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What happened on November 9? There are more than 281 events that were made this day in history. Here are the important historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

Interesting Facts & Myths About November 9

November 9 In HistoryNovember 9 is the 313rd day of the year 2018. There are 52 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday. This day falls under the 45th week of the year 2018.

On this day in Newark, Delaware 19714 sunrise will occur at 12:40 PM and sunset will occur at 10:52 PM (local time).

The zodiac sign of a person born on this day is Scorpio. The modern birthstone for this month is Topaz while the mystical birthstone is Pearl.

According to the Chinese calendar, there are 88 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year (February 5, 2019).

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Historical Events For November 9

  • 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
  • 1456
    Ulrich II of Celje (Slovene: Ulrik Celjski, German Ulrich von Cilli, Hungarian: Cillei Ulrik), last prince of Celje principality, is assassinated in Belgrade.
  • 1492
    Peace of Etaples between Henry VII and Charles VIII.
  • 1494
    The Family de' Medici are expelled from Florence.
  • 1520
    More than 50 people are sentenced and executed in the Stockholm Bloodbath
  • 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
    The synagogue of Yehudah he-Hasid is burned down by Arab creditors, leading to the expulsion of the Ashkenazim from Jerusalem.
  • 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.
  • 1780
    American Revolutionary War: In the Battle of Fishdam Ford a force British and Loyalist troops fail in a surprise attack against the South Carolina Patriot militia under Brigadier General Thomas Sumter.
  • 1791
    Foundation of the Dublin Society of United Irishmen.
  • 1793
    William Carey reaches the Hooghly River.
  • 1799
    Napoleon Bonaparte leads the Coup d'état of 18 Brumaire ending the Directory government, and becoming one of its three Consuls (Consulate Government).
  • 1822
    The Action of 9 November 1822 between USS Alligator and a squadron of piratical schooners off the coast of Cuba.
  • 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.
  • 1857
    The Atlantic founded in Boston.
  • 1861
    The first documented football match in Canada is played at University College, University of Toronto.
  • 1862
    American Civil War: Union General Ambrose Burnside assumes command of the Army of the Potomac, after George B. McClellan is removed.
  • 1867
    Tokugawa Shogunate hands power back to the Emperor of Japan, starting the Meiji Restoration.
  • 1872
    The Great Boston Fire of 1872.
  • 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.
  • 1907
    The Cullinan Diamond is presented to King Edward VII on his birthday.
  • 1913
    The Great Lakes Storm of 1913, the most destructive natural disaster ever to hit the lakes, destroys 19 ships and kills more than 250 people.
  • 1914
    SMS Emden sunk by HMAS Sydney in the Battle of Cocos.
  • 1917
    Joseph Stalin enters the provisional government of Bolshevik Russia.
  • 1918
    Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany abdicates after the German Revolution, and Germany is proclaimed a Republic.
  • 1923
    In Munich, Germany, police and government troops crush the Beer Hall Putsch in Bavaria. The failed coup is the work of the Nazis.
  • 1935
    The Congress of Industrial Organizations is founded in Atlantic City, New Jersey by eight trade unions belonging to the American Federation of Labor.
  • 1937
    Japanese troops take control of Shanghai, China.
  • 1938
    Nazi German diplomat Ernst vom Rath dies from the fatal gunshot wounds of Jewish resistance fighter Herschel Grynszpan, an act which the Nazis used as an excuse to instigate the 1938 national pogrom, also known as Kristallnacht.
  • 1940
    Warsaw is awarded the Virtuti Militari.
  • 1947
    India forcibly annexes Junagadh from Pakistan.
  • 1953
    Cambodia becomes independent from France.
  • 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.
  • 1963
    At Miike coal mine, Miike, Japan, an explosion kills 458, and hospitalises 839 with carbon monoxide poisoning.
  • 1965
    Catholic Worker member Roger Allen LaPorte, protesting against the Vietnam War, sets himself on fire in front of the United Nations building.
  • 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.
  • 1967
    Apollo program: NASA launches the unmanned Apollo 4 test spacecraft atop the first Saturn V rocket from Cape Kennedy, Florida.
  • 1967
    First issue of Rolling Stone Magazine is published.
  • 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.
  • 1979
    Nuclear false alarm: the NORAD computers and the Alternate National Military Command Center in Fort Ritchie, Maryland detected purported massive Soviet nuclear strike. After reviewing the raw data from satellites and checking the early warning radars, the alert is cancelled.
  • 1985
    Garry Kasparov, 22, of the Soviet Union becomes the youngest World Chess Champion by beating Anatoly Karpov, also of the Soviet Union.
  • 1989
    Cold War: Fall of the Berlin Wall. Communist-controlled East Germany opens checkpoints in the Berlin Wall allowing its citizens to travel to West Germany. This key event led to the eventual reunification of East and West Germany.
  • 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
    A US federal judge ordered 37 US brokerage houses to pay 1.03 billion USD to cheated NASDAQ investors to compensate for 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
    Suicide bombers attacked three hotels in Amman, Jordan, killing at least 60 people.
  • 2005
    The Venus Express mission of the European Space Agency is launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
  • 2007
    The German Bundestag passes the controversial data retention bill mandating storage of citizens’ telecommunications traffic data for six months without probable cause.

