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
Births On This Day,
1974 Alessandro Del Piero
1970 Chris Jericho
American/Canadian wrestler, singer-songwriter, actor
1934 Carl Sagan
American astronomer, author
1928 Anne Sexton
1918 Spiro Agnew
American politician, 39th Vice President of the United States
Deaths On This Day,
2005 K. R. Narayanan
Indian politician, 10th President of India
2004 Stieg Larsson
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