Ken Fussichen's History Of The Day For
November 9th

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1526*Jews are expelled from Pressburg Hungary by Maria of Hapsburg.Ref: 5
1620*Pilgrims reach Cape Cod, MA and begin exploring the coast; 149 aboard 1/3 Pilgrims.Ref: 10
1654*Peter Stuyvesant signs resolution to establish America's first orphanage in NY.Ref: 10
1720*Rabbi Yehuda Hasid synagogue set afire.Ref: 5
1774*About 500 merchants sign the Continental Association in Williamsburg. 
1799*Napoleon Bonaparte participates in a coup and declares himself dictator of France.Ref: 2
1821*First US pharmacy college holds 1st classes, Philadelphia.Ref: 5
1837*British philanthropist Moses Montefiore, 52, became the first Jew to be knighted in England. Montefiore was a banking executive who devoted his life to the political and civil emancipation of English Jews.Ref: 5
1848*The first U.S. Post Office in California opens in San Francisco at Clay and Pike streets. At the time there are only about 15,000 European settlers living in the state.Ref: 2
1853 Origin of Carrington rotation numbers for rotation of the Sun.Ref: 5
1862*(Dakota Conflict) The 303 condemned Dakota are moved from the Lower Agency to Camp Lincoln, near Mankato. While passing through New Ulm, the captives are attacked by an angry mob. A few Dakota are killed and many injured. (Meanwhile, the 1700 uncondemned are moved to Fort Snelling, near St. Paul.)Ref: 87
1864*First export of goods from Burrard Inlet, BC to a foreign country.Ref: 5
1872*Fire in Boston destroys 800 buildings over next three days at a cost of over $875 million.Ref: 5
1877*American Chemical Society chartered in NY.Ref: 5
1904*First airplane flight to last more than 5 minutes.Ref: 5
1906*President Theodore Roosevelt leaves Washington, D.C., for a 17-day trip to Panama and Puerto Rico, becoming the first president to make an official visit outside of the United States.Ref: 2
1913*Storm "Freshwater Fury" sinks 8 ore-carriers on Great Lakes.Ref: 5
1918*Bavaria proclaims itself a republic.Ref: 5
1927*Giant Panda discovered, China.Ref: 5
1930*First nonstop airplane flight from NY to Panama.Ref: 5
1935*United Mine Workers president John L. Lewis and other labor leaders formed the Committee for Industrial Organization.Ref: 5
1938*(and 10th) Kristallnacht - The Night of Broken Glass: On this night and into the wee hours of the next morning, glass store and house windows were smashed throughout Jewish neighborhoods in Germany. Thousands of books -- volumes of history, philosophy, poetry and religion -- fueled bonfires throughout the ghettoes. Synagogues and the Torah scrolls inside them were burned to the ground. 91 Jews were killed and over 30,000 arrested. It was Kristallnacht (Crystal Night), a sign of the unconscionable, and unforgivable death and destruction soon to come at the hands of the Nazis.Ref: 4
1953*Cambodia (now Kampuchea) gains independence within French Union.Ref: 5
1960*Robert McNamara is named the president of Ford Motor Company.Ref: 3
1961*Robert McNamara is named Secretary of Defense.Ref: 3
1961*USAF Major Robert M White takes X-15 to 30,970 m.Ref: 5
1965*A huge blackout in the northeast U.S. left millions without electricity. 800,000 people wound up trapped in New York subways, elevators and skyscrapers. Rioting breaks out in New York City. Dramatic photos showed the eery sight of a moonlit, electric lightless, Manhattan skyline. Power was not restored until the next morning.Ref: 4
1965*Death penalty for murder abolished in Britain.Ref: 10
1974*(My Lai) Calley released on bond.Ref: 87