Who Were Born On November 9?

  • 1389
    Isabella of Valois, queen consort of England (d. 1409)
  • 1414
    Albert III, Margrave of Brandenburg (d. 1486)
  • 1522
    Martin Chemnitz, German theologian (d. 1586)
  • 1606
    Hermann Conring, German intellectual (d. 1681)
  • 1664
    Henry Wharton, English writer (d. 1695)
  • 1721
    Mark Akenside, English poet and physician (d. 1770)
  • 1731
    Benjamin Banneker, African-American astrononomer (d. 1806)
  • 1732
    Julie de Lespinasse, French aristocrat, hostess and writer (d. 1776)
  • 1799
    Gustavus, Crown Prince of Sweden (d. 1877)
  • 1801
    Gail Borden, Jr., American inventor(d. 1874)
  • 1802
    Elijah P. Lovejoy, American abolitionist (d. 1837)
  • 1810
    Bernhard von Langenbeck, German surgeon (d. 1887)
  • 1811
    Alexandru Hâjdeu, Russian writer of Romanian origins (d. 1872)
  • 1818
    Ivan Turgenev, Russian writer (d. 1883)
  • 1825
    A. P. Hill, American Confederate general (d. 1865)
  • 1829
    Peter Lumsden, British general in Indian army (d. 1918)
  • 1832
    Émile Gaboriau, French writer (d. 1873)
  • 1840
    Joseph-Adolphe Chapleau, French Canadian lawyer (d. 1898)
  • 1841
    King Edward VII of the United Kingdom (d. 1910)
  • 1850
    Louis Lewin, German pharmachologist (d. 1929)
  • 1853
    Stanford White, American architect (d. 1906)
  • 1862
    Gigo Gabashvili, Georgian painter (d. 1936)
  • 1869
    Marie Dressler, Canadian actress (d. 1934)
  • 1872
    Bohdan Lepky, Ukrainian writer and poet (d. 1941)
  • 1873
    Otfrid Foerster, German neurologist (d. 1941)
  • 1874
    Albert Francis Blakeslee, American botanist (d. 1954)
  • 1877
    Allama Iqbal, British Indian poet and politician (d. 1938)
  • 1877
    Enrico De Nicola, 1st President of the Italian Republic (d. 1959)
  • 1878
    An Chang-ho, Korean independence activist (d. 1938)
  • 1879
    Jenő Bory, Hungarian architect (d. 1959)
  • 1879
    Milan Šufflay, Croatian politician (d. 1931)
  • 1880
    Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, English architect and designer (d. 1960)
  • 1883
    Edna May Oliver, American actress (d. 1942)
  • 1885
    Aureliano Pertile, Italian tenor (d. 1952)
  • 1885
    Hermann Weyl, German mathematician (d. 1955)
  • 1885
    Theodor Kaluza, German scientist (d. 1954)
  • 1885
    Velimir Khlebnikov, Russian writer (d. 1922)
  • 1886
    Ed Wynn, American actor (d. 1966)
  • 1886
    S. O. Davies, Welsh politician (d. 1972)
  • 1889
    Jean Monnet, French internationalist (d. 1979)
  • 1890
    George Regas, Greek actor (d. 1940)
  • 1895
    Mae Marsh, American actress (d. 1968)
  • 1897
    Harvey Hendrick, American baseball player (d. 1941)
  • 1897
    Ronald George Wreyford Norrish, British chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1978)
  • 1902
    Anthony Asquith, British film director (d. 1968)
  • 1904
    Viktor Brack, Nazi physician (d. 1948)
  • 1905
    Erika Mann, German writer (d. 1969)
  • 1906
    Arthur Rudolph, German rocket engineer (d. 1996)
  • 1911
    Tabish Dehlvi, Pakistani poet (d. 2004)
