General Tanaka Giichi established the Teikoku Zaigo Gunjinkai (Imperial Military Reserve Association), open to former members of Japan's Army as well as to civilian volunteers. By 1936, there were three million members of the association, providing political support for military control of Japan.
The expulsion of the last of the religious orders from Portugal was concluded, with the deporation of 50 Jesuits.
President Taft issued "an emphatic denial" of rumours that the United States was considering the annexation of the Republic of Panama, following a meeting with the Panamanian ambassador, C.C. Arosemena.
Died:Hugh Grant, 55, former Mayor of New York City (1889–1892)
An Imperial decree was issued by the regent in the name of the Emperor of China, moving the date for creation of the first Chinese Parliament, from 1915 to 1913.
Another Imperial edict directed that all Chinese diplomats abroad must cut their hair to remove their queues, and to "wear their hair as is the practice of the countries in which they are stationed." 
The five masted sailing rigger Preussen, at 408 feet and 5,081 tons, the largest non-engine powered ship of all time, was destroyed after being rammed in the English Channel by the steamer SS Brighton.
The comic operetta Naughty Marietta, produced by Victor Herbert, premiered on Broadway, at The New York Theatre.
Some sources list November 7 as the date of Leo Tolstoy's death, based on the old-style calendar used in Russia at the time. In the Gregorian calendar used by the rest of the world, later adopted by Russia, the date was November 20.
An explosion at a Victor-American Fuel and Iron Company mine near Delagua, Colorado, killed 51 coal miners. There were 18 survivors.
A Robertson screw
Canadian entrepreneur P. L. Robertson received a patent (U.K. No. 975,285) for the Robertson screwdriver, designed to turn a square-holed screw that he had created in 1907. The Robertson screw is not common in the U.S. (where it is called the "square drive screw") but "accounts for over 75% of all screws sold in Canada".
Twenty-six people were convicted of conspiracy to assassinate the Emperor of Japan. "In the 2,500 years of that empire's history", noted the New York Times, "the reverence of the people for the sovereign had been such that there had never been even a suggestion of an attack on the life of a Mikado." 
French colonial troops fought a battle at Doroté in the Massallet region of Chad against 5,000 soldiers in the combined armies of the sultans Doudmourah of Ouadai and Tadj ed Din of Massallet. France reported that lieutenant-colonel Henri Moll, 34 tirailleurs were killed and 73 wounded, and that 600 of their opponents died in the battle, including the sultan of Massalet. News did not reach France for nearly a month.
In what was described as "the first conviction on finger print evidence In the history of this country", a jury in Chicago found Thomas Jennings guilty of the September 19 murder of Clarence A. Hiller.
President Taft left the United States to visit Panama, on board the USS Tennessee, for an inspection of construction on the Panama Canal, arriving there on November 14. "Taft Sails For Panama", New York Times, November 11, 1910, p7
An agreement for a four-nation loan of $50 million to China was signed in London.
The governments of the United States, Germany, Russia, Sweden and Norway gave diplomatic recognition to the newly created Republic of Portugal, which had overthrown the Kingdom of Portugal one month earlier.
General Jose Valladares, leader of an insurgency against the government of the Honduras, surrendered control of the town of Amapala and gave himself up after a promise of leniency by Honduran President Miguel R. Dávila.
President William H. Taft of the United States, in Panama City for an inspection of the building of the canal, reassured Panamanians that the U.S. had no intention of annexing the Republic of Panama. "We have guaranteed your integrity as a republic, and for us to annex territory would be to violate that guarantee, and nothing would justify it on our part", said Taft, adding "so long as Panama performed her part under the treaty." 
The announcement was made that George V, King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and the British Dominions beyond the Seas, and the first British Emperor of India, would visit India, accompanied by his wife, at the end of 1911, in order to be present at a durbar, where he would meet his Indian subjects on January 1, 1912.
Ralph Johnstone, who had broken the world record for highest altitude achieved in an airplane (9,714 feet) on October 31, was killed while flying an exhibition at Denver. Johnstone was executing a "spiral glide" when a wingtip folded, and he plunged from 500 feet to his death.
In the largest protest to that time for women seeking the right to vote in the United Kingdom, thousands of suffragettes, led by Emmeline Pankhurst, marched to the Palace of Westminster to confront the Parliament over killing a reform proposal. The ensuing confrontation between London police and the women, subsequently known as Black Friday, turned violent, and increased sympathy for the cause of women's suffrage.