1976*The UN General Assembly approves ten resolutions condemning apartheid in South Africa, including one characterizing the white-ruled government as "illegitimate."Ref: 5
1983*Alfred Heineken, beer brewer from Amsterdam, is kidnapped and held for a ransom of more than $10 million.Ref: 2
1984*Three Servicemen, a sculpture by Frederick Hart, was unveiled in Washington, DC. It was the final addition to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. The statue faces the wall of names of more than 58,000 Americans who were either killed or reported missing in action during the Vietnam War.Ref: 4
1989 (Berlin Wall) The 27.9-mile-long Berlin Wall, the symbol of the Cold War that separated East and West Germany for 28 years, was opened. Both East and West German citizens celebrated their freedom as they once again were able to walk freely between the two states.Ref: 4
2002*Vice President Al Gore and Ross Perot debate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) on CNN's "Larry King Live". (The Greene County Sunday Shopper (AP), p 2, 11/09/2003) 
1911*George Claude of Paris, France applies for a patent on neon advertising signs.Ref: 4
1946*The ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer) was turned off temporarily for delivery to the Army's Ballistics Research Laboratory in Aberdeen, Pennsylvania.Ref: 3
1967*NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) launches Apollo 4 into orbit with the first successful test of a Saturn V rocket.Ref: 2
1972*Bones discovered by the Leakeys push human origins back 1 million years.Ref: 2
1983*Discovery flies from Vandenberg AFB to Kennedy Space Center.Ref: 5
1985*Halley's comet crosses the eclipticRef: 62
1998*India's government announces it would give up its monopoly on Internet service.Ref: 3
1861*Battle of Piketon, KY.Ref: 5
1862*US Grant issues orders to bar Jews from serving under him during the American Civil War.Ref: 5
1900 Russia completes its occupation of Manchuria.Ref: 2
1914*The Australian light cruiser HMAS Sydney wrecks the German cruiser Emden, forcing her to beach on a reef on North Keeling Island in the Indian Ocean.Ref: 2
1915*Italian liner Ancona is sunk by German torpedoes, killing 272.Ref: 5
1918*Kaiser Wilhelm II abdicates, flees to Holland. German republic proclaimed under Philip Scheidemann.Ref: 5
1935*Japanese troops invade Shanghai, China.Ref: 2
1965*Roger Allen LaPorte, a 22-year-old former seminarian and a member of the Catholic worker movement, immolates himself at the United Nations in New York City in protest of the Vietnam War.Ref: 2
1970*Trial of Seattle 8 anti-war protesters begins.Ref: 5
1990*President Bush announces DOUBLING of US forces in GulfRef: 5
2001 The northern Afghan city of Mazar-e-Sharif fell to the northern alliance in the first major territorial advance for the rebels against the ruling Taliban.Ref: 70
1912*Carlisle School for Indians in Pennsylvania (Jim Thorpe's alma mater), coached by Pop Warner, hammered Army 27-6. Playing right halfback on the Army team was a future U.S. war hero and president: Dwight D. Eisenhower.Ref: 4
1953*Reaffirming its earlier position, the United States Supreme Court rules, 7-2, baseball is a sport and not a business. This decision exempts baseball from anti-trusts laws.Ref: 1
1953*Maurice Richard sets a National Hockey League record by scoring his 325th career goal. Most guys would have kept the record-breaking puck. Richard sent this one to Queen Elizabeth of England.Ref: 4
1961*PGA eliminates Caucasians only rule.Ref: 5
1965*Willie Mays named NL MVP.Ref: 5
1965*First NY Knick game postponed (black-out) vs St Louis.Ref: 5
1975*Paul Naumoff football: Detroit Lions takes the record for tackles in a game: 21 vs. Cleveland.Ref: 4