  • 1913
    Hedy Lamarr, Austrian actress and inventor (d. 2000)
  • 1914
    Thomas Berry, American theologian and deep ecologist (d. 2009)
  • 1915
    André François, French cartoonist (d. 2005)
  • 1915
    Sargent Shriver, American politician (d. 2011)
  • 1918
    Choi Hong Hi, Co-Founder of Taekwon-Do (d. 2002)
  • 1918
    Spiro Agnew, 39th Vice President of the United States (d. 1996)
  • 1918
    Thomas Ferebee, Enola Gay bombardier over Hiroshima (d. 2000)
  • 1920
    Byron De La Beckwith, American assassin, white supremacist (d. 2001)
  • 1921
    Pierrette Alarie, Canadian operatic soprano (d. 2011)
  • 1921
    Viktor Chukarin, Soviet gymnast (d. 1984)
  • 1922
    Dorothy Dandridge, American actress and singer (d. 1965)
  • 1922
    Imre Lakatos, Hungarian philosopher (d. 1974)
  • 1922
    Raymond Devos, French humorist (d. 2006)
  • 1923
    Alice Coachman, American athlete
  • 1924
    Robert Frank, Swiss Photographer
  • 1925
    Sir Alistair Horne, British historian
  • 1926
    Dominguín, Spanish bullfighter (d. 1996)
  • 1928
    Anne Sexton, American poet (d. 1974)
  • 1929
    Imre Kertész, Hungarian writer, Nobel laureate
  • 1929
    Marc Favreau, French Canadian humourist (d. 2005)
  • 1931
    Whitey Herzog, American baseball player
  • 1933
    Jim Perry, American and Canadian television host
  • 1934
    Carl Sagan, American astronomer and writer (d. 1996)
  • 1934
    Ingvar Carlsson, Swedish politician
  • 1934
    Ronald Harwood, South African author and playwright
  • 1935
    Bob Gibson, American baseball player
  • 1936
    Daniel Robert Graham, American politician
  • 1936
    Mary Travers, American singer and songwriter (Peter, Paul and Mary) (d. 2009)
  • 1936
    Mikhail Tal, Latvian chess player (d. 1992)
  • 1936
    Teddy Infuhr, American former child actor (d. 2007)
  • 1937
    Clyde Wells, Canadian politician
  • 1937
    Roger McGough, English poet
  • 1938
    Ti-Grace Atkinson, American feminist author
  • 1939
    Paul Cameron, American psychologist
  • 1941
    Tom Fogerty, American musician (Creedence Clearwater Revival) (d. 1990)
  • 1942
    Tom Weiskopf, American golfer
  • 1944
    Phil May, English singer (The Pretty Things)
  • 1945
    Moeletsi Mbeki, Political and economic commentator, South African economist
  • 1945
    Richard Goldberg, convicted American sex offender and former fugitive
  • 1946
    Benny Mardones, American singer-songwriter
  • 1947
    Robert David Hall, American actor
  • 1948
    Bille August, Danish film and television director
  • 1948
    Henrik S. Järrel, Swedish politician
  • 1948
    Luiz Felipe Scolari, Brazilian football manager
  • 1948
    Michel Pagliaro, Canadian singer
  • 1951
    Bill Mantlo, American comic book writer
  • 1951
    Lou Ferrigno, American bodybuilder and star of The Incredible Hulk
  • 1952
    Sherrod Brown, American politician, senior senator of Ohio
  • 1953
    Gaétan Hart, Canadian boxer
  • 1954
    Dennis Stratton, British musician, (Iron Maiden, Praying Mantis)
  • 1954
