9th November, on this day

694 Egica, a king of the Visigoths of Hispania, accuses Jews of aiding Muslims, sentencing all Jews to slavery.
1282 Pope Martin IV excommunicates King Peter III of Aragon.
1313 Louis the Bavarian defeats his cousin Frederick I of Austria at the Battle of Gamelsdorf.
1330 Battle of Posada, Wallachian Voievode Basarab I defeats the Hungarian army in an ambush
1492 Peace of Etaples between Henry VII and Charles VIII.
1494 Family de' Medici become rulers of Florence.
1526 Jews are expelled from Pressburg, Hungary by Maria of Hapsburg
1620 Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower sight land at Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
1688 The Glorious Revolution : William of Orange captures Exeter.
1697 Pope Innocent XII founds the city of Cervia.
1720 Rabbi Yehuda Hasid synagogue set afire
1729 Spain, France and Great Britain sign the Treaty of Seville.
1764 Mary Campbell, a captive of the Lenape during the French and Indian War, is turned over to forces commanded by Colonel Henry Bouquet.
1799 Napoleon Bonaparte leads the Coup d'état of 18 Brumaire ending the Directory government, and becoming one of its three Consuls (Consulate Government).
1812 Beginning of one of the worst European winters on record which severely hinders Napoleon Bonaparte's retreat from Moscow. French troops temperatures as low as Minus 37 Degrees Centigrade for almost four weeks
1837 British philanthropist Moses Montefiore becomes the first Jew to be awarded a knighthood in England
1848 Robert Blum, a German revolutionary, is executed in Vienna.
1851 Kentucky marshals abduct abolitionist minister Calvin Fairbank from Jeffersonville, Indiana, and take him to Kentucky to stand trial for helping a slave escape.
1853 Origin of Carrington rotation numbers for rotation of the Sun
1859 British Army abolishes flogging as a form of punishment
1861 Battle of Piketon, KY
1862 Union General Ambrose Burnside assumes command of the Army of the Potomac, after George B. McClellan is removed.
1862 Ulysses S. Grant issues orders to bar Jews from serving under him
1864 1st export of goods from Burrard Inlet, BC to a foreign country
1865 Confederate General Lee surrenders to Union General Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox
1867 Tokugawa Shogunate hands power back to the Emperor of Japan, starting the Meiji Restoration.
1872 Great Boston Fire of 1872 : Fire destroys nearly 1,000 buildings in Boston
1885 The opera "Ermine" is produced (London)
1887 The United States receives rights to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
1888 Jack the Ripper kills Mary Jane Kelly, his last known victim.
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.
1904 1st airplane flight to last more than 5 minutes
1907 The Cullinan Diamond, the largest diamond yet found, is presented by the Transvaal to King Edward VII of Britain
1908 Britain elects its first woman Mayor when Mrs Garrett Anderson becomes Mayor of Aldeburgh in eastern England
1913 Storm "Freshwater Fury" sinks 8 ore-carriers on Great Lakes
1914 Battle of Cocos : Australia defeats Germany in a naval battle.
1915 Italian liner Ancona sinks by German torpedoes, killing 272
1917 Joseph Stalin enters the provisional government of the USSR.
1918 Poland declares independence
1918 Bavaria proclaims itself a republic
1918 Kaiser Wilhelm II abdicates after German defeat in WW I and Germany is proclaimed a Republic.
1922 Formation of the Schutzstaffel (SS) or 'protection squad' in Germany
1923 In Munich, Germany, police and government troops crush the Beer Hall Putsch in Bavaria. The failed coup is the work of the Nazis.
1927 Giant Panda discovered, China
1930 1st nonstop airplane flight from NY to Panama
1932 A hurricane and huge waves kill about 2,500 in Santa Cruz del Sur in the worst natural disaster in Cuba history
1932 Riots between conservative and socialist supporters in Switzerland kill 12 and injure 60.
1935 A dozen labor leaders come together to announce the creation of the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO), an organization charged with advancing industrial unionism.
1937 Japanese troops take Shanghai
1938 "Kristallnacht" (Crystal Night) : widespread violence againts Jews
1938 Al Capp, cartoonist of Lil' Abner creates Sadie Hawkins Day
1953 Cambodia (now Kampuchea) gains independence within French Union
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.
1961 PGA eliminates Caucasians only rule
1963 2 high-speed commuter trains collided with a derailed freight
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.
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.
1965 Catholic Worker member Roger Allen LaPorte, protesting against the Vietnam War, sets himself on fire in front of the United Nations building.
1967 1st unmanned Saturn V flight to test Apollo 4 reentry module
1967 First issue of Rolling Stone Magazine is published
1970 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 w
1970 Trial of Seattle 8 anti-war protesters begins
1971 John List kills family and moves to Colorado
1973 Fire at Taiyo department store, kills 101 and injures 84 (Kumamoto Japan)
1975 In Britain, police find an unexploded bomb underneath the car of Conservative Party leader Edward Heath
1976 UN General Assembly condemns apartheid in South Africa
1979 A computer fault leads to a full-scale nuclear alert in the United States
1982 Sugar Ray Leonard retires for the 1st time
1984 Vietnam Veterans Memorial ("3 Servicemen") completed
Garry Kasparov, 22, of the Soviet Union becomes the youngest World Chess Champion by beating Anatoly Karpov, also of the Soviet Union.
1989 Berlin Wall : East German Government lifts the 'Iron Curtain' to allow free travel through the Berlin Wall - an offer immediately taken up by thousands of East Berliners
1990 President Bush announces doubling of US forces in Gulf
1993 Stari most, the "old bridge" in Bosnian Mostar built in 1566, collapses after several days of bombing.
1994 The chemical element Darmstadtium is discovered.
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.
1998 Capital punishment in the United Kingdom, already abolished for murder, is completely abolished for all remaining capital offences.
2005 The Venus Express mission of the European Space Agency is launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
2005 Suicide bombers attacked three hotels in Amman, Jordan, killing at least 60 people.