1978*NASL realigns its 24 teams into 6 divisions.Ref: 5
1982*Brewer shortstop Robin Yount (.331, 29, 114) wins the AL MVP unanimously.Ref: 1
1982*Sugar Ray Leonard retires from boxing, five months after having retinal surgery on his left eye. (In 1984, Leonard came out of retirement to fight one more time before becoming a fight commentator for NBC.)Ref: 4
1983*University of Alabama's first baseman Dave Magadan wins the Golden Spike Award as the United States top amateur player. The Tampa, Florida native hit .535 in NCAA play.Ref: 1
1983*Reaffirming its earlier position, the United States Supreme Court rules, 7-2 baseball is a sport and not a business; this decision exempts baseball from anti-trusts laws.Ref: 1
1984*There was a big fight in the NBA. Larry Bird of Boston tangled with Dr. J (Julius Erving) at the old Boston Garden. The Celtics won the game 130-119, but the two players lost $7,500 each. They were not alone: 16 other players who joined in the melee paid a total of $15,500 in fines in a game that was more like professional wrestling than pro basketball.Ref: 4
1984*Larry Holmes defends his heavyweight boxing title against James 'Bonecrusher' Smith when the referee stops the fight in the 12th round.Ref: 97
1984*Most shots in an Islander game-88-Isles 45, Rangers 43.Ref: 5
1985*Garry Kasparov by wins this match against Karpov to become the youngest ever World Champion at the age of 22 years and 210 days.Ref:78
1986*Bobby Rahal won his first national auto racing driving title. He had earned $300,000 for six victories, including an Indy 500 win.Ref: 4
1988*MLB All-Star team beat Japan 8-2 in Nishinomya, (Game 4 of 7).Ref: 5
1990*World heavyweight upset as Evander Holyfield TKO's Mike Tyson in the 11th round at Las Vegas.Ref: 10
1992*The Colorado Baseball Partnership completes its acquisition of the franchise by paying the $95 million franchise fee. Shortly thereafter, the Rockies acquire pitcher Travis Buckley from the Montreal Expos in exchange for a player-to-be-named (Matt Connolly) in the club's first trade.Ref: 86
1996*Evander Holyfield defeats Mike Tyson in an upset to win the Heavyweight Boxing title when referee Mitch Halpern stops the bout in the 11th round. (Tyson bites off a piece of Holyfield's ear.) Evander Holyfield joined Muhammad Ali, in making history as the second man to become the three-time World Heavyweight Champion.Ref: 4
1996*The Brewers officially broke ground on Miller Park, their state-of-the-art ballpark.Ref: 86
2000*After posting the best record in baseball this season, Giant manager Dusty Baker is named by the BBWAA as the National League Manager of the Year. He joins Tony LaRussa (White Sox '83 and A's '88 and 92) as the only three-time winner of the award.Ref: 1
2001*After exercising Omar Daal's $4.5 million contract option for 2002 yesterday, the Phillies trade the righthander to the Dodgers for minor league pitchers Eric Junge and Jesus Cordero. Philadelphia acquired Daal along with Travis Lee, Nelson Figueroa and Vicente Padilla in the 2000 deal which sent Curt Schilling to Diamondbacks.Ref: 1
1857 Readers picked up a new magazine on newsstands. The Atlantic Monthly featured the first installment of Oliver Wendell Holmes’ The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table.Ref: 4
1858*First concert of the New York Symphony orchestra.Ref: 5
1885*The opera "Ermine" is produced (London).Ref: 5
1938 The kids’ magazine, Jack and Jill, was published. 40,000 of the first edition were printed. By the late 1950s, the popular magazine reached a circulation of 702,000.Ref: 4
1938*24-year-old Mary Martin made her Broadway stage debut in the musical comedy Leave It to Me.Ref: 4