    Shankar Nag, Indian film actor and director
  • 1954
    Sue Upton, English actress and dancer
  • 1955
    Bob Nault, Canadian politician
  • 1955
    Fernando Meirelles, Brazilian film director
  • 1955
    Karen Dotrice, British actress
  • 1955
    Thomas F. Duffy American actor
  • 1959
    Nick Hamilton, American wrestling referee
  • 1959
    Sito Pons, Spanish motorcycle racer
  • 1959
    Thomas Quasthoff, German singer
  • 1959
    Tony Slattery, British actor
  • 1960
    Andreas Brehme, German footballer
  • 1960
    Joëlle Ursull, Guadeloupean singer
  • 1961
    Jill Dando, British television presenter (d. 1999)
  • 1962
    Teryl Rothery, Canadian actress
  • 1963
    Fulvio Fantoni, Italian bridge player
  • 1964
    Robert Duncan McNeill, American actor
  • 1964
    Sandra Denton, American musician (Salt-N-Pepa)
  • 1965
    Bryn Terfel, Welsh baritone
  • 1967
    Ricky Otto, English footballer
  • 1968
    Nazzareno Carusi, Italian pianist
  • 1969
    Allison Wolfe, American musician (Bratmobile, Cold Cold Hearts, Partyline)
  • 1970
    Bill Guerin, American ice hockey player
  • 1970
    Chris Jericho, Canadian wrestler and musician (Fozzy)
  • 1970
    Domino, American music producer
  • 1970
    Guido Görtzen, Dutch volleyball player
  • 1970
    Nelson Diebel, American swimmer
  • 1970
    Scarface, American rapper
  • 1970
    Susan Tedeschi, American musician
  • 1971
    Big Pun, American rapper (d. 2000)
  • 1971
    David Duval, American golfer
  • 1971
    Melinda Kinnaman, Swedish actress
  • 1972
    Corin Tucker, American musician (Sleater-Kinney)
  • 1972
    Doug Russell, American sports radio and television personality
  • 1972
    Eric Dane, American actor
  • 1973
    Alyson Court, Canadian actress
  • 1973
    Gabrielle Miller, Canadian actress
  • 1973
    Nick Lachey, American singer
  • 1973
    Zisis Vryzas, Greek footballer
  • 1974
    Alessandro Del Piero, Italian footballer
  • 1974
    Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Italian Actress
  • 1974
    Joe C., American rapper (d. 2000)
  • 1977
    Chris Morgan, English footballer
  • 1978
    Sisqó, American singer (Dru Hill)
  • 1978
    Steven López, American taekwondo martial artist
  • 1979
    Adam Dunn, American baseball player
  • 1979
    Martin Taylor, English footballer
  • 1980
    Dominique Maltais, Canadian snowboarder
  • 1980
    James Harper, English footballer
  • 1980
    Vanessa Minnillo, Filipino television personality
  • 1981
    Jobi McAnuff, Jamaican footballer
  • 1981
    Lyn, South Korean singer
  • 1981
    Scottie Thompson, American actress
  • 1982
    Jana Pittman, Australian athlete
  • 1983
    Rob Elloway, English/German rugby player
  • 1984
    Delta Goodrem, Australian singer
  • 1984
    Joel Zumaya, American baseball player
  • 1984
    Seven, South Korean singer
  • 1985
    Bakary Soumaré, Malian footballer
  • 1985
    Ku Hye Sun, South Korean actress
  • 1986
    Carl Gunnarsson, Swedish hockey player
  • 1988
    Nikki Blonsky, American actress
  • 1990
    Hodgy Beats, American rapper

