian general, military engineer and inventor, most famous for developing the AK-47 assault rifle and its improvements.
  • 1918 Born: Ernst Otto Fischer, German chemist, winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for pioneering work in the area of organometallic chemistry.
  • 1918 The Western Union Cable Office in North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada, received a top-secret coded message from Europe, saying that all fighting would be ceases on land, sea and in the air on November 11, 1918.
  • 1891 Died: Arthur Rimbaud, French poet, whose works influenced modern literature and arts. He started writing at a very young age and completely stopped before he turned 21.
  • 1887 Born: Arnold Zweig, German writer and activist. As an antifascist activist, he wrote his most famous work The Great War of the White Men, a six-part cycle on World War I.
  • 1810 Born: George Jennings, English plumber and engineer. He is credited with the invention of the first public flush toilets.
  • 1775 Samuel Nicholas founded the United States Marine Corps at Tun Tavern in Philadelphia.
  • 1674 The Treaty of Westminster came into force, the Netherlands ceded New Netherland (a colonial province of seven states on the East coast of North America) to England.
  • 1483 Born: Martin Luther, German priest and professor. He was a prominent figure in the Protestant Reformation. His name became eponymous for the Lutheranism movement.