10 November It Happened Today


1871  Henry Morton Stanley tracks down David Livingstone and utters the words “Doctor Livingstone I presume ?”.

1913  Battersea in London elects the first black mayor in Britain.

1928  Emperor Hirohito ascends the Japanese throne.

1952  Albert Schweitzer wins the Nobel Peace Prize.

1982  Death of Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev.

2007  Death of US author Norman Mailer.

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