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What happened on November 9
- November 9, 0694 "Egica, a king of the Visigoths of Hispania, accuses Jews of aiding Muslims, sentencing all Jews to slavery."
- November 9, 1282 Pope Martin IV excommunicates King Peter III of Aragon.
- November 9, 1313 Louis the Bavarian defeats his cousin Frederick I of Austria at the Battle of Gamelsdorf.
- November 9, 1330 "Battle of Posada, Wallachian Voievode Basarab I defeats the Hungarian army in an ambush"
- November 9, 1492 Peace of Etaples between Henry VII and Charles VIII.
- November 9, 1494 Family de' Medici become rulers of Florence.
- November 9, 1620 "Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower sight land at Cape Cod, Massachusetts."
- November 9, 1688 The Glorious Revolution: William of Orange captures Exeter.
- November 9, 1697 Pope Innocent XII founds the city of Cerviathat's cool.
- November 9, 1729 "Spain, France and Great Britain sign the Treaty of Seville."
- November 9, 1764 "Mary Campbell, a captive of the Lenape during the French and Indian War, is turned over to forces commanded by Colonel Henry Bouquet."
- November 9, 1848 "Robert Blum, a German revolutionary, is executed in Vienna."
- November 9, 1851 "Kentucky marshals abduct abolitionist minister Calvin Fairbank from Jeffersonville, Indiana, and take him to Kentucky to stand trial for helping a slave escape."
- November 9, 1861 "Battle of Piketon, KY"
- November 9, 1861 "The first documented football match in Canada is played at University College, University of Toronto."
- November 9, 1862 US Grant issues orders to bar Jews from serving under him
- November 9, 1864 "The first export of goods from Burrard Inlet, B.C.on Canada's West Coast to a foreign country"
- November 9, 1865 Conf Gen Lee surrenders to Union Gen Grant at Appomattox
- November 9, 1867 "Tokugawa Shogunate hands power back to the Emperor of Japan, starting the Meiji Restoration."
- November 9, 1872 The Great Boston Fire of 1872.
- November 9, 1887 "The United States receives rights to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii."
- November 9, 1906 Theodore Roosevelt is the first sitting President of the United States to make an official trip outside the country. He did so to inspect progress on the Panama Canal.
- November 9, 1913 a violent storm sinks 8 ore-carriers on Great Lakes
- November 9, 1914 "HMAS Sydney sinks the German cruiser, Emden, at the Cocos Islands, Indian Ocean"
- November 9, 1915 "Italian liner Ancona sinks by German torpedoes, killing 272"
- November 9, 1917 Josef Stalin enters the provisional government of the USSR.
- November 9, 1918 Bavaria proclaims itself a republic
- November 9, 1918 Kaiser Wilhelm II abdicates after German defeat in WW I
- November 9, 1921 Albert Einstein is awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for his work with the photoelectric effect.
- November 9, 1923 Beer Hall Putsch-NAZIs fail to overthrow government in Germany
- November 9, 1923 "In Munich, Germany, police and government troops crush the Beer Hall Putsch in Bavaria. The failed coup is the work of the Nazis."
- November 9, 1927 "Giant Panda discovered, China"
- November 9, 1930 The first nonstop airplane flight from NY to Panama
- November 9, 1932 "Hurricane storm wave sweeps over Santa Cruz del Sur Cuba kills 2,500"
- November 9, 1932 Riots between conservative and socialist supporters in Switzerland kill 12 and injure 60.
- November 9, 1935 "The Congress of Industrial Organizations is founded in Atlantic City, New Jersey by eight trade unions belonging to the American Federation of Labor."
- November 9, 1937 "Japanese troops take control of Shanghai, China."
- November 9, 1938 """Kristallnacht"": Anti-Jewish riots in Germany and Austria. 300,000 are arrested, 191 synagogues are destroyed, 7,500 shops are looted."
