TODAY IN HISTORY FOR NOVEMBER 10TH
1954 - At least thirty-five so-called “anti-white Mau Mau rebels” in Kenya were killed by British security forces while twenty-five shot down along the banks of the Tana River.
1969 - United States Sesame Street known for its Muppet characters, created by the late Jim Henson made its debut It is one of the longest-running US television shows in history, and is syndicated worldwide because of its mix of education and entertainment.
1973 - Declared not ready to sign Middle East Peace Document. The treaty, which included a six-point plan, further required discussion on the part of the Israelis before a decision was made.
1982 - The General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, Leonid Brezhnev died of a heart attack while in office.
1995 - Nigerian writer and human rights activist, Ken Saro-Wiwa was executed despite worldwide pleas for clemency. Nigeria's military rulers ordered the execution of Mr. Saro-Wiwa and eight other dissidents after being found guilty of involvement in four murders. Late Mr. Saro-Wiwa and the others insisted they were framed because of their opposition to the oil industry in the Niger-Delta region of southern Nigeria.
Compiled by Yemi Ogunnubi