November 10

In 1954, President Eisenhower dedicated the USMC War Memorial (Iwo Jima memorial) in Arlington, Virginia. The statue is located outside the wall of Arlington National Cemetery and is dedicated to Marines who have died defending the United States. The statue depicts six servicemen raising the American flag on Mt. Suribachi during the battle of Iwo Jima near the end of World War II. The sculptor, Felix de Welden, based his work on the photograph taken by Joe Rosenthal.

 

Sesame Street made its debut on National Educational Television in 1969. The program is famous for its educational content with the help of Jim Henson’s Muppets. The show has been on the air for 45 seasons and is broadcast in over 140 nations with over 120 million viewers. More than 4,378 episodes have been produced and Sesame Street has won eight Grammys and 159 Emmys. Joan Glanz Cooney and Carnegie Foundation vice president Lloyd Morrisett were trying to blend the addictive nature of television with something good for children conceived the show. TV Guide has ranked Sesame Street as the 27th greatest televisions shows of all time.

 

The SS Edmund Fitzgerald sank in Lake Superior in 1975 and the entire crew of 29 perished. Launched in 1958, the ship was the largest ship on the Great Lakes. The Edmund Fitzgerald hauled iron ore from mines near Duluth, Minnesota to Detroit, Toledo, and other Great Lakes ports. Near hurricane winds and waves up to 35 feet high caused the ship to sink near the cities of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan and Sault Ste. Marie, Canada. Gordon Lightfoot made the ship remembered in his 1976 hit song The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald.

 

Birthdays Today

 

1925Richard Burton, Welsh actor and producer (d. 1984)

1932Roy Scheider, American boxer, actor, and singer (d. 2008)

1947Dave Loggins, American singer-songwriter

1959Mackenzie Phillips, American actress and singer

Larry Moskal began his career as a Social Studies teacher in 1971. He graduated from the University of Buffalo with degrees in history and education. Larry taught Social Studies for the Ken-Ton School system, a suburban school system north of Buffalo, New York until 2005, and then taught and was the Dean of Students at San Miguel High School in Tucson. At Ken-Ton, he pioneered several online courses for high school students. In the 1980s, he spent three years teaching in Colombia, South America and spent four years at Lewiston-Porter High School. He currently is the PowerSchool Administrator for San Miguel accomplishing his work over the Internet.