November 9th 2005

Blair defeated over terror laws

French riots defy emergency plan

Bali bomb maker reported killed

November 9th 2006

Democrats 'to control US Senate'

International court in first case

UN urges end to 'water apartheid'

November 9th 2007

Dozens die in Mogadishu reprisals

Gas leak kills 29 Chinese miners

Mehdi Army in 'reign of terror'

November 9th 2008

Spanish troops die in Afghanistan

Monks brawl at Jerusalem shrine

Indian satellite orbiting Moon

November 9th 2009

Berlin remembers fall of the Wall

Nine executed over Xinjiang riots

US trio 'on Iran spying charge'

November 9th 2010

Haiti confirms cholera in capital

Cruise fire leaves 4,500 stranded

Mystery missile launch reported off California

November 9th 2011

Birthdates which occurred on November 9th:

1731 Benjamin Banneker Ellicott MD, black mathematician/surveyor (Wash DC)
1802 Elijah P Lovejoy American newspaper publisher/abolitionist
1818 Ivan Turgenev Russia, novelist/poet/playwright (Fathers & Sons)
1825 Ambrose P Hill Lt General (Commander 3rd Corps, ANV)
1841 Edward VII king of England (1901-10)
1850 Lewis Lewin Germany, toxicologist/father of psychopharmacology
1886 Ed Wynn Philadelphia PA, comedian (Ed Wynn Show)
1891 Clifton Webb actor (Sitting Pretty, Mr Belvedere Goes to College)
1898 Paul Robeson actor/singer/football star (King Solomon's Mines)
19-- Charles Robinson Houston TX, actor (Mac-Night Court, Buffalo Bill)
19-- Pauline Myers Ocillla GA, actress (Gloria-Storefront Lawyer)
1900 Kathy Negrin
1903 Gregory Pincus inventor (birth control pill)
1905 James William Fulbright (Sen-D-Mo)
1907 Burrill Phillips Omaha Nebraska, composer (Play Ball)
1913 Hedy Lamarr actress (Ecstacy, Samson & Delilah)
1915 Sargent Shriver Dem VP candidate (1972)/directed Peace Corp
1918 Florence Chadwick swimmer (Swimming Hall of Fame)
1918 Howard Shanet Brooklyn NY, conductor (Night of the Tropics)
1918 Spiro Theodore Agnew (R) 39th VP (1973-77), crook
1921 Viktor Chukarin USSR, gymnast (Olympic-gold-1952, 56)
1928 Anne Sexton Newton MA, poet (Live or Die)
1930 Charlie Jones Forth Smith Ark, sportscaster (Almost Anything Goes)
1931 Whitey Herzog baseball manager (St Louis Cardinals)
1932 Carl Perkins singer (Blue Suede Shoes)
1932 Marian Christy Ridgefield CT, author (Invasions of Privacy)
1934 Carl Sagan NYC, astronomer/author/professor (Cosmos, Broca's Brain)
1934 Ingvar Carlsson PM of Sweden (1986- )
1935 Bob Gibson Cardinal pitcher (Cy Young/NL MVP 1968)
1936 Mary Travers Louisville KY, folk singer (Peter Paul & Mary)
1936 Mikhail N Tal USSR, world chess champion (1960-61)
1942 Tom Weiskopf Ohio, PGA golfer (British Open 1973)
1945 Roger Lee Jones WV, child molester (FBI Most Wanted List)
1948 Sharon Stouder US, 100m butterfly swimmer (Olympic-gold-1964)
1951 Lou Ferrigno Brooklyn NY, body builder/actor (Incredible Hulk)
1964 John Joseph Thomas Arcadia CA, actor (Young Daniel Boone)
1969 Pepa rocker (Salt 'n' Pepa-Shake Ya Thang)
1974 Dah-ve Chodan actress (Tia-Uncle Buck)


Deaths which occurred on November 9th:
1874 Israel Bak created 1st hebrew printing press, dies
1952 Chaim Weizmann 1st President of Israel, dies at 57
1953 Abdul-Aziz ibn Sa'ud founder of Saudi Arabia, dies (born c 1880)
1953 Dylan Thomas author-poet, dies in NY at 39
1967 Charles Bickford actor (Johnny Belinda, Virginian), dies at 68
1970 Charles DeGaulle French President, dies at 79
1970 William L Dawson (Rep-D-Ill), dies at 84
1976 Billy Halop actor (Bert Munson-All in the Family), dies at 56
1978 Joe Wong actor (Ken Murray Show), dies at 75
1979 Lewis Charles actor (Feather & Father Gang), dies at 59
1980 Carmel Myers actress (Carmel Myers Show), dies at 79
1980 Victor Sen Yung actor (Bonanza, Bachelor Family), dies at 65
1985 Helen Rose costume designer, dies at 81
1985 Mary MacLaren actress, dies at 85 of respiratory problems
1988 John Mitchell former Attorney General, dies of heart attack in Washington
1991 Yves Montand actor, dies at 70 from a heart attack

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