On this day in 1949, OTE gets its first subscriber and in 1965 one of the biggest blackouts in US history takes place. New York and parts of nine other states are plunged into darkness
Like today November 10 the 1871 journalist and researcher Henry Morton Stanley discovers in the heart of Africa in a jungle cave, the long-lost Scottish missionary and explorer, David Livingstone, the 1885 in Germany, Gottlieb Daimler, who would later found Mercedes, builds the first motorcycle (264 c.p. – maximum speed 12 km/h) and the 1997 telecommunications company MCI acquires peer WorldCom for $37 billion. It is the largest takeover in US history
1444 The Battle of Varna: Sultan Murat II defeats the united Christian forces of Poles and Hungarians, under King Ladislaus III and John Uniades. This action is the last attempt to help Christian states towards Constantinople.
1483 The German theologian Martin Luther was born, who with his 95 theses divided Europe into Catholics and Protestants
1836 The king of the Greeks, Otho, marries the daughter of the Grand Duke of Oldenburg, Maria, who will take the name Amalia.
1862 Demonstrations in Athens in favor of the candidacy for the Greek throne of Prince Alfred, second son of Queen Victoria of England. England does not accept the candidacy, because it is hindered by the international treaties that have been signed on the Greek question.
1871 Journalist and researcher Henry Morton Stanley discovers in the heart of Africa in a cave in the jungle, the long-lost Scottish missionary and explorer, David Livingstone. Stanley’s first sentence has remained historic: “Dr. Livingstone I suppose?”.
1885 In Germany, Gottlieb Daimler, who would later found Mercedes, builds the first motorcycle (264 hp – maximum speed 12 km/h). She is driven by Paul’s son.
1888 Russian aeronautical engineer Andrei Tupolev, maker of the eponymous airplanes used primarily in civil aviation, is born
1891 Arthur Rimbaud, French poet, died. (Born 20/10/1854)
1913 The Turkish government closes seven Greek newspapers in Istanbul. Protest of the Ecumenical Patriarchate.
1919 Russian inventor Mikhail Kalashnikov, maker of the weapon that bears his name, is born
1925 Welsh stage and film actor Richard Burton is born
1928 Italian composer Ennio Morricone is born
1928 Hirohito is crowned Emperor of Japan.
1938 The military, politician and reformer of the Turkish state, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, has died
1939 The first car with air conditioning is presented at an exhibition in Chicago, USA.
[1945 Ember Hoxha takes over the governance of Albania.
1949 OTE acquires its first subscriber.
1965 One of the largest blackouts in US history is noted. New York and parts of nine other States are plunged into darkness (a total of 30,000,000 people).
1976 Syrian armed forces occupy Beirut without resistance. In the meantime, the dead of the civil war, which has been raging for 13 months in Lebanon, already reached 60,000.
1981 French director, producer and writer Abel Gans dies.
1982 Soviet leader and leader of the CPSU, Leonid Brezhnev, has died
1986 The Rhine is threatened with ecological disaster, due to the discharge of 1,000 tons of toxic chemical waste, with the “Sandoz” pharmaceutical industry mainly responsible.
1994 With an official statement by Saddam Hussein, Iraq recognizes the sovereignty, territorial integrity and political independence of the State of Kuwait and promises not to violate their borders.
1997 In Greece, the Personal Data Protection Authority begins its operation.
1997 Telecom company MCI acquires peer WorldCom for $37 billion. It is the largest takeover in US history.
2008 Arcadia MP Petros Tatoulis is removed from the party and the New Democracy parliamentary group, following his interview in a newspaper, where he strongly criticized the Prime Minister, Costas Karamanlis.