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NOVEMBER 9

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Cambodia: Independence Day
(Commemoration of independence from France: 11/9/1953)
Cambodia Asia Tour
Nepal: Constitution Day
(Observance of the promulgation of the new Democratic Constitution of the Kingdom of Nepal: 11/9/1990)
Nepal US Embassy in Nepal
United States: World Freedom Day
(Observed annually by presidential proclamation to celebrate the fall of the Berlin Wall: 11/9/1989)
Berlin The Fall of the Soviet Union The Cold War Presidential Proclamation Stanford University
1522 Martin Chemnitz (German Theologian) German Political and Social Leaders Religion Concordia
1802 Elijah P. Lovejoy (Maine-born Abolitionist, Journalist) Elijah P. Lovejoy Journalism Abolition African American Registry
1841 Edward VII (King of England) England King Edward VII
1833 Sally Louisa Tompkins (Virginia-born Hospital Administrator; the Only Woman Commissioned a Confederate Military Officer) Virginia Military Figures Medical Professionals American Women in the Military American Civil War Virginia Historical Society
1874 Matthew Mansfield Neely (West Virginia Congressman, Governor and United States Senator) West Virginia Political and Social Leaders U.S. Congress West Virginia State Archives
1918 Spiro Agnew (Maryland-born Vice President of the United States to Richard Nixon) Spiro Agnew Richard Nixon U.S. Government
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1940 Neville Chamberlain (Former Prime Minister of England) Neville Chamberlain
1952 Chaim Weizmann (Russian-born First President of Israel) Chaim Weizmann Political Leaders of Israel
1953 King Ibn Saud (Founder of Saudi Arabia) Saudi Political Leaders
1954 Clifford Walker (Governor of Georgia: 1923-1927) Georgia Political Leaders University of Georgia
1970 Charles De Gaulle (President of France) Charles De Gaulle
1988 John Mitchell (Michigan-born Attorney General for President Nixon: Watergate Conspirator) Michigan Political and Social Leaders Watergate Conspiracy Crime
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1702 Residents of St. Augustine, Florida Seek Safety from British in the Castillo De San Marcos Great Britain Florida Castillo de San Marcos Florida Historical Society
1775 Henry Hamilton Arrives in Detroit as the Newly Appointment British Governor British Political and Social Leaders Detroit State of Michigan
1799 Napoleon Seizes Power Ousting France's Directory in a Coup d'état France Napoleon BBC
1862 General Burnside Assumes Command of the Union Army of the Potomac Ambrose Burnside American Civil War The History Channel
1888 Body of Mary Jane Kelly, Probable Victim of Jack the Ripper, Found in London Jack the Ripper Crime Death Metropolitan Police
1906 Theodore Roosevelt Departs for Panama, the First Foreign Trip a U.S. President Panama President Theodore Roosevelt The American Presidency Historic Firsts The History Channel
1918 Germany's Kaiser Wilhelm II Announces He Will Abdicate Germany NY Times
1923 Police and Troops in Munich Crush the Nazi Beer Hall Putsch Germany Nazi Germany The History Channel
1938 Kristallnacht - Nazis Burn and Loot Jewish Temples, Stores and Homes Kristallnacht Judaism The History Channel Death
1952 Maurice Richard Scores NHL Record 325th Goal. Puck Sent to Queen Elizabeth National Hockey League Queen Elizabeth II USA Today
1956 Jean-Paul Sartre Condemns the Soviet Invasion of Hungary Hungarian Revolution of 1956 Soviet Union Jean-Paul Sartre The Cold War The History Channel
1960 Kennedy Elected President, Narrowly Defeating Richard Nixon 1960 Presidential Election Richard Nixon The American Presidency Presidential Elections BBC
1970 U.S. Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Massachusetts Challenge of Vietnam War Massachusetts Vietnam War U.S. Supreme Court The History Channel
1976 United Nations Approves 10 Resolutions Condemning Apartheid in South Africa United Nations South Africa Apartheid NY Times
1988 George Bush Is Elected President, Defeating Michael Dukakis 1988 Presidential Election The American Presidency Presidential Elections BBC
1989 Borders Are Opened between East and West Germany Berlin The Fall of the Soviet Union The Cold War History Channel
1990 King Birendra Proclaims New Constitution and Multi-party Democracy for Nepal Nepal University of Texas
1994 German Researchers First Detect Element 110 (3 atoms) Germany Web Elements
2005 Terrorist Bombings of Three Jordanian Hotels Kill 56 Jordan Terrorism Death CNN

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