- November 9, 1938 "Al Capp, cartoonist of Lil' Abner creates Sadie Hawkins Day"
- November 9, 1938 "Kristallnacht, Nazi Germany's first large-scale physical act of anti-Jewish violence, begins."
- November 9, 1939 Adolf Hitler narrowly escapes assassination when a bomb explodes in the historic Buergenbraeu Hall in Munich shortly after the Chancellor had left to return to Berlin.
- November 9, 1942 "First 4,000 Lublin Jews are brought to be killed at the newly-organized camp at Majdanek, located outside Lublin."
- November 9, 1953 Cambodia (now Kampuchea) gains independence within French Union
- November 9, 1953 Cambodia becomes independent from France.
- November 9, 1953 Supreme Court rules Major League baseball exempt from anti-trust laws
- November 9, 1955 "A Sikorsky HR2S helicopter, at Windsor Locks, Conn., carried a payload of 11,050 pounds to an altitude over 12,000 feet"
- November 9, 1960 "Robert McNamara is named president of Ford Motor Co., the first non-Ford to serve in that post. A month later, he quit to join the newly-elected John F. Kennedy administration."
- November 9, 1961 Number one hit on UK music charts - Elvis Presley - His Latest Flame
- November 9, 1963 450 die in a coal-dust explosion and 160 die in train crash (Japan)
- November 9, 1963 "At Miike coal mine, Miike, Japan, an explosion kills 458, and hospitalises 839 with carbon monoxide poisoning. Also, in Japan, a three-train disaster occurs in Yokohama, kills more than 160 people."
- November 9, 1965 "5:16 PM, massive power failure in New Engl, and Ontario (NY blackout)"
- November 9, 1965 "Catholic Worker member Roger Allen LaPorte, protesting against the Vietnam War, sets himself on fire in front of the United Nations building."
- November 9, 1965 "Northeast Blackout of 1965, The power lines from Niagara Falls to New York City were operating near their maximum capacity. At about 5:15 a transmission line relay failed."
- November 9, 1965 Several U.S. states and parts of Canada are hit by a series of blackouts lasting up to 13 hours in the Northeast Blackout of 1965.
- November 9, 1967 First issue of Rolling Stone Magazine is published.
- November 9, 1967 First unmanned Saturn V flight to test Apollo 4 reentry module
- November 9, 1968 "Swedish jazz pianist Jan Johansson is killed in a car crash on his way to a concert in a church in Jnkping, Sweden."
- November 9, 1970 Trial of Seattle 8 anti-war protesters begins
- November 9, 1970 Vietnam War: The Supreme Court of the United States votes 6 to 3 against hearing a case to allow Massachusetts to enforce its law granting residents the right to refuse military service in an undeclared war.
- November 9, 1971 "John List, an accountant from Westfield, New Jersey murders his mother, wife and three children. He then hides under a new identity for 18 years."
- November 9, 1973 "Fire at Taiyo department store, kills 101 and injures 84 (Kumamoto Japan)"
- November 9, 1978 "The U.S. Marine Corps' newest light attack aircraft, the AV-8B, flew for the first time at McDonnell Douglas Corporation in St. Louis. The AV-8B Harrier had more than double the payload and radius of its predecessor, the AV-8A."
- November 9, 1984 "Sara Rodrigues, famous singer/songwriter was born! November 09 1984"
- November 9, 1985 "Garry Kasparov 22, of the Soviet Union becomes the youngest World Chess Champion by beating Anatoly Karpov, also of the Soviet Union."
- November 9, 1985 Gary Kasparov (USSR) becomes World Chess Champion at age of 22
- November 9, 1989 Cold War: Fall of the Berlin Wall. Communist-controlled East Germany opens checkpoints in the Berlin Wall allowing its citizens to freely travel to West Germany. People start demolishing the Berlin Wall.
- November 9, 1989 East Berlin opens its borders
- November 9, 1990 Mary Robinson was elected Ireland's first female President and the first from the Labour Party.
