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On this day in history - November 9

What Happened On This Day – November 9

  • 2009 20th anniversary of the fall of Berlin Wall

    On this day, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the last soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev and Polish ex-president and Noble Prize winner Lech Walesa walked through Brandenburg Gate in Berlin to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

  • 1994 Darmstadtium created for the first time

    The heavily radioactive element with an atomic number of 110 and symbol Ds, was created at Gesellschaft für Schwerionenforschung (Institute for Heavy Ion Research) in Darmstadt, Germany, the city after which the element is named.

  • 1985 Youngest person to become World Chess Champion

    22-year-old Russian Gary Kasparov won the 13th World Chess Championship against Anatoly Karpov to become the youngest World Chess Champion.

  • 1967 Rolling Stone makes its debut

    The biweekly popular culture magazine was founded by Jann Simon Wenner in San Francisco. The magazine launched the careers of many famous authors and published the early versions of Hunter S. Thompson's Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.

  • 1938 Night of broken glass

    A pogrom against Jewish businesses, synagogues, and Jews in Germany and Austria was carried out by Sturmabteilung troops and civilians. The series of attacks that killed about 70 people and put 30,000 jews in prison is known as night of broken glass or Kristallnacht

Illustration of stork, signifying birth

Births On This Day,
November 9

  • 1974 Alessandro Del Piero

    Italian footballer

  • 1970 Chris Jericho

    American/Canadian wrestler, singer-songwriter, actor

  • 1934 Carl Sagan

    American astronomer, author

  • 1928 Anne Sexton

    American poet

  • 1918 Spiro Agnew

    American politician, 39th Vice President of the United States

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Deaths On This Day,
November 9

  • 2005 K. R. Narayanan

    Indian politician, 10th President of India

  • 2004 Stieg Larsson

    Swedish writer

  • 1970 Charles de Gaulle

    French general, politician, President of France

  • 1953 Ibn Saud

    Saudi Arabian king

  • 1940 Neville Chamberlain

    English politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom