November 9 Events in History - November 9 Birthdays - November 9 Deaths
2014 The Spanish region of Catalonia holds a referendum on independence, despite the ruling by the Spanish court that the vote is unconstitutional; though the government did not interfere with the vote, it will not recognize the results
2014 Germany commemorates the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall with a balloon-release ceremony and celebrations throughout the country; the wall had been built through Berlin to separate communist East Germany from West Germany
2013 Maria Gabriela Isler, a fashion model who was crowned Miss Venezuela 2012, is crowned Miss Universe 2013
2013 The USS Gerald R. Ford is christened by the U.S. Navy; the aircraft carrier cost $15.5 billion and technically the most advanced ship ever built
2012 Under intense media scrutiny for an extramarital affair, U.S. CIA Director David Petraeus submits his resignation to President Barack Obama
2012 After a series of self-immolation by Tibetan monks, hundreds of Tibetan monks and students protest against education policies in China's western Qinghai Province
2011 Wales conducts a survey of businesspeople and consumers showing support for the country to have its own top-level domain name
2011 In London, a rise in university tuition fees leads thousands of students to march in protest
2010 David Cameron, Prime Minister of Britain, embarks on an official visit aimed at building closer economic ties to the People's Republic of China
2010 Qantas, British Airways, Japan Airlines, Air France and seven other carriers were fined millions of euros for fixing the price of air cargo between 1999 and 2006
2009 President of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, urges his armed forces to prepare for a possible war with Columbia
1997 "Cherry Orchard," closes at Martin Beck Theater New York City
1997 "Scarlet Pimpernel," opens at Minskoff Theater New York City
1997 Energizer Senior Golf Tour Championship
1997 Liselotte Neumann wins LPGA Toray Japan Queens Cup
1997 Toray Japan Queens Cup
1995 "Danny Gans on Broadway" opens at Neil Simon Theater New York City
1994 Chandrika Kumaratunga chosen 1st female president of Sri Lanka
1993 "Cinderella" opens at New York State Theater New York City for 14 performances
1993 Serbian army fires on school in Sarajevo, 9 children died
1992 Howard Stern's radio show begins broadcast in Las Vegas Nevada on KFBI
1992 Prix Goncourt awarded to Patrick Chamoiseau for "Texaco"
1991 Houston's Roman Anderson is 1st NCAA to kick 400 pts
1990 Tanzania government of Malecela forms
1989 East Berlin opens its borders
1988 "Prince of Central Park" opens at Belasco Theater New York City for 4 performances
1988 MLB All-Star team beat Japan 8-2 in Nishinomya, (Game 4 of 7)
1986 Ai-Yu Tu wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic
1986 Pakistan all out for 77 vs. West Indies at Lahore
1985 "News" closes at Helen Hayes Theater New York City after 4 performances
1985 Gary Kasparov becomes world chess champion
1985 Richard Hadlee takes 9-52 vs. Australia at the Gabba
1985 Surprise attack on Belgium supermarket in Aalst, 8 killed
1984 1st-class cricket debut for Brian McMillan, Transvaal B vs. N Tvl B
1984 Larry Holmes TKOs Bonecrusher Smith in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
1984 Most shots in an Islander game-88-Isles 45, Rangers 43
1984 Vietnam Veterans Memorial ("3 Servicemen") completed
1983 Amsterdam brewer Freddie Heineken kidnapped
1983 Discovery flies from Vandenberg AFB to Kennedy Space Center
1982 Brewers' Robin Yount wins AL MVP, unanimously
1982 Sugar Ray Leonard retires for 1st time
1980 Iraqi President Saddam Hussein declares holy war against Iran
1980 Tatsuko Ohsako wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic
1978 NASL realligns its 24 teams into 6 divisions
1977 Reds' George Foster wins NL MVP
1976 Oakland releases Billy Williams, ending his Hall of Fame career
1976 U.N. General Assembly condemns apartheid in South Africa
1973 Fire at Taiyo department store, kills 101 and injures 84 (Kumamoto Japan)
1973 Government De Uyl decides Palestijnse fugitives to support
1973 Ringo releases "Ringo" album
1972 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1971 David Storey's "Changing Room," premieres in London
1971 John List kills family and moves to Colorado
1970 Trial of Seattle 8 anti-war protesters begins
1968 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1967 1st unmanned Saturn V flight to test Apollo 4 reentry module
1967 Surveyor 6 soft lands on Moon
1966 "Let's Sing Yiddish" opens at Brooks Atkinson New York City for 107 performances
1966 Oakland Coliseum Arena opens
1966 John Lennon meets Yoko Ono at a London art gallery
1965 1st New York Knick game postponed (black-out) vs St. Louis
1965 5:16 PM, massive power failure in New Engl, and Ontario (New York blackout)
1965 Hurricane hits north east US/Canada
