MILESTONES: November 10 birthdays for Tracy Morgan, Ellen Pompeo, Zoey Deutch
NOTABLE PEOPLE BORN ON THIS DAY include “Please Come to Boston” singer Dave Loggins, who was born in 1947; broadcast journalist Aaron Brown, who was born in 1948; former N.Y. Yankees outfielder Jack Clark, who was born in 1955; “A Different World” star Sinbad, who was born in 1956; former N.Y. Mets general manager Omar Minaya, who was born in 1958; “One Day at a Time” star Mackenzie Phillips, who was born in 1959; “In Living Color” star Tommy Davidson, who was born in 1963; former N.Y. Yankees pitcher Kenny Rogers, who was born in 1964; “30 Rock” star Tracy Morgan, who was born in 1968; “Grey’s Anatomy” star Ellen Pompeo, who was born in 1969; “Justified” star Walter Goggins, who was born in 1971; “Welcome to the Dollhouse” star Heather Matarazzo, who was born in 1982; singer-songwriter Miranda Lambert, who was born in 1983; NFL quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, who was born in 1992; and “The Politician” star Zoey Deutch, who was born in 1994.
SEMPER FI: The Marine Corps was established by the Second Continental Congress on this day in 1775. Today, the Corps has approximately 182,000 active duty members and 38,000 reserve personnel.
MAN WITH A MISSION: Stanley found Livingstone on this day in 1871. Having begun his search the previous March for missing explorer-missionary David Livingstone, explorer Henry M. Stanley found him at Ujiji (Africa) and uttered the immortal words, “Dr. Livingstone, I presume!”
BY THE NUMBERS: Area codes were introduced on this day in 1951. The 10-digit North American Numbering Plan, which provides area codes for Canada, the U.S. and many Caribbean nations, was devised in 1947 by AT&T and Bell Labs. Eighty-four area codes were assigned. However, all long-distance calls at that time were operator-assisted. On Nov. 10, 1951, the mayor of Englewood, N.J. (area code 201) direct-dialed the mayor of Alameda, Cal. By 1960, all telephone customers could dial long-distance.
Special thanks to “Chase’s Calendar of Events” and Brooklyn Public Library.
“The fewer the words, the better the prayer.”
— religious reformer Martin Luther, who was born on this day in 1483
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