- November 9, 1990 New democratic constitution is issued in Nepal.
- November 9, 1990 President Bush announces Doubling of US forces in Gulf
- November 9, 1993 "Stari most, the ""old bridge"" in Bosnian Mostar built in 1566, collapses after several days of bombing."
- November 9, 1998 Brokerage houses are ordered to pay 1.03 billion USD to cheated NASDAQ investors to compensate for their price-fixing. This is the largest civil settlement in United States history.
- November 9, 1998 "St. Thomas and Eastern Railway, a division of Trillium Rail, commences operation over the fomer CN Cayuga Spur between St. Thomas and Delhi, ON."
- November 9, 1999 "TAESA Flight 725, crashes a few minutes after leaving the Uruapan airport en-route to Mexico City. 18 people were killed in the accident."
- November 9, 2003 "During the holy month of Ramadan, a suicide-terrorist attack in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, kills 17 people."
- November 9, 2004 The highly popular video game Halo 2 is released.
- November 9, 2005 "Muriel Degauque becomes the first Belgian female suicide bomber, wounding one in Iraq."
- November 9, 2005 "Suicide bombers attacked three hotels in Amman, Jordan, killing at least 60 people."
- November 9, 2005 The Venus Express mission of the European Space Agency is launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
- November 9, 2009 """House of Horrors"" murderer Jason Somerville pleads guilty to strangling his wife Rebecca Somerville and neighbour Tisha Lowry before having sex with their corpses in Christchurch, New Zealand."
- November 9, 2009 "A high speed rail link under construction, Gautrain, will not be ready for the 2009 FIFA World Cup in South Africa."
- November 9, 2009 A senior Burmese diplomat says the military government will release Aung San Suu Kyi soon.
- November 9, 2009 An Eritrean opposition leader claims weapons used by Houthi rebels are being supplied by Iran and transferred via Eritrea.
- November 9, 2009 Connecticut Governor Jodi Rell announces that she will not seek re-election in 2009.
- November 9, 2009 "Downing Street defends Prime Minister Gordon Brown's habits after the mother of a soldier killed in Afghanistan labels a misspelled letter she received from him as a ""hastily scrawled insult""."
- November 9, 2009 Fifth outbreak of Sa'dah insurgency:
- November 9, 2009 Houthi fighters in Yemen say Saudi Arabia is using phosphorus bombs against them.
- November 9, 2009 "In China eight ethnic Uyghurs and one Han are executed for their role in the Urumqi riots in July, in the first executions to take place."
- November 9, 2009 "Iraq sets its next general election for January 21, 2009."
- November 9, 2009 Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri announces the formation of a unity government with Hezbollah.
- November 9, 2009 MDC official Roy Bennett's trial on terrorism charges begins in Zimbabwe.
- November 9, 2009 "Northern Mariana Islands gubernatorial election, 2009"
- November 9, 2009 "Somali pirates attack a Hong Kong-flagged oil tanker with long range rocket-propelled grenades 1,000 miles east off the Somali coast in the Indian Ocean."
- November 9, 2009 "Tens of thousands of people gather in Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh to hear an address by the visiting Dalai Lama."
- November 9, 2009 The death toll in El Salvador's floods and mudslides reaches 140.
- November 9, 2009 The Northern Mariana Islands election commission sets November 23 as the guberntorial runoff election between Governor Benigno Fitial and challenger Heinz Hofschneider.
- November 9, 2009 The South Korean newspaper Chosun Ilbo alleges that North Korean leader Kim Jong-il has six personal trains and 19 stations for his own use
- November 9, 2009 Three American hikers detained on the border between Iraqi Kurdistan and Iran are to be charged for espionage by Iranian authorities.
- November 9, 2009 "World leaders mark the twentieth anniversary of the Berlin Wall's fall, with the main celebrations taking place at the Brandenburg Gate."