1885 - The First Motorcycle
German engineer and automobile manufacturer, Gottlieb Daimler, patented what is considered the first true motorcycle. On November 10, 1885, his son Paul, became the first motorcyclist when he rode his father's invention. The Daimler motorcycle was gas-powered. Sylvester Roper previously built a primitive motorcycle, but it was steam-powered.
Badlands National Park
The Badlands National Park, located in southwest South Dakota, preserves 244,000 acres of multicolored peaks and spires resulting from erosion. It was established as a National Monument on January 29, 1939, and reestablished as a National Park on November 10, 1978.
Marine Corps Birthday
The United States Marine Corps is an amphibious division of the United States Navy established on November 10, 1775, by a resolution of the Second Continental Congress. The Continental Marines and the Continental Navy were both disbanded after the American Revolution. It wasn’t until 1798, that Congress resurrected the United States Marine Corps in preparation for the Quasi-War with France.
The “Marines Hymn” is the official hymn of the Marine Corps and is the oldest official military song. The official march of the Marine Corps “Semper Fidelis” was composed by John Phillip Sousa in 1889.