We take a brief look at the highlights on this day November 10 in history;
1995 – Nigeria; Ken Saro-Wiwa, writer and human rights activist and eight other leaders of the Ogoni people’s rights movement, MOSOP, were hanged by military leaders in Port Harcourt prison despite worldwide pleas for clemency, after being found guilty of inciting the murder of four Ogoni elders. The executions, described by Nelson Mandela as “a heinous act”, led to Nigeria’s three-year suspension from the Commonwealth days later, and to economic sanctions from the EU and the USA.
1990 – John Hughes’ film “Home Alone” directed by Chris Columbus and starring Macaulay Culkin premieres in Chicago
1951 – 1st long distance telephone call without operator assistance
Forget Me Not Day – Somehow this happens to all of us; we’ve got people in our lives whom we deeply care about but are bad at keeping in touch with them. Forget Me Not Day is an unofficial holiday that encourages people to make amends. Say hello to a longtime friend today.
That’s it on Today in History!