Rioting at Puebla, Mexico, killed more than 100 people. Political leader Aquiles Serdán, who died in a confrontation with government police, is now celebrated as a hero of the 1910 revolution.
Mexican Revolution: As called for in his "Plan de San Luis Potosí", Francisco I. Madero began his revolution at 6:00 p.m., crossing into Mexico from Texas with ten men and 100 rifles. Finding only ten more men rather than the 400 expected, he returned to Texas to regroup. Reports at the time speculated that he had crossed the Rio Grande at a point between Eagle Pass and Laredo.
Federal agents arrested the principal members of Burr Brothers, Inc., charging them with postal fraud and selling of more than forty million dollars of fraudulent stock. Sheldon H. Burr, President; Frank H. Tobey, VP, and Eugene H. Burr, Secretary-treasurer, were put under arrest with bond set at $20,000 each. The U.S. Postmaster General, Frank H. Hitchcock, personally appeared at the rest.
The Pittsburgh Panthers defeated the Penn State Nittany Lions, 11–0, to become one of only two major college football teams in the nation to finish unbeaten, untied, and unscored upon. In nine games, Pitt had outscored its opponents 282–0. The other was Illinois, which had gone 7–0–0 and was 89–0 against its opposition.
President Taft announced the first regulations providing for public inspection of corporate tax returns filed with the U.S. Department of the Treasury. The returns of companies listed on any stock exchange would be provided, without restriction, upon request. For other companies, returns would be provided upon a showing of need.
Died: "Queen", 87, an Indian elephant that had performed in circuses since 1886, was put to death in Jersey City with 600 grains of cyanide after having killed her keeper, Robert Schiel, in October. Queen was said to have also killed a little girl "several years ago".
A fire at a building in Newark, New Jersey, housing several factories, killed 24 women and girls employed by the Wolf Muslin Undergarment Company. The lack of exits and the fire hazards within similar buildings raised concerns about whether a similar disaster could happen. Four months later, on March 25, 1911, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in New York City would kill 146 garment workers.
The U.S. Department of Justice filed its long-awaited antitrust suit against the Sugar Trust. American Sugar Refining Company of New Jersey controlled most of the sales of sugar in the United States, and owned Spreckels Sugar, Franklin Sugar, and American Sugar Refining of New York. National Sugar Refining Company of New Jersey, the second largest producer, was 25% owned by American Sugar. The defendants in the Trust accounted for 64% of sugar production.
Thirteen men were killed in an explosion at the Jumbo mine, of the Choctaw Asphalt Company, in Durant, Oklahoma.
Parliament was dissolved in the United Kingdom.
The British Antarctic Expedition, led by Robert Falcon Scott, departed from New Zealand on the Terra Nova. Roald Amundsen, on board the Fram was also en route to the Antarctic continent and would arrive there ahead of Scott.
On the same day, the Japanese Antarctic Expedition, led by Nobu Shirase, departed Tokyo on the ship Kainan Maru.
On the last day of 1910 hunting season in the United States, the number of fatal accidents exceeded 100, with 113 deaths, a 30% increase over the 1909 record of 87.
Thomas Edison told a reporter that he had invented "a heavier-than-air flying machine", but that he did not want to discuss it further. "I admit that I have a little patent along aeorplane lines", said the inventor, "but I have too much to do to become interested in the navigation of the air." Edison's flying machine, similar to a helicopter, was described as "a basket hung on a vertical shaft, on the upper end of which revolve box kites or other form of aeroplanes at sufficient speed to lift the whole affair".
^"1,100 Lives Lost In Flood", Washington Post, November 23, 1910, p1
^"Brazilian Navy Revolts", Indianapolis Star, November 24, 1910, p1; "Mutineers Give Up", Washington Post, November 27, 1910, p1; Shawn C. Smallman, Fear & Memory in the Brazilian Army and Society, 1889–1954 (University of North Carolina Press, 2002) p28
^"Taft Home Again From Panama Trip", New York Times, November 24, 1910, p8
^"Rebel Assumes Rule", Washington Post, November 24, 1910, p4
^"First Vessel on Canal ", Washington Post, December 2, 1910, p1
^Joseph Nathan Kane, The American Counties (4th Ed.), (Scarecrow Press, 1983), p480