Who Died On November 9?

  • 748
    Nasr ibn Sayyar, last Umayyad governor of Khurasan (b. 663)
  • 959
    Constantine VII, Byzantine Emperor (b. 905)
  • 1187
    Emperor Gaozong of China (b. 1107)
  • 1208
    Sancha of Castile, wife of Alfonso II of Aragon (b. 1155)
  • 1456
    Ulrich II of Celje, last prince of Celje principality (b. 1406)
  • 1516
    King Ferdinand II of Aragon (b. 1452)
  • 1581
    Bayinnaung, King of Burma (b. 1516)
  • 1623
    William Camden, English historian (b. 1551)
  • 1641
    Cardinal-Infante Ferdinand of Austria, Spanish Governor of the Netherlands and Bishop of Toledo
  • 1699
    Hortense Mancini, Italian mistress of Charles II (b. 1646)
  • 1766
    Unico Wilhelm van Wassenaer, Dutch composer (b. 1692)
  • 1770
    John Campbell, 4th Duke of Argyll, Scottish politician (b. 1693)
  • 1778
    Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Italian artist (b. 1720)
  • 1801
    Carl Stamitz, German-Czech composer (b. 1745)
  • 1809
    Paul Sandby, English cartographer (b. 1725)
  • 1848
    Robert Blum, German politician (b. 1810)
  • 1881
    Edwin Drake, American oil driller (b. 1819)
  • 1888
    Mary Jane Kelly, British victim of Jack the Ripper (b. 1863)
  • 1911
    Howard Pyle, American illustrator and author (b. 1853)
  • 1918
    Guillaume Apollinaire, French poet (b. 1880)
  • 1918
    Peter Lumsden, British general in Indian army (b. 1829)
  • 1919
    Eduard Müller, member of the Swiss Federal Council (b. 1848)
  • 1920
    Saint Nectarios, Eastern Orthodox Metropolitan of Pentapolis (b. 1846)
  • 1924
    Henry Cabot Lodge, American Senator (b. 1850)
  • 1937
    Ramsay MacDonald, Scottish Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1866)
  • 1938
    Vasily Blyukher, Soviet military commander (b. 1889)
  • 1940
    Neville Chamberlain, English Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1869)
  • 1940
    Stephen Peter Alencastre, Portuguese Catholic prelate (b. 1876)
  • 1942
    Edna May Oliver, American actress (b. 1883)
  • 1944
    Frank Marshall, American chess player (b. 1877)
  • 1951
    Sigmund Romberg, Hungarian-born composer (b. 1887)
  • 1952
    Chaim Weizmann, Israeli politician and 1st President of Israel (b. 1874)
  • 1952
    Philip Murray, American labor leader and 1st president of the United Steelworkers and longest-serving president of the Congress of Industrial Organizations (b. 1886)
  • 1953
    Dylan Thomas, Welsh poet and author (b. 1914)
  • 1953
    King Abdul Aziz Al-Saud the first monarch of Saudi Arabia (b. 1880)
  • 1957
    Peter O'Connor, Irish athlete (b. 1872)
  • 1968
    Jan Johansson, Swedish jazz pianist (b. 1931)
  • 1970
    Charles de Gaulle, French military commander, politician, President of France (b. 1890)
  • 1971
    Maude Fealy, American actress (b. 1883)
  • 1977
    Fred Haney, American baseball player (b. 1898)
  • 1979
    Frank O'Connor, American actor and representationalist painter (b. 1897)
  • 1980
    Victor Sen Yung, American actor (b. 1915)
  • 1985
    Marie-Georges Pascal, French actress (b. 1946)
  • 1988
    David Bauer, Canadian ice hockey player and priest (b. 1924)
  • 1988
    John N. Mitchell, United States Attorney General (b. 1913)
  • 1991
    Yves Montand, French actor (b. 1921)
  • 1996
    Joe Ghiz, Canadian politician (b. 1945)
  • 1997
    Helenio Herrera, French football player and coach (b. 1910)
  • 1998
    Ursula Reit, German actress (b. 1914)
  • 2000
    Hugh Paddick, British actor (b. 1915)
  • 2001
    Niels Jannasch, Canadian historian and museum curator (b. 1924)
  • 2002
    Merlin Santana, American actor (b. 1976)
  • 2002
    William Schutz, American psychologist (b. 1925)
  • 2003
    Art Carney, American actor (b. 1918)
  • 2003
    Binod Bihari Verma, Indian Maithili littérateur (b. 1937)
  • 2003
    Gordon Onslow Ford, English painter (b. 1912)
  • 2004
    Emlyn Hughes, English football player (b. 1947)
  • 2004
    Iris Chang, Asian author (b. 1968)
  • 2005
    K. R. Narayanan, Indian politician and President of India (b. 1921)
  • 2006
    Ed Bradley, American journalist (b. 1941)
  • 2006
    Ellen Willis, American journalist (b. 1941)
  • 2006
    Markus Wolf, East German intelligence director (b. 1923)


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