History of 09 November
1906 – U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt left for Panama to see the progress on the new canal. It was the first foreign trip by a U.S. president.
1911 – George Claude of Paris, France, applied for a patent on neon advertising signs.
1918 – Germany’s Kaiser Wilhelm II announced he would abdicate. He then fled to the Netherlands.
1923 – In Munich, the Beer Hall Putsch was crushed by German troops that were loyal to the democratic government. The event began the evening before when Adolf Hitler took control of a beer hall full of Bavarian government leaders at gunpoint.
1935 – United Mine Workers president John L. Lewis and other labor leaders formed the Committee for Industrial Organization.
1938 – Nazi troops and sympathizers destroyed and looted 7,500 Jewish businesses, burned 267 synagogues, killed 91 Jews, and rounded up over 25,000 Jewish men in an event that became known as Kristallnacht or “Night of Broken Glass.”
1953 – The U.S. Supreme Court upheld a 1922 ruling that major league baseball did not come within the scope of federal antitrust laws.
1961 – Major Robert White flew an X-15 rocket plane at a world record speed of 4,093 mph.
1961 – The Professional Golfer’s Association (PGA) eliminated its “Caucasians only” rule.
1963 – In Japan, about 450 miners were killed in a coal-dust explosion.
1963 – In Japan, 160 people died in a train crash.
1965 – The great Northeast blackout occurred as several states and parts of Canada were hit by a series of power failures lasting up to 13 1/2 hours.
1967 – A Saturn V rocket carrying an unmanned Apollo spacecraft blasted off from Cape Kennedy on a successful test flight.
1976 – The U.N. General Assembly approved ten resolutions condemning the apartheid government in South Africa.
1979 – The United Nations Security Council unanimously called upon Iran to release all American hostages “without delay.” Militants, mostly students had taken 63 Americans hostage at the U.S. embassy in Tehran, Iran, on November 4.
1981 – U.S. troops began arriving in Egypt for a three-week Rapid Deployment Force exercise. Somalia, Sudan, and Oman were also involved in the operation.
1981 – The Internation Monetary Fund approved a $5.8 billion loan to India. It was the highest loan to date.
1982 – Sugar Ray Leonard retired from boxing. In 1984 Leonard came out of retirement to fight one more time before becoming a boxing commentator for NBC.
1984 – A bronze statue titled “Three Servicemen,” by Frederick Hart, was unveiled at the site of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC.
1989 – Communist East Germany opened its borders, allowing its citizens to travel freely to West Germany.
1990 – Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev signed a non-aggression treaty with Germany.
1992 – Russian President Boris Yeltsin, visiting London, appealed for assistance in rescheduling his country’s debt and asked British businesses to invest.
1997 – Barry Sanders (Detroit Lions) became the first player in NFL history to rush for over 1,000 yards in nine straight seasons. In the same game, Sanders passed former Dallas Cowboy Tony Dorsett for third place on the all-time rushing list.
1998 – A federal judge in New York approved the richest antitrust settlement in U.S. history. A leading brokerage firm was ordered to pay $1.03 billion to investors who had sued over price-rigging of Nasdaq stocks.
1998 – PBS aired its documentary special “Chihuly Over Venice.”
2004 – U.S. First Lady Laura Bush officially reopened Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House to pedestrians.
2005 – The Venus Express mission of the European Space Agency is launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
2005 – Suicide bombers attack three hotels in Amman, Jordan, killing at least 60 people.
2007 – The German Bundestag passes the controversial data retention bill mandating the storage of citizens’ telecommunications traffic data for six months without probable cause.
2012 – A train carrying liquid fuel crashes and bursts into flames in northern Myanmar, killing 27 people and injuring 80 others.
2012 – At least 27 people are killed and dozens are wounded in conflicts between inmates and guards at Welikada prison in Colombo.
2019 – Kartarpur Corridor was started by India Pakistan on 9 November 2019.
Celebrating Birthday Today
- 1981 – Eyedea, American rapper and producer (d. 2010)
- 1981 – Kane Waselenchuk, Canadian racquetball player
- 1981 – Jobi McAnuff, Jamaican footballer
- 1982 – Boaz Myhill, American-Welsh footballer
- 1982 – Jana Pittman, Australian hurdler
- 1983 – Rob Elloway, German rugby player
- 1983 – Ted Potter Jr., American golfer
- 1983 – Michael Turner, English footballer
- 1984 – Delta Goodrem, Australian singer-songwriter, pianist, and actress
- 1984 – Seven, South Korean singer, dancer, and actor
- 1985 – Bakary Soumaré, Malian footballer
- 1986 – Carl Gunnarsson, Swedish ice hockey player
- 1987 – Raul Must, Estonian badminton player
- 1988 – Nikki Blonsky, American actress, singer, and dancer
- 1988 – Analeigh Tipton, American model, and actress
- 1989 – Baptiste Giabiconi, French model and singer
- 1990 – Nosa Igiebor, Nigerian footballer
- 1993 – Pete Dunne, English wrestler, and promoter
- 1996 – Momo Hirai, Japanese singer