1965 Willie Mays named NL MVP
1964 "Comedy in Music-Opus 2" opens at John Golden New York City for 192 performances
1964 Eisaku Sato becomes premier of Japan
1963 "Tovarich" closes at Broadway Theater New York City after 264 performances
1963 2 high-speed commuter trains collided with a derailed freight train
1963 450 die in a coal-dust explosion and 160 die in train crash (Japan)
1962 Dutch Catharina Lodders elected Miss World
1962 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1961 PGA eliminates caucasians only rule
1961 Paddy Chayefsky's "Gideon," premieres in New York City
1961 USAF Major Robert M White takes X-15 to 30,970m
1956 Lou Thesz beats Whipper Billy Watson in St. Louis, to become NWA champ
1955 Michael Gazzo's "Hatful of Rain," premieres in New York City
1955 New Zealand all out for 70 vs. Pakistan at Dacca
1955 U.N. disapproves of South Africa's apartheid politics
1953 Cambodia (now Kampuchea) gains independence within French Union
1953 KTVQ TV channel 2 in Billings, Montana (CBS/NBC) begins broadcasting
1953 Supreme Court rules Major League baseball exempt from anti-trust laws
1950 Boston Brave Sam Jethroe wins NL Rookie of Year
1950 Phillies skipper Eddie Sawyer selected as Manager of Year
1950 White Sox release Luke Appling, who had been a Sox since 1930
1949 Costa Rica adopts Constitution
1946 President Truman ends wage/price freeze
1944 Red Cross wins Nobel peace prize
1944 Walcheren of nazi troops purged
1942 German occupiers put Erik Scavenius as Danish premier
1942 Transport nr 44 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany
1941 Hitler threatens bishop Clemens earl von Galen of Munster
1940 Germany invades Norway and Denmark in WW II
1939 "Ninotchka," with Greta Garbo premieres
1939 Nobel for physics awarded to Ernest Lawrence for the cyclotron
1939 Venlo-incident: German Abwehr kills 2 English agents
1938 Al Capp, cartoonist of Lil' Abner creates Sadie Hawkins Day
1938 Crystal Night - Germans break windows owned by Jews
1937 Japans army conquers Shanghai
1937 St. Louis Cardinals Triple Crown winner Joe Medwick is named NL MVP
1936 Albanian government of Frasheri falls
1935 Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) labor union forms
1935 Japan invades Shanghai China
1932 Hurricane storm wave sweeps over Santa Cruz del Sur Cuba kills 2,500
1930 1st nonstop airplane flight from New York to Panama
1927 Giant Panda discovered, China
1927 Pastor of Have begins blessing of motorcars/motors
1925 German NSDAP form SS
1924 Miriam (Ma) Ferguson becomes 1st elected woman governor (of Texas)
1923 Beer Hall Putsch-Nazis fail to overthrow government, 16 die/Hitler flees
1921 Partito Nazionalista Fascista, forms in Italy by Mussolini
1918 Bavaria proclaims itself a republic
1918 Kaiser Wilhelm II abdicates after German defeat in WW I
1918 Republic Germany proclaimed
1915 Italian liner Ancona sinks by German torpedos, killing 272
1913 Storm "Freshwater Fury" sinks 8 ore-carriers on Great Lakes
1912 Ferenc Moln rs "Farkas," premieres in Budapest
1907 Edmonton Rugby Foot-ball Club 1st game, loses to Calgary City Rugby Foot-ball Club 26-5 at Edmonton Exhibition Grounds
1906 T. Roosevelt is 1st President to visit other countries (P Rico and Panama)
1905 Swedish mine workers win 5 month strike for minimum wages
1904 1st airplane flight to last more than 5 minutes
1899 Boerenaanval up Ladysmith, Natal, attack
1885 Opera "Ermine," premieres in London
1877 American Chemical Society chartered in New York
1872 Fire destroys nearly 1,000 buildings in Boston
1864 1st export of goods from Burrard Inlet, BC to a foreign country
1864 Sherman issues preliminary plans for his "March to the Sea"
1862 U.S. Grant issues orders to bar Jews from serving under him
1861 1st documented Canadian football game (at University of Toronto)
1858 1st performance of New York Symphony Orchestra
1857 Atlantic Monthly magazine 1st published
1854 Franz Liszt's "Fest-Long," premieres
1853 Origin of Carrington rotation numbers for rotation of Sun
1848 Post office at Clay and Pike opens
1821 1st U.S. pharmacy college holds 1st classes, Philadelphia
1799 Napoleon becomes dictator (1st consul) of France
1794 Russian troops occupy Warsaw
1729 Spain, France and England signs Treaty of Seville
1720 Rabbi Yehuda Hasid synagogue set afire
1681 Hungarian parliament promises protestants freedom of religion
1673 British king Charles II fires earl of Shaftesbury
1580 Spanish troops lands in Ireland
1569 Catholic uprising under Northumberland and Westmoreland
1541 Queen Catharine Howard confined in London Tower
1526 Jews are expelled from Pressburg Hungary by Maria of Hapsburg
1520 Swedish King Christian II executes 600 nobles
1494 Family de' Medici become rulers of Florence
1492 Peace of Etaples (Henry VII and Charles VIII)
1282 Pope Martinus IV excommunicates king Pedro III of Aragonorth
694 Spanish King Egica accuses Jews of aiding Moslems/sentenced to slavery