1938*Al Capp, cartoonist of Lil' Abner creates Sadie Hawkins Day.Ref: 5
1948 This is Your Life debuted on NBC radio. Ralph Edwards hosted the radio show for two years and for nine more (1952-1961) on television.Ref: 4
1955*Harry Belafonte recorded Jamaica Farewell and Come Back Liza for RCA Victor. The two tunes completed the Calypso album which led to Belafonte's nickname, "Calypso King".Ref: 4
1962*Zsa-Zsa Gabor marries her 4th husband, Herbert Hutner.Ref: 24
1964*Comic strip "Wizard of Id" first published.Ref: 10
1967*The first issue of Rolling Stone was published. John Lennon was on the cover. The magazine said it was not simply a music magazine but was also about “...the things and attitudes that music embraces.”Ref: 4
1973*Ringo releases "Ringo" album.Ref: 5
1984*Donna Reed joined the cast of Dallas as J.R. Ewing’s new mamma, on CBS-TV. This was Reed’s first return to television since her own successful show ended in 1966. However radiantly beautiful, Reed would not score well with viewers who had become attached to Barbara Bel Geddes as Miss Ellie. Reed was written out of the script and Bel Geddes returned in 1985.Ref: 4
1396 Queen Isabella of England is born.Ref: 10
1731*Benjamin Banneker Ellicott MD, black mathematician/surveyor (Wash DC), is born.Ref: 5
1800*Birth of Asa Mahan, American educator and Congregational clergyman. President of Oberlin College in Ohio from 1835_1850, Mahan was instrumental in establishing interracial college enrollment and in the granting of college degrees to women.Ref: 5
1801*Gail Borden, American businessman, developed Borden's Condensed Milk, is born.Ref: 70
1802*Elijah Lovejoy newspaper editor/publisher: St. Louis Observer; abolitionist; shot to death Nov 7, 1837 by pro-slavery mob as he sought to protect his newspaper’s newly delivered press.Ref: 4
1818*Ivan Turgenev Russia, novelist/poet/playwright (Fathers & Sons), is born.Ref: 5
1825*Ambrose P Hill Lt General (Commander 3rd Corps, ANV), is born.Ref: 5
1836*Birth of Christian business traveler Samuel Hill. In 1899 Hill, John Nicholson and W.J. Knights co_founded the Gideons, a Christian organization that ministers through distribution of the Scriptures. To date, the Gideons have placed over 12 million Bibles and 100 million New Testaments.Ref: 5
1841*Edward VII, King of England (1901-10), who succeeded his mother Victoria in 1901, is born.Ref: 2
1850*Lewis Lewin Germany, toxicologist/father of psychopharmacology, is born.Ref: 5
1853*Stanford White architect: partner in architectural firm: McKim, Mead and White: NY’s PA Station, old Madison Square Garden, Washington Arch, Players, Century and Metropolitan Clubs, Boston Public Library, is born.Ref: 4
1869*Marie Dressler, Canadian-born American actress, is born in Cobourg Ontario.Ref: 68
1871*Florence Sabin, American anatomist, is born.Ref: 70
1886*Ed Wynn (Isaiah Edwin Leopold) Emmy Award-winning actor: The Ed Wynn Show [1949]; All Star Revue, Mary Poppins, Ziegfeld Follies, Marjorie Morningstar, The Diary of Anne Frank, Cinderfella, Babes in Toyland, The Absent-Minded Professor; actor Keenan Wynn's father, is born in Philadelphia PA.Ref: 4
1889*Claude Rains actor: Casablanca, The Invisible Man, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Lawrence of Arabia; is born.Ref: 68
1891*Clifton Webb actor (Sitting Pretty, Mr Belvedere Goes to College), is born.Ref: 5
1892*Mabel Normand, American actress, is born.Ref: 70
1898*Paul Robeson actor/singer/football star (King Solomon's Mines), is born.Ref: 5
1900*Kathy Negrin, is born.Ref: 5
1903*Gregory Pincus inventor (birth control pill), is born.Ref: 5
1907*Burrill Phillips Omaha Nebraska, composer (Play Ball), is born.Ref: 5
1909 Peter Drucker is born.Ref: 10
1913*Hedy Lamarr (Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler), actress: Algiers, White Cargo, Samson and Delilah, Ziegfeld Girl; is born in Vienna Austria. (also TWA, 1998)Ref: 4
1915*Sargent Shriver Dem VP candidate (1972)/directed Peace Corp, is born.Ref: 5
1918*Florence Chadwick swimmer (Swimming Hall of Fame), is born.Ref: 5
1918*Howard Shanet Brooklyn NY, conductor (Night of the Tropics), is born.Ref: 5
1921*Viktor Chukarin USSR, gymnast (Olympic-gold-1952, 56), is born.Ref: 5
1922*Dorothy (Jean) Dandridge actress: Island in the Sun, Carmen Jones: is born.Ref: 4
1923*James Schuyler, poet, novelist and playwright, is born.Ref: 2
1923*41 Dorothy Dandridge 11/9/1923 9/8/1965 American actressRef: 70
1924*Robert Frank, photographer, is born.Ref: 2
1928*Anne Sexton Newton MA, poet (Live or Die), is born.Ref: 5
1930*Charlie Jones, Forth Smith Ark, sportscaster (Almost Anything Goes), is born.Ref: 4
1931*Whitey (Dorrel Norman Elvert) Herzog baseball: Washington Nationals, Washington Senators, KC Athletics, Baltimore Orioles, Detroit Tigers; manager: SL Cardinals, CA Angels, is born.Ref: 4
1931*Eugene ‘Big Daddy’ Lipscomb football: Baltimore Colts DT; is born.Ref: 4
1932*Marian Christy Ridgefield CT, author (Invasions of Privacy), is born.Ref: 5
1934*Carl (Edward) Sagan Pulitzer Prize-winning author: The Dragons of Eden [1978]; Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors, Broca’s Brain, Cosmos; astronomer: “Billions and billions of stars...”; is born.Ref: 4
1934*Ingvar Carlsson PM of Sweden (1986- ), is born.Ref: 5
1935*Bob (Pack Robert) Gibson Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher: St. Louis Cardinals [all-star: 1962, 1965-1970, 1972/World Series: 1964, 1967, 1968/Cy Young Award: 1968, 1970/Baseball Writers Award: 1968/N.L. MVP: 1968]; won seven straight World Series games; no-hitter against Pittsburgh: 1971; lifetime won/lost record 251-174; 2.91 ERA over 17 seasons; career strike-outs: 3,000, is born.Ref: 4
1936*Mary Travers singer: Mary of Peter, Paul and Mary: Leaving on a Jet Plane, Blowin’ in the Wind, Puff the Magic Dragon, I Dig Rock ’n’ Roll Music; solo: LP: No Easy Walk to Freedom, is born.Ref: 4
1936*Mikhail N Tal USSR, world chess champion (1960-61), is born.Ref: 5
1941*Tom Fogerty musician, songwriter, singer: group: Creedence Clearwater Revival: Bad Moon Rising, Down on the Corner, Proud Mary, Lookin? Out My Back Door, Up Around the Bend; solo: Goodbye Media Man, Lady of Fatima, Beauty is Under the Skin, Joyful Resurrection; is born.Ref: 4
1942*Tom Weiskopf golf champion: British Open [1973]; shares individual record for lowest 18-hole total [63] in any round of the U.S. Open [6-12-1980], is born.Ref: 4
1945*Richard Steve Goldberg is born in Brooklyn NY. He is wanted for allegedly engaging in sexual activities with several female children under the age of ten in Long Beach CA, from January through May of 2001. He also allegedly produced images of these sex acts which were later found on his computer. (June 2002)Ref: 14
1945*Roger Lee Jones WV, child molester (FBI Most Wanted List), is born.Ref: 5
1948*Joe Bouchard musician: bass, singer: group: Blue Oyster Cult: Don?t Fear the Reaper; LPs: Agents, Revolution by Night, is born.Ref: 4
1948*Alan Gratzer musician: drums: group: REO Speedwagon: Keep on Loving You, Take It on the Run, is born.Ref: 4
1948*Sharon Stouder US, 100m butterfly swimmer (Olympic-gold-1964), is born.Ref: 5
1952*Lou Ferrigno bodybuilder: Mr. Universe; actor: The Incredible Hulk, is born in New York City.Ref: 68
1954*Dennis Stratton musician: guitar: group: Iron Maiden: Eddie the Head, Run to the Hills, Running Free; LPS: Number of the Beast, Piece of Mind, Power Slave, Somewhere in Time, is born.Ref: 4
1961*Sandra 'Pepa' Denton Grammy Award-winning rap singer: Pepa of Salt-N-Pepa: None of Your Business [1994]; actress: Oz, First-Time Felon, is born.Ref: 4
1964*John Joseph Thomas Arcadia CA, actor (Young Daniel Boone), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Pepa rocker (Salt 'n' Pepa-Shake Ya Thang), is born.Ref: 5
1974*Dah-ve Chodan actress (Tia-Uncle Buck), is born.Ref: 5
1623*William Camden English historian (Brittania, Annales), dies.Ref: 17
1874*Israel Bak created first hebrew printing press, dies.Ref: 5
1888*Mary Jane Kelly is murdered, believed to be the last of five women murdered by Jack "The Ripper".Ref: 8
1911*Howard Pyle, American illustrator, painter, and author, dies at age 58.Ref: 70
1924*Henry Cabot Lodge, American statesman; Massachusetts senator from 1893 to 1924, dies at age 74.Ref: 70
1931*Isaac Newton Lewis, American army officer and inventor, dies at age 73.Ref: 70
1932*Hurricane storm wave sweeps over Santa Cruz del Sur Cuba kills 2,500.Ref: 5
1937*Ramsay MacDonald, British statesman, PM (1924, 1929-31), dies.Ref: 17
1940*Just months after he was chased (literally) out of office, Neville Chamberlain, the British Prime Minister at the outbreak of the European war, dies at age 71.Ref: 70
1951*Sigmund Romberg operetta composer: Blossom Time, The Student Prince, The Desert Song, Up in Central Park; songs: When Hearts are Young, Deep in My Heart Dear, Golden Days, Lover Come Back to Me, Softly as in a Morning Sunrise, When I Grow Too Old to Dream; founding member of ASCAP; dies at age 64.Ref: 4
1952*Phillip Murray, Scottish-born American labor leader, dies at age 66.Ref: 70
1952*Chaim Weizmann first President of Israel, dies at 57.Ref: 5
1953*Dylan Thomas, Welsh playwright: The Three Weird Sisters, Under Milkwood; poet: Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog, Adventures in the Skin Trade; dies in New York at age 39.Ref: 68
1953*Abdul-Aziz ibn Sa'ud founder of Saudi Arabia, dies (born c 1880).Ref: 5
1962*Dhondo Keshav b. Karve, Indian social reformer; supported the education of women, dies at age 104.Ref: 70
1963*Twin disasters struck Japan as some 450 miners are killed in a coal-dust explosion, and 160 people die in a train crash.Ref: 5
1967*Charles Bickford actor (Johnny Belinda, Virginian), dies at 68.Ref: 5
1970*Charles DeGaulle WWII military leader; President of France [1958-1969]; author: The Army of the Future; dies at age 79.Ref: 68
1970*William L Dawson (Rep-D-Ill), dies at 84.Ref: 5
1971*John List kills family & moves to Colorado.Ref: 5
1973*Fire at Taiyo department store, kills 101 & injures 84 (Kumamoto Japan).Ref: 5
1976*Billy Halop actor (Bert Munson-All in the Family), dies at 56.Ref: 5
1978*Joe Wong actor (Ken Murray Show), dies at 75.Ref: 5
1979*Lewis Charles actor (Feather & Father Gang), dies at 59.Ref: 5
1980*Carmel Myers actress (Carmel Myers Show), dies at 79.Ref: 5
1980*Victor Sen Yung actor (Bonanza, Bachelor Family), dies at 65.Ref: 5
1985*Helen Rose costume designer, dies at 81.Ref: 5
1985*Mary MacLaren actress, dies at 85 of respiratory problems.Ref: 5
1988*Former Attorney General John N. Mitchell, a major figure in the Watergate scandal, dies in Washington at age 75. (TWA, 1990)Ref: 95
1991*Yves Montand (Yvo Livi) actor: On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, Lovers like Us, Grand Prix, The Crucible; singer: Mais Qu’est-ce que J’ai; dies at age 70 in Senlis France. (TWA, 1993)Ref: 95
2003*Actor Art Carney (Honeymooner: Ed Norton), dies at age 85.Ref: 13

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